I.T. for the Terrified (IT4TT)
IT for the Terrified is a community project, staffed and run by volunteers, who share their individual ways of using technology on a 1:1 basis. We charge £10 per two-hour session as a community service.
We can cover all the Windows versions (Vista, 7 and 8, 10), as well and iPads and Tablet computers and smartphones. As Microsoft is stopping support for XP, we do not recommend XP for Internet use, but can help with Word Processing on older versions.
We can also cover most topics at most levels, including word processing, spreadsheets, photo manipulation, online shopping PowerPoint, Publisher etc. We do a very basic web design help as well.
We are now using Cheddar Village Hall, which is opposite St Andrew’s Church, Cheddar and have flexible opening hours, and will arrange an appointment with one of our volunteers as quickly as we can.
Ring 01934 741751 – usually goes to answer phone.
TIP OF THE MONTH
With thanks, article originally appeared in the Mendip Times magazine
TODAY we see a multitude of different devices using a range of different operating systems, running a huge number of different programs and apps, many of which have a variety of versions.
And they do not always behave as they should!
Even the most ardent enthusiast can sometimes have difficulty persuading their device to perform the tasks they require. What do they do? Well, often the first step is to ask Google!
Let’s take a simple example – you want to add the copyright symbol © to a Microsoft Word Document, dead easy when you know, but if you don’t ask Google. Type your question in the Google Search Bar.
Google’s answer will give you a number of ways of doing it; (the quickest way (Ctrl+Alt+C) is to press Ctrl key at the same time as the Alt and C keys). That’s one of a large number of useful keyboard short cuts.
As in this case, Google may answer a question directly or by providing links to images, YouTube videos and forums where enthusiasts share and discuss problems, all can help solve a query.
In addition to reading what others have written in the forums you might consider joining in and posing a question or providing others with a solution to a problem you have solved.
There are literally billions of users of computer devices out there, so if you are having difficulty, it is probably someone somewhere has experienced the same difficulty and found a the solution so their answer is there waiting for you.
Of course, some problems are complex and you may not understand the jargon, so if Google’s answer is less than clear to you don’t forget help is out there – try contacting IT for the Terrified!
Now how do I use Bluetooth to transfer my music collection from my Android phone to my new Android car radio?
Submitted by IT for the Terrified :
Cheddar Village Hall, Church St, Cheddar BS27 3RF
01934 741751 (usually goes to answerphone)
I.T. for the Terrified – for all your computer training needs. A skill-sharing, community project.
Run by a Committee – Staffed by Volunteers
Registered Charity No. 1130308: Company No. 06779600
This article is for guidance only, and the opinion of the writer.
For more in-depth information, please contact us. We offer individual training, at a pace to suit you. We can cover a range of subjects – including absolute basics; photo management; shopping online; emailing; Word processing, spreadsheets; basic web design; etc. on a range of devices, including Windows: Macs: Tablets: iPads: smartphones.
Or if you would like to share basic skills with others, please get in touch.
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