to Finzi Friends

Supporting and sustaining interest in British composer Gerald Finzi

Help with How To…

1. Read, download and print our Newsletter from the email Bulletin

Many Finzi Friends have opted to support our drive to reduce paper usage by receiving the Newsletter as a PDF file embedded in an email.

TO READ THE NEWSLETTER

Click on the image of the sample Newsletter in the email. This should open a new window (see right). 

To change the size of the image for easier on-screen reading move your cursor to the right-hand edge of the screen and three circles appear (red arrow).

The top one has a sort of square icon on it – click on this and the Newsletter will be as big as your screen. Click on it again to minimise the size of the Newsletter.  The other two dots have + and – sign and they allow incremental increase of the size of the Newsletter image.

TO PRINT OUT THE NEWSLETTER

Move the cursor to the right hand edge of the screen to reveal the icons described above. A black strip should also appear along the top of the page. There are three symbols at the right hand end (see yellow arrow).

The left icon () rotates the Newsletter image. If you hit it by accident you can keep rotating the Newsletter until it’s the right way up again.

The middle icon (⬇︎) downloads the Newsletter PDF to your computer. You may be asked to where on your computer you want to download the document, or it may automatically go into your Downloads folder.

The right hand icon is a printer (🖨). This opens a new window on your screen with instructions to your printer.

From the print dialogue boxes that appear you will be able to choose

‘Pages’ and select ‘All’

If you press Print now, you will probably print the newsletter as a series of A4 sized pages (single or double-sided printing according to the options offered by your computer).

If you want to print the Newsletter as an A5 booklet, you will need to add some extra instructions before pressing Print.

 

TO PRINT AS A BOOKLET

Additional dialogue boxes may already be visible on-screen, or you may need to click on ‘Settings’ to reveal them. Depending on the printer which you are using, your options may be slightly different from as described below.

If you are offered a ‘Booklet Subset’ menu, choose ‘Both Sides’ from the drop down menu.

Under ‘Orientation’ click the option to ‘Auto-rotate pages’

Then press ‘Print’ – this should print the pages on both sides of the paper and in an order that you can reassemble into a booklet.

These instructions work for duplex printers which are able to print both sides of the same sheet. If your printer doesn’t have this capacity you will need to select and print the Front Side Only. Then reload the pages that have been printed on one side and select Back Side Only.

You may need to check the appropriate orientation in order to get the second printed page the right way up.

2. Add free online membership to your existing Finzi Friends subscription

On any page of the website you get a ribbon along the top with seven page titles starting with About and ending with Join Us highlighted in orange (blue arrow, right).

Click on Join Us to go to the page called Become a Finzi Friend.

If you are already a subscribing member you need to sign up for an Online Membership. This is free and gives you access to the Members Area, where you will find a Forum and Noticeboard, and other features to explore.

On the Become a Finzi Friend page, scroll right down to the bottom where you have a choice between three options. Choose the third one Online Membership (see right). Then click Next at the bottom of the page. 

On the following page you will be asked to fill in all your details. You then go to the bottom of the page and click Submit to finish.

As part of this process you will be asked to create a password which will be unique to you. You will be asked for this whenever you log into the Members Area. You access the Members Area by clicking on the orange box at the top of any page (blue arrow, top right).

3. A brief introduction to You Tube

If you see a video embedded in the Finzi Friends webpage or on a FF newsletter, you can play it directly by clicking on the red button in the middle of the image.

When you play the video, other symbols appear. To stop and start the video click on the white arrow in the bottom LH corner (blue arrow). In the RH corner of the video image is an icon which expands the video to full-screen size (red arrow). Click again to reverse.

You can also search for music and videos by going directly to You Tube’s website https://www.youtube.com/   You don’t need to have an account with You Tube to be able to use it.

At the top of the You Tube home page you will see a grey box labelled Search. Click on the box and type in what you are looking for (eg “Martin Bussey”, ringed in red). The more detail you add the narrower the search so if you are looking for something specific it’s best to add opus numbers, keys, a full name etc.

A broader search term such as “Finzi” will reveal many more items and extended information about your subject. Audio tracks may be posted with accompanying still images and you can often discover rare or historic recordings this way.

When you watch a video on You Tube you will also be able to see who put it there (ringed in blue).  Clicking on the name will take you to a list of other videos that person has put on You Tube.

If you want to share this video with someone else you need to send them a link that takes them directly to it. This is found along the top of the screen (ringed in green). You can highlight and copy this as normal and paste it into an email or other document.

Down the right hand side of the page You Tube will also offer suggestions of other videos you might like, based on your search terms.

To quit You Tube, simply close the window on your browser.