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Basic Computer Training – Using My Email Part 2

Basic computer training - Reply to my email

Reply to my email

Basic computer training

This basic computer training tutorial continues on from our lesson called using my email. The computer lesson for seniors and beginners demonstrates the reply to email, forward emails and print email commands frequently used when using webmail and an email client.

The tutorial is one of our basic computer lessons and shows, using a Gmail account and Hotmail account, how to use firstly, the reply to e-mail command followed by how to forward emails and finally points out the print icon for printing emails, the beginners lesson also demonstrates the seperate menus where all three basic computer commands can be found.

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Computer courses for beginners – Email file attachments

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Paperclip icon for email file attachments

Computer courses for beginners and seniors

Meganga’s free computer courses for beginners and seniors continues with a computer lesson taking a look at email file attachments, an essential part of basic computer training.

The online tutorial starts by attaching a file to an email using the Gmail account it then shows an email that has been received with files attached, the free computer lesson checks through the email before opening it and explaining about file size restrictions when sending or receiving emails and points out the difference in file sizes for  photographs and documents.

The computer lesson aimed as part of our free computer courses for beginners and seniors explains about the dangers from opening email file attachments that are from unknown senders or suspicious, the lesson goes on to explain about computer viruses with the help of the Microsoft Safety and Security Centre and gives advice and computer training for beginners and seniors about guarding against security threats to computers. Read the rest of this entry »

Computer courses for beginners – Hoax emails and email scams

Computer courses for beginners - Hoax emails and email scams

Computer courses for beginners – Hoax emails and email scams

Continuing our computer courses for beginners and seniors we have the final computer lesson in our basic computer training, a lesson on hoax emails and email scams. This is a general computer lesson and talks about the broad threat and types of hoax emails that maybe encountered without looking at individual scam emails as these types of computer threats are always changing.

The first thing the computer lesson points out is the need to have good Internet Home Security software, with our preferred provider being McAfee. Having good internet protection will greatly reduce the risk of receiving hoax emails, but unfortunately some may well slip through. The computer lesson then takes you to the website of The London Metropolitan Police and shows their advice on fraud.

The computer lesson is suitable for anyone worldwide, as the risks are international, it is easy to follow and we have provided a link to the Metropolitan Police Fraud page for your own reading should you wish. Read the rest of this entry »

Computer courses for beginners – An introduction to our productivity course of lessons

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Introduction to Productivity Software

Our next computer course for beginners is all about being productive with your computer and productive software. You may have completed some of our other free computer lessons for basic computer training or you may be looking to get more productive with your computer by understanding how to use the software available, if so our next series of computer lessons for seniors and beginners will run through the Microsoft Office Suite of computer programmes. The computer lessons will run through in a step by step guide how to use Microsoft Office Word, a word processor programme, explains how to use Excel, a spreadheet application and Microsoft PowerPoint a presentation programme.

The courses of computer lessons are particularly useful for those looking to improve their computer skills and learn Office Word for work or Excel for work.

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Computer courses for beginners – Word tutorials – The layout

Office Word Layout

Office Word Layout

The next of our computer courses for beginners and seniors takes a look at productivity and we start with Word tutorials, how to use Microsoft Office Word. This computer lesson demonstrates the layout of Microsoft word, because when you break down the layout and understand how Microsoft Word is arranged it becomes a lot easier to use.

In this word tutorial we demonstrate how the Ribbon is broken down into the three basic elements, Tabs, Groups and Commands. The tutorial then goes on to look at the home tab and the file tab, talking about the Microsoft Office button for those using word 2007, as the online computer lessons about Microsoft Office Word are shown using Microsoft Office Word 2010 but any differences with Word 2007 are pointed out. Read the rest of this entry »

Computer courses for beginners – Word tutorials – Tabs and Commands

Word Tutorials - Tabs and Commands

Word Tutorials – Tabs and Commands

The next of our Word Tutorials continues our computer courses for beginners and seniors with a computer lesson about the tabs and commands on the Microsoft Office Word Ribbon. The tutorial follows on from the previous computer lesson about the layout of Microsoft office word 2010 and 2007 by demonstating the other Tabs along the Office Word ribbon. Key commands are pointed out on each tab and we also demonstrate that information about commands is easily available when moving your computer mouse. Read the rest of this entry »