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University of Missouri-Columbia   Extension Technology and Computer Services—ETCS

 March 1999
Vol. 16, No. 3

A Technology Newsletter for Extension Specialists



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TCRC / ITV Computer Training Opportunity
by Kristie Sapp

ETCS is going to offer computer training in the month of April by Interactive TV (ITV) via your regional TCRCs. There will be a 2-hour ITV session offered from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 27th. This session will broadcast live to each of the seven TCRCs. I will originate the session "Moving From WordPerfect to Word" from the Mexico TCRC. This will be a "Heads-up" training session in the morning. From 11:00-11:20 a.m., there will be a question and answer session. We will then break for lunch. At 1 p.m. the TCRC computer labs will be open for you to work on the exercises presented in the morning. Your local RITS will be on location to act as your local facilitators. We will all be connected via NetMeeting during the afternoon session for any additional instructions, questions, etc.

Topics to be covered:

  • Converting WordPerfect files to Word files
  • Converting a WordPerfect data merge file to Word
  • Using an existing table as a database for mail merges
  • Creating a data file from scratch in Word
  • Creating a sheet of mailing labels

Each participant will receive a manual and a diskette with class files and at the end of the day, a Lego & Certificate for their work.

As mentioned in the February, 1999, Inner Circuits, we hope to begin using distance learning technology, such as our TCRCs, to provide a pleasant day of computer training for you without traveling out of your region. This should be a very informative session and we look forward to seeing and/or hearing you at one of the TCRCs!

Sign-up for this session will be handled in the same manner as all other training sessions. You will need to contact ETCS by telephone at 573-882-2096 or via e-mail at You will need to provide us with your name, location and the TCRC (Mexico, Kirksville, Nevada, Reeds springs, Poplar Bluff, Delta Center and Mineral Area College) you will be attending. The deadline for sign-up will be April 20, 1999. For further information, do not hesitate to call or e-mail ETCS.



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