|Introduction to the Personal
Computer and its Use
Overview of the pc and common
programs (word processor, spreadsheet, graphics program), fundamentals such as “What is a file?"
This is a low-stress class that will help you become more comfortable with
your computer or gain confidence for computer shopping.
& File Management|
Beginning with an explanation of an operating system through window management,
navigation, shortcuts, working with multiple programs, and file management:
where files are saved, how to copy files, delete them, rename them and move
them. How dragging can go wrong! This is information every
computer user should know.
This amazing program can help
you organize your life! Discover the wealth of tools for keeping track
of people and their information, events - past and future, todo lists, and
all your email. You will wonder how you managed before!
|Word Class #1|
The basics: create, save, edit, print, cut & paste, character and
paragraph formatting, navigation, tabs and tables. Not only how to
perform fundamental tasks, but why they work the way they do. If you are
"filling in the gaps" in your knowledge, this offers shortcuts,
tips & tricks.
|Word Class #2 |
merging, handling graphics, more advanced table topics, page numbering, headers, footers,
styles, sections, columns, templates. This class builds on the basics with
essentials for anyone working with long or complex documents.
|Word, Class #3|
Complex formatting, introduction to macros, form techniques. This
class addresses advanced topics such as tracking revisions, introduction to
fields, melding diverse documents into a single cohesive unit, creating an
index or table of contents.
Fundamentals of word processing - create, edit, format save, and print
basic documents. Learn to manage the codes that form the basis of
every document. Discover shortcuts and elegant tricks that will make
your work easier and far less frustrating.
|Excel Class #1 |
The basics: navigation, set up a spreadsheet, edit, copy and move data,
create formulas and learn short-cuts for formulas. Learn printing
tips, formatting techniques and much more. For the beginner or for the
Excel user who knows there must be an easier way! People who come to
this class have fun and always wish they had known these things earlier!
|Excel Class #2|
This class builds on Class #1 with additional formula information, charting, lookup functions, the wonderful world of
range names, working with dates. An excellent combination of topics to
"round out" the Excel user.
|Excel Class #3|
Data management, scenarios, auditing, solver, goal-seeker, advanced
charting, additional macro / VBA introduction. Topics are much
more technicalthan the previous 2 classes.
A class designed for people who learn from examples. Especially
helpful for those who work with the same spreadsheet over time and need to
add or modify the spreadsheet without "breaking" it. Exercises
will include examples of name and address lists, date use, and a potpourri
of handy special-use formulas.
Spreadsheet basics for QPro users - learn to set up a
spreadsheet, build formulas, edit, move, print and format your work.
Learn the toolbars shortcuts and tricks that make work easier and life less
|Access Class #1|
Explanation of the
fundamentals. Create tables, forms and form controls (example: list
relationships and an introduction to reports. Access is a complex
program, and this class provides the foundation for learning and growth.
|Access Class #2|
Build an application with
switchboards (screens with command buttons to open forms or print reports),
learn about macros,
sub-forms, more reports. Salvaging mismanaged data . A gentle intro to
Not everyone who works with
Access will build forms or create relationships. Many folks just need
to know how to answer questions such as "How many widgets. . . ?"
or "Which customer. . .?" or "What was the total amount. .
.?" This 4-hour class concentrates on ways of isolating
desired information by using Sorting, Finding, Filtering, and select
queries. An introduction to reports is included.
This class covers everything
necessary for a polished presentation. Learn to use some of the tools
packaged with the program that make life easier, such as wizards, style
tools, automating the presentation and the fastest way to create a
presentation when time is very short. PowerPoint 2002 incorporates so
many changes that this version is taught separately from previous
XP Class #2 |
Become a "power- user." Learn collaboration techniques, how
to import outlines and slides and work with multiple master sheets.
Build one presentation and customize it for various audiences. Revel
in the new animation tools.
Learn how easy it is to create slide shows with Corel's
presentation package. Use the backgrounds provided with the program or
create your own. Discover how to edit graphics, include graphs,
organizational charts, bulleted lists for your slides. Class includes
numerous tips and guidelines for professional presentation delivery.
Publishing & More
Desktop publishing made easy! Learn about layouts: brochures, calendars,
cards and advertisements. Use graphics, art, wizards or build "from
scratch." Even the "artistically challenged" can
produce professional flyers, business cards and ads.
Publishing with Word|
This covers many ways of creating non-standard documents with
Word such as programs, ads, forms and raffle tickets. Include symbols,
text boxes, graphics, WordArt, watermarks and more.
Introduction to web page
creation. Learn the marvelous tools of the program and discuss its
shortcomings, as well. Work with graphics. Use templates,
wizards, transitions, marquees and forms. Learn about hyperlinks,
automating email from a web, and other "tools of the trade."
Where do you need help? Graphics management? Working with
more than one program at a time? Microsoft Works skills? Understanding
the Internet? Formulas for a spreadsheet? This is a 4-hour work
period concentrating on the things that give you trouble.
|There are numerous workshops, generally 2 hours long, dealing with
specific tasks. Workshop examples are Mail Merge, Excel formulas, Word
Forms, Specialized Access Queries, Access Data Mining, Word Tips &
Tricks, Excel Tips & Tricks.|