Thursday, February 2, 2017

Class Summary 2-2-2017

We began with a question about how to print the screen. Back in the days of DOS, we would press the Print Screen key on the keyboard and whatever was on the screen would be sent immediately to our printer. Today the same key takes the image on the screen and places a snapshot of it in the Windows clipboard. From there we can paste it into any other application, like the Paint program to change it and save it as an image file (JPG) or into a word processor as an image to include in a document. In Windows 10 holding down the windows key and pressing print screen will create an image file and save it in the Screenshots folder in your Pictures folder.

The Snipping Tool comes with Windows and using it your can draw a box around anything on your screen. When you release the mouse button what you boxed appears in the Snipping window. From there you can copy it, save it as an image file, and other options.

I have used MWsnap for years. And there is one on call Greenshot that does a nice job as well. And this one I found last week, but have not tried… Screeny is a powerful screen capture program for Windows

LibreOffice 5.3 ships with experimental Office-like Ribbon UI. This link takes you to the article we discussed in class about the new version. It includes an experimental “ribbon” bar similar to MS Office, but not called that. Details are in the article.

Download LibreOffice 5.3

Windows 10 tip: Repair your Windows 10 installation. When you have a serious issue with Windows 10, it has it’s own repair capability by running a reset. This reinstalls Windows 10. But, it also removes all your non-Microsoft programs while keeping your data. Using a Windows 10 install CD which you can download from the web at no charge, you can upgrade your PC to the same version and keep all your programs and data. This article explains it.

Spreadsheet Basics. There are a number of spreadsheet programs out there. The most used is probably MS Office Excel. As you know, that is not a free programs. Others include OpenOffice, LibreOffice, GNumeric, Google Docs, and more… The following link opens the white paper I used in class: and here is the link to the sheets we built today in class:

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