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  • Connect to the Monroe County Computer Class Calendar of Events to view and register for classes at one of our branches.
  • Step-by-Step instructions for managing the Start Screen tiles and apps, using the Charms bar, Personal Settings and Desktop options. You will need the Adobe PDF reader to open documents. Click HERE for free download.
  • Reference cards for iPad, iPhone 4 and Windows 8 Touch Screen devices. You will need the Adobe PDF reader to open documents. Click HERE for free download.
  • Information on protecting and keeping your identity secure. Understand the meaning of the numbers of your credit cards and Social Security and how they are referenced back to you. Websites and glossary for getting help and understanding how you can help protect yourself and your family. Keep in mind that some information provided here will change and is only a starting place to help in searching for Credit Monitoring or ID Theft protection services. You will need the Adobe PDF reader to open documents. Click HERE for free download.
  • These are Instructions on how to download the Adobe Reader software using Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. It is available for printing in PDF. You will need the Adobe Reader to view and print the PDF. If you do not have it on your computer and want to view the document, go to or call a Monroe County Library System branch for help in printing the document. Also, the Microsoft Office Word 97-2003 format is usable with new versions of the Microsoft Office Word software.
  • Our Mobile Training Lab travels throughout Monroe County here in southeast Michigan. Our mission is to train our patrons in a variety of computer skills to help them attain personal goals and improve skills for employment needs. Our blog is an extension of the Monroe County Library System Mobile Training Lab created to enable computer users to access training materials from home. Topics for comments will be available and new topics posted regularly.
  • Practice mouse skills using the exercises from MCLS and other teaching sites to improve holding and moving the mouse, selecting text, check boxes, radial buttons, menus, copying and pasting and other tasks for which the mouse is used. Each site has some tasks that are basically the same and tasks that are differ. Enjoy the variety of ideas used to teach and become skillful at using the mouse. A keyboard diagram and chart with descriptions of keys are also available for viewing and printing. You will need the Adobe PDF reader to open documents. Click HERE for free download.
  • A few basic rules on social networking, whether you are doing email, Facebook, Skype or any type of forum conversations. You will need the Adobe PDF reader to open documents. Click HERE for free download.
  • Changing windows text size enables to enlarge and decrease the size of text in Windows 7. This does not change it when creating documents. This is done in the particular software. To use this document in PDF you will need the Adobe Reader. Download HERE to install it on your computer.

  • For a more professional look to your documents by using your pictures, artistic designs and company logos to create your personal ClipArt and bullets. Another feature to personalize your documents is using the eudcedit Editor to create and add designs in the Character Map. This is a PDF document. Click HEREto download the free Adobe Reader.
  • A collection of reference cards all in one document for Windows, Computer Basics, Control Panel, Saving a Document, Internet Explorer, Creating Folders & Shortcuts, Desktop and more. This document opens with Adobe PDF. Download HERE for free Adobe Reader.
  • These are hands-on exercises in basic tasks for early beginner computer users. It includes crossword puzzle, power point, step-by-step instructions for various activities, videos from the internet and longer handouts with more detailed information. Topics included in this series are: Computer Basic Essentials, Hardware, Software, Networks, Typing Skills, Word Pad, Windows, using Programs, Files & Folders-Tool bars, Create, Edit and Save a document, Exploring and using the Internet-Web pages, Email, Change your homepage, Pop-up Blocker and Firewalls. You will need Adobe Reader for the PDF documents. Click HERE for free download. All handouts are available to print.
  • This course is for the computer user with limited computer abilities. It is similar to Level 1 with more practice to build your skills. You will need Adobe Reader for the PDF documents. Click HERE for free download. All handouts are available to print.
  • Participants will learn how to clean disk and defragment, some easy steps to keep their computer safe, and try some of the programs in the Accessory Folder in their computer. Users will also learn basic home networking, set up and troubleshoot a home network, vocabulary and acronyms, and more. You will need Adobe Reader for the PDF documents. Click HERE for free download. All handouts are available to print.
  • This is a beginning course that covers the purpose of a database, opening Microsoft Office 2007 and viewing screen attributes. Also there is an exercise to create a table, form, report and query. It is a PDF document. If you need to download the free Adobe reader, click HERE.
  • This exercise covers topics such as: tools of the program, creating and formatting a table, inserting a chart, using the addition formulas, copy and paste. You will have a completed table and chart when the project is complete. This is a printable document in the PDF format. To download the free Adobe reader click HERE .
  • In this course you will learn PowerPoint program basics, creating slides, animation, slide design, slide transition, and slide show settings. You will have a complete PowerPoint presentation when completed. It is a PDF document. If you need to download the free Adobe reader, click HERE.
  • Create an Invitation with Microsoft Office Word 2007. This course contains a quick guide for basic tasks such as getting help, copy and paste and more. Also, an exercise to use many tools available in the program. This is a PDF file and can be opened using the Adobe Reader. You can download the free software by clicking HERE.

  • These lessons are individual step-by-step instructions on how to do specific tasks using the Microsoft Word 2007 program. They are also compatible tasks in Microsoft Word 2010. You may print them or use the lessons on line. You will need the Adobe Reader program to use all PDF documents. Click HERE for a free download.
  • Explore the Backstage view, navigation pane, program options, and creating and printing documents while using Microsoft Office 2010. All documents are in PDF. Click HERE to download the free software to read and print lessons.
  • Includes basics project and handouts for alignment group, building blocks, layout and guides, linking, master page, styles and themes, text group and typography group. All are in PDF. If you do not have the Adobe Reader you can download free by clicking HERE.
  • Handouts to design and format tables, cells and charts, pivot table and charts, functions, slicers, sparklines, auto list, comments, ink, hide/unhide columns and rows, freeze and split panes. These are in PDF. If you do not have the Adobe Reader, download free by clicking HERE.
  • Save your work to a folder on your computer or removable storage. These documents are printable and in PDF. To download Adobe Reader free click HERE.
  • Create a DVD using photos, videos and music you have stored on your computer or a removable storage. All files will need to be edited and ready to use before creating a video with this software. Once your files are prepared it will be a short work to complete the video and write it to a DVD. This document is in PDF. If you do not have Adobe PDF creator, click HERE for a free download.

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