Tuesday, March 18, 2014

4 8 14 Printing, Folders, and Default Options*


4 8 14  Printing, Folders, and Default Options*

Dear Classmates, 

Microsoft's Windows is the most-used software in the world. It runs on over 90 percent of all computers in existence.

 Our Windows Class will meet Tuesday April 8 at 7 pm and

after class questions, we will discuss and demo Printing Options, Folder Options, Default Options, how to create a desktop shortcut to a web site, the best options in Windows Explorer, etc..  


Welcome to the wonderful world of computing.

Joe Isaac    
For a huge amount of Computer Tips and great web sites go to: http://www.ckcs.org/joetips.pdf    

Please remember Windows 8.1 is 88% Windows 7.

These items will be the same in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

 Printing Options: Portrait, Landscape, Two-sided, print black or color only, Print Last Page First

 Folder Options: Single or Double Click, Show all folders, Display or Hide different files or folders. Make new folders.

Default Programs, which programs open which File extensions
.doc .jpg etc…

In Windows 7 it is Windows Explorer In Windows 8.1 it is named File Explorer

And contains all your files and folders and drives.

From here you can Copy, cut, create, delete, find, move, save, shortcut, zip and unzip Files.  
Suggestions for your new Windows 8.1 laptop: 

Go to http://www.ckcs.org/joetips.pdf   click on WINDOWS 8.1 TIPS.

Q. How do I know if I have a 32 bit or 64 bit Windows?

 A. Start, Control Panel, System.

(It also tells you Processor chip speed and amount of RAM.)

32 bit is like a 4 lane highway carrying data, 64 bit is like an 8 lane highway carrying twice as much data.


 Q. How do I add to the Send To menu.

 A. Click the Start button and type shell:sendto  in the search box, hit Enter.  Click on File, New, Shortcut. Browse until you find the program and click on it.

SNIPPING TOOL (greatest thing since sliced bread)

No matter where you are, Internet, word document, email you can draw a rectangle around what you want and save it as a .jpg file.


Type Snip in the Start Search box, then hit Enter, left click and drag to capture any part of the screen. Then click on the Floppy Icon at the top to save.


 Check the download and upload speed of your Internet Connection, wait until the laptop computer shows up and click Begin Test. Watch where you click, they want you to buy something:      http://speedtest.net/

If you need a free Word Processor.

FREE LibreOffice and Open Office share similarities to Office 2003 and both install, run, and save files on the local hard drive. CNET gives LibreOffice and Open Office 5/5 stars.


From Bill Rauth: SLIDES FOUND AT THE LIBRARY OF                    CONGRESS...             

The pictures are so clear and the color is so vibrant, it looks as though they were taken just yesterday.                       


 From WorldStart:

Windows 8.1 is really confusing me. Can you explain what: an App is and do I really need it? Can I compute casually with APP?

An app is simply an application or a program.

A new Windows 8.1 update tries to win back desktop diehards


Q. Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2014

To: Joe Isaac

Subject: Re: 3 11 14 Basics and Common Things + Windows 8.1

Hi, I haven't been able to open the newsletter.  I've never had trouble before,  What do I need to do.  I love getting these, they are very helpful


 A. I have done nothing differently, maybe your file association is off.

Can you open other .doc files?

 I assume you have Microsoft Office.
Any way you can: 
1. Go to:  http://www.ckcs.org/joetips.pdf  and click on the 3 11 14 line.  All my emails are here. 

2. If you need a free Word Processor.

LibreOffice is similar to Office 2003 and install, run, and save files on the local hard drive. CNET gives LibreOffice 5 stars.


Thank you Joe,

I was able to get it on the site you sent me.

Thank you so much for all you do for so many people

(Thank you so much for the kind words. It means so much to me.)

 Q. We recently purchased a new computer with Windows 8.1
operating system. We could use some training and or
guidance Windows 8.1 along with guidance and training in
Photo Gallery. Thank you for your helpful assistance.

A. Go to Control Panel and do Windows Update.
For Windows 8.1 TIPS go to:http://www.ckcs.org/joetips.pdf
and at the top click on WINDOWS 8.1 TIPS
Under that you will find Windows Live Photo Gallery tips.

It will help you a lot. If you have specific questions
please email me.

Response: Joe: What are the requirements to join your group?
I found your tips to be informative and helpful. I will
have more questions as I work through the tips and apps.
Thank you very much.

A. I have a class the 2nd Tuesday each month at 7 pm for an
hour or so.

This is our web site: http://www.ckcs.org/

These are all our meeting schedules:http://www.ckcs.org/calendar/meetingcal.shtml

If you wish to join:http://ckcsweb.web.iglou.com/other/onlineap.htm

We would be delighted to have you as a member.







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