Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will present a series of introductory online demonstrations in December to introduce people to various aspects of computer use and technology.
These how-to tutorials can be viewed on the Fort Bend County Libraries website – www.fortbend.lib.tx.us – by clicking on the “Classes and Events” tab, selecting “Virtual Programs,” and finding the virtual “class” on the dates listed.
Some of the topics includes multiple sub-topics, and participants can choose to view the whole series or the individual parts of their choice.
The schedule for December is as follows:
- “MS Publisher 2016: Greeting Cards” – Thursday, December 3
Discover how to use this desktop-publishing software to create greeting cards. Learn how to insert different images and text to create personalized greeting cards for any occasion.
- “MS Word: Table of Contents” – Thursday, December 3
Learn how to format a table of contents in this word-processing software program.
- “MS PowerPoint: Creative Holiday Cards” – Saturday, December 5, 3:00-5:00 pm.
In this livestreamed videoconference, members of Unite and Inspire will demonstrate how to use MS PowerPoint to make holiday-themed cards and colorful invitations. These personalized cards can be shared with family and friends. Registration is required; a link to the videoconference will be sent to all who register.
- “Intro to MS Word” — Monday, December 7
Learn the basics of using this word-processing software program to create letters, resumés, forms, and other types of documents. Different segments in this multi-part series will demonstrate various features, such as text effects, changing font style and size, adding images, footnotes and endnotes, page numbers, tables, mail merge, and more.
- “MS PowerPoint: Transitions & Animations” – Thursday, December 10
Learn how to include transitions and animations in a PowerPoint presentation.
- “MS Excel Survival Basics” – Monday, December 14
Learn the basics of using this spreadsheet software program, which features calculation tools that are helpful for financial and statistical needs. In this multi-part series, learn how to use different features of MS Excel, such as formulas, filters, tables and graphs, pivot tables, VLOOKUP function, and more.
- “MS PowerPoint Survival Basics” – Monday, December 21
Learn the basics of using this slideshow-presentation software program. In this multi-part series, learn how to use different features of MS PowerPoint, such as creating slides, inserting text and pictures, and adding transitions and animations.
- “Cyber Security” – Monday, December 28
In this multi-part series, learn about steps to take to ensure your online accounts remain safe and secure from virtual attacks and breaches. Get tips on how to create strong passwords, recognize and avoid email scams, verify “fake news,” avoid malware and viruses, and protect one’s privacy on social media.
The sessions are free and open to the public. Registration is required for the livestreamed Zoom/WebEx events ONLY; a link to the Zoom/WebEx session will be emailed to participants who register. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & Events,” select “Virtual Programs,” and find the program on the date indicated. For more information, call the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).
For more Fort Bend County Libraries computer and technology tutorials, visit the library system’s YouTube channel — https://bit.ly/FBCLYouTubeChannel.