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Computer software application with specific reference to Microsoft word
Computer software application with specific reference to Microsoft word
Computer software application with specific reference to Microsoft word
Computer software application with specific reference to Microsoft word
Computer software application with specific reference to Microsoft word
Computer software application with specific reference to Microsoft word
Computer software application with specific reference to Microsoft word
Computer software application with specific reference to Microsoft word
Computer software application with specific reference to Microsoft word
Computer software application with specific reference to Microsoft word
Computer software application with specific reference to Microsoft word
Computer software application with specific reference to Microsoft word
Computer software application with specific reference to Microsoft word
Computer software application with specific reference to Microsoft word
Computer software application with specific reference to Microsoft word
Computer software application with specific reference to Microsoft word
Computer software application with specific reference to Microsoft word
Computer software application with specific reference to Microsoft word
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  • 1. PRESENTATION FOR GROUP 3 TOPIC: COMPUTER SOFTWARE APPLICATION WITH SPECIFIC REFERENCE TO MICROSOFT WORD. LECTURE: DR S .A. ONASANYA DATE: 30TH APRIL, 2014
  • 2. OUTLINE  INTRODUCTION AND BASIC DEFINITIONS  BRIEF HISTORY OF COMPUTER SOFTWARE  TYPES OF SOFTWARE  MICROSOFT WORD  STARTING MICROSOFT WORD  BASIC OPERATIONS ON MS WORD  OPENING A DOCUMENT  SAVING A DOCUMENT  PRINTING A DOCUMENT  CLOSING A DOCUMENT  SHORTCUTS ON MS WORD  ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES  CONCLUSION
  • 3. INTRODUCTION AND BASIC DEFINITIONS DEFINITION OF COMPUTER SOFTWARE  Computer is An electronic device that accepts, processes, stores, and outputs data at high speeds according to programmed instructions  Software is simply defined as the program that runs the computer  Software is a generic term for organized collections of computer data and instructions The computer software is written by computer programmers who do this using a programming language.  Computer software can be a number of things from games to business. Programs software is usually something that you download to your computer from the internet or a CD/DVD and then use it such as Photoshop, Encarta, Microsoft Office(microsoft word, microsoft excel,microsoft power point etc). There are literally thousands of different computer software.
  • 4. Definition of a word processor oA word processor, is an application program for manipulating text- based documents; the electronic equivalent of paper, pen, typewriter, eraser, and most likely, dictionary and thesaurus. oA word processing computers perform multiple editorial functions, such as editing text, inserting new text, deleting text, performing search and replace functions within the text. o The main advantage of a word processor is that it provides a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) interface, which helps you make changes quickly and easily INTRODUCTION AND BASIC DEFINITIONS CONTINUED
  • 5. BRIEFHISTORY OF COMPUTER SOFTWARE History of computer software and computer languages. It was not until after 1981 that software programs were made eligible for patents by the Supreme Court. FORTRAN: The first high level programming language fortran was invented by John Backus and IBM. HTML: Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web and HTML or hypertext markup language. Software Programming: General background information on computer languages including basic - PageMaker - java - Fortran - ms-dos - VisiCalc - windows - computer graphics and more. Microsoft Windows: In 1983, the Microsoft Corporation formally announced Microsoft Windows software for IBM computers.
  • 6. TYPES OF SOFTWARE Computer systems divide software systems into three major classes: i. System software, ii. Programming software and iii. Application software, although the distinction is arbitrary, and often blurred. System software helps run the computer hardware and computer system. It includes operating systems, device drivers, diagnostic tools, servers, windowing systems, utilities and more. The purpose of systems software is to insulate the applications programmer as much as possible from the details of the particular computer complex being used, especially memory and other hardware features, and such as accessory devices as communications, printers, readers, displays, keyboards, etc. Programming software usually provides tools to assist a programmer in writing computer programs and software using different programming languages in a more convenient way. The tools include text editors, compilers, interpreters, linkers, debuggers, and so on. An Integrated development environment (IDE) merges those tools into a software bundle, and a programmer may not need to type multiple commands for compiling, interpreter, debugging, tracing, and etc., because the IDE usually has an advanced graphical user interface, or GUI. Application software allows end users to accomplish one or more specific (non-computer related) tasks. Typical applications include industrial automation, business software, educational software, medical software, databases, and computer games. Businesses are probably the biggest users of application software, but almost every field of human activity now uses some form of application software.
  • 7. Microsoft Word is a word processor developed by Microsoft. It was first released in 1983 under the name Multi-Tool Word for Xenix systems. Subsequent versions were later written for several other platforms including IBM PCs running DOS (1983), Apple Macintosh running Mac OS (1985), AT&T Unix PC (1985), Atari ST (1988), SCO Unix (1994), OS/2 (1989), and Microsoft Windows (1989). Commercial versions of Word are licensed as a standalone product or as a component of Microsoft Office, Windows RT or the discontinued Microsoft Works suite. Freeware editions of Word are Microsoft Word Viewer and Office Online, both of which have limited features. Origins and growth In 1981, Microsoft hired Charles Simonyi, the primary developer of Bravo, the first GUI word processor, which was developed at Xerox PARC. Simonyi started work on a word processor called Multi-Tool Word and soon hired Richard Brodie, a former Xerox intern, who became the primary software engineer. Microsoft announced Multi-Tool Word for Xenix and MS-DOS in 1983. Its name was soon simplified to Microsoft Word. Free demonstration copies of the application were bundled with the November 1983 issue of PC World, making it the first to be distributed on-disk with a magazine. That year Microsoft demonstrated Word running on Windows. MICROSOFT WORD
  • 8. Starting Microsoft Word Two Ways 1. Double click on the Microsoft Word icon on the desktop (if available) 2. Click on Start  Programs  Microsoft Word Or 2. Click on Start  Programs  Microsoft Office  MS Word  (depending on where the where it appears. Different for different installations)
  • 9.  The Word Window is displayed
  • 10. Basic operations on the MS Word Title Bar Displays the title and name of the current document Document Area or Workspace The area where to type and edit text. In this area, you will see a flashing vertical line, indicating the insertion point, where the text will appear Menu bar Displays all menus with each menu consisting of a set of logically grouped commands; E.g., Format menu groups all commands for formatting text Each of these menu bar items has a drop-down sub-menu A drop-down sub-menu comprises a list of options, which are displayed when you click on the Menu bar item. Task Pane Provides shortcuts for performing commonly used commands, such as creating new documents or searching for specific text Scroll bars: (horizontal and vertical) Enable you to move through a document that cannot fit completely in the workspace Status bar Displays information about the current document. E.g., the current page number, total number of pages in a document, the line number on which the cursor is positioned and the column number
  • 11. Basic operations on the MS Word continued  Consists of various toolbars  A toolbar Is a collection of buttons that provide easy access to the options available on the menu bar  Commonly used toolbars are:  Standard Toolbar: This toolbar contains buttons for the frequently used actions, such as opening files, saving files, and copying and pasting text  Formatting Toolbar: This toolbar provides various tools that help your format the text in the document area. For example, changing the font size or the style of text  Drawing Toolbar: Consists of various drawing tools - to draw different shapes, arrows, and geometrical figures. You can modify these graphics by adding colours and 3-D effects or by moving the graphics behind or in front of the text. You can also insert preformatted text styles, text boxes, and pictures.
  • 12.  Opening a document  Select the File Open (open dialog box displayed)  Select file of document that is to be opened from the drop-down list Opening a Document If document is not on the list, you can navigate to the document path to the desired folder or location Click the Open button to open the selected document
  • 13.  Using the Save As command  This is used to save a file the first time  You can also use it to save a document with a new name or  To save the document to a different location Action Task Save a docu- ment 1.Click File  Save As command (Save As dialog box appear) 2.Specify name and/or location where to save using the Save in drop-down list 3.In case you need to create a new folder to save the file, click the Create New Folder button in the dialog box 4.This opens the New Folder dialog box, as shown below Saving Document
  • 14. Printing Documents Action Task To print a document 1. Select File Print command (Print dialog box displayed) 2. Select the name of the printer from the 3. Select the number of copies to be printed from the Number of copies spin box. 4. Select the applicable radio buttons Task 5. Click the OK button to close the Print dialog box
  • 15. Closing a Document  After you finish working with a document, you need to close the document 1. Select the File Close command, OR 2. Holding down the alt key and pressing the F4 key, or 3. Clicking the Close button (x) displayed in the upper-right corner of window  If you make some changes to a document and then try to close without saving, Word will prompt you to save the document 4. To close all active documents, hold down the Shift button and select the File Close All command
  • 16. SHORTCUTS ON MICROSOFT WORD
  • 17. SHORTCUTS ON MICROSOFT WORD CONTINUED
  • 18. Advantages And Disadvantages Advantages Easily correct any mistakes which are made Can save multiple versions of documents and easily sort them so that you can go back to previous versions of the same document Spell and grammar checking Format the text and general page layout so that you can make the page look more appealing or easier to read Mail merge from a database so that you can easily send out letters to multiple people at a time Copies can easily be made, which saves on printing and it is much easier to do Disadvantages Data can sometimes be lost due to data corruption. On the other hand, this could happen to somebody hand writing a letter because something could happen to the paper such as a pen leaking. Also, this shouldn’t really be a problem because regular backups should be made and the user should save at regular intervals of times Some symbols aren’t easily accessible, which makes typing in different languages that use a different alphabet is difficult. Also, some complex mathematical equasions would be easier to hand write Requires a computer to edit or view documents which may sometimes not be there, especially when on the go
  • 19. THANK YOU

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