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Half Day Courses

Half day courses are available on request, subject to demand and a minimum number of students.

Select a course from the list below to find out more: 



Internet and E-Mail


Who is it for?

Anyone who can use a mouse but has never surfed the web or used e-mail.

What is covered?

  • Introduction to the Internet
    A brief history of the Internet and the World Wide Web.
  • Web Addresses
    Ever wondered about the difference between .com and .co.uk?  Find out how a web address is constructed.
  • Jargon
    A simple guide to the most commonly used phrases when working with the Internet and e-mail.
  • How to get Connected
    Find out what you need to get on to the web at home, including which browser software to use and how to decide on the best Internet Service Provider.
  • Surf the Net
    Learn all about the World Wide Web and how to find what you want using a search engine.
  • E-mail
    Working with Outlook Express, you will learn how to send and receive e-mail.

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Microsoft Publisher 


Who is it for?

Anyone with an interest in creating their own leaflets, posters, greeting cards or business cards who already has a basic knowledge of using a computer.

What is covered?

  • Wizards
    Find out how to use the built-in wizards to create your project step by step.
  • Basic Formatting
    Learn how to lay out text and format your project using different fonts, colours and images.
  • Design Work
    Learn how to create a project from scratch using a variety of images and text.
  • Saving and Printing
    Working with different print layout types and sizes, you will learn how to print your project with ease.

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Microsoft Powerpoint 


Who is it for?

Anyone with an interest in creating impressive on-screen multimedia presentations or overhead slides.  A basic knowledge of working with computers is recommended.

What is covered?

  • Presentation Basics
    Covers points to bear in mind when planning and designing your presentation.
  • Formatting
    Learn how to lay out text and format your presentation using different fonts, colours and images.  Also covers working with slide masters, design templates, animation and transition effects.
  • Saving and Printing
    Prepare your presentation for printing to different media including overhead transparencies and work with audience handouts and speaker notes.
  • Running your Presentation
    At the end of the session, you will have the chance to run through your presentation on-screen.

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Microsoft Word 


Who is it for?

Anyone with an interest in creating their own letters, reports and labels.  A basic knowledge of working with computers is recommended.

What is covered?

  • Word Processing Basics
    Covers how to enter and amend text in the document and save it.
  • Formatting
    Learn how to lay out text and format your document using different fonts and colours.
  • Using Pictures
    Brighten up your documents by learning how to add clipart and images to them.
  • Copy, Cut and Paste
    Discover the magic of being able to move and copy text in the documents.
  • Borders and Shapes
    Add some finishing touches by using borders and shapes in the text.

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Microsoft Excel 


Who is it for?

Anyone with an interest in working with figures and statistics using Microsoft Excel.  A basic knowledge of working with computers is recommended.

What is covered?

  • Getting Started
    Learn how to find your way around a workbook and enter text.
  • Using Formula
    Discover the benefits of simple formula and how they can be used.
  • Working with Functions
    Covers the use of basic functions to calculate totals, average, highest and the lowest values.
  • Charts
    Represents figures held on the spreadsheet in the form of a chart and learn how to format the chart.
  • Copy, Cut and Paste
    Discover the magic of being able to move and copy text in the workbook.

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Ewart Library Cybercentre

Catherine Street
Dumfries
DG1 1JB

Tel: 01387 260284
Fax: 01387 260284
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Stranraer Library and Customer Service Centre

Stranraer Library and Customer Service Centre
North Strand Street
Stranraer
Wigtownshire
DG9 7LD

Tel: 01776 707400
Fax: 01776 889492
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John McNeillie Library, Wigtown

Wigtown County Buildings
Wigtown
Newton Stewart
DG8 9JH

Tel: 01988 403329
Fax: 01988 403329
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Kirkcudbright Library

Sherriff Court House
High Street
Kirkcudbright
DG6 4JW

Tel: 01557 331240
Fax: 01557 331240
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Contact Dumfries and Galloway Council T: 030 33 33 3000

Council Offices
English Street
Dumfries
DG1 2DD

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