Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Computer Club Notes 2-25-2020

Custom Templates
A member had a good question about how to create custom templates in Google Docs. We poked around for a little while and could not easily find out how. We were able to find an article with step by step instructions on do it but did not have time in class to finish.

Convert PDF to an Image
This free PDF to JPG online converter is the simplest way to convert PDF to JPG. Nothing to download and to install, the whole process takes place online. It converts your PDF to produce high quality JPGs.

Recover Deleted Photos
So you’ve deleted a precious picture from your phone. Or worse, you broke or reset your device and lost them all. Now you need to know how to recover deleted photos from an Android phone.

I recommend using Google Photos to back up your photos to the cloud as you take photos from your cell phone. Then if you lose them from your phone you will still have them in the cloud.

Here is an article I wrote on photos:

To locate deleted pictures or any file on your hard drive or even flash drives get a copy of Recuva from Piriform

How do I use screen mirroring
When you want to display content from your phone or tablet on a nearby TV, you may be able to use screen mirroring. This feature allows you to replicate (or “mirror”) the screen of your compatible Android™ or Windows® device wirelessly onto your TV screen. With screen mirroring, you can send web pages, videos, photos, music, and more to your compatible Roku® streaming player or Roku TV™. In other words, whatever you see and do on your mobile device appears on your TV.

Most current generation Roku streaming players and Roku TVs support screen mirroring with notable exceptions listed below. To find the model of your Roku device, go to Settings > System > About

How To Watch TV By Channel
The Links below are to articles explaining how to watch each channel through various TV streaming services. Click on any of the TV channels below and learn how to watch each channel online. and

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SlideBox - Slide Scanner
Photomyne's new memory preservation app for scanning photo slides. The app itself is rather simple, but we'd like you to consider the following tips to achieve the best possible scanning results and to make sure you're having fun while using the app.

Email Deletes
When you delete an email using a web-based email such as Gmail or Yahoo, all the mail is on their server in the cloud. What resides on your computer are the last ones you looked at. If you delete an email from your phone and then go to your PC, that email may still appear because it is in the cache for that browser. Refresh the screen or instruct it to look for new mail and the deleted ones are gone.

The trash folder contains the email you deleted and is purged automatically of anything older than 30 days. What you delete by hand from the trash folder is gone right away. However, the emails still reside in their backup files so don’t think they are totally gone.

What version of Windows 10 do I have?

Win+R and type WINVER and press Enter

File Manager Preview

When you are in File Manager (the file folder on the taskbar), press Alt+P and a preview window will open to the right of the file names. As you click to an image a preview will appear to the right. Alt+P to turn it off. It will also preview other files such as documents, PDFs, Spreadsheets and others.

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