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For Seniors: How to Change Your Computer Mouse Settings

If you have arthritis or carpal tunnel, using your computer mouse may cause pain. Fortunately, you can change your settings to make your computer mouse behave how you want. To avoid having to click your [more…]

For Seniors: How to Optimize Your Computer Screen for Visibility

If you have visual challenges, you can customize Windows to fit your needs. You can set up Windows to use higher screen contrast to make things easier to see, read descriptions to you rather than make [more…]

For Seniors: How to Replace Sounds on Your Computer with Visual Cues

Sometimes Windows alerts you to events with sounds. If you have hearing challenges, you may prefer that your computer give you visual cues instead of sound cues. Visual cues are useful if you are hard [more…]

For Seniors: How to Set Up Speech Recognition on Your Computer

If you have dexterity challenges from a condition such as arthritis, you may prefer to speak commands, using a technology called speech recognition, rather than type them. All you need to do is attach [more…]

For Seniors: How Microsoft Windows Organizes Data

When you work in a software program, such as a word processor, you save your document as a file. You can save files to your computer hard drive, removable storage media such as USB flash drives [more…]

For Seniors: How to Locate Files and Folders in Your Computer

Can’t remember what you named a folder or where on your computer or storage media you saved it? You can open the Computer window to locate it or perform a Search. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Choose a File or Folder View in Windows Explorer

Windows Explorer is a program you can use to find a file or folder by navigating through an outline of folders and subfolders. It’s a great way to view files on your computer, and you can even adjust how [more…]

For Seniors: How to Open a Recently Used File on Your Computer

If you worked on a file recently on your computer and want to make additional changes to it, Windows offers a shortcut to that saves you time. To open a recently used file on your computer: [more…]

For Seniors: How to Create a New Folder on Your Computer

You can store documents on your computer inside folders. To create a new folder, start by going to the folder or library that you want your new folder to be part of. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Rename a File or Folder on Your Computer

You can change the name of any files or folders you create on your computer. Becoming better organized and revamping your collection of electronic files is quick and easy. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Add a File or Folder to Your Favorites List

The Favorites list in the Start menu offers a quick way to access frequently used items. If you’re constantly downloading and editing photos or updating your shopping list in Word, those items are good [more…]

For Seniors: How to Copy a Computer File or Folder

You can copy a file or folder (or groups of files or folders at the same time) to another location on your computer. When you do, the original file or folder stays in the same location, but a duplicate [more…]

For Seniors: How to Move a Computer File or Folder

Sometimes you save a file or folder in one place on your computer but in reorganizing your work, you decide that you want to move the item to another location. Fortunately, in Windows 7, moving files and [more…]

For Seniors: How to Create a Compressed Computer File or Folder

To shrink the size of a computer file or all the files in a folder, you can compress them. Compressing a file or folder reduces a large file or folder to a more manageable size. Compressing a file is often [more…]

For Seniors: How to Delete a Computer File or Folder

If you decide that you no longer need a file or folder, you can clear up clutter on your computer by deleting it. Remember, though, that when you delete a file or folder in Windows, it’s not really gone [more…]

For Seniors: How to Back Up Computer Files

You’ve put a lot of work into creating your computer files, so you’ll want to remember to back them up. If you back up your computer files, if your computer is damaged or loses data, you’ll have a copy [more…]

For Seniors: How to Start an Office 2010 Application

The Office 2010 suite consists of several very powerful applications (programs), each with its own features and interface. To work with an application, you need to start it. All the Office applications [more…]

For Seniors: How to Put Text on a Page in Office 2010

Creating a document in Office 2010 is an easy task. In Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, a new Word document (or Excel workbook, or PowerPoint presentation) opens automatically when you start the program. You [more…]

For Seniors: How to Open an Existing Document in Office 2010

If you don’t save your work in an Office document, workbook, or presentation, whatever you have entered disappears when you close the application or turn off your computer. Saving your work stores it for [more…]

For Seniors: How to Work with the Office 2010 BackStage View

In Office 2010, clicking the File tab opens the File menu, also known as Backstage View. Backstage View provides access to commands that have to do with the data file you’re working with — things like [more…]

For Seniors: How to Work with the Office 2010 Ribbon

All Office 2010 applications have a common system of navigation called the Ribbon, which is a tabbed bar across the top of the application window. Each tab is like a page of buttons. To work in the Ribbon [more…]

For Seniors: How to Select Content in Microsoft Office

Selecting content is an essential skill for any Microsoft Office application. Many commands in Office applications apply to whatever text or graphics you select. For example, to make some text bold, select [more…]

For Seniors: How to Move Around in an Office 2010 Document

As you add information in one of the Office 2010 applications, you may have so much content that you can’t see it all onscreen at once. You may need to move around by scrolling through the document to [more…]

For Seniors: How to Zoom In and Out in an Office 2010 Document

While you’re working in a Microsoft Office 2010 application (or any version of Office), you may want to zoom in to see a close-up view of part of your work or zoom out to see a bird’s-eye view of the whole [more…]

For Seniors: How to Change the View in Microsoft Office

Each Microsoft Office application has a variety of viewing options available. Each view is suited for a certain type of activity in that application. For example, in Word, you can choose Draft view, which [more…]

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