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Digital Skills Basics: Getting Started With Excel

Mon., Oct. 19
Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program that you can use to store and handle data. When working with a spreadsheet, you can organize information into columns and rows, and make calculations using the information you enter. You can use Excel to create a household budget, write shopping lists or to calculate a repayment plan for a loan. Whatever your spreadsheet goals, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh…
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Digital Skills Basics: Setting up a Gmail Account

Mon., Aug. 31
Email is a great tool to use if you are applying for a job, filling out online forms or looking for a quick and easy way to communicate with family and friends. If you don’t have an email address, you can set one up for free with a variety of email providers such as Gmail, Yahoo! and Outlook. Here, we’re going to take a look at how to open a Gmail account.  …
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Digital Skills Basics: Files and Folders

Mon., Aug. 17
Organizing files and folders on your computer is just like organizing papers in a filing cabinet - you need to be able to find them again after you tidy them away. Here we’ll take a look at how you can save files on your computer and organize them in a way that makes sense for you.    Files: A computer file stores information in digital form. A file can…
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Digital Skills Basics: Using a Mouse

Mon., Aug. 10
Double or single click? Right or left side? The mouse can seem confusing, but here are some simple tips to have you clicking confidently every time.   Single clicking: This is the mouse skill you will use the most. Clicking one time on the left side of the mouse opens or activates a program on your computer.   Try it out – position your mouse’s cursor over an icon on the taskbar at the bottom…
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Digital Skills Basics: Finding Your Way Around a Windows Computer

Mon., Aug. 3
The public computers at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh use Windows as their operating software. This is also a common operating system in schools and workplaces. Let’s take a look at some of the main features of a Windows computer.   The desktop is the first thing you see when you log into a computer. The Windows desktop has programs and folders which you will need to access in order to use…