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Basics of Scanning


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Objective


To gain competence in the process of scanning documents, photos, newspaper articles, etc and to understand actions that can be taken to improve the result, both during and after the scanning process.

Description

Lesson 1 of the course shows how a scanner works, how different programs can control the scanning process and receive the results and how coloured pixels are created to achieve those results.
In Lesson 2, the course shows how a picture can be scanned into an existing Word document with the text wrapped around it, the image enhancements that can be achieved during scanning and demonstrates the effects of changing the resolution of a scanned image.
The course shows, in Lesson 3, how a text document can be scanned into a computer so that each separate character is recognised (OCR) and the result edited as in any Word document.
It also shows how the size of a scanned picture can be altered.
In Lesson 4, the course deals with compressing picture files for sending by email, the image enhancements that can be carried out on existing pictures to improve brightness and contrast and retouching to remove scratches and spots.
The course is run on Microtek scanners but the features described would be available on most other scanners.

Prerequisites

Basic skills are required for this course as well as some familiarity with the operation of a scanner. Familiarity with the keyboard and the use of the mouse are required as are the ability to select items on the screen. Familiarity with desktop shortcut icons is necessary as well as how to use them to launch an application. Ability to use the Save and Save As procedures is required.

Duration

4 sessions of 2 hours per session


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July 2012

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Computer Skills - Word 2007/2010 - Level 1.


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Objectives


To gain confidence and a basic level of skill in the use of a computer.

Description

This course is for beginners whose home computer is equipped with Word 2007 or 2010, usually installed with Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating systems. It covers starting and shutting down the computer, writing a simple text and showing what different keys do to change the text. It continues with saving a file and a little about folders, printing, cutting, copying and pasting, dragging and dropping and the purpose of icons on Toolbars. It covers retrieving files from a CD or flash drive, scrolling, more methods of selecting text and correcting spelling and grammar. The course continueswith looking at the file and folder structure, making a new folder and saving a new document to it, finding files and folders and renaming and deleting
folders.

Prerequisites

A keen interest in learning the basic skills of operating a computer in a friendly and helpful environment and in a small class of people of a similar age. A willingness to practice at home.

Duration

4 sessions of 2 hours per session


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July 2012

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Computer Skills – Word 2007/2010 - Level 2.


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Objectives


To gain more confidence and a further level of skill in the use of a computer.

Description

This course is for beginners whose home computer is equipped with Word 2007 or 2010 and who have completed the ComputerSkills – Word 2007/2010 - Level 1 course. It continues on from that course and covers saving documents to a Removable Drive and copying a file from a Flash Drive to a computer, toolbars and rulers, the Zoom feature, switching between windows, Word Art and creating your own Certificate.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of the ComputerSkills – Word 2007/2010 – Level 1 course.

Duration

2 sessions of 2 hours per session


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July 2012

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Exploring Windows 8.1


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Objectives

The purpose of this course is to give students a good basic working knowledge of Windows 8.1, in order for students to gain confidence in the use of their computer.

Description

This two lesson course instructs student on the fundamentals in the use of the Windows 8.1 operating system, covering a range of subjects including use, an understanding of the Start and Desktop screens.

The course concludes with exploring several apps (applications) including Pictures, Music and Videos, as well as a visit to the Microsoft Store.

This course is intended for those students who already have the basic computer skills as taught in Computer Skills or Word Pad and for those who have converted to Windows 8.1

Prerequisites

Students need to have the basic computing skills of cut, copy and paste, selecting text and objects, along with good mouse control.

In order for students to attend this course they should have a Windows 8.1 device and be willing to practice at home.

Duration

Two, two hour sessions.


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February 2015

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Files and Folders


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Phone us. (04) 560-3160 (Office is not always staffed).
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Objectives

  • To give students a good working knowledge of Files and Folders management.
  • How they are organised.
  • View the folder structure and its contents.
  • Make your own folder structure with files.
  • Mange the files and folders on your computer.

Description

This course caters for Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems to explore the information in files and folders on the computer. Files can be a document, image, sound or a video file. It is a hands-on course in that the student views the folders and their contents, create and move files from one folder to another. The student creates a file and saves it into a chosen folder; they also create folders and sub-folders into which files are placed, along with renaming and deleting files and folders.

Instruction on the installation, scanning, renaming and dismounting of the flash drive is also covered in this course.

Prerequisites

Students should have completed the basic courses such as Computer Skills in which

Keyboard skills, Mouse control, cut; copy and paste, along with the Save As process have been mastered.

Duration

2 sessions each of 2 hours


SeniorNet Hutt City Inc.
October 2013

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