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  2. 2. PRELIMINARY ACTIVITY 1. What common purpose do these pictures serve? 2. How do they differ? 3. If you were asked to arrange the item in any order, how would you do it? 4. Can you think of another item to be added to the selection?What is it and why? 5. Draw your suggested item on the last empty box at the end of the picture ?
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION The invention of writing has helped greatly in building man’s early civilizations. Without the written word, they would not have been able to preserve our knowledge and pass them to the next generation. Even commerce could not have developed fully in the early times without records of transactions.
  4. 4. WRITING SYSTEM A writing system is an organized, regular method (typically standardized) of information storage and transfer for the communication of messages (expressing thoughts or ideas) in a language by visually (or possibly tactilely) encoding and decoding (known as writing and reading) with a set of signs or symbols, both known generally as characters (with the set collectively referred to as a 'script')
  5. 5. ANCIENT WRITING SYSTEM ANDTOOLS Cuneiform script- is one of the earliest known systems of writing, distinguished by its wedge-shaped marks on clay tablets, made by means of a blunt reed for a stylus.The name cuneiform itself simply means "wedge shaped"
  6. 6. ANCIENT WRITING SYSTEM ANDTOOLS Egyptian hieroglyphs or (god's words) were a formal writing system used by the ancient Egyptians that combined logographic and alphabetic elements. Egyptians used cursive hieroglyphs for religious literature on papyrus and wood.
  8. 8. A. Decode the following Egyptian hieroglyphs.Then encode on a sheet of paper. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.B. After decoding, construct or form any two words from it.
  9. 9. Man had written symbols on different materials.The most durable of these is stone.Today we write on paper which is more convenient, although less strong than stone. Chisel, of course, was used to carve writing on stone.Then early people discovered then pen and ink to write on paper.The printing press made reproducing printed materials easier, faster, and more economical, In the 20th century, writing technology was taken into higher level by the invention of the typewriter.
  10. 10. The typewriter has largely been replaced by the word processor, a term used to refer to a computer developed only for the purpose of writing.Today, a word processor can also mean a program installed in a multi purpose computer.This includes………………… A word processor is an electric or electronic device, or computer software application, that, as directed by the user, performs word processing: the composition, editing, formatting, and sometimes printing of any sort of written material.
  11. 11. What is Word Processing? Word processing can be defined as the manipulation of computer generated text data including creating, editing, storing, retrieving and printing a document.
  12. 12. WORDSTAR -THE FIRSTWORD PROCESSOR  Released in 1979 by Micropro International, WordStar was the first commercially successful word processing software program produced for microcomputers and the best selling software program of the early eighties.  WordStar is a word processor application that had a dominant market share during the early- to mid-1980s. Formerly published by MicroPro International it was originally written for the CP/M operating system but later ported to DOS. Although Seymour I. Rubinstein was the principal owner of the company, Rob Barnaby was the sole author of the early versions of the program. Starting with WordStar 4.0, the program was built on new code written principally by Peter Mierau.  WordStar was the first microcomputer word processor to offer mail merge and WYSIWYG.
  13. 13. WORD PERFECT  The 3.0 version ofWordStar for DOS was released in 1982.Within three years, WordStar was the most popular word processing software in the world. However by the late 1980s, programs likeWordPerfect knocked Wordstar out of the word processing market after the poor performance ofWordStar 2000.  WordPerfect is a word processing application owned by Corel with a long history on multiple personal computer platforms.  Bruce Bastian, a BrighamYoung University (BYU) graduate student, and BYU computer science professor Dr. Alan Ashton joined forces to design a word processing system for the city of Orem's Data General minicomputer system in 1979.
  14. 14. OPEN OFFICEWRITER OpenOfficeWriter is the word processor part of the OpenOffice software package.Writer is a word processor that is like MicrosoftWord and Corel's WordPerfect. Just like all of the OpenOffice suite,Writer can be used on many Operating Systems, including Mac OS X, MicrosoftWindows, Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris. Released under the terms of the Apache License,Writer is free software.
  15. 15. MICROSOFT WORD (MS WORD) MS Word is a feature of the Microsoft Office package especially designed to process and create documents like letters, journals, and other office or school written materials.The program comes with special features that make preparation of documents easier, faster, and better looking.
  16. 16. DEVELOPMENT OF MS OFFICEWORD  The first version of Microsoft Word was developed by Charles Simonyi and Richard Brodie, former Xerox programmers hired by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1981. Both programmers worked on Xerox Bravo, the first WYSIWYG word processor.