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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 between us we know something about most types of computer whether it is Windows, Apple Mac, iPad or Android.

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 if we can help.


Email our Computer Helpline with any problems or questions. We can email you back, or better still, you can come along to the next meeting and someone may 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 Mar2:00 pm16 Winchester Way
Mon 18th Mar2:00 pm16 Winchester Way
Wed 3rd Apr2:00 pm16 Winchester Way
Mon 15th Apr2:00 pm16 Winchester Way
Wed 1st May2:00 pm16 Winchester Way
Mon 20th May2:00 pm16 Winchester Way

19th February

7 of us met today at Mike’s.
We had a visitor from the Walking Groups: Steve, not to be confused with our regular Steve!
He had an issue about synchronising the calendar on his iPad to the one on his iPhone. John Pilgrim helped out there.
JD was given a tutorial by Mike S on updating the History Group page on the website. This is not as straightforward as the other sites, as it requires adding the text in .csv format.
JD also noted a problem with text created in Open Office conflicting with MS Word. That resulted in a short discussion about that, and the additional problems caused by Apple Pages. All of which are solvable with simple work arounds.
We next meet back at 16 Winchester Way on 6th of March