Tuesday, May 20, 2014

6 10 14 Email Extravaganza.

Dear Classmates,

Special treat:

Bob Brown will demonstrate LibreOffice


LibreOffice is a powerful office suite; its clean interface and powerful tools let you unleash your creativity and increase your productivity. LibreOffice embeds several applications that make it the most powerful Free & Open Source Office suite on the market: Writer, the word processor, Calc, the spreadsheet application, Impress, the presentation engine, Draw, our drawing and flowcharting application, Base, our database and database frontend, and Math for editing mathematics.


Our Windows 7 & 8.1 workshop will meet Tuesday June 10 at 7 pm.

You will be amazed at what your email program can do.

We will demonstrate Windows Live Mail,  your email program may be similar:

 HOW TO:   

1. Automatically check for messages.

2. Change the font and size used in reading messages.

3. Change the font and size sending messages.

4. Add preset Signatures to your emails.

5. Automatically Spell Checking your emails.

6. Click on Read Receipt and get an email when the person you sent an email opens it.

7. Insert a photo into your email.

8. Add Contacts and put them in alphabetical order.

9. Put several email addresses in a folder so you may click on the folder and your whole group will receive an email.

10. Save your email addresses to a CD or Thumb Drive.

11. Copy a photo from an email or web site

12. Use the Snipping Tool to send an email by Gene Wheeler

13. Resize a photo.

14. How to setup the Calendar.
15. Review of the latest changes to Windows 8.1  

Kindest regards,
Joe Isaac                            







Microsoft paid $8.5 billion for Skype.

Google paid $1.5 billion for YouTube.



Q: My Desktop Icons have disappeared.

A: RIGHT click the Desktop, click on View, click on Show desktop icons.


 What's different between Outlook.com and Outlook?

Outlook.com is free web-based personal email service that helps you share, organize, and stay up to date like never before.

You can sign in to your Outlook.com email from your browser.

Microsoft Outlook desktop app is part of the Office suite. It's the world’s most popular app for reading email, managing a calendar, and connecting to people. It works with both your personal email and your work email.


Windows Live Mail is a free email app that helps you manage multiple email addresses, calendar info, and contacts.

How to configure Windows Live Mail:

Q. Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 

Guess what!!  The last time I checked my computer—several days ago, “SkyDrive” still showed up in File Explorer.  When I checked it this morning, I found that “OneDrive” appears there now.  Also, Joe, the power options and search icons now appear on my Start screen/tiles.  So doesn’t that mean that the 8.1 update HAS installed on my computer? 

A. Yes, but to double check, go to Control Panel, Windows update and check for updates. The Windows 8.1 update was over 800 MB by itself.

Thank you for last night’s presentations.  I always learn something, but last night I learned a lot.  Thanks for the comment, it makes my day. I really try hard.


Once again, you have saved me!!  As you suggested, I went to Control Panel, Windows Update, and checked for updates.  It said that my system was set up to install updates automatically and that I had four optional updates available to download and install, one of which was the 8.1 update.  I installed all four.  Now I have only one optional update listed as available—Silverlight, which I do not plan to install. 



Take a screenshot of the entire screen in Windows 8.1

Press Windows Key + Print Screen






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