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General News · 12th January 2010
ruth ozeki
If your New Year's Resolution includes doing more writing in 2010 or just learning some new computer skills, please join us!

This is a two-part workshop for anyone who wants to improve their word processing and general computer literacy. This workshop, led by Shanaya Nelson and Ruth Ozeki, will be held on two consecutive Mondays, February 1st and 8th, from 7:00pm to 9:00 pm at the Whaletown Institute (at 506 Whaletown Road).

Session 1: The Basics
◦ Basic word-processing skills using Microsoft Word, including opening and closing documents, cutting and pasting text, formatting text and fixing formatting problems.
◦ Organizing and finding files on your computer
◦ Uploading and downloading attachments from email
◦ Sending files by email
◦ Transferring files to a memory stick and backing up your work

Session 2: Open Questions & Tips and Tricks 
◦ Advanced Microsoft Word tips & tricks
◦ Answers to your Word, Excel, Email, Internet search/research questions.  We'll either answer your questions on the spot or dig up the resources and get back to you.  
◦ Alternatives to Microsoft Word (Scrivener, Open Office, etc., if people are interested and there are no other questions).

Space is limited, so please sign up early. This workshop series is sponsored in part by a grant from Cortes Island Literacy Now. Tuition is by donation.

Please contact Shanaya at (or 935-6411) if you have questions or are interested in registering.

Shanaya used to be a computer trainer and programmer and is now a professional proofreader and editor. Ruth is a writer and spends most of her time moving words around computer screens.
Comment by jude on 16th January 2010
the course i have been waiting for!
alas i am here and you are there
can i steal this idea and see if someone local will offer it?
miss running into you ruth
Awesome cool
Comment by James Delorme on 13th January 2010
Now thats a good idea...good luck with your efforts...Jimbo