Monday, February 27, 2006

Word Basics for the Public

The new public computer class, Word Basics, was created in response to numerous requests from class participants who were asking for a Computer Basics II. They wanted more before they ventured into the Internet portion of classes.

At first, I was confused. What else could we give them that we did not give them in Computer Basics? Did they want more instruction on moving the mouse? Were they wanting more about closing and resizing windows? Surely not.

Or perhaps they wanted more on how to manage their home computer, which we cannot do. These classes focus on teaching library customers how to use library computers. We cannot offer classes on managing home computers for numerous reasons.

So what did they want? What is Computer Basics II?

After further research, I determined that these customers were not asking for Computer Basics II. They were asking for Word Basics. So starting March 2006, we will begin offering Word Basics.

The class will cover these topics:

  • cut, copy, and paste
  • formatting font
  • changing paragraph alignment
  • changing line spacing
  • bullets
  • margins
  • undo/redo
  • saving

Hopefully this will satisfy the customer's need. If you have any questions, give this post a comment!

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