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New To A Computer - Word 2003

Want to book for the next time this course is run?
Phone us. (04) 560-3160 (Office is not always staffed).
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Use of the course. All computers are relatively similar in how programs manipulate text. This course teaches these basics, therefore it can be helpful even to someone who is new to computers and has bought an Apple Mac. It is like learning to fly in a light aircraft - it is then not too difficult to adapt what you have learnt to larger multi-engine aircraft, the basic principles are the same.


To learn the basics of how to the use of a computer and what it can do for you.


This course is for beginners whose home computer uses a Windows XP operating system and has Office (usually student or home edition) which has Word 2003 in it.

It covers starting and shutting down the computer, writing a very brief letter and then seeing how its appearance and layout can be changed. Then continuing with the letter - how to save it, print it, or send it to someone by email.

The course covers spelling and grammar, creating folders, renaming folders, deleting them, and putting files into them. It covers searching for files or folders when you can’t remember where you put them. Selecting text, cutting, copying, pasting, and dragging and dropping text. The use of icons on Toolbars. Also saving and retrieving files from a CD or flash drive.


A desire to learn the basic skills of operating a computer. It is assumed you have a computer at home because practicing is the only way to absorb and reinforce what you have learnt.


One 2 hour session per week for 4 weeks.

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How To Apply For Membership of SeniorNet Hutt City On Line.

You can complete the form on the left side of the on line application page here.

This form is in two pages. Click the Continue button at the end of page 1 to continue on page two.

Complete all the sections marked with a red asterisk (they are mandatory) and the other questions as appropriate.

Then click the button at the end of the form to submit it. You will receive a confirming email.

If you prefer, you can call at our Learning Centre and complete an application in person. Our Learning Centre is at:


Gibson Sheat Building
81 Queens Drive, Lower Hutt 5010