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READ CH1 pp.1-43 Exploring Microsoft Office 2003 Getting Started with Windows® XP Robert Grauer and Maryann Barber Committed to Shaping the Next Generation of IT Experts. Objectives (1 of 2) Describe the Windows desktop Use the Help and Support Center to obtain information

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read ch1 pp 1 43 exploring microsoft office 2003
READ CH1 pp.1-43Exploring Microsoft Office 2003

Getting Started with

Windows® XP

Robert Grauer and Maryann Barber

Committed to Shaping the Next Generation of IT Experts.

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objectives 1 of 2
Objectives (1 of 2)
  • Describe the Windows desktop
  • Use the Help and Support Center to obtain information
  • Describe the My Computer and My Documents folders
  • Explain how folders are used to organize the files on a disk
  • Differentiate between a program file and a data file

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objectives 2 of 2
Objectives (2 of 2)
  • Copy and/or move a file from one folder to another
  • Delete a file, then recover the deleted file from the Recycle Bin
  • Create and arrange shortcuts on the desktop
  • Use the Search Companion to locate a file on your system
  • Use the My Pictures and My Music folders to manage photographs and music
  • Use Windows Messenger for instant messaging

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microsoft windows
Microsoft Windows
  • The successor to MS-DOS, the text-based operating system for the original PC
  • Introduces four essential features:
    • GUI (Graphical User Interface)
    • Common User Interface; i.e., a consistent look and conventions in all applications
    • Multitasking; i.e., run multiple applications
    • The ability to share data between applications
  • These capabilities are found in all versions; Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, and XP

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evolution of windows
Evolution of Windows
  • Windows XP is the newest and most powerful version of the Windows operating system
    • XP Home edition
    • XP Professional edition
  • Replaces all previous versions of Windows
  • Slightly different look from earlier versions, but essential concepts are the same
    • Start button, Common User Interface, Taskbar

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welcome to windows xp
Welcome to Windows® XP

The Home and Professional versions have the same Log In screen

Some user accounts require a password

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the start menu xp theme
The Start Menu – XP Theme

The menu can be configured for the XP theme (double columns)

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the start menu classic theme
The Start Menu – Classic Theme

Or, it can be configured for the Classic theme (one column)

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the desktop
The Desktop

The Desktop can be configured for the Windows XP theme

Active window

System Tray

Task bar and Start button

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the desktop continued
The Desktop (Continued)

Or, the Desktop can be configured for the Classic theme

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anatomy of a window
Anatomy of a Window

Title bar

Minimize, Maximize and Close buttons

Menu bar

Tool bar

Task pane

Status bar

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pull down menus
Pull-down Menus

Check indicates toggle switch is on

Arrowhead indicates submenu will be displayed

Bullet indicates choice

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pull down menus continued
Pull-down Menus (Continued)

Alt + E will pull down Edit menu

Dimmed command is currently unavailable

Ellipsis indicates further information is necessary

Shortcut keys

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context sensitive menu
Context-Sensitive Menu

Right-click to display item-specific context sensitive menu

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dialog boxes
Dialog Boxes

Help button

Tabs provide access to sets of options

Option buttons indicate exclusive items

Spin buttons

Text box allows entry of specific information

Command buttons

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help and support center
Help and Support Center

Toolbar

Keyword

Index button

Subtopics

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disk and file management
Disk and File Management
  • A file is a set of instructions or data
    • Program file: Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel
    • Data File: Document or workbook
  • Copy, move, rename or delete a file
    • Placing a file into another folder within the same drive defaults to MOVE operation
    • Placing a file into another folder on a different drive defaults to COPY operation
  • A folder allows us to organize our files
    • May contain files and/or other folders
  • Drive Assignments
    • Drive A – the floppy disk
    • Drive C – the fixed (local) disk
    • Drive D and higher – CD, DVD, Network drives and so on

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filename and file extension

doc, xls and txt are file extensions

Filename and File Extension

Myresume.doc

Financialreport.xls

Memo.txt

File extension identifies file type.

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delete
Delete
  • Deleting a file places it into Recycle Bin
    • only for hard drive; files from CDs, floppies will be deleted permanently
    • The file can be restored if needed

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files and folders tiles view

Folder name

Files and Folders: Tiles View

Chevron

Task pane

Status bar

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files and folders details view

Folder name

Files and Folders: Details View

Chevron

Selected file

Task pane

Status bar

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windows explorer
Windows Explorer

+ sign indicates object is collapsed

- Sign indicates object is expanded

Milestones in Communication is selected file

Homework is the active folder

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windows explorer continued
Windows Explorer (Continued)

Address bar reflects actual location of active folder

mbarber is current user

My Documents folder is expanded

My Music folder is active folder

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a back up strategy
A Back Up Strategy
  • Who – You (do not trust anyone else)
  • What – Your Data (anything you cannot afford to lose)
  • When – Frequently (whenever it changes)
  • Where – Store the physical back up off site, away from your computer
  • How – Windows Explorer

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the control panel
The Control Panel

Windows update takes place automatically

Double click to install a printer

Double click to add new user

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shortcuts
Shortcuts

My Computer icon

Shortcuts

Quick Launch toolbar

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the search companion
The Search Companion

Chevron indicates file size

Search Pane

Chevron indicates modification date

File name

Word in file

Drives to search

Search button

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summary
Summary
  • Windows XP is the newest and most powerful version of the Windows operating system
  • Every window contains the same basic elements
  • A file is a set of data or set of instructions
    • Program file; Microsoft Word or Excel
    • Data file; Document or workbook
  • Files can be copied, moved, deleted, and restored from the hard drive using the Recycle bin
  • The control panel controls all computer aspects

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