SY 12-13 – Computer Basics with Coach Dolly - Electronic FilesA. WORD 1. Opening a word document – There are several ways to get to Microsoft Word on a Computer a. Click on Word from Desktop Icon - OR - b. Click on Start Menu – Lower Left Hand Desktop – and move mouse to Word, then Click – OR – c. Click on Start Menu – Lower Left Hand Desktop – and move mouse to Microsoft Office Suite, then move mouse to Word and Click 2. Once you are into the Word program, click on File – Open. Use drop down menu to look into the correct “drive” on the computer for the document. Your file could be saved on the computer’s hard drive, your jump drive, or in the network student save drive. 3. Double click on the Word document once you find it in the correct drive and it will open 4. If you are creating a NEW document in Word, Click on File – New Blank DocumentB. FINDING PHOTOS 1. There are many ways to find photos for projects/assignments. You can go online and type in what you’re looking for in any search box, but always include the word “free” in your search on the open Web. For example, “ free tree photo”. There are other words for photos, like “photographs”, “pictures”, etc. If your search is coming up empty, try using a different word/synonym to describe what you’re looking for 2. One of the BEST sources for photos at school is through Galileo Images a. Open the Internet b. Type “Georgia Galileo” in the Internet search bar (usually found in upper right-hand corner of screen) c. When Galileo opens, type “printing” in the password box; Galileo will come up in “high school” mode after you’ve entered the password d. Click on Galileo “teen” instead e. Click on “All Resources” f. Click on “I” for “Images” g. Scroll down until you see “images” and Click h. Enter your search terms in the search box – Ex. “oak tree”C. COPYING PHOTOS 1. Once you have found the photo that you want, rest you mouse over the photo. This is called “hovering” the mouse. 2. Next, Right Click the mouse and several options will appear. a. One of the options will be “Copy Image”; Use this option when YOU HAVE ALREADY created a Word /PowerPoint document because you will Copy the Photo and Paste it into your already created document. BEFORE you Right Click & Copy Image, open the Word document and minimize it. Right Click and Copy Image on the photo, then pull your Word document to full screen and right click on it and Click “Paste” – the photo will now be in Word. Immediately Save your Word document before you begin to manipulate/resize the photo. b. Another option will be “Save Image” or “Save Image As”; ONLY USE THIS OPTION IF YOU HAVE A JUMP DRIVE to save the photo to and you have NOT already created your Word/PowerPoint document, otherwise, it will be lost on the student computers at school because the student computers clear and re-boot each night. c. If you Save the photo to your jump drive, you will later be able to “Insert” it into a Word/PowerPoint documentD. RESIZING PHOTOS 1. Some photos CANNOT be resized.
2. Always try and copy AT LEAST two usable photos into your Word/PowerPoint document in case one will not resize 3. To resize a photo in Word/PowerPoint, Click on the Photo. Corners and sides of the pohot should “light up”. LEFT CLICK on one of the corners or sides of the photo and hold and drag to start resizing. Always SAVE immediately after you have resized the photo to the size you want.E. SAVING to THUMB DRIVES / FLASH DRIVES / PUCK DRIVES 1. When saving to ANY drive, AT SCHOOL, Click File – Save As & name your document and choose the drive that you want to save to. Jump Drives at school are the “E” drive, but you can always use the drop down menu after you’ve clicked File Save As to locate the “E” drive on the computer. 2. Once you think that you have saved to your Jump Drive, Click File-Open and view the drive and verify that the document is really there before closing it.F. Naming Documents 1. Take time to name your Word/PowerPoint documents so that you will easily be able to find them once you have saved. File – Save As – and Name Your Document BEFORE you begin or paste photos to it. This way, if the bell rings or you are suddenly interrupted or dismissed, your electronic work will be named properly and saved FROM THE START of your assignment. 2. Here is an example of how to name your document: YourLastName_YourFirstNameorInitial_YourTeachersName_Period_AssignmentName_Date Morris_Dolly_Vampatella_Per2_ResearchProject_September2012 Jones_Stephen_Bowen_Per1_LifePoem_October2012 Smith_T_Moore_Per4_Pg14Questions_January2013