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The Computer Group

Leader:  John Howlett - computer@ashbyu3a.co.uk - phone 01530 461774
Helpline: help.computer@ashbyu3a.co.uk

The Computer Group meets twice a month on the first Wednesday and third Monday of the month at 2pm.

We are not all computer geeks, but we do have members who know something about most types of computer whether it is a Windows PC, an Apple Mac, an iPad or an Android tablet.
We also discuss how to look after the files, music or photos on your computer, how to make backups or how to copy them to DVD or all sorts of "interesting" problems.
One thing we can't do is undertake hardware repairs, but we might know someone who can!
So if there is something you don't understand about your computer, from the simplest to the more esoteric, come along and we'll see what we can do for you.
We now have a new Computer Helpline so you can email us with any problems or questions. We can email you back, or better still, you can come along to the next meeting and someone should have worked out your problem and be able to talk you through it.

Send us details of your problem to help.computer@ashbyu3a.co.uk

Future programme

Wed 6th Nov2:00 pm16 Winchester Way
Mon 18th Nov2:00 pm16 Winchester Way

21st October

6 turned out today
There was again not much needed to help people with.
We discussed the operation of The Cloud, and how it can be very useful, but needs using with care by
protecting your files with offline back up.
It seems that it is possible to use Excel in the Cloud, although not interactively: the files have to be
edited offline before uploading. A very useful way of sharing information, though.
The origins of the Internet in Arpanet were discussed.
Finally, a problem with Open Office was discussed, involving the -Save As - function in Word. This
was unresolved, so will be addressed next time.