Thursday, October 24, 2013

Windows 8 Training to be held in Cedar County Nov. 12

Contact: Patrick Davis, livestock specialist
Headquartered in Cedar County
Tel: 417-276-3313

STOCKTON, Mo. – A Windows 8 training workshop will be taught by Leslie Carroll-Bartlett, retired Extension technology specialist, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov., 12 at the Cedar County Library, 717 East Street, Stockton, Mo.

Windows 8 has a new look with the Start Screen replacing the Start Menu, and new navigating tools called Apps and Charms.

Attendees will learn to navigate the Start Screen by finger or using the mouse.  Participants will learn how to customize the start screen and use the existing desktop.  This workshop educates participants on new terms “Charms,” “Apps,” and “Hot Corners” and how they are used in Windows 8.

The workshop will include moving Apps on the Start Screen, adding Apps and finding new Apps in the App Store.  It will also cover “Why do we need a Microsoft Account?” and Using Microsoft Live.

Workshop registration needs to be done by Nov. 8 by calling the Cedar County MU Extension Center at (417) 276-3313 or by email at  The cost of the workshop is $20 per participant and needs to be paid prior to Nov. 11. Attendees also need to bring their laptop with Windows 8.

University of Missouri Extension programs focus on the high-priority needs of Missourians. Each county extension center, with oversight by locally elected and appointed citizens, is your local link to practical education on almost anything. More information on this topic is available online at


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