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Windows XP Introduction to Microsoft Windows XP and Office 2007
2 Let’s Review! What are the 2 types of software? System software and application software Define system software. A program that controls the operations of a computer What’s an example of system software? Operating system What operating system do we use in Mr. Downing’s class? Windows XP
3 What’s a user interface? A user interface is the combination of hardware and software that you use to communicate with and control the computer.
4 Windows XP Desktop Icons Notification area Taskbar
5 Adding a Shortcut to the Desktop Click the Start button, point to the program of choice, and then press and release the right mouse button Point to ‘Send To’ on the shortcut menu Click ‘Desktop (create shortcut)’ Click an open area on the desktop to close the start menu Let’s create a shortcut together!
“Go Green” Defragment the hard drive (start, programs, accessories, system tools, disk defragmenter) Delete temporary files – files created when a program cannot allocate enough memory for its tasks (start, programs, accessories, system tools, disk cleanup) Delete history of the internet browser (internet explorer, tools, internet options, general tab, browsing history, delete) Delete cookie files
Safety First! Surge protectors, anti-static mats, electric cords & wiring
9 Windows Title bar Minimize, Maximize, Close Toolbar Menu Collapse Restore Expand
10 Let’s create our folders! Open My Documents File, New, Folder Block #, Last name, Enter key Rename Block #, First name, Last initial, Enter key Open your folder Create 5 folders within your folder (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Internet) Click ‘Folders’ on toolbar to view the hierarchy… collapse and expand your folder Delete the Internet folder Move the Word folder into your Excel folder Move it back where it was
12 Type Text in the Word Document Save As ‘Practice’ in your Word folder. Rename the file. Delete the file from your Word folder Create a shortcut on the desktop to your folder…delete it if you wish.
13 Whoa! Back up!! Backup = creating a copy of files on a storage device Source drive/folder: drive and folder containing the files to be copied Destination drive/folder: drive and folder to which the files are copied
14 Right-Drag Right drag means you point to an item, hold down the right mouse button, move the item to the desired location, and then release the right mouse button. When you right drag an object, a shortcut menu is displayed which contains commands specifically for use with the object being dragged.