Computer Questions

Computer Questions


The goal of this group is how to make the computer work for you. Make communication easier. Find information faster. How to deal with spam/malware/email. How to communicate and share information using your computer/device. In the past we have covered such topics and specialized programs such as One-Note, Word, Christmas labels/letters, Excel, getting started, using YouTube and backup. Guest speakers are welcome to share a topic or experience in how they use the computer.


Rich is available during the day for one-on-one computer consulting or just discussions.

  • Home Phone: (608) 845-6639
  • Cell Phone: (608) 212-4011



September Meeting:


  • Friday, September 20,  10 – 11 AM
  • Leader: Rich Bartlett
  • Topic: One Note. Learn how this program can help you to research an event.




August Meeting:


  • Friday, August 16, 10:00 to 11:00 AM
  • Leader: Richard (Rich) Bartlett
  • Topic:  How to set up a computer filing system


Meeting discussion: Click here for the handout on computer filing.



July Meeting:


  • Friday, July 19, 10:00 to 11:00 AM
  • Leader: Richard (Rich) Bartlett
  • Topic:  To learn a new skill or review an old skill.


Meeting discussion: We talked about many resources, mostly free on the internet. How to tie a bowline knot. How to sew up leather.  How to pass the time. (One that came up here is a “paint by number” game that works well on cell phones.)



June Meeting:

  • Friday, June 21, 10:00 to 11:00 AM
  • Leader: Richard (Rich) Bartlett
  • Topic:  Open Forum – Bring your questions


May Meeting:

  • Friday, May 17, 10:00 to 11:00 AM
  • Leader: Richard (Rich) Bartlett
  • Topic:  PUBLISHER!!


Meeting references and notes:


The introduction to Publisher covered the basics of getting into Publisher and what makes it different than a word processor. I’ll provide the links I used in preparing the presentation:




April Meeting:


  • Friday, April 19, 10:00 to 11:00 AM
  • Leader: Richard (Rich) Bartlett
  • Topic:  Digital Cameras
  • After Topic writeup:


First off, my computer decided to do a 2 1/2 hour update of the operating system as I was setting up this morning. So, no computer. We talked through two ways to get photos from the camera or smart-phone to the computer, we didn’t cover the “cloud option” which you can find with the Google video or OneDrive below.  For any given situation one of the following should work to get your photos on the computer. Click on the links below and use the return arrow to come back to this web page. Note, there are lots of other videos you might want to explore regarding this topic.


How to import pictures to PC video.

How to import photos with windows 10. Text document.

How to transfer files using Google video and part 2 is using a USB connection. Video

How to transfer files using Microsoft OneDrive also works from a smart-phone. Text document.


Once the pictures are in the computer, use file-folders to organize the pictures. Once the pictures are on the computer, and safely backed up, I will delete them from my camera’s memory or cellphone to make room for new pictures. On the computer, I tend to organize my pictures by year, then by event or subject within the year folder. While we didn’t get to see that online during the meeting, I’d be happy to help with organizing the photos into folders. Call me at 608.212.4011 and we can set a time to meet at the Senior Center or anywhere you are comfortable to work on these steps.


Knowing how to make folders and store your pictures there. The next step (for me) is to plug in a USB drive and copy the pictures I want to make hard-copies of to the USB drive. A quick trip to Walgreens with the jump drive, and you are ready to print just the picture(s) you selected 3×5, 4×6 or 8×10 …


March Meeting: 

  • Friday, No meeting in March
  • Leader: Richard (Rich) Bartlett
  • Topic: No meeting (Check out past meeting notes below. ⇓ )



February Meeting:

  • Friday, February 15, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
  • Leader: Richard (Rich) Bartlett
  • Topic: Senior Center Online Capabilities (including the Friends Web Site).
  • Classroom Setting

{Meeting notes will go here when available:}



January Meeting:

  • Friday, January 18, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
  • Leader: Richard (Rich) Bartlett
  • Topic: What is streaming?
  • Classroom Setting


December  Meeting:

  • Friday, December 21, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
  • Leader: Richard (Rich) Bartlett
  • Topic: How to get started with Facebook
  • Classroom Setting


updated 10/04/18

click here for prior class notes.