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December Computer Classes At EBPL

December Computer Classes At EBPL
East Brunswick Public Library has released a full schedule of computer classes for the month of December. Classes cover a variety of topics, including computer basics to the Microsoft Office programs.

East Brunswick Public Library  has released a full schedule of computer classes for the month of December.

Classes cover a variety of topics, including computer basics to the Microsoft Office programs. The complete list of programs is:

PC Literacy I (Monday, December 6, 6:30 pm)
An introduction to basic computer use: includes keyboard and mouse skills, clicking and scrolling, and an introduction to computer terminology. There are no prerequisites.

PC Literacy II (Monday, December 13, 6:30 pm)
Continuation of computer basics from PC Literacy I. Participants will learn how to execute basic computer tasks including copying and pasting, creating, editing and saving documents, print preview and printing. Students will also receive an introduction to the basic layout and components of program toolbars.
Prerequisite: PC Literacy I class or the ability to use a mouse and basic keyboarding skills.

LEAP Home Computer: Magnification (Wednesday, December 7 and 14, 1 pm)
The Library Equal Access Program (LEAP) provides FREE training in the use of assistive technology to adults 55 years of age or older with vision problems. This moderately advanced class will show you how to download a free program, Zoom Text and Ease of Access Center, and how to use it to navigate your computer and the internet.

LEAP Home Computer: JAWS Screen Reader (Wednesday, December 21 and 28, 1 pm)
The Library Equal Access Program (LEAP) provides FREE training in the use of assistive technology to adults 55 years of age or older with vision problems. This moderately advanced class will show you how to use JAWS to navigate your computer and the Internet.

Intro to Excel (Thursday, December 6, 6:30 pm)
An introduction to the popular spreadsheet program.  Learn how to create, edit and save spreadsheets, how to use formulas and print, along with tips and hints.
Prerequisite: MS Word class or equivalent PC experience.

Excel II (Thursday, December 13, 6:30 pm)
Students will build upon the skills learned in Excel Basics.  They will learn how to create equations, use AutoSum, freeze/unfreeze panes, hide/unhide columns, sort & filter data, format their document’s appearance and more.
Prerequisite: Excel Basics class or equivalent PC experience.

Excel III (Thursday, December 20, 6:30 pm)

Students will continue advancing their intermediate skills in Excel. They will learn how to use the data tab to import data, do more work with formulas, create simple macros for repetitive tasks and explore more of the page layout options. As time permits, students will also explore Excel templates and conditional formatting in Excel 2013.

Prerequisite: Excel II or equivalent PC experience. Introduction to the new Microsoft Office is recommended.

 

Excel IV (Thursday, December 27, 6:30 pm)

Students continue their mastery of Excel in this class offering. They learn how to create and modify pivot tables, to protect cells and worksheets, to create and use the payment function, to create and use forms for data entry, to use the VLookup function, learn the advantages for defining data as a table, and how to use Excel as an architectural design tool. In addition, the class will offer an overview of best practices for spreadsheet design

Prerequisite: Excel III or equivalent Excel experience.

 

Intro to PowerPoint
Saturday, December 3, 9:30 am) Learn basic PowerPoint skills for creating and editing presentations; how to add excitement with images, animations, & transitions; & tips for viewing and saving. Presentation software guidelines used by professional trainers to create a professional looking slideshow will also be shown. 
Prerequisite: Students MUST be comfortable using MS Word.

 

PowerPoint II (Saturday, December 10, 9:30 am)
Learn a variety of advanced tasks to embellish your PowerPoint presentations. This will include creating Slide Masters, detailed skills for adding images (clipart, shapes, WordArt and more) and manipulating them and how to insert charts. Animations and transitions basics will also be covered as well as a miscellaneous array of tips and hints for better navigation.
Prerequisite: Intro to PowerPoint or equivalent experience. Students must be comfortable with the basic PowerPoint framework and navigation.

PowerPoint III (Saturday, December 17, 9:30 am)
Students will continue with the advanced topics learned in PowerPoint II. Topics covered include creating custom designs, dimming text, using SmartArt graphics, rehearsed timings, looping, hidden slides, quarter screen viewing and more as time permits.
Prerequisite:  PowerPoint II or equivalent PowerPoint experience.

The Intro to Word, Intro to Excel, Intro to PowerPoint, Email Basics and LEAP iPad classes are free. All other classes are $10 for LMxAC cardholders and $15 for non-LMxAC cardholders. All class fees are nonrefundable.

To sign up for any class, visit the online library calendar call the Information Desk at 732-390-6767.