BASIC COMPUTER LESSONS
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You are listening to a Beatles selection titled:


"I get by with a little help from my friends"

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What do all those ERROR MESSAGES really mean???
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IS THERE SOMETHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO DO ON THE COMPUTER AND DON'T
KNOW HOW TO DO IT. EMAIL ME AND I WILL INCLUDE DIRECTIONS HERE.  KEEP IT SIMPLE
AS I ONLY KNOW BASICS MYSELF.  I'M STILL LEARNING ALSO.
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ANITA SPRINGSHE IS A MEMBER OF OUR LIST AND SAYS SHE ALSO WILL HELP ANYONE WHO WANTS TO LEARD MORE ON THE COMPUTER.  YOU CAN REACH HER BY CLICKING ON HER NAME.  HELP IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR WORD, EXCEL, POWER POINT AND ACCESS.
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I think I have a lot of unique pages on my web site.  "Lessons" is just one of them.  I have a suggestion for you to try to save them all and you only have to save just one page to get them all.  This is what you do.  Save the following page instead of the lesson page. http://www.olivija.com/   This is my home page.  If you will put your mouse in your hand, and run the arrow all over the highlighted words, you will see that the arrow turns into a hand on all the names on the left hand side of the page.  The names are in alphabatical order and the lesson page is there also.  There are also other things below that list, that are in the middle of the page that make the arrow turn into a hand. Any thing that turns into a hand means the text or the graphic is hypertexed and should be clicked on and it will take you to a neat site.  (You know all my sites are neat)  All my sites are listed on this page and you get it all with just saving this one page. Hope this helps.
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IF YOU BELONG TO THE COPD LIST AND YOU WANT TO CHANGE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, OR STOP YOUR MAIL OR UNSUBSCRIBE OR CHANGE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION IN ANY WAY THEN CLICK HEREAAND FILL OUT THE FORM. 
IF YOU BELONG TO THE COPD LIST AND YOU WANT TO GO TO CHAT ROOM:
CLICK HERE:AOL USERS      CLICK HERE: ALL OTHERS
1.  This will take you to an "explanation" page.  Scroll down and click on "go to."
2.  Registration Page.  The first time you go, you must register a name and a password.  Enter this name, followed by password (do not need to enter your name) and check EZ lite and enter.
3.  If you have forgotton the name you used originally - cheat! Go in and register like a new person and write the     name and password somewhere you will remember it.
4.  Sometimes it takes a while to load, so be a little patient, but that should do it.
A SEARCH ENGINE IS:
A must for everyone who spends any time on computers and wants to educatethemselves on anything. 
You just can't 'hang 10' with out knowing how to surf!!!!
1.  Go to my page of Bookmarks at  http://www.olivija.com/lungs/  Scroll down it header titled: Search Engines.  There is a whole page of  them but use the fast one there with the window, already ready to go.
2.  Type in any name in the world you want to know about.  Put the name in quotes.  It does not matter if it is caps or lower case.  The only thing that is case sensitive is url addresses.
3.  Try "Butterflies" -  "Brad Pitt" -  "Animals with four legs" - "Things that go bump in the night" - "what ever flips your floppy"
SOMETIMES YOU GET MORE THAN YOU WANT from these searches.  Some  very sick people sneak in smutty things where you are trying to do an honest search.  So when searching the web do not be surprised.  If it
turns you off, just click it off.  If I can explain anything more to you please feel free to email and ask me.  I really do want all of you to learn to use and enjoy your computers more.   Mine has brought me so much enjoyment when I did not feel like getting out of this chair, I did not have to pout and feel sorry for myself. I could travel and explore the far reaches of Cyberspace and my spirits would be lifted as I soared with a newfound freedom.
HAPPY SURFING!!!!!!
TO COPY URL ADDRESSES INTO YOUR WINDOW:
1.  Find the text you want to copy into your window. Put your arrow at the beginning of the text and click the left side of the mouse holding it down and dragging it across all the address you want to copy.  be sure to get it all and no more.
2.  When you come to the end of it raise your finger off the mouse.  The entire address should be like blue carbon paper. right?
3.  Then go to top of your gray frame to edit and left click edit then a menu drops down and you left click copy.
4.  Then you go to the empty window and left click right at the beginning of the window where you have that pulsating line happening.   Then go to the edit box again and left click there.  Then when window drops, left click on paste and the address should appear in the window.
WANT TO LEARN HOW TO ANIMATE GIFS CLICK HERE
CUT AND PASTE

To Copy this sentence, which is:  "Thanks,  for the tip about the coma."
1.   Click in front of the word "Thanks
2.  Hold down left mouse button and move mouse to the end of the sentence and then let off on mouse button.  This will highlight what you want to copy. If you want to copy a whole page, hold down on your control key and type a
3.  Move the cursor to the inside of the highlighted text (it will change to an arrow) and while there, click the right mouse button.  Select copy - this puts your selection on the clipboard which will stay there until you turn off your computer or copy something new.  If you do not feel real handy with the mouse, you can do this same step by going up to edit and click and then select copy.
4.  Move your cursor to where you want to place the copied text and click your right mouse button.  Select paste and your text will appear as if by magic.  Want to paste it five times (Like if you wanted to put five smiley pictures somewhere) just click five times.  Remember that what you put in the clipboard stays there until you replace it.  So rather than trying to remember or learn how to resend something, I usually just do a quick
full page copy (control a) and paste the page to a new message blank.
(This works well as I cut and pasted these instructions from Bill Powell as per his instructions)
wpowell3@tampabay.rr.com

TO SEND A HYPERTEXT URL ADDRESS OR EMAIL
1.  Just click left side of mouse at the beginning of the address and holding finger down drag across to the end, then raise finger.
2.  It is now like carbon paper blue, Right? Put your arrow on top of it and arrow turns to hand.
3.  Left click on it and menu opens up. Right click on character properties and another menu comes up.
4.  You have three choices to click on character - link - paragraph.  Left click on link
5.  There will be a pulsating line at the window and you need to type or paste in the exact same name as the url, you want hypertext.  The one that you have highlighted in carbon blue.  If you have already done a file copy of
it  then it is saved in your browser and you can hold down your control key and hit the v and it will copy into
that space after the pulsating line.
THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DOING A URL ADDRESS AND A EMAIL ADDRESS IS:
1.  When you come to the part where you put the address in the window you first type in
mailto:     then the address.
EXAMPLE:   mailto:lessons@olivija.com      no spaces anywhere then when
the person gets the hypertext email they can click on it
a self-addressed email will appear ready to type them a note on.
EMAIL ADDRESSES ARE NOT CASE SENSITIVE.  URL ADDRESSES ARE CASE SENSITIVE.
If the url address is a capitol you have to use a capitol.  You have to have everything exactly the same.
TO MAKE CHANGES TO WEB PAGE IN HTML
1.  From "Start" Go into "programs"....click on "accessories"....then click on "wordpad."
2.  When "wordpad" is open, go to open file and files drop down, go through all the levels till you
come to the file you want then open it in "All Documents"
3.  Then open "html file", do changes
4.  Do a file save and post to the web (another lesson)
NEED TO LEARN A LESSON IN HTML?????? WELL I CAN HELP FOR HTML AND EMAI INTEGRATION......THINK HARD...TAKE NOTES......LET'S BEGIN...SHALL WE..?
WANT TO ADD SONGS IN YOUR EMAIL
Yes you can put songs in EMAIL.....Just follow along....ok?
1. Open Front Page Express or your HTML editor. (Netscape users can use their editor and front page comes with IE 4.0 or Windows 98)
2. In here you can add images by choosing INSERT image and browsing your hard drive for the desired image.
3. Also, you can put a marquee in your EMAIL by choosing INSERT marquee. Then where it says text type in what you want it to say.  You can change the text color and background color of the marquee etc.
4. Now the MUSIC....choose INSERT...then HTML MARKUP (Front Page Express Users) or HTML TAG (Netscape Users). A box will then appear....in the box type the following line. (THIS IS AN EXAMPLE LINKING MUSIC FROM AN OK'ED WEB SITE, BUT YOU CAN CHOOSE ANY WEB SITE YOU WISH, EVERYTHING IN PURPLE IS WHAT YOU NEED FOR THE MARKUP).....READY...OK....HERE IT GOES...
<bgsound src="http://www.alltel.net/~mdskala/Iris.mid" loop="infinite">
This is the only way to add music through HTML.
REMEMBER...IT IS CASE SENSETIVE....so watch the CAPS and lowercase LeTtErS...................You can change the "infinite" to any number of times for the song to loop....."infinite" IT WILL CONSTANTLY LOOP
"1" IT WILL LOOP ONCE  "2" IT WILL LOOP TWICE....etc....etc....You get the idea....
5. Now you need to save it......so choose SAVE AS....then a box will open and choose the button where it says AS FILE.....then make a name for it and choose your folder you want to store it in..
6. Now open Outlook Express (or Netscape Mail) and for Outlook Express choose TOOLS..then
STATIONARY....then click on the SIGNATURE button...then check the box where it says ADD THIS
SIGNATURE TO ALL OUTGOING MESSAGES....then click the dot for FILE and choose BROWSE....browse to where your file you just created is...and make sure the drop down menu where it says FILES OF TYPE...says HTML and NOT TEXT.........OK? THERE YOU GO...AFTER YOU CHOOSE THE FILE, CLICK OK TO GET BACK
TO YOU MAIL CLIENT......CLICK COMPOSE MESSAGE...AND IF IT WORKED YOU WILL BE ABLE TO HEAR
THE MUSIC AS YOU TYPE YOUR EMAIL.
IF YOU WANT TO ADD A PICTURE OR COLOR TO THE BACKGROUND OF YOUR EMAIL

While you are in the email you are about to send...click FORMAT...then BACKGROUND...and you can
choose color or a picture...which you can browse for on you hard drive...it will title the image in the background.

 IF YOU WANT TO ADD A SIGNATURE LINE AND YOU USE OUTLOOK
This "How To" is brought to you by Amy Feriante amyferiante@SPRINTMAIL.COM
I do not think this works in Netscape or Microsoft Word.
1.  click on "Tools" on your toolbar..and select Stationery.
2.  Then Select Signature
3. Put a check in the box "add this signature to all outgoing messages"
4.  Type your text in the box ....
5.  Click OK to exit .....
6.  Want to check it ?....create a new email message and it comes up on screen instantly!!
IF YOU WANT TO ADD A SIGNATURE LINE AND YOU USE MICROSOFT OR NETSCAPE
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DELETING ALL OR PART OF ANYTHING FROM AN OUTGOING EMAIL

1.  Just click left side of mouse at the beginning of the part you want to erase and holding finger down
drag across to the end, then raise finger.
2.  It is now like carbon paper blue, Right? Hit delete key.  That's it.  Done

TO COPY A GRAPHIC INTO YOUR OWN FILES
1.  First make sure your files are in the order you want them in. "Check out file set up"
2.  Right click on a graphic and the copy menu comes up.  Choose from "Copy" or
"Save image As" in Netscape.  "Save picture as" in Internet Explorer.
3.  A window opens and some of your files appear. flick through them till you have the right one in window.
4.  Under file name write in file name you want to name graphic.
5.  click on save and you have it in your files to use again and again
TO USE YOUR SAVED GRAPHIC ON WEB PAGE OR EMAIL
Basically, A graphic can be used to the right of the page or the left of the page or exactly in the middle of the page.  You can place it other places with effort.  Here's how to place a graphic on your page.
1.  Select location for graphic and click it so that the curser is pulsating there.
2.  Go to toolbar on your frame and select image square and click there.  A window will drop down.
3.  Click on choose file, and select the file that you have saved the gift in that you want to use.  Also
4.  one of the windows asked Files of type:  Select and click on ALL Files.
5.  Select the graphic you want and click twice on it and it will appear on the designated spot you had selected.
If you do not like where you placed the graphic you can:
1.  go to the tool bar at the top of your frame and select the square of horizontal lines with the arrow pointing down and click on it.
2.  Three squares of lines will drop down.  Top one is for left side - middle one is middle of page - and
- bottom one is the right of page.  One of them is indented.  It is the one where the graphic is now placed.
 If you prefergraphic at a different location. Just click the one that sends it to desired location.
LEARNING HTML
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IF YOUR MAILBOX IS FULL AND YOU CAN'T EMPTY YOUR TRASH HERE IS WHAT TO DO:
1.  Go to top of your page in the gray area and click on edit. a list will drop down.
2.  click on preferences, and a window will open up.
3.  choose and click on the plus sign by the side of mail and news groups.
4.  now click on disk space and then make sure these are the only windows you have chosen.
All messages
  Do not store messages locally that are larger than 50 kb
  Automatically compact folders when it will save over 100 kb
newsgroup messages only
When it's time to clean up messages
   keep messages which have arrived within the past 30 days
put a dot in the following ... keep all messages
    keep the newest 30 messages
    keep only unread messages
    remove message bodies only older than 20 days.
click on ok if you have filled in above just as I have said
5.  Go to top of your page in the gray area and click on edit again. a list will drop down
6.  choose and click on the preferences again
7.  choose and click on plus sign of advanced
8.  choose and click on cache
9..  click on clear memory cache
10. click on clear disc cache.
11.  click ok.   Things should be cleared up enough for you to now 
(1) go to top of page and click on file then    (2) click on empty trash on local mail
There is another step and it is to empty the recycle bin. You do that by:
1.  Right click on the microsoft window in the lower left hand corner of your screen
2.  left click on explore
3.  left click on plus sign by my computer
4.  scroll all the way to the bottom of that page and you will see recycle bin, right click on it
5.  a pad will open and one of the choices will be empty recycle bin.
6.  left click on empty recycle bin and a card will appear that says are you sure you want to
delete the _ items?
7. left click yes and wala! the wastebasket is empty.
IF YOU ARE A MAC USER AND WANT TOEMPTY YOUR TRASH TO STOP EMAIL PILE UP
 1.  Get on line
 2.  click Options
 3.   click e-mail & news preferences
 4.  Now, Click on servers
 5.  1/2 way down page you will see "messages are copied then removed OR left on server."  Click on removed "
 6.  Go back to e-mail page and delete all your unwanted messages, one by one.

 This helpful hint from Barbara Burke <barb143@ix.netcom.com>

SAVING BACKGROUNDS AND WALLPAPER
These are saved the same as gif's.  If you want the item to cover email or a webpage background,
save it as background.
If you want to paper the screen of your monitor, save it as wallpaper.
TO GET RID OF WALLPAPER ON YOUR MONITOR
1.  go double click on my computer, and a window opens
2.  double click on control panel, another window opens
3.  double click on display and a picture of a screen opens up.
4.  Click on background at the top of that window and  on the pattern and the wallpaper window.
make sure they both register none in their windows.
5.  click x in upper right of all these windows to get back to a clean monitor screen.
SO YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW TO GET AND USE STATIONARY FOR OUTLOOK EXPRESS
Outlook Express Versions 4.0, 4.01
     1.In Outlook Express, click Stationery on the Tools menu. 
     2.Click This Stationery, and then click Select. 
     3.Click or browse for the stationery that you want to edit, and
       then click Edit. 
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  Outlook Express Version 5
     1.In Outlook Express, create a new message. 
     2.On the Format menu, point to Apply Stationary, and then click More Stationary. 
     3.Click the stationary you want to edit, and then click Edit.
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If someone sends you an email message with a fun background, add it to your stationery  collection. Simply
open the E-mail message in Outlook Express, then choose Save As Stationery from the File menu. 
Enter a name for this stationery, then click Save. It automatically saves to the appropriate Stationery folder.  Or if you are on the web and see a nice background graphic, use your browser to download
the file into Stationary which is located under Program Files/Common Files/Microsoft Shared/Stationary on your C drive. Then it should automatically show up  on your regular stationary menu list. 
Here are also some web sites that you can go to and download stationary for outlook express: 
Do a search using a search engine and you will find tons of them especially for Outlook Express. 
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/offers/sayhello/stationery.asp
http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Palms/6402/stationary.html
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AND THE RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON TO DOWNLOAD THEM.
 
If You are having trouble Hearing or Playing Crescendo You may need an
updated Browser or Crescendo Plugin.
IF YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE DOWNLOADING MIDI OR WAV FILES:
1. Netscape: Hold the shift key and click on the filename,
     2. Internet Explorer: Right Click on the filename,
     3. AOL: Right Click on the filename,
     4. Macs: Hold the option key and click on the filename,
If You Have WebTV:
     1. Your WebTV Unit must be able to Play Sounds,
2. You can use the Directory accesses above or at each page.
  "ANCESTRY MAGAZINE QUICK TIP"
 
To clean up all of those >>>s that show up when a message has been forwarded several times, what I normally 
do is copy the message, including all the greater than symbols (>>>), and paste it into my word processor.

Then I go into the Find/Replace function (found in the "Edit" menu).  I tell it to find > and replace it with 
NOTHING (not the word, just leave the "Replace With" field blank).  Then tell it to go to work.

After that, I manually reformat the document the way I like it, copy the whole thing, paste it into an e-mail, 
and send the critter.  I like to use programs with which I am familiar, so it becomes almost automatic for me.

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