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  • 1. Microsoft Office 2003 Illustrated Introductory Started with Windows XP Getting
  • 2.
    • Start Windows and view the desktop
    • Use the mouse
    • Start a program
    • Move and resize windows
    • Use menus, keyboard shortcuts, and toolbars
    Objectives
  • 3.
    • Use dialog boxes
    • Use scroll bars
    • Use Windows Help and Support Center
    • Close a program and shut down Windows
    Objectives
  • 4. Unit Introduction
    • Microsoft Windows is an operating system program that controls:
      • The operation of computer
      • The display of information on your screen
      • Programs you run on your computer
        • Programs , also known as applications , are task-oriented software that help you to accomplish tasks such as word processing or using a spreadsheet
    • Windows also coordinates the flow of information among the programs, printers, storage devices, and other components
  • 5. Unit Introduction (cont.)
    • Windows helps you save and organize the results of your work as files
      • Files are electronic collections of data, each with its own unique filename
    • Icons in Windows are small pictures that are meaningful symbols of the items or tasks they represent
    • You will also use rectangular-shaped work areas, known as windows
  • 6. Starting Windows and Viewing the Desktop
    • The desktop is an on-screen version of an actual desk, containing windows, icons, files and programs
      • From the desktop, you can access, store, and share information on a computer, a network, or on the Internet
    • When you start Windows for the first time, the default settings are used, which are preset by the operating system
  • 7. Starting Windows and Viewing the Desktop (cont.)
    • Turn on your computer and monitor
    • Windows automatically starts and displays the desktop, or a logon screen where you must enter a password, then press [Enter]
    Mouse pointer Start button Desktop background Taskbar Icon
  • 8. Starting Windows and Viewing the Desktop (cont.)
    • Elements of a typical Windows desktop:
  • 9. Accessing the Internet from the Desktop
    • Windows XP provides a seamless connection between the desktop and the Internet with Internet Explorer (IE)
      • IE is an example of a browser , a program designed to access the World Wide Web (aka the Web, or WWW)
      • You can access IE from the Start menu, or by clicking its icon on the desktop
      • You can use it to access Web pages and to place Web content on the desktop
  • 10. Using the Mouse
    • A mouse is a handheld input device that you roll across a flat surface to position the mouse pointer
    • Input, or pointing, devices come in many shapes and sizes
    Trackpoint Touchpad Mouse with left and right buttons Intellimouse Trackball
  • 11. Using the Mouse (cont.)
    • A typical mouse has two buttons, although yours may differ:
      • Left button : used to select text or click icons
      • Right button : used to open a shortcut menu
    Left mouse button Right mouse button Shortcut menu
  • 12. Using the Mouse (cont.)
    • A mouse pointer is a small symbol that indicates the pointer’s relative position on the desktop
    • To move the mouse pointer, locate it on the desktop, then move the mouse to reposition the mouse pointer where you want it
    • Basic mouse pointer shapes include:
  • 13. Using the Mouse (cont.)
    • Basic mouse techniques include:
  • 14. Starting a Program
    • Clicking the Start button on the taskbar opens the Start menu, which lists submenus for a variety of tasks:
  • 15. Starting a Program (cont.)
    • Windows XP comes with several built-in programs called accessories , such as WordPad
    • To Start WordPad:
      • Click the Start button on the taskbar
      • Point to All Programs
      • Point to Accessories
      • Click WordPad
    Click to open WordPad Submenu Point to arrow to open submenu
  • 16. Customizing the Start Menu
    • You can change the way the Start menu looks and behaves, including making it have the look and feel of previous Windows versions (called Windows Classic)
    • To customize the Start menu:
      • Click the Start button on the taskbar, then click Control Panel
      • In the Control Panel, click Switch to Classic View if necessary, then double-click the Taskbar and Start Menu icon
  • 17. Moving and Resizing Windows
    • You can open more than one window or program at a time
    • You can identify a window by the title bar, which shows the program and filename if applicable
    • Each window has a border that you can use to resize it and buttons to maximize or minimize it
    • The desktop can get cluttered, so you need to organize it by resizing or moving windows
  • 18. Moving and Resizing Windows (cont.)
    • To resize a window using buttons, click the appropriate button in the upper-right corner of the window. To make it:
        • An icon on the taskbar, click the Minimize button
        • Fill the screen, click the Maximize button
        • Closed, click the Close button
  • 19. Moving and Resizing Windows (cont.)
    • To move a window, position the mouse pointer over the title bar, click the left mouse button, then drag the window to the new location
    • To resize a window using the mouse:
      • Position the pointer over an edge or a corner of the window until the pointer becomes a double-sided arrow
      • Click the left mouse button, then drag in the direction you want to resize the window
  • 20. More About Sizing Windows
    • Some programs contain two sets of sizing buttons:
    • To see more than one window at a time, open the desired windows, right-click a blank area on the taskbar, then click a tiling option
    The top set controls the program The bottom set controls the file with which you are working
  • 21. Using Menus, Keyboard Shortcuts, and Toolbars
    • A menu is a list of commands that you use to accomplish certain tasks
      • A checkmark or bullet mark indicates that a feature is enabled
        • To disable a checked feature, click the command again
        • To disable a bulleted feature, select another command
      • Typical menu items include:
  • 22. Using Menus, Keyboard Shortcuts, and Toolbars (cont.)
    • A keyboard shortcut lets you press a button or combination of buttons to perform a task or navigate through a menu or dialog box
      • For example, press [Ctrl][C] to copy selected text in a document
    • On a menu, keyboard navigation indicators , underlined letters in a command name, can be used instead of the mouse to select items
      • For example, press [Alt][V] to open the View menu, then press [T] to open the Toolbars submenu
  • 23. Using Menus, Keyboard Shortcuts, and Toolbars (cont.)
    • A toolbar contains buttons that are convenient shortcuts for menu commands
      • When you position the pointer over a button, a screen tip appears displaying the button name
      • To select a button, click it with the left mouse button
  • 24. Using Dialog Boxes
    • A dialog box is a window that opens when you must supply more information before a command can be carried out
    • Dialog boxes:
      • Open when you choose a menu option that is followed by an ellipsis (…) or when you open an option from the Control Panel
      • May contain tabs at the top that separate commands into related categories
      • Can be closed by clicking OK to accept all of your changes, or by clicking Cancel to not make any changes
  • 25. Using Dialog Boxes (cont.)
    • A sample dialog box:
    Tab Check box Option button Text box Up and Down arrows Command buttons
  • 26. Using Dialog Boxes (cont.)
    • Typical items in a dialog box:
  • 27. Using Scroll Bars
    • Scroll bars are vertical and horizontal bars that appear when you cannot see all of the items available in a window
    Up scroll arrow Horizontal scroll box Down scroll arrow Vertical scroll box
  • 28. Using Scroll Bars (cont.)
    • You can use scroll bars to:
  • 29. Using Windows Help and Support Center
    • The Help and Support center is a complete resource of information, training, and support to help you use Windows XP
    • Help and Support is like a book stored on your computer, with additional links to the Internet, a search features, an index, and a table of contents
    • You can access context-sensitive help , which is help specifically related to the task you are doing
  • 30. Using Windows Help and Support Center (cont.)
    • To use Help and Support:
      • Click the Start button on the taskbar, then click Help and Support
      • The Help and Support Center window opens
      • In the Search text box, type the search criteria, then press [Enter]
    Search text box Links for popular topics
  • 31. Using Windows Help and Support Center (cont.)
    • To use Help and Support (cont.)
      • A search pane opens, displaying results from the search in three areas: Suggested Topics; Full-text Search Matches; Microsoft Knowledge Base (only when connected to the Internet)
      • Click a topic, then click the Expand indicator next to the appropriate topic in the right pane
    Search results Right pane displays help on the topic you select
  • 32. Using Windows Help and Support Center (cont.)
    • Click the buttons on the Help toolbar to:
      • Navigate back and forth between Help topics you have visited
      • Add a topic to the Favorites list so you can return to it later
  • 33. Other Forms of Help
    • To get help on a specific Windows program
      • Click Help on the menu bar
      • OR
      • Click the Help button in the upper-right corner of a dialog box, then click the mouse pointer on the item for which you need additional help
      • OR
      • Right-click an item in a dialog box, then click What’s This? to display an explanation
  • 34. Closing a Program and Shutting Down Windows
    • Closing a program properly ensures that the file is saved
    • Shutting down the computer properly prevents loss of data and problems restarting Windows
    • Shutting down involves several steps:
        • Closing all open windows and programs
        • Shutting down Windows
        • Turning off the computer
  • 35. Closing a Program and Shutting Down Windows (cont.)
    • To close a program:
      • Click the Close button in the upper-right corner of the window
      • OR
      • Click File on the menu bar, then click Close or Exit
  • 36. Closing a Program and Shutting Down Windows (cont.)
    • To shut down the computer:
      • Click the Start button on the taskbar, then click Turn Off Computer
      • In the Turn Off Computer dialog box, click Turn Off to exit Windows and shut down your computer
      • If you see the message “It’s now safe to turn off your computer,” turn off the computer and the monitor
  • 37. Closing a Program and Shutting Down Windows (cont.)
    • Turn off options:
  • 38. The Log Off Command
    • Logging off is used when you want to change users quickly
      • You can choose to switch users, which logs off the current user and allows another user to log on or simply log off
      • Windows shuts down partially
      • When a new user logs on by clicking a user name and entering a password, Windows restarts and the desktop reappears

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