GTPCC MEETING MINUTES
May 15, 2011
Todays meeting of the GTPCC was held in the Community Room of Howell Furniture, 6095 Folsom in Beaumont, Texas
Attendance: 18 members and 6 guests.
2 New Members and 2 Renewals
Guest Speaker Presentation: Microsoft Word and Access by Cathay Young of Ideas Are US
1:40 p.m.: Dr. Sam opened meeting with Dr. Sam's Questions & Answers. Topics discussed:
Sonic DVD maker & Nero
Video cards - software driven now vs. hardware driven
Reminder: If having trouble with older hardware, new hardware better & less expensive
Iras article this week in Examiner Rogue Security Software list - enhanced view only
GTPCC website, list is under scams & alerts
Windows Defender needs to be turned off for some free downloads
Microsoft updates be notified that upgrades are available vs. automatic downloads
E9 works on Vista & W7, but not XP; looks like Google Chrome
Windows shutdown means another program over riding, need to set internet options
Disabling Google toolbars - right click or use uninstaller Revo or CCleaner.
Virus prevention read your screen before you click
2:30 p.m.: Main presentation by guest speaker Cathay Young on Microsoft Office Word &
Cathay fellow member and owner of Ideas Are US for five years.
Teaches, builds and repairs. Uses discovery method.
$22.00/Hr now. Lives in Groves. More for Beaumont area
Passed around book for Office 2010 (No disc available)
Features of Word same as Access View tab most changes
MLA for college students, Publisher, Style/Themes, Screen Shots(new), Alt/Print Screen
Version 2010 requires you to uninstall all other versions
Need to research all functions to find amenities. Some functions in more than one place
Gutters page set up for bonded documents
Can add Excel spreadsheets using landscape. May have to use Photoshop program
Saves in docx. Can save in different versions. Has compatibility mode
Access More web-based. Combines Word, Excel, Publisher & Powerpoint (open web pages)
Takes info from Excel, designs & forms views
Has calendar control (Word 2010 does not)
Switchboard manager - large (Word 2010 allows only eight buttons)
Great for large amounts of data. Can buy separately. Not difficult.
Create database from bottom up starting with tables
Excel can do some things better such as calculations
Compact and repair database recommended each time you close
3:50 p.m.: Our President thanked Cathay for her presentation.
Announcements were made:
June Meeting: New Network Technology by Dr. Sam Giglio
July: Useful and Needed Utilities.
August: Mobile Me by Jennifer of Computer Dimensions
Check out NEW & FREE Advanced System Care 4
Refurbished servers for sale at Zydeco
Our treasurer held drawing for door prizes, winners were:
Richard Baynes: iPod Pillow Speaker Donated by GTPCC
Angela Walker: Removable Hard Drive Drawer Donated by GTPCC
Ruth Pyatt: Wall Speaker Brackets Donated by GTPCC
Sandra Daughtry: Removable Hard Drive Drawer Donated by GTPCC
Al Alvardo: Notebook Keyboard Cover Donated by Computer Dimensions
Gilbert Saldana: Snack Crazy 100 Recipe Cards Donated by Barnes & Noble
Meeting Adjourned at 4:45 p.m.
Submitted by, Gwen Jones