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Introduction to MS Office. Computer Essentials PowerPoint. Attendance Card Info. Instructor: Mrs. Lucht Subject ID: Compsw Course: 106 Section No.: Course Title: MS Office Days: Time: Address: Street, City, ZIP Print your program under your address.

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introduction to ms office

Introduction to MS Office

Computer Essentials PowerPoint

attendance card info
Attendance Card Info
  • Instructor: Mrs. Lucht
  • Subject ID: Compsw
  • Course: 106
  • Section No.:
  • Course Title: MS Office
  • Days:
  • Time:
  • Address: Street, City, ZIP
  • Print your program under your address
computer skills are essential
Computer Skills Are Essential
  • MS Word - word processing
  • MS Excel - spreadsheet
  • MS Access - database
  • MS PowerPoint - presentations
  • Internet Explorer & Outlook
operating system software
Operating System Software
  • DOS - Disk Operating System
  • Windows is a GUI (graphical user interface)
  • Win 3.1 worked on top of DOS
  • Win 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP are operating systems
  • Windows is an easy environment to work in
  • Other operating systems – Mac OS X, UNIX, Solaris
computers are just machines
Computers Are Just Machines
  • Time Savers
  • Must Take the Time to Learn the Software
  • Pay Attention to the Screen
computer components
Computer Components
  • Processor
  • Input Devices
  • Output Devices
processor system unit
Processor/System Unit
  • CPU/Central Processing Unit – Interprets instructions for the computer. Speed expressed in megahertz
  • RAM/Main Memory/Random Access Memory - Only Temporary; Data gone when machine shut off
  • Hard Drive/C Drive – Permanent Storage; Data still there after machine shut off
  • CD/DVD - optical storage
internal view of computer
Internal View of Computer

RAM CHIPS

CD/DVD DRIVE

data storage
Data Storage
  • Measured in bytes (a byte is a character – letters, dots, spaces, etc.)
  • 1 kilobyte (K or KB) = 1,024 bytes
  • 1 megabyte (M or MB) = 1,048,576 bytes (500 pages of text)
  • 1 gigabyte (G or GB) = 1,073,741,824 bytes
  • 3.5” Floppy storage is 1.44 MB
  • Zip Disk storage is 100 or 250 MB
  • CD storage is 650 or 700 MB
  • USB Flash or Pen Drive is 16 MB to 2 GB
  • Jaz Disk storage is 1 or 2 GB
  • DVD holds 17 GB
input devices for getting info into the computer
Input DevicesFor getting info into the computer
  • Keyboard (Note: picture on next slide)
    • F Keys/Function Keys - along top; perform special tasks based on software being used
    • Enter Key = yes, perform the task
    • Numeric Keypad for entering numbers (NumLock light must be on)
    • Arrow/Cursor Movement Keys – for moving sideways and up & down
    • Special Function Keys – Insert – types over previously entered text, Delete – removes text to the right of cursor, Backspace – removes text to the left of cursor, Home – moves cursor to beginning of line, End – moves cursor to end of line, Page Up – moves up one page, Page Down – moves down one page
input devices con t for getting info into the computer
Input Devices con’tFor getting info into the computer
  • Mouse
  • Other Input – scanners, microphones, joysticks, cameras, touchpads
output devices for getting data out of computer
Output DevicesFor getting data out of computer
  • Printers
    • Inkjet/Bubble Jet & Laser
  • Monitor/Screen
    • regular, flat screen, or flat panel
    • measured diagonally
    • displayed in pixels (800 x 600)
    • dot pitch - distance between pixels, smaller is sharper (stated as .28)
  • Speakers
other important components
Other Important Components
  • Modem - connection between computers
    • speed measured in bits per second
  • Floppy Disks & Removable Media
    • 3.5” most common
    • placed in the A Drive
    • can be write protectedby closing tab
    • scan for viruses before removing
    • Zip disks, CD’s, Pen or USB drives
  • USB & Firewire ports for additional peripherals withfast transfer
sharing computers
Sharing Computers
  • LAN - Local Area Network
    • allows hardware, software, & data to be shared between users in different locations within an organization
  • Ethernet/NIC card required for connecting to a network
additional course comments
Additional Course Comments
  • Turn in all assignments ON TIME (assignments are majority of your grade)
  • Be sure your name is on homework & disks
  • When saving files remember the save location
  • MATC printers are networked
  • Don’t remove a floppy while the drive light is on
  • Use the “Safely Remove Hardware” button in the System Tray (lower right corner of Task Bar) to remove USB devices (such as pen drives, printers, other peripherals)
  • An hourglass means wait while computer works
  • Label disks with your name & a meaningful title
  • You will need your student ID number in the MATC computer labs - if you don’t have the software you will need to use a lab (A208 at Oak Creek)