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  1. 1. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G Microsoft Windows 2000 Foundation Level Training Manual Corporate Edition C C T G L O B A L . C O M
  2. 2. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G © 1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Crescent House 24 Lansdown Crescent Lane Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL50 2LD, UK Tel: +44 (0)1242 227200 Fax: +44 (0)1242 253200 Email: info@cctglobal.com Internet: http://www.cctglobal.com All trademarks acknowledged. E&OE. © Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 No part of this document may be copied without written permission from Cheltenham Computer Training unless produced under the terms of a courseware site license agreement with Cheltenham Computer Training. All reasonable precautions have been taken in the preparation of this document, including both technical and non- technical proofing. Cheltenham Computer Training and all staff assume no responsibility for any errors or omissions. No warranties are made, expressed or implied with regard to these notes. Cheltenham Computer Training shall not be responsible for any direct, incidental or consequential damages arising from the use of any material contained in this document. If you find any errors in these training modules, please inform Cheltenham Computer Training. Whilst every effort is made to eradicate typing or technical mistakes, we apologize for any errors you may detect. All courses are updated on a regular basis, so your feedback is both valued by us and will help us to maintain the highest possible standards. Sample versions of courseware from Cheltenham Computer Training (Normally supplied in Adobe Acrobat format) If the version of courseware that you are viewing is marked as NOT FOR TRAINING, SAMPLE, or similar, then it cannot be used as part of a training course, and is made available purely for content and style review. This is to give you the opportunity to preview our courseware, prior to making a purchasing decision. Sample versions may not be re-sold to a third party. For current license information Cheltenham Computer Training reserves the right to alter the licensing conditions at any time, without prior notice. No terms or conditions will affect your rights as defined under UK law. Please see the site license agreement available at: www.cctglobal.com/agreement Courseware Release Version 5.0
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N O T FO R TR A IN IN G FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com INTRODUCING WINDOWS 2000 ............................................................................................................ 1 DISCOVER WINDOWS 2000 ......................................................................................................................... 2 To run ‘Discover Windows 2000’........................................................................................................... 2 THE WINDOWS 2000 DESKTOP ................................................................................................................... 3 THE WINDOWS 2000 START ICON............................................................................................................... 4 The ‘more commands here’ arrow ......................................................................................................... 5 The ‘Sub-menus here’ arrow .................................................................................................................. 5 THE WINDOWS 2000 TASKBAR................................................................................................................... 6 THE WINDOWS 2000 RECYCLE BIN ............................................................................................................ 7 THE WINDOWS 2000 MY COMPUTER ICON................................................................................................. 8 THE WINDOWS 2000 ‘MY NETWORK PLACES’ ICON ................................................................................. 9 REVIEW QUESTIONS .................................................................................................................................. 10 WINDOW COMPONENTS AND SELECTION TECHNIQUES......................................................... 11 THE TITLE BAR ......................................................................................................................................... 12 What is the Title Bar?........................................................................................................................... 12 To maximize or restore a window using the Title bar .......................................................................... 12 THE SCROLL BARS .................................................................................................................................... 13 To move up and down within a window................................................................................................ 13 To move right to left within a window .................................................................................................. 13 To scroll through a window at speed.................................................................................................... 13 MAXIMIZE, MINIMIZE, RESTORE AND CLOSE BUTTONS............................................................................ 14 To minimize a window.......................................................................................................................... 14 To maximize a window ......................................................................................................................... 14 To restore a maximized object to run in a window............................................................................... 14 To minimize all program windows simultaneously............................................................................... 15 To reverse the effect of minimizing all windows................................................................................... 15 Restoring a window from the Taskbar by single clicking on it............................................................. 15 What is the Close icon used for? .......................................................................................................... 15 To close a program using the Close icon ............................................................................................. 15 To close a window using the keyboard................................................................................................. 15 BORDERS................................................................................................................................................... 16 To make a window taller or shorter ..................................................................................................... 16 To make a window narrower or wider ................................................................................................. 16 To re-size a window in two dimensions simultaneously ....................................................................... 16 THE CONTROL ICON .................................................................................................................................. 17 What is the control icon?...................................................................................................................... 17 To open the Control menu .................................................................................................................... 17 DIALOG BOXES ......................................................................................................................................... 18 To open a dialog box............................................................................................................................ 18 TEXT BOXES.............................................................................................................................................. 19 To enter text into a text box .................................................................................................................. 19 LIST BOXES............................................................................................................................................... 20 What are list boxes? ............................................................................................................................. 20 DROP DOWN LIST BOXES.......................................................................................................................... 21 CHECK BOXES AND RADIO BUTTONS........................................................................................................ 22 Check boxes vs. Radio buttons ............................................................................................................. 22 To select and de-select check boxes...................................................................................................... 22 To select and de-select a radio button.................................................................................................. 22 COMMAND ICONS...................................................................................................................................... 23 To use a command icon ........................................................................................................................ 23 TABS ......................................................................................................................................................... 24 What are tabbed dialog boxes? ............................................................................................................ 24 To move between different tabs in a dialog box ................................................................................... 24
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N O T FO R TR A IN IN G FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com MOUSE SELECTION TECHNIQUES .............................................................................................................. 25 Select then manipulate! ........................................................................................................................ 25 KEYBOARD SELECTION TECHNIQUES........................................................................................................ 27 Keyboard shortcuts............................................................................................................................... 27 DRAG AND DROP TECHNIQUES.................................................................................................................. 28 What is ‘dragging and dropping’ ......................................................................................................... 28 Moving vs. coping................................................................................................................................. 28 To move an icon on your Desktop ........................................................................................................ 28 THE ‘OTHER’ MOUSE BUTTON.................................................................................................................. 29 To use the right-hand mouse button ..................................................................................................... 29 Example pop-up menu .......................................................................................................................... 29 WHAT ARE PROPERTY SHEETS? ................................................................................................................ 30 What are Property Sheets?................................................................................................................... 30 To open a property sheet ...................................................................................................................... 30 REVIEW QUESTIONS .................................................................................................................................. 31 STARTING TO USE WINDOWS 2000 ................................................................................................... 33 WHAT IS THE START ICON? ....................................................................................................................... 34 Right-clicking the Start Icon................................................................................................................. 34 THE START MENU ..................................................................................................................................... 35 Left-clicking the Start Icon ................................................................................................................... 35 To display the Start menu using a mouse ............................................................................................. 35 To display the Start menu using a Windows 2000 aware keyboard ..................................................... 35 To close the Start menu using a mouse................................................................................................. 35 To close the Start menu using the keyboard ......................................................................................... 35 THE START ICON - PROGRAMS .................................................................................................................. 36 What is the Programs group?............................................................................................................... 36 THE START ICON - DOCUMENTS................................................................................................................ 37 What is the Documents group?............................................................................................................. 37 To clear the contents of the Documents menu...................................................................................... 37 THE START ICON - SETTINGS..................................................................................................................... 38 WINDOWS HELP ........................................................................................................................................ 39 To open the Windows Help windows.................................................................................................... 39 THE START ICON - RUN............................................................................................................................. 40 To use the keyboard to open the Run dialog box.................................................................................. 40 THE START ICON - SHUT DOWN................................................................................................................ 41 THE STARTUP FOLDER .............................................................................................................................. 42 To view the contents of the Startup folder ............................................................................................ 42 WHAT IS THE TASKBAR? ........................................................................................................................... 43 To use the right-hand mouse button on the Taskbar to customize........................................................ 43 To use the Taskbar clock to access the Date/Time Properties ............................................................. 43 CONTROLLING APPLICATIONS FROM THE TASKBAR ................................................................................. 44 To use the Taskbar to switch between programs.................................................................................. 44 Using the Taskbar to close a program ................................................................................................. 44 TILING AND CASCADING WINDOWS USING THE TASKBAR........................................................................ 45 To tile or cascade your open windows ................................................................................................. 45 ARRANGING YOUR DESKTOP ICONS.......................................................................................................... 46 To customize your Desktop icon arrangement ..................................................................................... 46 REVIEW QUESTIONS .................................................................................................................................. 47 HELP WITHIN WINDOWS 2000............................................................................................................ 49 HELP WITHIN THE START MENU ............................................................................................................... 50 To get Help using the Help menu ......................................................................................................... 50 USING THE F1 KEY TO GET HELP............................................................................................................. 51 To obtain Help using the F1 key........................................................................................................... 51 ‘WHAT'S THIS’ HELP................................................................................................................................. 52
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N O T FO R TR A IN IN G FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com To obtain ‘What's This’ Help................................................................................................................ 52 WIZARDS................................................................................................................................................... 53 REVIEW QUESTIONS .................................................................................................................................. 54 THE WINDOWS 2000 ACCESSORIES.................................................................................................. 55 WHAT IS WORDPAD? ................................................................................................................................ 56 To start WordPad ................................................................................................................................. 56 To enter text into WordPad .................................................................................................................. 56 To save a WordPad file ........................................................................................................................ 57 To create a new document within WordPad......................................................................................... 58 WORDPAD - EDITING AN EXISTING DOCUMENT ....................................................................................... 59 To open an existing WordPad file ........................................................................................................ 59 WHAT IS PAINT?........................................................................................................................................ 60 To start the Paint program................................................................................................................... 60 PAINT - DRAWING TOOLS.......................................................................................................................... 61 THE CALCULATOR..................................................................................................................................... 63 To start the Calculator ......................................................................................................................... 63 To see what a key does in the Calculator ............................................................................................. 63 To switch to Scientific mode................................................................................................................. 63 THE CLOCK ............................................................................................................................................... 64 To view the Clock ................................................................................................................................. 64 To view the date.................................................................................................................................... 64 To change the date or time ................................................................................................................... 64 REVIEW QUESTIONS .................................................................................................................................. 65 THE EXPLORER, MY COMPUTER & RECYCLE BIN..................................................................... 67 WHAT ARE DRIVES, FOLDERS AND FILES?................................................................................................ 68 THE EXPLORER VS MY COMPUTER........................................................................................................... 69 To open My Computer.......................................................................................................................... 69 To open the Windows Explorer window - the easy way........................................................................ 69 THE WINDOWS EXPLORER WINDOW......................................................................................................... 70 WINDOWS EXPLORER TOOLBARS.............................................................................................................. 71 Standard Toolbar icons ........................................................................................................................ 71 To hide/unhide the Standard Toolbar................................................................................................... 72 To hide/unhide the icons description.................................................................................................... 72 Address Bar Toolbar ............................................................................................................................ 72 To hide/unhide the Address Bar Toolbar.............................................................................................. 72 Links Toolbar ....................................................................................................................................... 72 To hide/unhide the Links Toolbar......................................................................................................... 72 LONG FILE NAMES .................................................................................................................................... 73 FOLDER SELECTION TECHNIQUES ............................................................................................................. 74 To view the contents of a folder (displayed on right) ........................................................................... 74 To expand a branch one level............................................................................................................... 74 To open all folders on a disk ................................................................................................................ 74 To close all the folders within the Explorer.......................................................................................... 74 SWITCHING DRIVES................................................................................................................................... 75 FOLDER CREATION.................................................................................................................................... 76 To create a new folder within the Windows 2000 Explorer.................................................................. 76 To create a folder directly from the Desktop, using a pop-up menu..................................................... 77 MOVING OR COPYING FILES AND FOLDERS............................................................................................... 78 To copy files the hard way using the Windows Explorer...................................................................... 78 To easy way to copy files...................................................................................................................... 78 To move files within the Explorer......................................................................................................... 78 Shortcut for copying files to a diskette ................................................................................................. 79 To use Cut, Copy and Paste to manipulate files................................................................................... 79 To copy a file to the Clipboard, from the Explorer .............................................................................. 79
  6. 6. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com To cut (i.e. move) a file to the Clipboard, from the Explorer ............................................................... 79 To paste a file from the Clipboard to the Explorer............................................................................... 79 RENAMING FILES OR FOLDERS.................................................................................................................. 80 To rename files or folders using the Explorer...................................................................................... 80 To rename files or folders - the easy way............................................................................................. 80 DELETING FILES OR FOLDERS ................................................................................................................... 81 To delete a file or folder ....................................................................................................................... 81 To physically delete a file without it first being sent to the Recycle Bin............................................... 82 THE RECYCLE BIN AND DELETED FILES.................................................................................................... 83 To delete files or folders by dragging to the Recycle Bin..................................................................... 83 To view the Recycle bin window........................................................................................................... 84 To empty the Recycle Bin...................................................................................................................... 84 To restore, i.e. ‘undelete’ files that are contained within the Recycle Bin .......................................... 85 STARTING PROGRAMS VIA THE EXPLORER................................................................................................ 86 CREATING SHORTCUTS ON THE DESKTOP.................................................................................................. 87 What is a ‘Desktop Shortcut’................................................................................................................ 87 To create shortcut icons on the Desktop the hard way......................................................................... 87 To create shortcut icons on the Desktop the easy way ......................................................................... 87 REVIEW QUESTIONS .................................................................................................................................. 88 PRINTING.................................................................................................................................................. 91 WHAT IS A PRINTER DRIVER? ................................................................................................................... 92 INSTALLING A PRINTER DRIVER................................................................................................................ 93 To install a new printer driver.............................................................................................................. 93 SETTING UP A PRINTER.............................................................................................................................. 94 To configure a printer .......................................................................................................................... 94 DEFAULT AND INSTALLED PRINTERS ........................................................................................................ 95 CONTROLLING PRINT QUEUES .................................................................................................................. 96 To display the print queue .................................................................................................................... 96 VIEWING INSTALLED FONTS...................................................................................................................... 97 To view installed fonts.......................................................................................................................... 97 REVIEW QUESTIONS .................................................................................................................................. 98 THE CLIPBOARD AND ‘DRAG AND DROP’...................................................................................... 99 BASIC CLIPBOARD CONCEPTS ................................................................................................................. 100 To copy information to the Clipboard ................................................................................................ 100 To cut information to the Clipboard................................................................................................... 100 To paste information from the Clipboard........................................................................................... 100 To use pop-up menus to cut or copy data........................................................................................... 101 To use pop-up menus to paste data..................................................................................................... 101 LINKING VS EMBEDDING ........................................................................................................................ 102 To link data......................................................................................................................................... 102 To embed data .................................................................................................................................... 102 IN-PLACE ACTIVATION OF EMBEDDED OBJECTS ..................................................................................... 103 To activate an embedded object ......................................................................................................... 103 LINKING IN ACTION - EXCEL AND WORD................................................................................................ 104 To link an Excel chart to a Microsoft Word document....................................................................... 104 REVIEW QUESTIONS ................................................................................................................................ 105
  7. 7. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G Introducing Windows 2000 1 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com Introducing Windows 2000 When you have completed this learning module you will have: • Seen how to take a tour of the features in Windows 2000 • Seen the Windows 2000 Desktop • Understood the functions of the Start Icon • Understood the functions of the Taskbar • Understood the functions of the Recycle Bin icon • Understood the functions of the My Computer icon • Understood the functions of the My Network Places icon
  8. 8. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 2 Introducing Windows 2000  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com Discover Windows 2000 Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 2© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 Discover Windows 2000 • Take a tour of the new features To run ‘Discover Windows 2000’ • Click on the Start Icon. Select the Programs folder, then select the Accessories folder, then select the System Tools folder. • Select the Getting Started command. The Getting Started with Windows 2000 window will be displayed. Select Discover Windows from the opening dialog box. You may see a dialog box asking you to place the Windows 2000 CD-ROM into your CD-ROM or DVD drive. If so, do this, and then follow the on-screen prompts.
  9. 9. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G Introducing Windows 2000 3 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com The Windows 2000 Desktop Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 3© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 The Windows 2000 Desktop • Highly Functional • Uncluttered • Easy to use The Windows 2000 Desktop (i.e. the background screen) looks un- cluttered and almost inviting. The emphasis is on encouraging you to work with applications (word-processors, databases etc) with the least amount of hassle and without a detailed technical knowledge of Windows 2000. The icons on the Desktop allow you to view and interact with Windows 2000.
  10. 10. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 4 Introducing Windows 2000  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com The Windows 2000 Start Icon Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 4© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 The Start Icon • Easy to use • Allows you to access your programs and your data • Allows you to configure your copy of Windows 2000 to suit you The Start Icon provides a launch point for all your applications, such as your word-processor, spreadsheet, databases etc. Clicking on the Start Icon displays a list of options. The programs that you use, such as Microsoft Word will be displayed in a sub-list if you move the mouse pointer to Programs.
  11. 11. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G Introducing Windows 2000 5 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com The ‘more commands here’ arrow In the example shown, moving the mouse printer to Programs, displays a sub-menu as illustrated. Clicking on the small arrow at the bottom of the list will display more options, as illustrated. This feature allows you to see a short, uncluttered list of recently used commands, but also a more detailed, complete menu listing if required! The ‘Sub- menus here’ arrow Some groups within the Programs listed, such as Accessories, contain an arrow pointing to the right. Moving the mouse pointer to these arrows will display a further sub-menu, as illustrated.
  12. 12. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 6 Introducing Windows 2000  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com The Windows 2000 Taskbar Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 5© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 The Taskbar • Displays any programs that you are running • Displays the time • Contains the Start icon The Start Icon System Clock Running Applications Quick launch toolbar The Taskbar (normally positioned at the bottom of the screen) provides a constant view of which applications are running on the system and an easy way to switch between them. The Taskbar provides a holding place for displaying icons of all applications that are running. As you start to run more programs the Taskbar automatically re-sizes its icon view of the applications to ensure that they can always be seen. The Taskbar also provides additional information such as the time, power consumption information (on laptop computers), and volume control if you have a sound card fitted.
  13. 13. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G Introducing Windows 2000 7 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com The Windows 2000 Recycle Bin Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 6© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 The Recycle Bin • Allows you to retrieve files that you may have accidentally deleted! When items are deleted they are first moved to the Recycle Bin. As long as files are in the Recycle Bin they can easily be recovered. Windows 2000 will preserve files until the system starts to run low on free disk space. When this happens Windows 2000 will physically delete the contents of the Recycle Bin.
  14. 14. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 8 Introducing Windows 2000  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com The Windows 2000 My Computer Icon Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 7© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 My Computer • Allows access to items such as your disks All of the main aspects concerning configuration and access to the computer resources, such as the hard disk and diskettes (floppy disks), are contained within the My Computer group. Double clicking on any drive icon within this group will display a window containing further information about the selected item. Access to the Windows 2000 Control Panel is also possible from ‘My Computer’.
  15. 15. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G Introducing Windows 2000 9 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com The Windows 2000 ‘My Network Places’ Icon Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 8© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 My Network Places • Allows you easy access to your networks My Network Places provides an easy way to connect to other computers (and shared recourses, such as printers) on your network.
  16. 16. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 10 Introducing Windows 2000  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com Review Questions Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 9© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 Review Questions 1. Explain the functions of the Start Icon. 2. Explain the functions of the Taskbar. 3. Explain the functions of the Recycle Bin icon. 4. Explain the functions of the My Computer icon. 5. Explain the functions of the My Network Places icon.
  17. 17. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G Window Components and Selection Techniques 11 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com Window Components and Selection Techniques When you have completed this learning module you will have: • Understood the function of the various window components including the title bar, scroll bars, maximize, minimize and restore buttons and the borders. • Seen how to use the Close button and Control menu icons. • Seen how to use dialog boxes, text boxes, list boxes, drop down menus, check boxes, radio buttons, command buttons and tabbed dialog boxes. • Understood the various mouse and keyboard selection techniques. • Seen how to use the concept of ‘drag and drop’. • Seen the importance of the right-hand mouse button in order to use Windows 2000 efficiently. • Been introduced to the concept of property sheets.
  18. 18. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 12 Window Components and Selection Techniques  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com The Title Bar Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 11© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 The Title Bar • Provides added information • May be used to maximize or restore window size Title Bar What is the Title Bar? The Title Bar is displayed along the top of almost all program, folder and dialog box windows. It is used to display information such as the name of the application (or folder) and the document you are working on. Information that is displayed here may vary. For example, the example shows the title bar for a program called Microsoft Word, in which a document called PM-Windows-2000 v2 has been loaded or saved. To maximize or restore a window using the Title bar • Double click on the Title Bar to toggle between a maximized and windowed state. Program running maximized Program running within a window
  19. 19. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G Window Components and Selection Techniques 13 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com The Scroll Bars Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 12© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 The Scroll Bars • Allows for movement of text and graphics within a window Scroll Bars When a program or folder needs to display information within a window two sets of scroll bars may de displayed along the bottom and right side of the window. By using the scroll bars it is possible to move to any position within a document and also work on a document many times bigger than your physical screen size. To move up and down within a window • To scroll upwards in a window, click on the upwards- pointing arrow at the top of the vertical scroll bar. • To move downwards in a window, click on the downwards- pointing arrow at the bottom of the vertical scroll bar. To move right to left within a window • To move to the right-hand side of a window, click on the right-hand arrow on the horizontal scroll bar. • To move to the left-hand side of a window, click on the left- hand arrow on the horizontal scroll bar. To scroll through a window at speed • Click on the scroll box and drag the small shaded box up and down the vertical scroll bar.
  20. 20. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 14 Window Components and Selection Techniques  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com Maximize, Minimize, Restore and Close Buttons Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 13© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 Maximize, Minimize, Restore and Close Buttons • Use the Maximize, Minimize and Restore buttons to size your applications Minimize Maximize The Restore button is only visible when the window has been maximized Running applications are displayed here Close The Close, Maximize, Minimize and Restore buttons are located in the top, right-hand corner of every window. When you click on the Maximize button the window expands to fill the screen, the Minimize button reduces the window to an icon within the Taskbar and the Restore button returns the window to its original state. The Close button is used to close a program window or dialog box. To minimize a window • Click on the Minimize icon. To maximize a window • Click on the Maximize icon OR double-click on that windows Title Bar. To restore a maximized object to run in a window • Click on the Restore icon OR double-click on that windows Title Bar.
  21. 21. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G Window Components and Selection Techniques 15 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com To minimize all program windows simultaneously • Click on an empty part of the Taskbar, using the right-hand mouse button to display a pop-up menu. • Select Minimize All Windows. To reverse the effect of minimizing all windows • Right click on an empty part of the Taskbar to display a pop-up menu. Select Undo Minimize All. Restoring a window from the Taskbar by single clicking on it In Windows 2000 all windows that have been minimized, minimize down to the Taskbar. In the example shown, Microsoft PowerPoint, Paint Shop Pro and My Computer have been minimized and are displayed in the Taskbar. If you wish to see any of these minimized windows, simply click on the relevant icon within the Taskbar. What is the Close icon used for? The Close icon is located in the top, right-hand corner of every window. It allows you to close the window. If you have any un-saved work, Windows 2000 will first ask if you want to save your changes (to disk) before the application is removed from memory. To close a program using the Close icon • Move the mouse pointer to the Close icon and click once using the left-hand mouse button. To close a window using the keyboard • Press Alt+F4 to close a selected window.
  22. 22. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 16 Window Components and Selection Techniques  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com Borders Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 14© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 Borders • Borders can be used for resizing a window Click and drag the vertical border to make the window narrower or wider Click and drag the horizontal border to make the window taller or shorter Click and drag the corner of the window to re-size a window in two dimensions simultaneously A thin border surrounds all windows. When working with multiple applications you may need to re-size a particular window by manipulating the borders. The window can be re-sized by clicking on the horizontal, vertical, or corner of the border and dragging to the required new size or shape. To make a window taller or shorter • Move the mouse pointer to either of the horizontal borders. • Depress the left-hand mouse button (and keep it depressed). • Drag the mouse pointer up or down the screen. • Release the mouse button when the window is the size and shape required. To make a window narrower or wider • Move the mouse pointer to either of the vertical borders. • Depress the left-hand mouse button (and keep it depressed). • Drag the mouse pointer to the left or right across the screen. • Release the mouse button when the window is the size and shape required. To re-size a window in two dimensions simultaneousl y • Move the mouse pointer to any corner of the window. • Depress the left-hand mouse button (and keep it depressed). • Drag the mouse pointer diagonally across the screen. • Release the mouse button when the window is the size and shape required.
  23. 23. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G Window Components and Selection Techniques 17 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com The Control Icon Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 15© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 The Control Icon • All windows have a Control (or System) icon • Click to display the Control (or System) drop down menu Control icon What is the control icon? The Control icon is located in the top, left-hand corner of each window and can be displayed by clicking once on the Control icon (a double mouse click will close the window!). The Control icon for Microsoft Word is illustrated. To open the Control menu • Click on the Control menu icon with the left-hand mouse button to display the Control drop down menu. Select from the following options: Item Function Restore Restores the window to its original size. Move Moves an object to a new location. Size Re-sizes the active window. Minimize Minimizes the active window. Maximize Maximizes the active window. Close Closes the active window.
  24. 24. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 18 Window Components and Selection Techniques  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com Dialog Boxes Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 16© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 Dialog Boxes • Dialog boxes represent a fast way of displaying a wide range of options from which you can make choices To close a dialog box, press the Esc key Windows 2000 uses dialog boxes to display information and allow easy selecting of options. A simple dialog box may prompt you for a YES or NO response when performing a task such as saving changes when closing a file. However, when performing more complex selections such as a choice of font or character size, Windows 2000 uses multiple dialog boxes to help you make your selection. To open a dialog box The following example shows you how to open the Shut Down Windows dialog box. • Click on the Start Icon and choose Shut Down to display the Shut Down Windows dialog box as illustrated. • Select the option required from the dialog box by clicking on the drop down arrow and clicking on the required option. Then click on the OK button
  25. 25. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G Window Components and Selection Techniques 19 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com Text Boxes Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 17© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 Text Boxes • Allows you to enter text into dialog boxes – Click in the text box and type in the text required Note: Some text boxes have a down arrow on the right-hand side which, when clicked, will reveal a drop down list of available options Dialog boxes contain different areas that allow you to specify certain criteria. Some dialog boxes contain a text box which allows you to enter text such as a file name (when specifying a file you wish to open, or when performing a file search). To enter text into a text box • The following example demonstrates how to enter text into the text box in the Run dialog box. Click on the Start Icon to display the Start menu and then select the Run option to display the Run dialog box as illustrated. • Click within the text box with the left mouse button and type in the name of the program you wish to run, in this case we have entered calc (which will run the Windows calculator). Click on the OK button to run the Calculator program.
  26. 26. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 20 Window Components and Selection Techniques  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com List Boxes Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 18© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 List Boxes • Select from a list of options displayed What are list boxes? A list box presents a pick list of entries on-screen that can be selected by clicking (or in some cases double clicking) the mouse over the required entry. A list box is designed to display multiple options and, as such, may not be large enough to display all the available options on-screen at one time. To solve this problem, list boxes often contain scroll bars to allow you to view all the information by scrolling up and down the list box.
  27. 27. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G Window Components and Selection Techniques 21 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com Drop Down List Boxes Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 19© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 Drop Down List Boxes • Drop down list of options from which an item may be selected Clicking here displays a drop down list A drop down menu first appears as a single entry with a small downward arrow on the right. Clicking with the arrow invokes the drop down list to display all of the options that may be selected (such as a type of font or a font size).
  28. 28. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 22 Window Components and Selection Techniques  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com Check Boxes and Radio Buttons Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 20© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 Check Boxes and Radio Buttons • Check boxes allows the selection of one or more items • Radio buttons allow a single selection from a range of options – These options are mutually exclusive Radio Buttons Check Boxes Check boxes vs. Radio buttons Check boxes are represented by the presence (or lack of) a small cross in a box and often appear on configuration screens (such as configuring options for a word processor as illustrated on the attached slide). Check boxes are used when an option can either have an ON or OFF value. A collection of check boxes allow you to view many selections all at the same time that can have a value of either ON or OFF. Radio buttons are very similar to check boxes and work in the same way. However, radio buttons are represented by the presence (or lack of) a small button instead of a cross/tick. Radio buttons offer a list of mutually exclusive options. To select and de-select check boxes • To select a check box (to turn it on) click on it with the left-hand mouse button. A tick or cross will be displayed in the check box to indicate it is selected. • To de-select a check box (to turn it off), click on it with the left-hand mouse button to remove the cross/tick and de-select the option. To select and de-select a radio button • To select a radio button (to turn it on) click on it with the left-hand mouse button. A small button will be displayed to indicate it is selected. • To de-select a radio button (to turn it off), click on a different radio button in the group.
  29. 29. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G Window Components and Selection Techniques 23 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com Command Icons Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 21© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 Command Icons • Command icons provide a shortcut to advanced features within your applications – Increasingly if you move the mouse pointer to a command icon, then a pop-up will be displayed indicating the function of the icon Command icons appear on toolbars that are usually located along the top of the window in most applications. Command icons offer a shortcut to many commonly performed actions such as opening and closing files, getting Help or using a spell checker. The command icons available will vary depending on the application you are using, but most Windows-based products have a standard toolbar that changes very little between applications. To use a command icon • Click on the command icon required. The action the button performs is indicated on the icon itself. • Note: Place the mouse pointer over any icon for a pop-up description of what the icon does.
  30. 30. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 24 Window Components and Selection Techniques  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com Tabs Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 22© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 Tabs • Some dialog boxes have multiple sections and categories • Categories are separated by tabs • Click on each tab to choose available options What are tabbed dialog boxes? Many dialog boxes have multiple sections and categories. Such sections are separated by tabs (similar to the tabs on the cards in a card index box) and only the options on the currently highlighted tab can be viewed. When you select a different tab the original tab moves back and the new tab is brought into the foreground. Using tabs in this way permits a great many options to be viewed and selected without the need for a very large window. To move between different tabs in a dialog box • Click on the tab required. • The tab and the options available in it will be displayed. Any other tabs will move behind the selected tab. • To move to another tab and view its options, simply click on the tab.
  31. 31. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G Window Components and Selection Techniques 25 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com Mouse Selection Techniques Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 23© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 Mouse Selection Techniques REMEMBER THE WINDOWS TECHNIQUE Select Then Manipulate! Select then manipulate! Selections using the mouse are simple and involve pointing and clicking. Different actions can be performed on text or icon selections depending on the number of clicks issued. The actions performed will also depend on the application you are using - it is worth experimenting. For instance double clicking on a word, within the Microsoft Word program will select the word.
  32. 32. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 26 Window Components and Selection Techniques  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com To change the mouse tracking speed - An example of selection techniques The mouse tracking speed controls how quickly you need to click a mouse button in order to perform an action. For example, if the tracking speed is too fast, it may be more difficult to click the mouse button three times to select a paragraph. As a default the mouse tracking speed is set to fast. Although down to personal preference, you can set the mouse speed to a slower setting. • Click on the Start Icon and choose Settings and then Control Panel to display the Control Panel, as illustrated. • Double click on the Mouse icon from the Control Panel dialog box to display the Mouse Properties dialog box. • Make sure the Buttons tab is selected. In the Double-click speed section, adjust the mouse speed as required by clicking on the slide and dragging towards Slow or Fast. Then click on OK to close the dialog box and double click on the Control icon in the top, left-hand corner of the Control Panel dialog box to close it.
  33. 33. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G Window Components and Selection Techniques 27 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com Keyboard Selection Techniques Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 24© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 Keyboard Selection Techniques • Accelerated application interaction • Notice the keyboard shortcuts on the example illustrated – Ctrl-N – Ctrl-O – Ctrl-S Ctrl+P Keyboard shortcuts From within any application the speed at which you can select and configure options can be greatly increased by using keyboard shortcuts. Most major menu functions within an application will have an accompanying shortcut key sequence. To see if an option has a shortcut associated with it, click on the menu name to open the drop down menu. If a shortcut is available it may appear to the right of the option. As you become more accomplished at using an application it is a good idea to learn a few shortcuts - you will soon find that you use the shortcut in preference to the mouse without even thinking about it.
  34. 34. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 28 Window Components and Selection Techniques  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com Drag and Drop Techniques Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 25© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 Drag and Drop Techniques • Allows you to move or copy items Remember: “Drag and drop” moves Control +“Drag and drop” copies What is ‘dragging and dropping’ Windows 2000 allows you to ‘drag and drop’ items. Using the drag and drop feature makes many complicated actions very simple to carry out. For example, you can move files from one folder to another in Windows. Or you can move icons on the Windows Desktop. To ‘drag and drop’ select an item and while depressing the left-hand mouse button, move the mouse pointer to a new location. When you release the mouse button, you will have dragged the selected item to the new location. Moving vs. coping Dragging and dropping normally moves the selected item. If however you depress the Control key while dragging and dropping, the move becomes a copy action! To move an icon on your Desktop • If necessary, close (or minimize) any programs that you may have running, so that you can see the Windows Desktop. • Then click on the icon you wish to move and hold the right-hand (or left- hand) mouse button, you are now in ‘drag’ mode. • Drag the icon to the location. • Release the mouse button and ‘drop’ the icon at the new location.
  35. 35. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G Window Components and Selection Techniques 29 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com The ‘Other’ Mouse Button Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 26© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 The ‘Other’ Mouse Button • Click the right-hand mouse button to display a pop-up menu pertaining to the object you click on Clicking with the right- hand mouse button on the Desktop background displays this menu Right clicking on any object (even the Desktop itself) will display a special pop-up menu allows quick formatting or configuration of the item you clicked on. To use the right-hand mouse button • Click on any object with the right-hand mouse button. A pop-up menu will be displayed. The contents of the menu will depend upon the object on which you clicked. Even clicking on the Desktop itself will open a pop-up menu. Example pop- up menu • The pop-up menu illustrated, is displayed when you right click within a Microsoft Word document. As you can see the pop-up menu allows you fast access to a range of useful options, such as font formatting, paragraph formatting and bullet / numbering formatting.
  36. 36. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 30 Window Components and Selection Techniques  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com What are Property Sheets? Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 27© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 What are Property Sheets? • Allows for customization of the selected item Click with the right-hand mouse button What are Property Sheets? Property sheets are similar to dialog boxes and allow you to see all the information relating to how the selected object is configured. They can be displayed by right clicking on an item. To open a property sheet • Click on the object whose properties you wish to change with the right-hand mouse button and then select the Properties command to display the property sheet pertaining to the object selected. (In this case the Taskbar was right-clicked on and the Taskbar Properties sheet was displayed). The General tab in the sheet allows you to determine such items as whether the Taskbar should always appear on top, and whether the clock should be displayed. • When you have made your changes click on OK to close the property sheet and accept the changes.
  37. 37. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G Window Components and Selection Techniques 31 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com Review Questions Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 28© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 Review Questions 1. How would you maximize or restore a window using the Title bar? 2. How would you minimize a window? 3. How would you maximize a window? 4. How would you minimize all program windows simultaneously? 5. What is the Close button used for? 6. How would you open the Control menu? 7. How would you select multiple list box options? 8. How would you move between different tabs in a dialog box? 9. How would you open a property sheet?
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  39. 39. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G Starting to Use Windows 2000 33 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com Starting to Use Windows 2000 When you have completed this learning module you will have: • Seen how to display the Start menu. • Seen how to access the Programs group. • Seen how to access the Documents group. • Seen how to clear the contents of the Documents menu. • Seen how to access the Settings group. • Seen how to access the Search group. • Seen how to find the location of a file that you know the file name of. • Seen how to open the Windows Help window. • Seen how to use the Run command. • Seen how to use the Shut Down command. • Understood the concept of the Startup Folder. • Seen how to view the contents of the Startup folder. • Seen how to move an icon on the Start menu • Seen how to move an icon from the Start menu to the Desktop. • Seen how to copy an icon from the Desktop or Windows Explorer to the Start menu. • Seen how to delete an icon from the Start menu. • Understood the concept of the Taskbar. • Seen how to use the right-hand mouse button on the Taskbar to allow configuration. • Seen how to control applications from the Taskbar. • Seen how to use the Taskbar to switch between programs. • Seen how to use the Taskbar to close a program. • Seen how to display the ‘Task List’ within Windows 2000. • Seen how to move and customize the Taskbar. • Seen how to Tile and Cascade programs using the Taskbar. • Seen how to arrange Desktop icons. • Seen how to customize your Desktop icon arrangement. • Seen how to add programs to the Start Menu. • Seen how to create a new file directly from the Desktop. • Seen how to use the Quick Launch Toolbar. • Seen how to use the Address Toolbar. • Seen how to use the Links Toolbar. • Seen how to use the Desktop Toolbar. • Seen how to create a new Toolbar. • Seen how to detach a Toolbar from the Taskbar. • Seen how to use the Internet Explorer Channel Bar. • Understood the concept of the Active Desktop. • Seen how to enable or disable the Active Desktop.
  40. 40. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 34 Starting to Use Windows 2000  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com What is the Start Icon? Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 30© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 What is the Start Icon? • The initial launch point for Windows 2000 Right-clicking Left-clicking Right-clicking the Start Icon A single click of the right-hand mouse button will invoke a small, menu containing the options Open, Explore and Search. Their functionality is described as follows:- Item Function Open Displays the contents of the Start menu. Folders and icons can be deleted, copied, and moved using drag and drop techniques. Explore Displays the Windows Explorer. The Windows Explorer can display a hierarchical representation of your PC and network. Search Displays the Windows 2000 file searching utility.
  41. 41. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G Starting to Use Windows 2000 35 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com The Start Menu Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 31© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 The Start Menu • Allows easy access to the components that make up Windows 2000, and also to your application programs • Easily configurable to suit the way YOU wish to work – Items may be added or removed TIP: Keyboard shortcut to display the Start Menu Ctrl+Esc Left-clicking the Start Icon The Start menu contains the various categories where your applications and work are stored. You can move further into the various sub-categories by positioning the mouse over the category you are interested in to automatically open the next sub-category (you do not even have to click the mouse!). To display the Start menu using a mouse • Click on the Start Icon located at the bottom left of your screen. To display the Start menu using a Windows 2000 aware keyboard • Windows 2000 aware keyboards have two extra keys. • Pressing the key with the symbol on it will open the Start menu. To close the Start menu using a mouse • Point the mouse at the Desktop (not at the start menu) and click the left mouse button. To close the Start menu using the keyboard • Press the Esc key.
  42. 42. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 36 Starting to Use Windows 2000  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com The Start Icon - Programs Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 32© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 The Start Icon - Programs What is the Programs group? From the Programs group you have access to all sub-groups that you create, or which may be created automatically by application installation routines. Items that have a right pointing arrow next to them represent sub-groups. Thus Accessories will display more programs, if you were to click on it.
  43. 43. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G Starting to Use Windows 2000 37 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com The Start Icon - Documents Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 33© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 The Start Icon - Documents • Recently opened or edited files are displayed here What is the Documents group? The Documents group within the Start menu contains a list of recently opened files. Simply select the document you wish to continue working on and Windows 2000 will automatically launch the associated application and open the file. By allowing the user to select the actual document to be worked on rather than selecting an application, Windows 2000 more directly mirrors the way in which people naturally work. To clear the contents of the Documents menu • Click on the Start Icon and select Settings. • Select Taskbar & Start Menu. • Click on the Start Menu Programs tab. • Select Clear from within the Documents Menu section. • Click on the OK button.
  44. 44. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 38 Starting to Use Windows 2000  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com The Start Icon - Settings Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 34© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 The Start Icon - Settings • Access to configuration utilities – Control Panel – Printers – Taskbar By selecting Settings from within the Start menu you can directly access the Control Panel and Printers folders. Being able to access the core system configuration utilities in this way is particularly useful when an application is already in the foreground and you want to make a quick change. In this scenario simply press Ctrl+Esc to invoke the Start menu over the top of your application and click on Settings.
  45. 45. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G Starting to Use Windows 2000 39 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com Windows Help Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 36© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 The Start Icon - Help Topics To open the Windows Help windows • Click on the Start Icon and select the Help command from the Start menu OR press the F1 key. • The Window Help window will be displayed as illustrated above.
  46. 46. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 40 Starting to Use Windows 2000  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com The Start Icon - Run Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 37© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 The Start Icon - Run • Allows you to run programs by entering their file name The Run option provides a text entry box for you to type the name and location of the file you wish to run. Clicking on Browse will allow you to search all local and network drives for files, this is particularly useful if you are unsure of the exact filename or path; you can also run executable files. Running document files will run the ‘associated' program and then display the document within the correct program. To use the keyboard to open the Run dialog box • Press the Ctrl+Esc keys. • Release the keys and then press R.
  47. 47. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G Starting to Use Windows 2000 41 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com The Start Icon - Shut Down Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 38© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 The Start Icon - Shut Down • Cleanly shuts down the system The Shut Down option allows the user to close the Windows 2000 operating system and ensure all running processes can halt cleanly and are given the chance to flush any data that may be in memory out to the disk. Several options are available when shutting the system down and they are summarized as follows:- This: Does this: Log off Allows you to log off without restarting Windows 2000 so that another user can log on to the PC. Shut down Closes all your programs and then shuts down your computer. WARNING: You must use this option, do not simply switch off the computer when you have finished using it! Restart Closes all your programs and then restarts your computer.
  48. 48. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 42 Starting to Use Windows 2000  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com The Startup Folder Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 39© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 The Startup Folder • Programs in the Startup folder will start automatically when Windows 2000 is started The Startup folder is special in one respect, any programs held within it will start automatically when you start Windows 2000. To view the contents of the Startup folder • Click on the Start Icon, and move the mouse pointer to Programs. • From the sub-menu displayed select Startup.
  49. 49. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G Starting to Use Windows 2000 43 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com What is the Taskbar? Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 40© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 What is the Taskbar? • Displays running applications • Click with the right-hand mouse button to: – Customize Taskbar options – Customize Start Menu programs Double click to show the Date/Time Properties dialog box Click to select these programs To use the right-hand mouse button on the Taskbar to customize Configuration of the Taskbar can either be accomplished by clicking on the Start Icon followed by Settings and selecting Taskbar & Start Menu, or simply by pressing the right-hand mouse button anywhere on the grey of the Taskbar itself and selecting Properties. To use the Taskbar clock to access the Date/Time Properties • Double click on the Taskbar clock to open the Date/Time Properties dialog box.
  50. 50. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 44 Starting to Use Windows 2000  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com Controlling Applications From the Taskbar Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 41© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 Controlling Applications From the Taskbar – Running applications are displayed within the Taskbar – Right clicking on these applications, as displayed in the Taskbar, will display a pop-up menu which allows you to control that program To use the Taskbar to switch between programs • To switch from one running application to another, simply click on the second application as displayed in the Taskbar. Using the Taskbar to close a program • Right-click on the application icon as displayed in the Taskbar, which displays a pop-up menu for that application. Click on the Close command from the pop-up menu.
  51. 51. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G Starting to Use Windows 2000 45 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com Tiling and Cascading Windows Using the Taskbar Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 42© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 Tiling and Cascading Windows Using the Taskbar • Options include: – Cascade Windows – Tile Horizontally – Tile Vertically Normally your screen is filled by a single application. Sometimes, however, it is useful to be able to see all active application windows on your screen simultaneously. For instance, you may want to drag a chart produced in your spreadsheet application into your word-processor application. If you tile your windows they are displayed on your screen side-by-side. If you cascade your windows they are stacked in an overlapping pile. To tile or cascade your open windows • Move the mouse pointer to an empty part of the Taskbar. • Click using the right-hand mouse button, to display the pop-up menu. • Click on Tile Windows Horizontally, Tile Windows Vertically or Cascade Windows as required.
  52. 52. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 46 Starting to Use Windows 2000  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com Arranging Your Desktop Icons Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 43© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 Arranging Your Desktop Icons – You can easily customize the way icons are displayed on your Windows 2000 desktop – Right-click on the Desktop to display a pop-up menu – Select the required icon arrangement To customize your Desktop icon arrangement • Right-click on the Desktop to display the Desktop pop-up menu. • Click on the Arrange Icons command, which displays the Arrange Icons sub-menu. • Click on the desired type of icon arrangement. The choices include: Item: Function: By Name Icons are arranged on your Desktop by name, alphabetically. By Type Icons are arranged on your Desktop according to object type. By Size Icons are arranged on your Desktop according to file size. By Date Icons are arranged on your Desktop according to the date that the object was created. Auto Arrange Icons are re-arranged on your Desktop automatically each time you drag an icon from one part of the Desktop to another. • You may also select the Line up Icons command, which lines up icons either vertically or horizontally.
  53. 53. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G Starting to Use Windows 2000 47 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com Review Questions Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 44© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 Review Questions 1. How would you display the Start menu? 2. How would you access the Programs group? 3. How would you access the Documents group? 4. How would you clear the contents of the Documents menu? 5. How would you access the Settings group? 6. How would you open the Windows Help window? 7. How would you use the Run command?
  54. 54. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 48 Starting to Use Windows 2000  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com 8. How would you use the Shut Down command? 9. Explain the concept of the Startup folder. 10. How would you view the contents of the startup folder? 11. Explain the concept of the Taskbar. 12. How would you use the right-hand mouse button on the Taskbar to allow configuration? 13. How would you control applications from the Taskbar? 14. How would you use the Taskbar to switch between programs? 15. How would you use the Taskbar to close a program? 16. How would you move and customize the Taskbar? 17. How would you Tile and Cascade programs using the Taskbar? 18. How would you arrange Desktop icons?
  55. 55. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G Help Within Windows 2000 49 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com Help Within Windows 2000 When you have completed this learning module you will have: • Seen how to obtain Help when you need it within Windows 2000. • Seen how to use the F1 key to obtain Help. • Seen how to use ‘What’s This’ Help. • Been introduced to the concept of Wizards to guide you through complex operations.
  56. 56. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 50 Help Within Windows 2000  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com Help Within the Start Menu Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 46© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 Help Within the Start Menu • Help – Fully indexed – You can search for a word or phrase The on-line Help feature in Windows 2000 is easy to learn and to use. When you select Help from the Start menu, the Windows Help dialog box appears with three tab sections available - Contents, Index, Search and Favorites. You can also get a short description of a particular object by clicking on it with the What’s This? button. You may also print out Help topics that may be useful for long involved Help explanations, or for items that provide Help of actions you perform regularly, but are not very good at remembering. To get Help using the Help menu • Click on the Start Icon and select Help to display the Windows Help dialog box. There are four tabs to choose from at the top of the dialog box, the Contents tab will be displayed by default when you first open Help. Each tab allows you to get Help in a different way: This Tab: Does This: Contents The Contents tab displays individual Help topics. The topics are organized into categories and are represented by small book icons. Index The Index tab displays an index of all available topics. Scroll through the linked list of index entries and click on the one of interest. Search The Search tab provides a text entry box for you to type the specific word(s) or phrase you want to search for under Help, rather than searching for information by category. The text entry box is linked to a list of words in your Help files and any words or phrases which match will be shown.
  57. 57. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G Help Within Windows 2000 51 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com Using The F1 Key To Get Help Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 47© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 Using The F1 Key To Get Help • Pressing the F1 Key: – Invokes help – Provides application specific help To obtain Help using the F1 key Pressing the F1 function key will launch the Help facility for whichever window is in active when you press the F1 key. For example, if you are at the Windows 2000 Desktop when F1 is pressed, Windows 2000 will automatically invoke the Help index that is also accessible from the Start menu. However, if you are working in an application like a word processor when F1 is pressed the application will launch its own specific Help facility.
  58. 58. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 52 Help Within Windows 2000  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com ‘What's This’ Help Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 48© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 “What’s This” Help • Many dialog boxes offer “What’s This” Help • Click on the question mark icon • Click on the item within the dialog box you need help on To obtain ‘What's This’ Help • Click on the Help icon displayed in the right of the dialog box Title bar. • The mouse pointer will change to have a question mark displayed beside it. • Click on the item within the dialog you require help on and a small help pop-up will be displayed. To close the help pop-up, click the left mouse button.
  59. 59. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G Help Within Windows 2000 53 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com Wizards Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 49© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 Wizards • Guide your through complicated processes! The various Wizards to be found within Windows 2000 can be thought of as an extension of the Help facility. Wizards can be used to guide you to a particular end result whether it be a product installation or the creation of a complex document. For an example of using a Wizard within Windows 2000 click on the Start icon, select Settings, and from the sub-menu displayed select Printers. When the Printers dialog is displayed, click on the Add Printer icon. The Add Printer wizard will start guiding you through the processing of adding a new printer to your computer.
  60. 60. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 54 Help Within Windows 2000  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com Review Questions Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 50© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 Review Questions 1. How can you easily invoke ‘What’s This?’ Help for a Windows 2000 dialog box option? 2. What is the function of the F1 key? 3. Why are Windows 2000 Wizards so useful?
  61. 61. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G The Windows 2000 Accessories 55 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com The Windows 2000 Accessories When you have completed this learning module you will have: • Seen how to open and use WordPad and Paint. • Seen how to open, use and configure the Calculator and Clock program.
  62. 62. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 56 The Windows 2000 Accessories  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com What is WordPad? Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 52© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 What is WordPad? • By default WordPad acts like a cut down version of Microsoft Word The WordPad accessory is a cut down version of the Microsoft Word application. BEWARE: Do not attempt to edit Microsoft Word documents within WordPad as WordPad does not support many of the advanced features found within word and you may lose much of your document formatting! To start WordPad • Click on the Start Icon. • Move the mouse pointer to Programs and select Accessories from the sub-menu. • Click on WordPad, as illustrated. To enter text into WordPad • Simply start typing! WordPad opens up with a blank document by default.
  63. 63. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G The Windows 2000 Accessories 57 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com To save a WordPad file • From the File drop down menu, select Save, which displays the Save As dialog box OR click on the Save icon. • In the Save In section, select the location you wish to save the file to (i.e. on your local hard disk(s), on a diskette, or on a network drive). Clicking on the down arrow next to the Save In section will display a drop down list. • Enter the file name as required. • By default, the file is saved in Word 6 format. If you wish to save it in a different format, click on the drop down arrow next to the Save as type box to display the following drop down list. • Click on the Save button to save the file.
  64. 64. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 58 The Windows 2000 Accessories  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com To create a new document within WordPad • Either from the File drop down menu select the New command OR click on the New icon. • The New dialog box will be displayed as illustrated. • Select the required format (or simply use the Word 6 default) and then click on the OK button.
  65. 65. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G The Windows 2000 Accessories 59 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com WordPad - Editing an Existing Document Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 53© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 WordPad Editing an Existing Document • Word 6 files are the default file format • WARNING: Do NOT edit existing Word files if the files contain styles, headers or footers To open an existing WordPad file • Either from the File drop down menu select the Open command OR click on the Open icon. The Open dialog box will be displayed as illustrated. • As when saving a file, select the correct location and enter a file name. Click on the Open button. The default WordPad file extension - DOC As a default, WordPad will browse for documents ending with a .DOC file extension. It is possible to change the extension that WordPad will search for from the Open dialog box by selecting All Documents from the Files of type drop down list. Once you have located the file you wish to open, either double-click the filename using the mouse or highlight the filename and click Open.
  66. 66. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 60 The Windows 2000 Accessories  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com What is Paint? Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 54© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 What is Paint? • A simple tool for editing or creating graphics (pictures) The Paint program offers the ability to generate and manipulate graphics and pictures and store them in a .BMP format. The program offers a rich tool selection and all standard graphical functions, such as airbrush, freehand line draw, shapes and the ability to zoom. BEWARE: If you use a 24 bit color format to store your pictures, you can end up with large files on your disk! To start the Paint program • Click on the Start Icon. • Move the mouse pointer to Programs and then from the sub-menu select Accessories. • Click on Paint.
  67. 67. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G The Windows 2000 Accessories 61 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com Paint - Drawing Tools Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 55© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 Paint - Drawing Tools • Simple, but easy to use graphics tool The tools within Paint are depicted on the left-hand side of the screen in the toolbox. If the mouse is positioned over a tool (without clicking) the in- built Help facility will give a brief text description of the tool’s function. The most commonly used tools are as follows:- Tool Name Function Free Form Select The ability to draw an outline using the mouse in free form around any shape. Once selected, the highlighted outline supports both cut and paste and can also be re-sized. Select As above, except uses a re-sizeable rectangle as the selection area. Eraser The ability to erase portions of the picture you are working on. The size of the eraser is variable and has four different sizes.
  68. 68. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 62 The Windows 2000 Accessories  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com Tool Name Function Fill With Color Allows areas to be filled with colors, selected from the color palette. Pick Color With the Pick Color utility the mouse pointer will change to a pipette and you may position it over any part of the graphic on which you are currently working. The color pointed to by the pipette will automatically be selected from your color palette. This feature is very useful when more than 256 colors are in use. Magnifier The ability to zoom the current on-screen graphic. 1x through to 8x zooming control is supported. Pencil Allows you to draw shapes freeform, as if using a pencil. Brush Allows you to apply color, as if using a paint brush. Airbrush Allows you to apply color, using an air-brush effect. Text Allows you to insert text. Line Allows you to draw lines. Curve Allows you to draw curves. Rectangle Allows you to draw rectangles. Polygon Allows you to draw polygons. Ellipse Allows you to draw ellipses. Rounded Rectangle Allows you to draw rectangles with rounded edges.
  69. 69. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G The Windows 2000 Accessories 63 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com The Calculator Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 56© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 The Calculator • Two modes – Standard and Scientific The Calculator application is very useful for adding up your expenses, or other vital activities! It has a Scientific mode that, amongst other features, allows you to convert from Decimal, to Hexadecimal and Binary. To start the Calculator • Click on the Start Icon. • Move the mouse pointer to Programs and then from the sub-menu select Accessories. • Click on Calculator. To see what a key does in the Calculator • Right-click on a button within the Calculator and a What’s This button is displayed. Click on this button and the function of the button is explained. To switch to Scientific mode • Click on the View drop down menu, and click on the Scientific command.
  70. 70. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G 64 The Windows 2000 Accessories  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training Using Windows 2000 Foundation FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com The Clock Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 57© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 The Clock • Located in the Taskbar Move the mouse to the clock and after a few moments the date is displayed Double click to open the Date/Time Properties dialog box, to allow modifications The Clock program is not located in the Start menu. You will find it on the Taskbar, which is normally displayed along the bottom of your screen To view the Clock • Simply look at the right-hand end of the Windows 2000 Taskbar. To view the date • Move the mouse pointer to the Clock, as displayed in the Taskbar. After a few moments the date is displayed. To change the date or time • Double click on the Clock which displays the Date/Time Properties dialog box, which allows you to modify the time or date.
  71. 71. N O T FO R TR A IN IN G The Windows 2000 Accessories 65 Using Windows 2000 Foundation  1995-2001 Cheltenham Computer Training FOR USE AT THE LICENSED SITE(S) ONLY  Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2001 - www.cctglobal.com Review Questions Windows 2000 Foundation - Introduction - Slide No. 58© Cheltenham Computer Training 1995-2000 Review Questions 1. What is the default file format used by WordPad? 2. How can you open WordPad using the Start Icon? 3. What is the default file format used by Paint? 4. How can you change the Calculator display from Standard mode to Scientific mode? 5. How can you use the Clock program to display the date? 6. How can you change the date and time as used by the Windows 2000 Clock program?
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