Category Archives: Learning Zone

Making text larger in your browser

These instructions were created for most Windows web browsers – but highlight a useful feature in Firefox. Send me a comment if you have a query.

To view a PDF copy of this tutorial, click on the link under the image.

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Changing the default progam for opening files

These instructions were created for Windows 10, but will be very similar for older versions of Windows such as 7, Vista and XP. Send me a comment if you have a query.

To view a PDF copy of this tutorial, click on the link under the image.

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Can you spot a fraudulent email?

You may occasionally receive emails pretending to be from companies such as Amazon, eBay, PayPal or Apple. Do you know how to identify one which is clearly NOT genuine?

Look at the following email which I received and see what you feel is suspect …. (there’s quite a few !)

If you have any doubts about an email, do NOT click on any links, but log onto your account using the supplier’s website – eg. http://www.amazon.co.uk, http://www.ebay.co.uk, http://www.paypal.co.uk or http://www.apple.com with your password to check for any alerts.

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Reading magazines on your iPad or iPhone

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Do you know you can use Newstand to download your favourite magazines each week/month?

To learn more, see https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202329

MS Office – Freeing up screen space

In Microsoft Office 2007 and later, which uses the Ribbon you can minimise it to free up an extra 1″ of screen space to view your document. Here’s how:-

1. Right click on the ribbon to call up the shortcut menu.

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2. Click on “Minimise the toolbar”. The Toolbar immediately disappears from view, leaving just the menu visible.

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3. These menus can be used to make the ribbon temporarily re-appear – disappearing within a few minutes.

4. Here is how to make the ribbon re-appear. Right click on the toolbar again to call up the shortcut menu.

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5. Click again on “Minimise the toolbar” to remove the tick from the menu item. The ribbon will appear and remain visible at all times.

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