Pulborough Computer Club

2011 Calendar

We meet on the first Tuesday and third Tuesday of each month.

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


Please note that the schedule can change. This web page is always accurate but a copy made months ago might not be.

2011

Tuesday
4th January
Free stuff from MS. (Dean Smith)
Tuesday
18th January
Genealogy - using your computer and online resources to reveal your history. (Rodger Hunt and Bill Cutting)
Tuesday
1st February
AGM and choosing meeting topics for the year.
Tuesday
15th February
Basic spreadsheets using MS Excel 2007. (Stuart Crump)
Tuesday
1st March
A look at using internet forums to swap ideas and seek support with a particular emphasis on the club's forum - which currently has tumbleweed blowing through it. (Jim Noble)
Tuesday
15th March
Using MS Word 2010 'properly' including templates, styles and tables. (Jim Noble)
Tuesday
5th April
Using presentation software with a focus on MS PowerPoint 2010. Shows basic operations and includes dos and don'ts. (Jim Noble)
Tuesday
19th April
PC Security including anti-virus, password security, keeping up to date and advice on software that you don't need. (Jim Noble)
Tuesday
3rd May
Back to Basics. A look at basic PC operations and short cuts. If you're a beginner, you need this. (Jim Noble)
Tuesday
17th May
Clearing the Clutter. Keeping your PC neat and tidy and running smoothly. (Dean Smith)
Tuesday
7th June
Email and moving ISP accounts etc. (Dean Smith)
Tuesday
21st June
Choosing a laptop. (Dean Smith)
Tuesday
5th July
Windows XP to Windows 7 conversion course. (Jim Noble)
Tuesday
19th July
Layers in Photoshop Elements. What are they, why do we want them and how do we use them? (Lesley Cutting)
Tuesday
2nd August
Using eBay, the online auction website. (Bill Cutting)
Tuesday
16th August
Computing glossary and jargon buster. (Rodger Hunt)
Tuesday
6th September
Backup/restore strategies and tools including Dropbox and the cloud. (Dean Smith)
Tuesday
20th September
How to build / upgrade your own desktop PC. (Dean Smith)
Tuesday
4th October
Network setup, including NAS with example configurations. (Dean Smith)
Tuesday
18th October
An introduction to the Kindle 3 ebook reader together with Calibre ebook library management software for PCs. (Jim Noble)
Tuesday
1st November
Scanning old photographic slides into your computer. (Peter Hoggan, guest speaker)
Tuesday
15th November
Don't Panic! How to investigate and fix computer hardware and software problems rationally. (Jim Noble)
Tuesday
6th December
Show & Tell - John Beard will demonstrate Avery label printing software and Peter Gregory will show how he uses Excel in his work at Horsham Museum.
Followed by mince pies and maybe more big grin.

2012

Tuesday
3rd January
Informal evening (members only). Show off your new laptop, bring along your old one to ask advice or simply chat amongst yourselves. WiFi will be available.
Tuesday
17th January
Picasa - FREE photo editing software - with a brief look at Picasa Web Albums. (Lesley Cutting)
Tuesday
7th February
AGM and choosing meeting topics for the year.
Tuesday
21st February
To be decided
Tuesday
6th March
To be decided
Tuesday
20th March
To be decided