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Microsoft Windows XP Illustrated Introductory Exploring The Internet with Microsoft Internet Explorer Unit Introduction Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 is a software program that helps access information on the Internet You need to connect to the Internet in order to view content online

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microsoft windows xp illustrated introductory

Microsoft Windows XP Illustrated Introductory

Exploring

The Internet with Microsoft Internet Explorer

unit introduction
Unit Introduction
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 is a software program that helps access information on the Internet
  • You need to connect to the Internet in order to view content online

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understanding the internet and web browsers
Understanding the Internet and Web Browsers
  • The Internet is a global collection of over 40 million computers linked together to share information
  • The physical structure includes phone lines, cables, satellites, and more

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Understanding the Internet and Web Browsers (cont.)
  • The World Wide Web (Web or WWW) is a part of the Internet that consists of Web sites around the world
  • A Web site contains Web pages linked together to make searching for information easier
  • Web pages are documents that contain highlighted words, phrases, and graphics, called hyperlinks (or links) that open other Web pages when you click them
  • Web browsers are software that you use to access and display Web pages, or “browse” or “surf” the Web

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Understanding the Internet and Web Browsers (cont.)
  • Internet Explorer allows you to:
    • Display Web pages from all over the world on your desktop
    • Use links to move between Web sites
    • Play audio and video clips
    • Search the Web for information
    • Make Web pages available offline
    • Print a Web page

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Understanding the Internet and Web Browsers (cont.)
  • The structure of the Internet:

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the history of the internet and the world wide web
The History of the Internet and the World Wide Web
  • The Internet was started through the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET), started by the U.S. Department of Defense in 1969
  • In 1986, the National Science Foundation founded NSFNET, which expanded the foundation of the U.S. portion of the Internet with high-speed, long-distance data lines
  • In 1991, the U.S. Congress expanded the capacity and speed of the Internet, and opened it to commercial use

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The History of the Internet and the World Wide Web (cont.)
  • The Internet is accessible by over 300 countries
  • The World Wide Web was developed in 1991 in Switzerland
  • The first Web browser, Mosaic, was introduced at the University of Illinois in 1993

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connecting to the internet
Connecting to the Internet
  • Types of Internet connections include:
    • Broadband connections that are always turned on and connected, such as:
      • Digital connections such as ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) or DSL (Digital Subscriber) lines
      • Cable modems, which use cable television lines
    • Phone lines
  • An Internet Service Provider (ISP) will set up your Internet account
    • You pay a fee for this service
    • You will need an Internet account and connection information from your ISP

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Connecting to the Internet (cont.)

Phone jack connected to the wall

Modem inside your computer

Computers and networks on the Internet

Phone lines connect your computer to your ISP’s server

Your ISP maintains a server directly connected to the Internet

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Connecting to the Internet (cont.)
  • To use the New Connection Wizard to set up Internet service:
    • Click the Start button on the taskbar, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to Communications, then click New Connection Wizard
    • Step through the wizard, selecting the appropriate options to set up your connection including:
      • Modem or connection type Manually or automatically
      • ISP information
      • Username and password

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sharing an internet connection
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) can connect computers in a home or small office network

Uses one Internet connection to save money

To enable ICS, use the Network Setup Wizard

Sharing an Internet Connection

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starting internet explorer
Starting Internet Explorer
  • Internet Explorer is a Web browser used to search for, print and view Internet content
  • You can start Internet Explorer using:
    • The Start menu
    • An icon on the desktop
    • The Quick Launch toolbar if available
  • You might need to connect to the Internet in order to use Internet Explorer

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Starting Internet Explorer (cont.)
  • Elements of the Internet Explorer

window include:

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opening a web page and following links
Opening a Web Page and Following Links
  • You can open a Web page by entering a Web address in the Address bar
    • A Web address is a unique place on the Internet
    • A URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is another term for Web address
  • Downloading is the process of opening a Web page on the screen
    • You can stop a Web page while it is downloading if it takes too long
  • The mouse pointer changes to a hand when you position it over a link

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Opening a Web Page and Following Links (cont.)
  • Web pages connect to each other through links that you can follow to obtain more information

Graphic link; click to jump to InfoZone Web page

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Opening a Web Page and Following Links (cont.)
  • To open a Web page:
    • Click in the Address bar, type the URL, then press [Enter]
    • Locate a link to jump to, move the mouse pointer over the link, then click it

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understanding a web address
Each Web page has a unique URL composed of four parts:

Protocol, a set of rules that allows computers to exchange information

Protocols are followed by a colon, two slashes, location of the Web site, a dot, and a suffix

Folders on a site are denoted by a backslash, followed by the folder name

http://www.course.com/illustrated/wired/main.htm

Understanding a Web Address

Folder and subfolder

Protocol

Web site location and suffix

Document on the Web page and suffix

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adding a web page to the favorites list
Adding a Web Page to the Favorites List
  • A Favorites list can store and organize Web addresses
  • To use a Favorites list:
    • Locate the Web site
    • Click Favorites on the menu bar, then click Add to Favorites
    • In the Name text box, type the name of the link
    • Click the Favorites button on the toolbar to display the Favorites list

Favorites list

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organizing favorites
To delete favorites or move them into folders:

Click Favorites on the menu bar, then click Organize Favorites

In the Organize Favorites dialog box, select a file from the Favorites list, then click the Delete button or the Move to Folder button

To add a new folder, click the Create Folder button, type the new folder name, then press [Enter]

Organizing Favorites

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making a web page available offline
Making a Web Page Available Offline
  • When you make a Web page available offline, you can read its content when your computer isn’t connected to the Internet or network
    • It saves, or synchronizes, the latest version of your Web page on your hard disk for offline viewing
    • You can specify how much content and how to update the content

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Making a Web Page Available Offline (cont.)
  • To save a Web page:
    • Click Favorites on the menu bar, then click Organize Favorites
    • In the Favorites list, click the URL of the Web page to synchronize
    • In the Organize Favorites dialog box, click the Make available offline check box to select it, then click Close
    • The Synchronizing dialog box opens, then closes when it’s done

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Making a Web Page Available Offline (cont.)
  • To synchronize the Web page:
    • Click Tools on the menu bar, then click Synchronize
    • In the Items to Synchronize dialog box, click the URL if necessary, then click Synchronize

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saving a web page and a web graphic
To view a Web page offline whose contents you don’t want to update, such as a published article whose contents won’t change:

Display the Web page in Internet Explorer

Click File on the menu bar, then click Save As

In the Save Web Page dialog box, specify the location to save the file, type the file name, click the file format type, then click Save

To save a graphic, right-click the graphic, then click Save Picture As on the shortcut menu

Saving a Web Page and a Web Graphic

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changing your home page and adding a link button
Changing Your Home Page and Adding a Link Button
  • Your home page in Internet Explorer is the page that opens when you start it
  • You can choose any page on the Internet, or a file on your hard drive.
  • The Links bar, located to the right of the Address bar, provides easy access buttons to display Web pages
    • You can add to or remove links from the Links bar

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Changing Your Home Page and Adding a Link Button (cont.)
  • To change your home page:
    • Navigate to the site you want to become your new home page
    • Click Tools on the menu bar, then click Internet Options
    • In the Internet Options dialog box, click Use Current, then click OK

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Changing Your Home Page and Adding a Link Button (cont.)
  • Internet Options dialog box tabs

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Changing Your Home Page and Adding a Link Button (cont.)
  • To add a Link button:
    • Double-click the word Links on the Links bar
    • Place the mouse pointer over a link, click the left mouse button, then drag the link to the Links bar

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viewing and maintaining a history list
The History feature keeps track of where you’ve been by date, site, most visited, or order visited today

To view the History list:

Click the History button on the toolbar

Click a day or week in the Explorer Bar to expand the list of Web sites visited

Viewing and Maintaining a History List

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searching the web
Searching the Web
  • The best way to find information on the Web is to use a search engine
    • A search engine is a program you access through a Web site
    • Many search engines are available on the Web site, such as MSN, AOL, and Excite
    • When performing a search, the search engine compares the words or phrases you submit that are a description of what you want to retrieve, known as keywords
    • If your keywords are found, it lists the matched sites, called hits, on a Web page

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Searching the Web (cont.)

Type search criteria here

  • To search for information:
    • Click the Search button on the toolbar
    • The Search Companion appears in the Explorer Bar
    • In the text box, type the search criteria
    • Click Search in the Search Companion
    • Click a link to a Web site in the list of matches

Click button to retrieve Web site matches

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Searching the Web (cont.)
  • Techniques to narrow a search:

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previewing and printing a web page
Previewing and Printing a Web Page
  • Before you print, you should verify that the page looks the way you want with Print Preview
  • Internet Explorer has many ways to print a Web page:
    • With some frames, all frames, or only certain frames

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Previewing and Printing a Web Page (cont.)

Web page in Print Preview

  • To preview and print a Web page:
    • Click File on the menu bar, then click Print Preview
    • Click the Print button on the Print Preview toolbar
    • Click the appropriate options in the Print dialog box, then click Print

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setting up the page format
Setting Up the Page Format
  • Using the Page Setup dialog box, you can control the printing of text and graphics, including:
    • Specify the printer properties for page size, orientation, and paper source
    • Change header and footer information

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