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Prerequisites Essentials of Windows 2000 By Robert T. Grauer Maryann Barber Objectives (1 of 2) Describe the objects on the Windows desktop; use icons on the desktop to start applications

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Prerequisites

Essentials of

Windows 2000

By

Robert T. Grauer

Maryann Barber

Exploring Microsoft Office XP- Essentials of Windows 2000

objectives 1 of 2
Objectives (1 of 2)
  • Describe the objects on the Windows desktop; use icons on the desktop to start applications
  • Explain the significance of the common user interface; identify elements that are present in every window
  • Explain the similarities/differences in appearance between Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, Windows Me, and Windows 2000
  • Use the Help command to learn about Windows 2000
  • Format a floppy disk

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objectives 2 of 2
Objectives (2 of 2)
  • Differentiate between a program file and a data file; explain the icons that appear next to a file in My Computer and Windows Explorer
  • Explain how folders are used to organize the files on a disk; use the View menu/Folder Options command to change the appearance of a folder
  • Distinguish between My Computer and Windows Explorer when viewing files and folders; explain the advantages of the hierarchical view available within Windows Explorer
  • Use Internet Explorer to download the practice files for the Exploring Windows series; describe how to view a Web page from within Windows Explorer
  • Copy/move a file from one folder to another; delete a file, then recover the deleted file from the Recycle Bin

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overview
Overview
  • Windows controls the computer and all peripheral operations
  • Common User Interface
  • Consistent command structure
  • Windows desktop, a Graphical User Interface
  • Basic components of a window
  • Execute commands
  • Use My Computer
  • Manage files on your system

Exploring Microsoft Office XP- Essentials of Windows 2000

windows operating systems
Windows Operating Systems
  • Windows 95
  • Windows NT
  • Windows 98
  • Windows Me
  • Windows 2000

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the desktop
The Desktop

Outlook Express

My Computer

Recycle Bin

My Documents

Microsoft Outlook

Internet Explorer

Start Button

Taskbar

Multitasking

The Desktop

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anatomy of a window
Title bar

Min/Max button

Restore button

Close button

Menu bar

Toolbar

Status bar

Vertical scroll bar

Horizontal scroll bar

Large Icons view

Details view

Anatomy of a Window

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Common User Interface

Can You Name Each Item?

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moving and sizing a window
Moving and Sizing a Window
  • Size a window
    • Drag a Border
    • Drag a Corner
  • Move a window
    • Drag the Title Bar

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pull down menus
Pull-down Menus
  • Pull-down menu
  • Dimmed command
  • Ellipsis
  • Check
  • Bullet
  • Arrowhead
  • Submenu

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dialog boxes
Dialog Boxes
  • Dialog box
  • Option (radio) button
  • Check boxes
  • Text box
  • Drop-down list box

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dialog boxes continued
Dialog Boxes continued
  • Command buttons
  • Open List box
  • Scroll bar
  • List box
  • Tabbed dialog box
  • What’s This? button
  • Cancel button
  • OK button

Right-Click Mouse

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the mouse
The Mouse
  • Point
  • Click
  • Right Click
  • Double Click
  • Drag
  • Mouse Pointer

Exploring Microsoft Office XP- Essentials of Windows 2000

the help command
The Help Command
  • Help menu
  • Help command
  • Contents tab
  • Index tab
  • Search tab

Exploring Microsoft Office XP- Essentials of Windows 2000

formatting a floppy
Formatting a Floppy
  • Format command
  • Quick (erase)
  • Full
  • Copy System Files
  • Label

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files and folders
Folder

File Type

File

Program file

Data file

Files and Folders

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the windows explorer
File + New

Other Menus

Toolbar

Folder

Subfolder

Tree Diagram

Plus Sign

Minus Sign

The Windows Explorer

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summary
Summary
  • Windows operations take place on desktop
  • Begin at Start button
  • Mouse is essential
  • Window elements
  • Dialog box supplies information for commands
  • Floppy disks
  • Organization using files and folders

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