Pulborough Computer Club

2004 Calendar

We meet on the first Tuesday of each month and (except in December) on the Wednesday two weeks later.

Unless otherwise stated, all meetings are in the Rother Hall of Pulborough Village Hall and commence at 7:30pm. The hall is available from 7pm for setting up equipment. Please click here for directions.

7:30-8:45ish Tutorial
8:45ish-9:00ish Refreshments
9:00ish-9:50 Burning questions about any topic and hopefully, answers
9:50-10:00 Clear up

2004

Tuesday
6th January
AGM and choosing meeting topics for the year.
Wednesday
21st January
Genealogy software and resources - A demonstration of Legacy 5.0 (because it's free from here) and a look at the resources available on the internet.
Tuesday
3rd February
Back to Basics - A refresher on standard operations such as resizing windows and copying and moving files.
Wednesday
18th February
Scanning - How to operate a scanner to import images and documents with discussion about selecting an appropriate resolution. Includes a demonstration of Optical Character Recognition to convert a picture of text into an editable Word document or spreadsheet.
Tuesday
2nd March
Future Technology - Another visit from Ian Greenslade of IBM who will describe his view of the future of computing and communications.
Wednesday
17th March
Word Processing I - An introduction to the topic using MS Word 2000. This will cover basic operations and the use of tables and templates.
Tuesday
6th April
Setting up a new internet account from scratch and how to configure and use the Outlook Express email program.
Wednesday
21st April
Carol's Website - Updating the B&B website that we built a couple of years ago as a club exercise with revised text, photographs and no doubt prices.
Tuesday
4th May
Spreadsheets I - An introduction to spreadsheets and using MS Excel 2000 (Peter Gregory).
Wednesday
19th May
How to Surf - Using MS Internet Explorer 6 to access the internet with an introduction to search engines (Google rulez) and other useful resources
Tuesday
1st June
Spreadsheets II - More advanced functions and capabilities of MS Excel 2000.
Wednesday
16th June
Graphics Processing - Using Paint Shop Pro 7 to improve photographs (Marion Bruce of the Village Computer Club)
Tuesday
6th July
Windows XP - A guided tour and a demonstration of the differences between it and previous versions of Windows such as Windows ME and Windows 98SE.
Wednesday
21st July
Creating CDs and DVDs - A look at how the technology and economics are changing and a demonstration of Nero 6 to make your own data and music CDs
Tuesday
3rd August
Internet Hygiene - How to keep your system safe from intruders and malware by using antivirus software and a firewall.
Wednesday
18th August
Back to Basics - A refresher on standard operations such as resizing windows and copying and moving files.
Tuesday
7th September
eBay - A demonstration of this internet based auction house with advice on safeguards, payments, buying and selling.
Wednesday
22nd September
Word Processing II - A further look at MS Word 2000 with demonstrations of some of its more advanced features such as outlining and automated data fields.
Tuesday
5th October
The Naked PC - The objective is to build a working PC from scratch without a case to show and explain its various components and how they interconnect. We'll be using a TV camera to give a big screen view. This session has the potential to go horribly wrong big grin (Dean Smith on screwdriver with Peter Leeke on camera).
Wednesday
20th October
System Backup and Partitioning - How to arrange your hard drive so that recovery from disaster is possible.
Tuesday
2nd November
Photoshop - Using this industry standard graphics program to improve and manipulate images (Peter Astley).
Wednesday
17th November
Networking - How to link two or more computers together so that they can share resources such as files, printers and internet connections Read the notes (2.8MB)(Dean Smith).
Tuesday
7th December
Alternative Browsers - You don't have to use Internet Explorer. A look at Opera and Firefox which both offer tabbed windows and control by mouse gesture - followed by mince pies big grin.

2005

Tuesday
4th January
Downloading - Finding useful programs, many of them free, on the internet and installing them.
Wednesday
19th January
Back to Basics - A refresher on standard operations such as resizing windows and copying and moving files.
Tuesday
1st February
AGM and choosing meeting topics for the year.