What: You have written your Word document and now you wish to include some images. The workshop will cover the following:
• Word layers • Position a graphic within text • Creating a floating graphic and keeping them in place • Wrapping styles and fine tuning • Find tuning text wrapping • Anchors • Move and size a picture • Grouping • Compress pictures • Alter pictures using the Picture Toolbar
The cost of the workshop is $5 payable at the workshop.
The Issues for Tutors to note with Class Computers article, found on the Tutors Page, has been updated with recent issues and their solutions. Tutors and members may find some useful problem solving material in this article.
Invitation to SeniorNet Wellington Inc. Open Day Thursday 9 July
If you’re 55 years or over come and see how you can learn to:
• Send email messages to family and friends • Use the Internet to keep in touch with the world • Develop new skills like digital photography • Play interesting computer games • Do up old photographs for your family • Make birthday and greeting cards
• Write your Family History
• Make a Photo Slide Show • Improve your secretarial skills
If you already have computer & technical skills, enquire about:
• Our Special Interest Groups that meet each month • The range of topical workshops we promote • Opportunities to share, pass on, or develop your skills
Call any time between 10 am and 2 pm at The SeniorNet Learning Centre Level 1 Anvil House 138-140 Wakefield St (opp The Michael Fowler Centre) or phone 04 473 1510 for more details
Would members please advertise the above to friends and organisations.
Wellington City Councillors at today's Strategy and Policy Committee agreed to extend the Council's Leisure Card scheme to all of the city's superannuitants. The scheme gives Community Service Card holders, people on an invalids or sickness benefit, Green Prescription referrals, and recent migrants a 50 percent discount on admission to all Council swimming pools and recreation centres. Further discounts are also available on fitness programmes. People must be Wellington city residents to qualify for the Leisure Card.
Council staff have been reviewing the scheme in the last few months in an effort to make it accessible to superannuitants. They monitored the use of the Council's facilities to assess the financial impact of extending the scheme to those over the age of 65.
Research carried out during February, March and April this year showed the majority of visits to the pools and recreation centres were during off-peak times and Councillors agreed the financial impact of extending the scheme to superannuitants would be minimal.
The Council's Social Portfolio Leader, Councillor Ngaire Best, is thrilled the scheme will be introduced to superannuitants. "We have received a lot of feedback over the last few years from people over the age of 65 who wanted to be eligible for the Leisure Card. We are delighted to be able to offer these honoured citizens cheaper visits to our recreation facilities that tie in with Government schemes such as the Super Gold Card.
"The Leisure Card scheme encourages participation in recreation activities and will give our seniors the opportunity to improve their health and well-being. It also provides another area of the community access to a range of discounts. The more people who use our facilities the better."
Wellington City superannuitants who want to apply for a Leisure Card can do so by filling out the application form on theLeisure Card web page.
Notice is hereby given that the seventeenth Annual General Meeting of SeniorNet Wellington Inc. will be held in the Spectrum Theatre, BP House cnr Johnston Street and Customhouse Quay, Wellington on Wednesday 17 June 2009, commencing at 10am.
2. Confirmation of minutes of AGM Wednesday 18 June 2008.
3. Matters arising
4. Adoption of the 2009 annual report
5. Approval of the annual accounts for the year to 31 March 2009
6. Election of officers and members of the executive committee
7. Appointment of reviewer
8. General business
Our guest speaker Nathan Mercer from Microsoft, will demonstrate Windows 7, the new Microsoft operating system (this is a really good presentation).
Where: Anvil House, Level 1, WCC Senior Centre Room (note change of venue), 138-140 Wakefield St.
What: This will be a demonstration by John Foden on how to use the free GIMP programme to restore and retouch your archive images.
Although this will be a repeat of the GIMP workshop given earlier in May, it is hoped to have the (extended) notes available as a costed printed bound booklet for perusal, so that people can place orders if they wish. Also, comments, questions and suggestions will be welcomed on peoples views and previous experience with GIMP.