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Intro to windows 2007

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  • 1. Intro to Windows 2007
    Computer Operating System
  • 2. Windows 2007
    Used to run Application Programs
    Word
    Excel
    Access
    PowerPoint
    User Interface
    Combination of hardware and software to communicate and control the computer
    Goal is to be user-friendly
    GUI is user interface that uses graphics or icons to communicate with user and computer
  • 3. Welcome Screen
    Shows names of users
    Clicking user and keying password begins the “logging on” process
    Clicking the “Turn off computer” at bottom shuts down the computer
  • 4. Windows 2007 User Interface
    To communicate with operating system, you can use a “mouse”
    Wireless or cable-connected device
    Common tasks are pointing and clicking
    Pointing
    Move mouse across flat surface until resting on item of choice
    Clicking
    Pressing and releasing the primary mouse button (left mouse button)
    Must point to an item before clicking it
  • 5. Windows 2007 Desktop
    Displaying the Start Menu
    Menu
    A list of related commands that perform a specific action
    Steps to display Start Menu
    Display All Programs submenu
    Display the Accessories submenu
    Close the Start Menu
  • 6. Windows 2007 Folders
    Folders
    Named location on computer where files are stored
    Each is identified by folder icon and folder name
    Adding a folder to desktop or storage device
    Right-click on desktop
    Click new
    Click folder
    Key name for folder
    Drag (hold left mouse button down) and place folder in location of choice
  • 7. Window 2007 Desktop Icon
    Opening a desktop icon
    Double-click(press and release the left mouse twice quickly while on the icon)
    Once displayed, Minimize or Maximize window
    The title bar of the window displayed contains the minimize and maximize buttons
    Minimize –no longer active window, but still open – title on task bar at bottom of screen
    Maximize –enlarging the window so it fits the entire screen
    Restore – replaces the maximize button and puts the window in original size before maximizing
    Close –click the X on the title bar of the window – removes it from the task bar
  • 8. Windows 2007 – Moving/sizing windows
    Moving a window by dragging
    Drag – hold down left mouse button, move to desired location, then release button
    Sizing by dragging – point to any border or corner of window until 2-headed arrow appears, then pull upward, downward or side-to-side to enlarge window
    Scrolling window – to view information that is not visible in the window
    Click scroll arrows
    Click scroll bar
    Drag scroll box
  • 9. Windows 2007 – Expanding/Collapsing
    Expanding an area of a window
    Double down arrow is displayed when collapsed
    Click to “open” the area to see all available features/options
    Collapsing an area of a window
    Double up arrow is displayed when expanded
    Click to “close” the area so that only titles are displayed
  • 10. Windows 2007 – Keyboard Shortcuts
    Keyboard shortcuts
    Pressing a single key (such as ENTER)
    Pressing and holding down one key and pressing a second key (CTRL+ESC)
    Windows XP HELP
    Press the F1 key
    Display Start Menu
    Hold down the CTRL key and press the ESC key (CTRL+ESC)
  • 11. Windows 2007 – using flashdrive
    Plug USB flash drive into USB port on computer
    Drive name may be G: or F: depending on which of the two ports you place the Flashdrive
    Creating Folder on Flashdrive
    Right-click on whitespace after opening the flashdrive
    Choose NEW, then Folder
    Name the folder BCA1st, BCA2nd or BCA3rd
    Open the folder
    Create a new folder following the first 3 bullets except give the folder your name
    Create a new folder again in your folder with name of the chapter (ex. Wordch1)
    Save all files created in Word Ch1 in this folder
  • 12. Windows 2007-thawspace
    Create a folder just like the folder on your flashdrive on Thawspace
    Follow same directions as on Flashdrive except open Thawspace through My Computer
    Remember to save to both Flashdrive and Thawspace each time you save a file.
    This is your BACKUP – extra storage location in case one location becomes corrupt or file is lost
  • 13. Windows 2007 – protect files
    When saving files, password protect so that no one can use your files except you
    To password protect each file, click Office Button at top left corner of screen.
    Choose Save As to first save the file
    Choose Prepare, then choose Encrypt Document from the submenu
    Key your password, then confirm the password again (use your student ID)
    You will always need to key password to open document each time you use it
  • 14. Windows 2007 – file management
    Displaying contents of a folder
    Double-click on folder to reveal its contents
    To move or copy folder or files within, right-click and select files or more than one file by holding down the CTRL key
    Choose move or copy from the side menu OR
    DRAG the file to its destination
    Renaming a file
    Right-click on the folder or file, then choose rename from the shortcut menu
    Key the new name of the folder or file while the old name is selected