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Office Productivity Tools 2 Laboratory Exercise # 14 Chatting via Windows and Yahoo! Messengers Objectives: At the end of the exercise, the students are expected to be able to: • Chat via Windows Messenger • Chat via Yahoo! Messenger • Use emoticons • Observe Netiquettes

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Laboratory exercise 14 chatting via windows and yahoo messengers

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LaboratoryExercise#14

ChattingviaWindowsandYahoo!Messengers

Objectives:

Attheendoftheexercise,thestudentsareexpectedtobeableto:

•ChatviaWindowsMessenger

•ChatviaYahoo!Messenger

•Useemoticons

•ObserveNetiquettes

•SendPrivateMessages

Materials:

•3½floppydisk

Note:Allexercisesshouldbesavedinyourdatadiskandmustbesubmittedtoyourinstructorafterevery

laboratorysession.

BasicInformation:

InternetChat

RapidlybecomingoneofthemostpopularareasoftheInternetis

chat.WhatexactlyisInternetchat?Internetchatisareal-time

communicationamongusersusingthecomputer.Real-time

meansoccurringimmediately.Onceachathasbeeninitiated,

eitherusercanentertextbytypingonthekeyboardandthe

enteredtextwillautomaticallyappearontheotheruser’smonitor.

Youneedtoenterachatroombeforeyoucouldchattoother

computerusers.AchatroomisasectiononanInternetserver

thatallowsyoutochatwithoneanother.Anyoneinthechat

roomcanparticipateintheconversationwhichisusuallyaboutaparticulartopic.Somechatroomssupport

voicechats,andvideochatswhereinyoucanhearandseeeachotherwhilechatting.

Thevalueofchatdependsonhowyouuseit.Chattingisagoodwaytomakefriends,meetacquaintances,

exploreothercultures,keepintouchwithfamilyorrelativesandexchangeallsortsofinformation.Chat,

though,cangetwildanddisorderly.Anybodycantakeonanypersona.Thisiswhyadultsupervisionis

neededwhenchildrenengageinanyformofchatontheNet.

TherearebasicallytwotypesofInternetchats:theWeb-basedchatandtheIRCorInternetRelayChat.

TimetoChat!

Youneedtoconnecttoachatserverthroughachatclientbeforeyoucouldstartachatsession.Achatclient

isaprogramonyourcomputerthatisusuallyprovidedbyyourbrowsers.Youcaneasilydownloadachat

clientifyourbrowserdoesnotsupportone.Althoughsomechatclientsaretext-based,thereareotherclients

whosupportgraphicalchatswheretheuserscanassumetheappearanceofacertainfictitiouscharacter.

Thepersonwhoestablishesachatroomservesastheoperatorandhastheresponsibilityinmonitoringthe

conversationanddisconnectinganyonewhobecomesdisruptiveandoffensive.

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WhatareEmoticons(orSmileys)?

AnEmoticon(orSmiley)isasequenceofordinarycharactersyoucanfindonyourcomputerkeyboard.

Emoticonsareusedine-mailandotherformsofcommunicationusingcomputerssuchaschatting.Themost

popularemoticonisthesmilingface(smiley).Ifyoudon'tseethatitrepresentsasmilingface,tipyourhead

totheleftandlookatitagain.Thecolonrepresentstheeyes,thedashrepresentsthenose,andtheright

parenthesisrepresentsthemouth.Theseemoticonsshowanemotionthroughanicon.

IRCgainedfameduringtheGulfWarin1991wherepeoplefromallovertheworldarehungryfornewsthat

cameacrossthewire.Duringthattime,mostoftheusersaregatheredononechanneltohearthesereports.

SomeCommonChatEtiquettes

Therearecommoncourtesiestofollowwhenchatting.Thepeopleinthechatroomsmaynotseeyoubutthe

wayyoutalkisaprettygoodreflectionofyourself.Herearesomecommoncourtesiesandetiquettes

followedwheninchatting:

1.DonottypeinCAPITALS.Typingincapitalsislikeshouting.Thisisuniversallyfrowneduponin

chatrooms.

2.Observefirst.Ifyougotoalargeroomwithalotofconversation,waituntilyoufigureoutwhatis

goingonbeforeyoupostamessage.

3.Trynottospyonothersindifferentchatrooms.Iftheymentionthattheyaregoingtoengageina

privateconversation,respecttheirprivacy.

4.Bekindtonewcomers.Thesepeopleareusuallyunsureofwhattosayanddo.Befriendlyand

welcomethemintothechatroom.

5.Donotabuseyourpowerifyouareanoperator(op)oraverywell-knownregulartoachatroom.

Donotmanipulateconversationsorthrowanyundesirableremarksatpeoplejustbecauseyouknow

morethantheothers.

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6.Donottakeupalotofspaceforpostingyourmessages.Mostpeopledon’tlikescrollingdownalot

justtoseeafewmessagesafteryours.Ifyouneedtosaysomethingreallylong,chopitintobitsor

senditinprivatetothepersonwhomyouwanttosenditto.

7.Saygood-bye.Whenyouleavearoomofpeoplethatyouhaveinteractedwith,saygoodbye.Ifyou

havebeenmainlyonthesidelines,feelfreetodisappearwithoutaword.

8.Afinalword:Alwaysremembertobehaveyourselfwhilechatting.Manypeopleendupbeing

pickedonbyotherchattersorworse,kickedoutofachatroomforbeingimpoliteandrude.

Yahoo!Messenger

TherearealotofWebsitesthatofferinstantmessagingtoavidchattersallovertheworldsuchasYahoo!and

MSN.Thesetwoarethemostpopularinstantmessagingserviceoverthenetandhasthemostnumberof

subscribers.

Yahoo!Messengerallowsyoutosendinstantmessagestocomputerusersanywhereintheworldaslongas

thatpersonisonline.Itallowsyoutosendandreceivetextmessagesinstantlyunlikewithe-mailwherein

youhavetowaitforhoursandevendaystowaitforananswer.Italsoalertsyouifoneofyourfriendsis

onlineandifyoureceiveanewe-mail.

Yahoo!Messengerisafreeinstantmessagingservicethatutilizestheconnectionyouhaveestablishedwith

yourInternetServiceProvider.YouneedtodownloadtheInstantMessengersoftwareandsignupwith

Yahoo!ifyoustilldon’thaveanIDbeforeyoucouldbeginchattingwithyourfriends.

Yahoo!Messengersupportsvoicechat,andevenallowsyoutoseeyourfriendsviaWebcams.

AddingFriendstoyourYahoo!List

AFriendListisalistofyourfriends,family,andassociateswhoalsouseYahoo!Messengerandotherservices

ofYahoo!.Youcanchatwithanyoneonyourlistaslongastheyareconnectedinanyservicesprovidedby

Yahoo!.

Youcanaddasmanyas100Yahoo!IDsonyourFriendList

(http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/mesg/use/use-10.html).

OnlyvalidYahoo!IDscanbeaddedonyourlistbyclickingtheAddbuttonintheMessengerwindow.Once

youaddafriendonyourlist,hewillbenotifiedandwouldbegivenanoptiontoacceptyourinvitationthen

addyouinreturn.Yourfriendcanalsoblockyousothathewouldnolongerreceiveanyinvitationornotice

orhemayopttojustcancelyourinvitationanddonothing.

Ifyouwanttoinviteafriendwhodoesn’thaveaYahoo!Messengeryet,youcansendthemaninvitationand

instructionsonhowtodownloadthesoftware.

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SearchingforaFriend

YoucansearchforyourfriendsamongallYahoo!subscribersaslongasthatfriendofyourscurrentlyusesa

Yahoo!Messengerorwhoseprofilesareforpublicviewing.

Tosearchforafriend,fromtheToolsmenu,selectManageFriendList,andthenclickSearchforaFriendto

openthesearchwindow.Youcansearchforafriendbasedonakeywordsuchasbadminton,basketball,

computers,andothers.Youcanalsosearchusingtheperson’sname,Yahoo!IDandmayincludegenderand

agepreferences.

IfyoufindsomeonewhoalreadyusesYahoo!Messenger,youcanaddthemonyourFriendList.Otherwise,

youcansendthemaninvitationtodownloadYahoo!Messenger.Youcanchatwiththemrightawayifthe

emoticoniconbesidetheirnameisbrightyellow.

SendingaMessage

Youcanonlysendaninstantmessage(IM)tosomeonewhohasaYahoo!IDandisusingaversionofYahoo!

Messenger.

TosendamessagetoanyoneonyourFriendlist,double-clicktheYahoo!IDtoopenanIMwindow.To

sendanIMtoagrouponyourFriendlist,right-clickonyourgroupnameandselectSendaMessage.To

sendamessagetoanyonenotincludedonyourFriendList,clicktheMessagebuttonfromthetoolbar,then

typetheYahoo!IDontheTofield.

Ifyousendamessagetoyourfriendwhoisoffline(agrayemoticonfaceappearsbesidetheirname),the

messagewillbesaveonyourfriend’sofflinemessagebox,andcanbereadonceheisonline.

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ReceivingandReplyingtoanInstantMessage

Whenyoureceiveaninstantmessage,amessagewindowwillappearonyourscreen.Toreplytothat

person,typeyourmessageinthetextinputboxandclicktheSendbutton.Youmaysetthepreferencesof

yourYMthatwillenablethemessagetobesentwhenthe<ENTER>keyispressed.

JustclicktheClosebuttonifyoudon’twishtoreply.Or,youcanclicktheIgnoreUserbuttonifyoudon’t

wanttoreceiveanymoreinstantmessagesfromthatperson.Onceyou’veignoredsomeone,theywon’tbe

abletosendyouanymoreinstantmessagesuntilyouremovethemfromyourIgnoreList

(http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/mesg/use/use-02.html).

IfyouwanttoignoresomeoneinyourFriendlist,youmustdeletethemfirstfromthelist,andthenyoucan

ignorethem.

EditingTextColorandFonts

YoucanchangethecolorandFontofyourtextwhilechattingwithyourfriends.ClickingthePainter’s

Paletteiconallowsyoutochangethecolorofyourtextthroughoutyourconversationwithyourfriend.The

toolbarbelowthemessagetextboxallowsyoutoformatthetextyouusethroughoutyourconversation.

SendingGraphicalSmileys

Asidefromtypingwhatyoufeeltowardsyourfriend,youcansimplysendthemgraphicalemoticonsor

smileystoshowthemwhatyoureallyfeel.Emoticonsenhanceyourwordswithemotions.Refertotheslides

foralistofemoticonsyoucaninserttoyourmessages.

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BuzzingaFriend

Yahoo!Messengerhasafeaturethatallowsyouto“buzz”afriendtogettheirattentionandtoalertthemof

yourpresence.

Tobuzzafriend,clickBuzzbuttonoryoumaysimplypress<CTRL+G>onyourkeyboard.Yourmessenger

windowandofyourfriendwillvibrateandyouwillheara“dingdong”sound.Theword“BUZZ”will

appearonbothofyourwindowstoknowthattheyreceivedanalert.However,youcanonlyusethisfeature

onceinevery13seconds.

EditingGroups

Groupsallowyoutoseparateyourlistoffriends,fromyourfamily,classmates,co-workers,andothers.To

addanewgrouptoyourFriendList:

ClicktheToolsmenuatthetopofthemainMessengerwindow,selectManageFriendList,andthen

selectCreateGroup....

EnterthenameofyournewgroupandclicktheOKbuttontoaddthegrouptoyourFriendList.

Torenameyournewgroup,justclicktheRenameGroup...optionandtypethenameyouwantfor

yourgroup.

Todeletethegroup,youhavetodeleteallyourfriendsfromthatgroupfirst,thenright-clickonthe

groupyouwishtodeletebeforeclickingtheDeleteGroupoption

(http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/mesg/use/use-31.html).

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IMSecurity/Privacy

AlthoughYahoo!Messengerallowsmemberstoexchangeprivateconversations,itdoesnotguaranteethat

yourconversationwillneverbeknowntoothers.Thefriendyouchatwithmaysharethecontentofyour

conversationtootherYMusersoranoutsidepartymayinterceptyoufromreceivingandsendingmessages.

Asanexample,inanorganizationthatusesafirewall,thenetworkadministratorhastheauthoritytoreview

allthenetworktrafficandcontentincludingyourinstantmessages.

Yahoo!Messengerallowsyoutoarchive,print,andsaveyourmessages.Althoughyouchoosenottoretain

theinstantmessagesyoureceivedandsent,thepersonsyouconversewithmaychoosetodoso.

Topreventotherusersfromusingyouraccount,whenyoulogin,unchecktheboxlabeledRemembermyID

andpassword.Andremembertoalwayslogoutafteryoufinishyoursessionhasexpiredsothatnoonewill

alteroredityouraccount.

Activity

ChattingviaWindowsMessenger

1.FromtheStartbutton,clickonProgramsandchooseWindowsMessenger.

Messengerscreenappearsjustliketheimagebelow.

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2.ClickonthelinkClickheretosignin.The.NETPassportWizardappearsforthosewhousethisfor

thefirsttime.ClickonNextbutton.

3.Thewindowbelowappearsaskingifyouhaveanemailaddress.Forthosewhohaveanexisting

address,clickontheYes,usemyexistinge-mailaddressradiobutton.Usetheaddressyou

registeredinYahoo.Enteryouremailaddressandpassword.

4.ChoosetheNo,signmeupforafreeMSNforthosewhodoesnothaveanemailaddressyet.Click

Next.

5.WindowonthenextpageappearsaskingyoutosignupwithMSNHotmail.ClickNext.

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6.YouarenowdirectedtotheInternet.FillinthefollowingfieldsandclicktheIAcceptbutton.

7.ClickontheContinuebuttontogobackonthe.NETPassportWizard.ClicktheNextbutton.

8.Another.NETwizardwindowappearstellingthatyouaredoneinsigningupanemailaddress.

SimplyclickontheFinishbutton.

9.ThemainscreenofWindowsMessengerappearsjustlikeshownonthenextpage.

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10.AccesstheToolsmenuandchooseAddacontact.TheAddacontactwindowappears.

11.ClickontheBye-mailaddressorsign-innameradiobutton.ClickNext.

12.Keyintheemailaddressofoneofyourclassmateinsidethelaboratoryinthetextboxandclick

Next.

13.Anotherwindowappearstellingthatyouhavesuccessfullyaddedafriendonyourcontactlist.Click

ontheFinishbutton.

14.NoticethattheaddressyouhaveaddedisnowlistedonmainscreenofWindowsMessenger.Those

contactsthatareingreenmodestatesthattheyareonline.Whilethosethatareinredmodestates

thattheyareoffline.Addasmanycontactsasyoucan.

15.Tosendamessage,double-clickonthepersonyouwanttosendamessage.

16.Fromtheconversationwindow,keyinHello!inthemessageboxandclicktheSendbutton.Notice

thatwhatyouhavetypedappearsontheabovebox.

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YouhavemanyoptionsoncommunicatingusingWindowsMessenger.Itcanbewiththeuseofweb

camera,amicrophone,orbysimplytypingamessagejustlikewhatyou’vedone.

17.Toaddsomeoneontheconversationyouarecurrentlyin,simplyclickontheInviteSomeonetothis

Conversationoptionontherightsideofthewindow.

18.Tochangethefonttype,clickontheFontbutton.TheChangeMyMessageFontdialogboxappears.

ChooseonOptimafromtheFontlistboxthenclickOK.

19.Touseemoticons,clickontheEmoticonsbuttonandchoosetheAngel.ClickSend.

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20.WidowsMessenger,justlikeanemail,alsoallowsyoutosendfiles.Fromthemainscreenof

WindowsMessenger,clickonSendafileorPhotooption.

21.FromtheSendafiledialogbox,clickonthepersonthatyouwanttosendinafile.ClickOK.

22.TheSendafileto(nameoftheperson)dialogappears.Browseonthefileyouwanttosendandclick

Open.

23.NoticethatontheMessagesthathavebeensentandreceivedbox,tellswaitingforconfirmation.

24.Youmaypresson<ALT+Q>tocancel.Thistellsyouthatyouhavecancelledyouraction.

25.Toexitfromtheconversationwindow,simplypress<ESC>keyorclickontheClosebutton.The

messagessentfromWindowsMessengerareguaranteedprivate.

InstallingYahoo!Messenger

1.Accesswww.yahoo.com.

2.ClickontheMessengerlinkatthetopofthepage.TheYahoo!Messengerpageappearsonyour

screen.

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3.Ifthecomputeryouarecurrentlyusingdoesn’thaveaYahoo!Messengerinstalledinit,download

thesoftwarebyclickingtheGetitnowlink.TheYahoo!MessengerInstallationwindowappearson

yourscreen.

4.JustfollowtheinstallationprocedurebyclickingontheGetStartedbutton.

5.ClicktheRunbuttonineachwindow.

6.AfterthesystemhasfinishedinstallingYahoo!Messenger,theYahoo!MessengerInstallationwindow

appearsonyourscreen.Makesurethattheoption,LaunchYahoo!Messengerischecked.

7.ClicktheFinishbutton.

8.OntheYahoo!IDdialogbox,keyinyourYahooIDandPasswordthatyoujustcreatedrecently.

9.Disabletheoption,RemembermyIDandPasswordoption.

10.ClickontheSignInbutton.

11.ClosetheYahoo!Insiderwindowifitappearsonyourscreen.

AddingFriendstoyourYahoo!List

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1.ClickontheAddaContactbuttonfromthetoolbar.TheAddtoMessengerListdialogboxappears

onyourscreen.

2.EnteraYahoo!IDjustlikethegivensample.Inthisexercise,typetheYahoo!IDofanyofyour

friendsinsidethecomputerlaboratoryintheEnterFriend’sIDtextbox.ClickNext.

3.KeyinClassmatesontheChooseorenteraMessengerListgroup…textbox.KeyinHello!onthe

nexttextbox.ClickFinish.

4.ClickontheAddressBooktab.LocatetheYahoo!IDofyourclassmate.Right-clickitandchoose

ContactsDetailsoption.

5.Fillinallthefieldsforyourclassmatescontactdetails.ClicktheSave&Closebutton.

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6.Yourfriend’sYahoo!IDisdisplayedunderthegroupClassmatesonyourMessengerwindow.

7.Ifyouhavebeenaddedbyanyofyourfriends,theNewFriendAlertwindowappearsonyour

screen.ClickAccept&Add.TheAddaFriendwindowappearsonyourscreen.ClickOK.

8.Addatleast3ofyourfriend’sYahoo!IDontheClassmatesgroup.

SendingaMessage

1.Double-clickaYahoo!IDofyourfriendunderthegroup,Classmates.AnInstantMessagewindow

appearsonyourscreen.

2.OntheMessageInputtextbox,keyinanymessageyouwanttoconveytoyourfriend.

3.ClickontheEmoticonsbutton,andselectthelaughingsmiley.

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4.ClicktheSendbuttonorpress<ENTER>key.

5.OntheMessengerwindow,right-clickonClassmates,andselectSendMessagetoallinthisgroup.

6.Keyinanymessageyouwant,thenclickSendorpress<ENTER>key.

7.Ifyourfriendhasn’tbeenreplyingtoanyofyourmessages,fromtheFriendmenu,clickonBuzz

button.

EditingTextColor,Fonts,andInstantMessengerWindow

1.ClickontheFormat

button.Atoolbarappearsaboveonit.

2.ClickontheChangeTextcolor

button,andthenselectanycolorofyourchoice.

3.Begintypinganymessagetoyourfriend.Ifyourpreferredcolorisnotincludedinthelist,click

OtherColors.

4.Ifyouwantyourtexttoincludenotjust1colorbut3,chooseColorEffects.

EditingGroups

1.Right-clickontheClassmatesgroup,thenclickonRenameGroup.

2.OntheNewGroupNametextboxoftheRenameGroupdialogbox,enterComputerLabKids.

ClickOK.

3.Toaddnewfriendsonyourgroup,right-clickthegroup,thenselectAddaContacttoGroup.

LoggingOff

1.TologofffromYahoo!Messenger,fromtheLoginmenu,clickonSignOut.

2.ClicktheClosebutton.

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