Software Applications. Topics. Processing with Programs Licensing and Copyrights System Software: The Hardware -Software Connection User interface. A Fast, Stupid Machine. Computers: Perform arithmetic and comparison capabilities Follow precise instructions to perform an operation
Software programs are:
guarding against virusesUtility Programs
Programs written for one type of computer system may not work on another!
Windows, Icons, Menus, and Pointing devices
As you enter text using a word processor, your text is displayed on the screen and stored in the computer’s RAM (Random Access Memory).
Save your work periodically because RAM is not permanent memory.
You can impact the appearance of an entire document through the following:
The Mail Merge feature in word processors generate personalized form letters and mailing labels.
Spreadsheets can contain:
Valuessuch as numbers and dates
Labelsthat explain what a value means, such as column and report headings
Formulas allow you to create instructions using mathematical expressions and commands
+ (plus)- (minus) *(multiplication)/ (division) SumAverage
Spreadsheets offer many automatic features such as replication of data
and let the software replicate it to other cells.
When the formula in column Bis copied to column C, it changes relative to the new column.
Combine it with other objects
Make a statement
Take an image
“Anything you can imagine can be done. If you can draw it, if you can describe it, we can do it. It’s just a matter of cost.”
James Cameron, Filmmaker, ”King of the World”
A databaseis a collection of one or more files
A file is a collection of related information (records)
A recordis the information relating to one person, product, or event
A field is a discrete chunk of information in a record
and Age > 18 and Age < 35