You can do IT in later life
You can do IT is a regular Question
and Answer section on laterlife.com run by
Jackie Sherman IT trainer and author. The aim is to
try to help laterlife visitors make the most of
Information Technology on or off the web.
has published the books shown and you can
find more details about these by clicking on the cover
Here via the index you can view the
articles from previous editions.
The latest edition is at the top of the list.
Index to YoucandoIT
editions for 2008 - 2014
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Jackie's top five tips for saving money by using the internet wisely.
Selling Safely on ebay, Copying Contacts from your Old Phone to your New Phone and Creating Labels in Word.
For December, here are a few ways to make life easier on your computer
Selling unwanted books online and Buying currency online
Removing unwanted toolbars; Finding operating system information; Sound settings; Hardware Vs. Software; Finding downloaded files
Removing free software; Temporary wireless internet access; Starting in Safe Mode
Saving PaintShop Pro; using Windows Update; Keyboard Shortcuts
Printing PDF Files; Moving Images; Opening Files Easily
Working more effectively with word-processing software
Jackie's Top Ten Tips for Web browsing
Keyboards: Turn off overtyping; regional settings; malfunctions; accessible options
Producing a Table of Contents; Can't click links in email
Excel cell formatting; browser add-ons; restoring deleted emails
Self-Publishing the Kindle way
Be an effective seller on eBay during the Christmas rush
Cloud Storage & Totalling MS Word tables
Setting default window opening sizes & using eBay's Watch List facility
A warning about gifting subscriptions & Keeping printing costs down
Accessing the internet abroad
Pros and cons of e-readers
More IT Questions and answers for June: Restoring brower localisation; good websites to compare exchange rates and commission.
More Q & A for May
Online testing for dementia
Keeping your computer in tip top condition
Saving all your computer data
Now is a good time to get rid of unwanted Christmas presents as
well as empty the loft (before adding more insulation, perhaps) and
garage. So here are a few ideas to help you do that using your
Quick internet Searching
Getting your cashback from mobile phone companies
Blue screen with error message
My Home Page has changed
Sending docs in emails.
How do I set a home page on new browser
Designing a logo
Can you explain about cash back sites and how easy it is to use them?
I am suddenly having problems sending and receiving emails, can you suggest how to sort this out?
Is there a cheap way to advertise my small part-time business locally?
Minimising programmes quickly
Sending smaller pictures by email
Downloading too many broadband GBs
A FREE alternative to MS Office
Copying emails into folders
Viruses and other problems
Surfing on holiday
Getting your business online
This month Jackie covers the topic of templates as they are very useful and you can set up and use templates in most software packages.
Cannot open Word Doc.,
Printing Excel spreadsheet on only one page.
Different Spellcheck options
Link in email message no longer opens web page
Where are my email messages stored?
Trying a new virus checker without uninstalling current one
Selective automatic updates
Half full printer ink cartridges showing empty
Copying parts of spreadsheet into a letter
Starting each spreadsheet column with a particular day
Jackie answers two different queries about email address books.
Glare from white page irritates
Task bar has disappeared
Changing email addresses
This month Jackie introduces you to the Google Chrome Browser.
Signatures on emails
Recovering deleted files
Typing underneath a picture
How to take Screenshots, also show the cursor
In this edition: Jackie introduces a little known feature for people selling items on eBay
Downloading photos from digital cameras
Filing email messages in folders
Excel spreadsheet is 'Read-Only'
Adding Word Count to tool bar
Saving Document Formatting
Turning an Excel spreadsheet into a database
Printer Ink cartridge not recognised
Are the latest Browsers better?
I've lost an 'Office' toolbar, can I get it back?
Sorting 'My Docs'
Applying same formatting to long document
As safety over the Internet is becoming more and more
worrying, Jackie thinks it is time to re-examine
the logging in process, which is meant to be a good way
to keep your personal data secure.
Missing toolbar buttons
Sub totals in spreadsheets
This month, Jackie covers one area relevant to everyone
– cooking - where she suggests that, sometimes, using
the Web is far better than turning to a book.
Useful Keyboard shortcuts
Stop automatically adding people I reply to in my address book
New websites wanted
Cropping and Cloning
Problem with buying on eBay
RSI working at your PC
Finding items in My Documents
Sending special greetings emails
Saving files to CD
Adding desktop links to websites
Adding section of document to desktop
Bargains on eBay
Stopping capitalization on new lines in Word.
My computer is slow.
Moving pictures around a document
Read Only message
Which version of operating system do I have
Checking emails on holiday
Jackie suggests you download the Google Toolbar for the New Year..
This month Jackie takes you through the 10 steps you need to take to switch broadband supplier quickly and easily.
Jackie explains how to stop your computer becoming
cluttered up with Spyware programs
Mice behaving badly
Jackie answers more of your questions
Saving money on phone bills
Paint Shop Pro file types
Adding fonts to your Font box
PowerPoint and common formats
Sorting word processed documents
Changing the colour in
Getting Crafty with a Computer - using your
Facilities available to help
the elderly or disabled
use a computer
What are podcasts?
utility providers online
Tracking visited web pages
Safe online purchasing
For earlier editions of YoucandoIT visit:
YoucandoIT index 2007
or older versions can be found
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