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Basic Computer Skills Lecture. Instructor: Muhammad Usman. Overview. We will cover the following: computer basics terminology identifying types of files overview of email and the web. Computer Basics . Understanding the Basics of the Computer Basic Terminology Computer Overview

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Basic computer skills lecture

Basic Computer SkillsLecture


Instructor muhammad usman

Instructor:Muhammad Usman


Overview
Overview

We will cover the following:

computer basics

terminology

identifying types of files

overview of email and the web


Computer basics
Computer Basics

  • Understanding the Basics of the Computer

  • Basic Terminology

  • Computer Overview

  • Software vs Hardware

  • OS vs Applications


Computer basics the os win xp vista win 7
Computer BasicsThe OS (Win XP, Vista, Win 7)

  • This is the operating system on your computer. Your computer cannot run without this software

  • It is also required in order to run any application software such as MS Office

  • The OS will also determines which types of applications you will be able to use on your computer based on compatibility


Computer basics applications ms office 07 2010
Computer BasicsApplications (MS Office 07-2010)

  • The Application Software contains the most frequently used applications today; such as:

    • Word (word processor)

    • Excel (spread sheet)

    • Power Point (presentation)

    • Access (database)


Computer basics applications other
Computer BasicsApplications (Other)

  • Other Application Software:

    • Adobe Acrobat Reader

      • ( .pdf document reader)

    • Picasa (picture editor/viewer)

    • Windows Media Player

      • (Video/Audio player)


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Computer Basics

  • Is the statement below true or false?

  • The Operating System is what you use to create a file in Word or Excel?

False


Basic terminology
Basic Terminology

  • Files = something you created using one of the software applications

  • File Format = the extension at the end of the file name defines how it was created

  • Folders = a place to store a file on your local drive

  • Download = a file retrieved from a website


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Basic Terminology

  • The following terms all refer to the same thing; it is the location of the files on your computer

    • Hard Drive, Hard Disk Drive or HDD

    • Local Drive

    • C:\>


Basic terminology2
Basic Terminology

  • Which of the following is correct in regards to the term “local drive?”

    • File

    • Location where the file is

    • Download


Identifying file types
Identifying File Types

  • We briefly touched on this in a previous slide

  • All files that you create or those that may already be on your computer have an extension that identifies the type of file created

  • The most common types of files are: MS Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Access


Identifying file types1
Identifying File Types

  • Most files have a three letter extension which can help identify the type of file

    • .doc is a Word file (.docxfor Office 2007/2010)

    • .xls(Office 97/2003) or .xlsx(Office 2007/2010) is an Excel file

    • .mdbis an Access file

    • .pptor .pptx(Office 2007/2010) is a PowerPoint file


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Identifying File Types (con)

  • Most files have a three letter extension which can help identify the type of file.

    • .pdfis a Acrobat Reader file

    • .wma, .asf, .asx, .avi, .wav, .wax, .wm, .wmv, .wvxare Windows Media files

    • .jpg, .jpeg, .bmp, .tiff, .gif, .pngare picture files


Identifying file types icon
Identifying File Types (Icon)

  • All file types should have an icon (picture associated with the file) See examples below:


Identifying file types icon1
Identifying File Types (Icon)

  • File types that don’t have an icon (picture associated with the file) = no application to launch/view

  • See examples below:


Identifying file types2
Identifying File Types

  • What is a PDF file ?

    • PDF stands for Portable Document Format

    • It is a replica of a file that is viewable by those who otherwise do not have the ability to open the file

    • This does not require any application to open; only a viewer (Adobe Acrobat Reader) which is downloadable at no cost


Identifying file types3
Identifying File Types

  • You just created a letter and saved the file as “letter to mom”. The file has an extension of .doc

  • What type of file is “letter to mom.doc”?

MS Word document


Email web
Email / Web

Before you can begin using email you must have a provider so that you can access the internet (Web)

An internet provider is someone like Verizon, Quest or AT&T

The same goes for accessing the web



Thank you
Thank You!!

  • HAVE A GREAT DAY!


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