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   Digital Photo Fundamentals
  1. Pictures from Camera into Computer
  2. Using Irfanview
  3. Terms: View Size vs Print Size, etc.
  4. Free Photography - Naming Pics, Albums
  5. When Digital Camera Photos Can't Be Found
  6. Digital Photography for Not So Digital Seniors
   Basic Image-Editing
  1. How to Crop - Resize a Photo
  2. Problem Enlarging Digital Pictures
  3. Understanding CYMK & RGB Colors
  4. How to Straighten (Rotate, Align) a Photo
  5. Darkrooms Replaced by Computers
  6. Be Your Own Photo Processing Shop
   Text in Pictures
  1. Adding Text to a Photo
  2. Text & Picture In a Word Text Box
   Displaying Your Pictures
  1. Printing Multiple Photos on a Single Page
  2. Displaying Your Photos as a Slideshow
  3. Merging Two Graphics Into One
  4. Printing Photo Thumbnail Sheets
  5. When Multiple Photos Don't All Fit on a Print-Out
  6. Print Yourself or Have Pics Processed Elsewhere?
   Online Images - Emailing Pics
  1. Emailing Pictures
  2. Reducing a Digital Photo's File Size
  3. Red X Instead of a Picture
  4. Reducing the File Size of a Video
  5. Print Yourself or Have Pics Processed Elsewhere?
  6. Copying Images from a Web Site or an Email
   Pic Formats - File Extensions
  1. Digital Picture Formats
  2. Difference Between "Drawing" & "Painting" Programs
  3. Digital Cameras & Megapixelss
  4. Choosing File Associations for Picture Files
  5. Understanding "Animated GIFs"
  6. Comparison of JPG and GIF Images


   Help with Email Questions
  1. Moving Outlook Express DBX Files to a New PC
  2. Moving Email Address Book Names from one PC to Another
  3. Using BCCs (Blind Carbon Copies) to Protect Privacy
  4. Pictures, Attachments, Senders Blocked in Outlook Express
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Microsoft Word Logo   Help with Microsoft Word & Related Programs

  1. Creating Labels & Envelopes with Word, Excel, & SWorks
  2. Replacing NORMAL.DOT when Word Becomes Unstable
  3. Password Protecting Word & Excel Documents


  4. Pictures & Text Boxes
  5. Picture in a Text Box
  6. Placing Both Text & a Pic in a Text Box


  7. Other Document Types
  8. MSWord, Wordpad, Notepad, Google's Writely/Docs
  9. Converting Data between MSWord & PDF Files


  10. Working with Columns
  11. Dividing a Page into Columns
  12. Lining Up Numbers in a Column


  13. Bullets & Page Numbering
  14. Using AutoCorrect for Bullets & Numbering
  15. Add Page Numbering to a Word Processing Document


  16. Newsletters, Ads, Brochures
  17. Creating & Mailing a Holiday Newsletter

space Computer Tutor Don Columns for 2007 & 2008
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space Questions can be sent to: ComputerTutorTeam@gmail.com

June 1 '08 Copying Files from One Drive to Another
May 25 '08 No Sound from My Speakers
May 25 '08Installing a New Font
May 18 '08Problems with Microsoft Reneging on Vista Refund
May 11 '08Inserting Pictures into Word Document & Email
May 4 '08Making Web Page Text and Email More Legible
April 27 '08Foreign Language Spell-checking in Word 2007
April 20 '08Quick Fix for Various Browser Error Messages
April 13 '08 "Temporary Internet Files" Folder: Images, Music + Deleting Cookies
April 6 '08 System Restore, System Recovery & Mirror Image
March 30 '08 Grouping Names in Address Books
March 23 '08Filing Your Income Tax Forms Online
March 16 '08 Downloading Music from Sites that Normally Don't Sanction Downloads
March 9 '08 Comparisons of Windows Live Mail, Outlook Express, Gmail & Other Email Programs
March 2 '08 DVDs vs External Hard Drives & Flash Memory Drives
Feb 24 '08Alphabetizing Favorites & Bookmarks
Feb 17 '08Free Registry Scan & Repair
Feb 10 '08 Tax Refund Scam - Be Careful!
How to Avoid Spam
Feb 3 '08 Make a Greeting Card with MSWord
Jan 27 '08 Using MSWord Tables
Jan 20 '08 Finding People on Facebook & MySpace
Jan 13 '08 Outlook Express & Windows LiveMail
Jan 6 '08 Copy File Between 2 Computers with "The Tornado"
Dec 30 '07 Sharing Photos via Email
Dec 23 Sharing Photos via the Internet
Dec 16 Check Disk - Defrag - Clean Up - System Restore -
Edit the Windows Registry
Dec 9 Send Greetings Online or On Paper?
Dec 2 Buying a New Computer - Windows or Mac?
Nov 25 Email and Address Book Questions Answered
Nov 18 Word Processing Compatibility Fixes
Nov 11 PowerPoint for Beginners
Nov 4 Using Spreadsheet & Database Programs
Oct 28 Creating Mailing Labels & Envelopes
Oct 21 Deleting Multiple Files, Spreadsheet Too Wide for Printer, Auto Fill-in for Outlook Express, Using BCCs
Oct 14 Convert MSWord Drawigs & WordArt to JPG or GIF Files
+ MSWord Error Msg: Cannot Read from Source Drive
Oct 7 Format Painter   (Little Yellow Brush in MSWord Toolbar)
+ Printing a Web Page that is Too Wide for the Printer
Sept 30 Free MSOffice-Compatible Programs
Sept 23 Creating an Address Book in Excel with Filtering Capabilities
Sept 16 Creating a CD-Collector's Database in MSWorks
Sept 9 Burning Songs to a CD
Why Doesn't the CD Work in my Home Stereo?
More on Record Players Converting Vinyl to MP3
Cassette Deck that Converts Tapes to MP3 or WAVs
Sept 2 Record Players That Convert Vinyl Records to CDs
August 29 Arranging Photos in a Folder
August 26 Play Songs Continuously in Windows Media Player 11
August 19 Compatibility Issues with MSOffice 2007
August 19 Working with Special Characters
¿ ¼ ¾ £ ¢ ® © Ñ ¥
August 12 Changing a File or Folder's Icon
+ Making Your Own Icons
August 5 Free MSOffice-Compatible Programs
+ Accessibility Options for Users with Disabilities
August 5 Using a Watermark in a Document or on an Image
July 29 Tips on Music Files & Windows Media Player
July 22 Tips on Downloading Music from This Site
July 15 Putting Music in Your Email + Dealing with Email Spam
July 8 Some USB (Universal Serial Bus) Fundamentals
July 1 Function Keys & Keyboard Shortcuts
+ Dealing with the Infamous "Insert" Key
June 24 Backing Up Your Computer's Hard Drive &
Moving Files to a New Computer
June 17 Start Your Screensaver with a Mouse Click
Spell-checking in Outlook Express
June 10 Deleting Duplicate Files
June 3 Temporary Files with Cryptic Names + Various Save Options in MSWord
May 27 Observations on Windows Vista, Windows XP, as well as Macintosh Computers
May 20 Norton Internet Security vs Various Free Programs
May 13 Tips on Sorting (Alphabetizing), Paragraph Spacing, & Using MSWord Tables
May 6 You Can't Be Too Careful - I Recently Had an Email Address and Credit Card Hacked...
April 29 Creating an Email Address Book for Bulk Mailings
April 22 Finding Lost Files on Your Computer
April 15 Filling Out Forms on a PC + a Few Words about OCR
April 8 Less Complicated Word Processing Programs
(Sometimes Smaller Is Better)
April 1 Compatibility among Various Word Processing Programs
Some Thoughts on Writing One's Personal Memoirs
How About Using a Ghostwriter?
March 25 Vista Users Discovering that New Operating System
Is Not Compatible with All of Their Programs
  • Trial Versions of MSOffice & WPOffice Available
  • Pictures in Text Improved in MSWord 2007
  • Updated Free "Yellow Stickies" Program Available
  • March 18 MSWord Paragraph Formatting Options
    PDFs Preferred by Book Publishers
    March 11 Inserting a Spreadsheet into a PowerPoint Presentation by Using Windows Paint
    March 4 MSWord: Converting ALL CAPITAL LETTER messages to Upper and Lower Case - Other Tips & Fixes in MSWord
    Feb 25 Capture Songs from the Temporary Internet Files Folder
    Feb 18 Windows Vista - Upgrade or Buy New Computer?
    Feb 11 The Basics of Files, Folders & Shortcuts
    Feb 4 Finding & Downloading Free Music from Various Internet Sites
    Jan 28 Converting Music Files from One Format to Another
    (WAV to MP3, MP3 to WAV, etc.)
    Jan 21 Copying Internet Explorer Favorites to a New PC
    + Some Tips on Outlook Express
    Jan 14 Adventures with Skype & MySpace + Automatic Backup of MSWord Files
    Jan 7 Time Magazine's Person of the Year - YOU
    What This Means to the Average Computer User

    Computer Commentary

    Signing Up with MySpace
    More about MySpace + Some Info on Skype
    Internet Explorer6 vs Internet Explorer 7
    More on Using Internet Explorer 7



    1. Various Computer Audio Formats, such as MP3, WMA, WAV, MIDI, etc.
    2. Finding Free Downloadable Music Online
    3. Recover Songs from your Temporary Internet Files
    4. Converting Digital Music Formats (WAV to MP3, etc.)
    5. Converting Vinyl LPs & Audio Tapes to MP3s
    6. More on Converting Musical Collections to MP3s
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