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computer basics 1 getting started
Computer Basics 1: Getting Started

Presented for

WILD

Wilderness Coast

Public Libraries

charles j sawyer
©Charles J. Sawyer
  • Web Site: CharlieSawyer.Com
  • Email: Charlie@CharlieSawyer.Com
  • Phone: (850) 228-2166
presented for wild
Presented forWILD
  • Wilderness Coast Public Libraries
  • Web Site: WildernessCoast.Org
  • Wilderness Coast Public Libraries computer training and some equipment are made possible by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant administered by the State Library of Florida.
contents

Contents

Contents

Introduction: Benefits of computer use

Parts of a Computer:

Monitor, Computer, Keyboard, Mouse

    • Using a Mouse/ Connect with the Internet

The Virtual Environment:

Desktop Tour

Windows Start Menu

Working with Windows and Files

  • Turning the Computer Off
  • How to Get Help
introduction
Introduction

Introduction: Benefits of Computer Use

  • Parts of a Computer:

Monitor, Computer, Keyboard, Mouse

    • Using a Mouse/ Connect with the Internet
  • The Virtual Environment:

Desktop Tour

Windows Start Menu

Working with Windows and Files

  • Turning the Computer Off
  • How to Get Help
what would you like to do on a computer
What would you like to do on a computer?

Check off items in the list in your handout

  • Communicate
  • Learn
  • Shop
  • Be entertained
  • Do Business
parts of a computer
Parts of a Computer
  • Introduction: Benefits of Computer Use
  • Parts of a Computer:
  • Monitor, Computer, Keyboard, Mouse Using a Mouse/ Connect with the Internet
  • The Virtual Environment:

Desktop Tour

Windows Start Menu

Working with Windows and Files

  • Turning the Computer Off
  • How to Get Help
telling the computer what to do typing selecting navigating entering data
Telling the computer what to do: Typing, selecting, navigating, entering data

Mouse

Keyboard

getting information out of the computer watching reading listening printing
Getting information out of the computer: Watching, reading. listening, printing

Monitor

Speaker

Printer

Speaker

the computer itself also called a cpu for central processing unit
TheComputer ItselfAlso called a CPU for Central Processing Unit

Computer

  • Does the “thinking”
  • Stores the files
  • Has slots for portable discs and other storage media
  • Wires it all together
parts of a computer20
Parts of a Computer

Computer

Monitor

Printer

Speaker

Modem

Speaker

Mouse

Keyboard

laptop computers

Monitor

Laptop Computers
  • Have most of the same parts, but
  • smaller and arranged differently
  • Use a touch pad instead of a mouse

Keyboard

Speaker

Speaker

Modem

Computer

Touch Pad

instead of mouse

how to turn a computer on
How to Turn a Computer On

On button

  • Desktop computers usually have a round “On” button near the middle of the CPU
  • On buttons usually have an On/Off symbol on them
  • To turn the computer on, simply press the On button and wait
  • You will see the screen light up and your desktop will appear
turning on a laptop computer
Turning on a Laptop Computer

On button

  • Laptop computers also have round “On” buttons
  • Usually the on button is above the keyboard near the hinges; it can be on the right, in the middle or on the left
  • Look for the On/Off symbol
  • To turn a laptop on, press the On button and wait
keyboard

Function Keys

Escape Key

Number Keypad

Cursor Control Keys

Typewriter Keys

(alpha-numeric)

Keyboard
parts of a mouse

Scroll Wheel

Right Click

(secondary button)

Left Click

(primary button)

Parts of a Mouse
how to hold a mouse

Mouse Pad

The mouse moves the pointer or cursor icons on the screen to navigate to and select things

How to hold a Mouse
how to use a mouse
How to Use a Mouse

Mousercise

Go online to: http://www.pbclibrary.org/mousing/mousercise.htm

the virtual environment
The Virtual Environment
  • Introduction: Benefits of Computer Use
  • Parts of a Computer:
    • Monitor, Computer, Keyboard, Mouse
    • Using a Mouse/ Connect with the Internet
  • The Virtual Environment:

Desktop Tour

Windows Start Menu

Working with Windows and Files

  • Turning the Computer Off
  • How to Get Help
windows start button quick launch toolbar
Windows START Button & Quick Launch Toolbar

Windows

START Button

Quick Launch Toolbar

start menu

Click here to go to the Internet.

Your personal files & folders

Choose from short list of frequently used programs.

Click here to open a file you worked on recently.

Personalize or change computer Settings.

Click here to see ALL Programs

Get HELP!

.

Windows START button

.

Search Box: Find programs or files by typing in search terms.

Turn off or restart your computer.

Start Menu
parts of a window

Maximize

Title Bar

Minimize

Close

Menu Bar

Toolbars

Task Pane

Status Bar

Parts of a Window

Click in the Task Pane and type your name.

scrolling
Scrolling

Up Scroll Button

Scroll Bar

Scroll Wheel Area

Down Scroll Button

working with windows on your desktop

Title Bar shows Program name

Working with Windows on your desktop

Click & drag Title Bar to move windows around on desktop

Click & drag corner to make window larger.

Windows Taskbar shows both open documents.

how to start a new file
How to Start a New File
  • Click the File menu
  • From the dropdown menu, click “New”
how to open an existing file
How to Open an Existing File
  • Click the File menu
  • From the dropdown menu, click “Open”
opening an existing file step 2
Opening an Existing File, Step 2
  • Select a file to open from the choices that come up
  • Either double-click the file or click Open at the bottom
how to save a file
How to Save a File
  • Click the File menu
  • From the dropdown menu, click “Save”
saving a file step 2
Saving a File, Step 2
  • Give the file a name you can remember
  • Choose the folder you want to save it in (so you can find it later)
  • Click Save
how to use save as to save the current document with a new name
How to use “Save As” to save the current document with a new name
  • Click the File menu
  • From the dropdown menu, click “Save As”
how to close a file
How to Close a File
  • Click the File menu
  • From the dropdown menu, click “Exit”
  • OR
  • Click the X at upper right corner of the window
wordpad exercise
WordPad Exercise
  • Open a file: Mammogram article.rtf or Super Bowl article.rtf
  • Make the window full screen by clicking the box upper right
  • Notice the Cut/Copy/Paste icons at the top left of the screen
  • To move the article title from the bottom to the top of the page:
    • Select the article title by clicking to the left of it and dragging the cursor to the right
    • Click the Scissors icon or Cut command (title will disappear) soin
    • Move the cursor to the top of the window and click there
    • Click the Paste icon
turning the computer off
Turning the Computer Off
  • Introduction: Benefits of Computer Use
  • Parts of a Computer:
    • Monitor, Computer, Keyboard, Mouse
    • Using a Mouse/ Connect with the Internet
  • The Virtual Environment:

Desktop Tour

Windows Start Menu

Working with Windows and Files

  • Turning the Computer Off
  • How to Get Help
how to turn the computer off
How to Turn the Computer Off
  • Click on the START button
  • Click on the triangle at the bottom right
  • Choose “Shut Down”
how to get help
How to get Help
  • Introduction: Benefits of Computer Use
  • Parts of a Computer:
    • Monitor, Computer, Keyboard, Mouse
    • Using a Mouse/ Connect with the Internet
  • The Virtual Environment:

Desktop Tour

Windows Start Menu

Working with Windows and Files

  • Turning the Computer Off
  • How to Get Help
how to get help50
How to Get HELP
  • F1 button
  • Help menu
    • Index, Contents, Search Box, Answer Wizard
  • START Button
    • Help and Support
  • Microsoft Online Help
    • http://support.microsoft.com/
    • Online User Groups
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©Charles J. Sawyer

Web Site: CharlieSawyer.Com

Email: Charlie@CharlieSawyer.Com

Phone: (850) 228-2166

Presented for

WILD

Wilderness Coast Public Libraries

Wilderness Coast Public Libraries computer training & some equipment are made possible by a

Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant administered by the State Library of Florida.

Computer Basics 1: Getting Started

Thank you!