Report submitted by Sally Hudson
Jay Hall opened the meeting.  Thirty people attended.


Jay thanked Robert Rodgers for setting up the technical equipment; Nancy Sjoberg and Cecilia Vance for volunteering for the Sign In Desk; and thanked Darlene, Cecilia, Nancy and Josie Dowd for providing refreshments.

The slate of officers for 2012-2013 was announced by David Henry who thanked the Nominating Committee for their work.

President – Frank Weitzman
Vice Presidents – Sherry Foecking  and David Henry
Secretary Chairman – Donna Gilbert (plus Florence Antoine, Nita Howard, Nancy Marsh, Nancy McWilliams, Mary Lou Raterman, Jim Weiss)
Treasurer – Caye Wheeler

Appointed:
Program Chairman – Jim Kaehler (plus Bob Capellini, Myron Thorner, Myron Dadson, Frank Zacherl)
Refreshments Coordinator– Nancy Sjoberg  (plus Mary Walston and Deanna Ferlita)
Set Up Coordinator– Bill Swartz (plus Ray Garcia, Charles Hale, Bill Lillis)
Sunshine Secretary – Mary Walston
Historian – Marilyn Bartholomew
Photo Coordinator – open
Greeters – Cecelia Vance, Marilyn Bartholomew
Webmaster and Website Editor – David Henry

The Slate was declared elected on a unanimous vote.

The subject of SNUG’s presentation was Word Pad presented by Sherry Foecking and Shirley Deeter.  Sherry started out by saying that “Bill Gates decided to put some teeth in Word Pad.”  It is a better word processor to use in teaching rather than buying Microsoft Word or Microsoft Office.  Everyone who has Windows 7 has the improved Word Pad on their computer.
To locate Word Pad, click on the start button – all programs – accessories – then Word Pad. (Click on the icon picture rather than the name – unless you want to rename the program).
For easy access to this program you can “Pin” the Word Pad icon to your taskbar, the  start menu, or make a short-cut icon for your desk top.  This is done by right clicking on the Word Pad icon (picture).
To find your document that has been completed in Word Pad, open Word Pad, click on the small white button in the navy blue box (above clip board icon), click open  and it will show your document on the right listed under recent documents.  Click on the name of your document and it will open.  From there, click on the small white button in the navy blue box again and it will display options (print, save, close).
On the top blue bar just to the left of the words Document-Word Pad, you will find  an arrow pointing down.  Clicking on this allows you to customize your Quick Access Bar where you find the icons for print undo, and save.  Always look for arrows because they allow you to add your favorites to the quick access bar.
The “ribbon” is the portion of the page that extends above the area where you will type your document.  It contains the information regarding the text size, font, centering, and insert object items.  If you would rather not have that to distract you, follow the instructions in the above paragraph and click on minimize the ribbon.  To restore the ribbon, click on restore ribbon.
The icon representing a clip board (upper left) is used to store portions of a document that you have either cut or copied until you are ready to paste it into another document.
The Font is listed in a small rectangular box.  The default font is Calibri.  If you want to use another Font click on the down arrow within that rectangle and a window will drop down allowing you to see what the other fonts look like.  Click on the Font that you like and its name will appear in the rectangular box.
The point (small square box) refers to the size of the letter.  The default size is 11.  If you want to use 1 inch letters, set the point at the number 72.  If you want to use ½ inch letters, set the point at 36.  The smaller your letter, the smaller the point number.
When typing your document, pressing the control key and the 9 key (pg up) at the same time will bring you back to the top of the page.   To quickly reach the end of your document press the control key and the 1 (end) key at the same time.
If you want to highlight a line of type, place your curser in the left margin and click beside the line that you want to highlight.  Two clicks will highlight a paragraph; three clicks will highlight the entire page.
On the ribbon you will see abc  which draws a line through the text.   First highlight the words that you want to cross out by left clicking your mouse holding it down and at the same time moving your curser over the words.   Then click the abc button and it will draw a line through the words.   (ex. Moving your curser over the words).
Also on the ribbon in the area labeled Font, you will see two buttons with an X on them. On one there is a small 2 at the bottom of the X and on the other X there is a 2 above the X.  These are the subscript and superscript keys respectively.    Highlight the word, and then click on the X2 or the X2 key.  (Ex.  H20).
The highlighter button is also located in the Font box.  The default color is white.  If you want to highlight  text in color, left click and hold down the mouse while moving your cursor over the words then click on the highlighter icon in the font box.  Click the down arrow to display the colors and click on the color that you wish to highlight with.
The A with a dark line under it is the key to use when you want to change the color of the text.  Highlight the word, click on A, pick color and click on the color.  There is also custom color available.
The large A’ key is for enlarging the font.  Highlight the word or words, click on the A’ and continue to click until the text is the size that you desire.  The small A is for minimizing the font (text).
In the Paragraph area you will find buttons for the left alignment of text , center alignment, and right alignment.  These keys control how your text appears on the page.
Example, The right alignment key aligns your text with the right margin.
There is another key called the justification key that displays your text evenly in your document. This key provides spaces between the words that make it appear as if your words magically fall exactly between each margin.
The paragraph key is located beside the justification key.  By clicking this key you can change the margins and the spacing between the lines.  Default line spacing is 1.15.  Use 2.0 to double space.  By clicking “add 10pt space after paragraph” allows you to have additional space between paragraphs.  The Tab Set allows you to make columns.
Never before has there been bullets, abc’s, roman numerals, or 1-2-3’s in Word Pad.
The Find key helps you locate a particular word in the document.
The Replace key allows you to replace one word with another.  First find the word that you want to replace (Ex. School.  Pick the whole word only) Highlight the word and click replace.  Type in the replacement word (ex. Academy) and it will replace the word school with academy throughout the entire document.
Under the View tab, If you can’t read the text click on zoom in.  If it is too large click on zoom out.
The default format for all documents is rtf.  (Rich text format)  Any computer can read it.
Shirley Deeter discussed how to insert pictures, change the size of the picture in the document, and choose to do text wrapping around the picture.
 Click on insert picture – that takes you to the picture library.  Pick a picture and then click open.  This will insert the picture into your document.  If you click on the picture in your document you will notice small squares on the sides, top and  bottom.  By clicking on the side squares you can change the size of the picture.  To move the picture to a different location, left click and hold down while placing cursor on the picture and moving it to the desired location.  
Still need help?
Click on the blue circle with the ? inside (top upper right). Type question in search box.
Go to Start –Programs –help and support.
Go to the Microsoft.com online help.
Put your question into a Google search.

A note to Mac users:  You can color code your file folders.

 

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