'Step IT up' computer training

Our 'Step IT up' course is for people who have completed the 'Switch IT on' course and want to learn more.

You can complete this free training course at:    

There are four sessions lasting two hours.

Week 1 - More on WordPad 

You will learn more about word processing with WordPad:

  • Adding pictures
  • Copying, cutting and pasting text
  • Using indents, bullets and line spacing
  • Changing page setup, orientation and tabs

Week 2 - More on email

You will learn more about using a web based email account:

  • Including attachments and contacts
  • Organising your messages
  • Creating folders

Week 3 - PC maintenance

You will learn how to maintain your PC:

  • Cleaning up disk space
  • Defragmenting
  • Running a virus scan
  • Updating Windows
  • Clearing temporary Internet files
  • Installing and uninstalling a program
  • Working with multiple files
  • Deleting files
  • Viewing the print queue
  • Creating shortcuts

Week 4 - Downloading and memory sticks

You will learn how to download and use a memory stick:

  • Downloading useful programs from the Internet
  • Taking security precautions
  • Saving and working with external storage (memory sticks / flash drives)

Related Information

Contact Details


DG Customer Services Ewart Library Cybercentre

Catherine Street

Tel: 01387 260284
Fax: 01387 260284
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Contact Dumfries and Galloway Council T: 030 33 33 3000

Council Offices
English Street

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