Computer Questions

Computer Questions

The goal of this group is how to make the computer work for you. Make communication easier. Find information faster. How to deal with spam / malware / email. How to communicate and share information using your computer/device. In the past we have covered such topics and specialized programs such as One-Note, Word Christmas labels / letters, Excel getting started, using YouTube, backup. Guest speakers are welcome to share a topic or experience in how they use the computer.

Rich is available during the day for one-on-one computer consulting or just discussions.

  • Home Phone: (608) 845-6639
  • Cell Phone: (608) 212-4011


updated 9/20/18

October Meeting:

  • Friday, October 19, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
  • Leader: Richard (Rich) Bartlett
  • Topic: Notepad, Wordpad, Doc, Word.
  • Classroom Setting

Getting the written word on paper has many options.  I’ll cover four of the most used programs for getting words on a piece of paper.


updated 8/19/18

September Meeting: 

  • Friday, September 21, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
  • Leader: Richard (Rich) Bartlett
  • Topic: One Note
  • Classroom Setting

OneNote which is the best Microsoft program you’re probably not using. It works basically anywhere:
Windows, IOS, Android, MacOS, Appl Watch and Android Wear. The online version is free. It handles almost any kind of content and is perfect for gathering research, personal items and even notes.


updated 7/20/18

August Meeting:

  • Friday, August 17, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
  • Leader: Richard (Rich) Bartlett
  • Topic: Open Line Meeting

Open Line Meeting” – Whatever topic the participants want! As always, please bring your discoveries, experiences, issues and questions to share with the group. Led by Rich Bartlett.

==> PS: The meeting covered a number of questions. From how to work with One-Drive to retrieve and edit documents in the full version of Word or Excel. We also covered a series of questions about selecting a new computer.

Key items covered included:

  • laptop or desktop?;
  • keyboard layout;
  • heat build-up;
  • Disk drives (HDD or SSD – size 250GB-1TB…);
  • Random access memory ( 4GB min for WIN10, to 8GB usable, to 16GB  excellent, to 32GB wow );
  • Processing units (Intel I3 min, I5 solid OK, I7 excellent, and even an I9).
  • Many of these computers come with multiple processing chips (cores) for doing the calculations (we looked at 2, 4, and even 6 cores… and more).
  • We even touched on graphics cards which frequently come with their own memory and processing chips (graphic cores).
  • The price points and where to buy and service are always a consideration.


July Meeting: 

  • Friday, August 17, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
  • Leader: Richard (Rich) Bartlett
  • Topic: The Cloud

Cloud” – Let’s take a look at the “Cloud” and how it can be used with “One Drive”.

Handout: Click here to download The Cloud 2018 Handout (PDF)


June Meeting:

  • Friday, June 15, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
  • Leader: Richard (Rich) Bartlett
  • Topic: The Verona Senior Center Web Site

Review the current Verona Senior Center Web Site. Goal is to keep the  information about the Senior Center current.