Tech Tips from Mr. G Tech Tips
Scanning Documents at the Liverpool Public Library
I think that the scanner is one of the best inventions of the personal computer era. With it, I’m able to take
photos and documents that would’ve taken many file drawers to store, and put them into a nice compact format
that I can store on my computer and reproduce almost perfectly later on. But there are a few things you need to
know before you get started with our scanners, and that’s what this handout is all about.
Why You Need a Cheap Cell Phone
A guide for people who hate cell phones.
With the old familiar phone booth on the endangered species list along with the California condor and the Siberian tiger, if you don't already have a cell phone this handout will help you think about finally getting one.
What You Need to Know about Microsoft Word for the Mac
This handout will help you with the most commonly used Word commands. It is written for Word 2008, the word processing software that we run on the Macs here at the Liverpool Public Library. If you have a later version of Word, or one of the Windows versions, things may look a little different and you might have to hunt around a little, but the basic concepts will still be the same.
You will find more quick reference guides for Microsoft Word on our Explore A Topic Computer Tutorials page.
Getting the Most Out of Your iPad
Updated February 2014: Introduced in 2006, Apple’s iPad has become the fastest selling tablet computer of all time, making owners out of people who had previously never seen a need for such a device. In fact, I’m one of those people. I figured that since I already had a MacBook Pro and an iPod Touch, I didn’t need one more thing to schlep around with me. But when I saw some of the things it could do, I changed my mind fast. I’d like to share some of these things with you.