Discovering Computers: Chapter 03

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Discovering Computers: Chapter 03

  1. 1. Discovering Computers 2012 Your Interactive Guide to the Digital World
  2. 2. Objectives Overview Explain how the Differentiate among the Identify the four operating system and seven forms through categories of utility programs work which software is application software with application available software Identify the key Describe characteristics features of widely used of a user interface business programsSee Page 141 2for Detailed Objectives Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3
  3. 3. Objectives Overview Identify the key Identify the key Discuss the advantagesfeatures of widely used features of widely used of and ways to access graphics and home, personal, and Web applications multimedia programs educational programs Identify the types of Describe the learning application software aids available for used in application software communicationsSee Page 141 3for Detailed Objectives Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3
  4. 4. Application Software• Application software consists of programs designed to make users more productive and/or assist with personal tasks To make business activities more efficient To assist with graphics and multimedia projects To support home, personal, and educational tasks To facilitate communicationsPage 142 4 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3
  5. 5. Application SoftwarePage 142 5 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3Figure 3-1
  6. 6. Application Software• Available in a variety of forms: Packaged Custom Web software software application Open source Shareware Freeware software Public-domain softwarePages 142 – 143 6 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3
  7. 7. Application Software• System software serves as the interface between the user, the application software, and the computer’s hardware – Utility programsPage 143 7 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3Figure 3-2
  8. 8. Application SoftwarePage 145 8 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3Figure 3-3
  9. 9. Business Software• Business software is application software that assists people while performing business activities Word Spreadsheet Database Presentation Processing Personal Business Business Note Taking Information Software for Software Manager Phones Suites Enterprise Project Document Accounting Computing Management Management SoftwarePage 146 9 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3
  10. 10. Business Software • Word processing software allows users to create and manipulate documents • Clip art is a collection of electronic drawings, photos, and other imagesPage 147 10 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3Figure 3-5
  11. 11. Business Software• Additional word processing features include Grammar AutoCorrect AutoFormat Collaboration Columns Checker Reading Ink Input Macros Mail Merge Research Layout Search and Smart Tags Tables Templates Thesaurus Replace Tracking Voice Web Page Changes Recognition DevelopmentPage 148 11 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3Figure 3-6
  12. 12. Business Software• Developing a document Edit a• Enter text and document • Change appearance numbers • Font • Make changes to• Insert images existing content • Font size• Perform other tasks • Inserting, deleting, cutting, copying, and Create a pasting Format a document documentPage 149 12 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3
  13. 13. Business Software• Spreadsheet software allows users to organize data in rows and columns and perform calculationsPages 150 - 151 13 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3Figure 3-8
  14. 14. Business Software• A function is a predefined formula that performs common calculations FV NPV PMT PV RATE DATE NOW TIME ABS INT LN LOG ROUND SQRT SUM AVERAGE COUNT MAX MIN STDEV IFPage 152 14 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3Figure 3-9
  15. 15. Business Software• Charting depicts data in a spreadsheet in graphical formPages 152 – 153 15 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3Figure 3-10
  16. 16. Business Software• A database is a collection of data organized in a manner that allows access, retrieval, and use of that data – Database software allows users to create, access, and manage a databasePage 153 16 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3Figure 3-11
  17. 17. Business Software • Presentation software allows users to create visual aids for presentations to communicate ideas, messages, and other information to a groupPage 154 17Figure 3-12 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3
  18. 18. Business SoftwarePage 155 18 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3Figure 3-13
  19. 19. Business Software• Note taking software is application software that enables users to enter typed text, handwritten comments, drawings, or sketches anywhere on a pagePage 156 19 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3Figure 3-14
  20. 20. Business Software• A software suite is a collection of individual programs available together as a unit• A personal information manager (PIM) is application software that includes Appointment Address Notepad calendar bookPage 156 20 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3
  21. 21. Business Software• Scaled down versions of software are available to work with smart phones and other mobile devicesPages 156 – 157 21 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3Figure 3-15
  22. 22. Business Software Project management software allows a user to plan, schedule, track, and analyze the events, resources, and costs of a project Accounting software helps companies record and report their financial transactions Document management software provides a means for sharing, distributing, and searching through documents by converting them into a format that can be viewed by any userPages 157 – 158 22Figures 3-16 – 3-18 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3
  23. 23. Business Software• Enterprises typically require special computing solutions for various functional units Human Accounting Engineering Manufacturing resources Customer Marketing Sales Distribution service Information technologyPage 159 23 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3
  24. 24. Graphics and Multimedia SoftwarePage 159 24 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3Figure 3-19
  25. 25. Graphics and Multimedia Software Computer-aided design (CAD) software Desktop publishing software Paint/Image editing softwarePages 160 – 161 25Figures 3-20 – 3-22 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3
  26. 26. Graphics and Multimedia Software Professional photo editing software Video and audio editing software Multimedia authoring softwarePages 162 – 163 26Figures 3-23 – 3-25 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3
  27. 27. Graphics and Multimedia Software• Web page authoring software helps users of all skill levels create Web pages that include multimedia and interactive contentPage 164 27 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3Figure 3-26
  28. 28. Software for Home, Personal, andEducational Use Personal finance software Legal software Tax preparation softwarePages 166 – 167 28Figures 3-28 – 3-30 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3
  29. 29. Software for Home, Personal, andEducational Use Personal DTP software Personal paint/image editing software Personal photo editing softwarePages 167 – 169 29Figures 3-31 – 3-33 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3
  30. 30. Software for Home, Personal, andEducational Use Clip art/image gallery Video and audio editing software Home design/landscaping softwarePages 169 – 170 30Figures 3-35 – 3-37 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3
  31. 31. Software for Home, Personal, andEducational Use Travel and mapping software Reference software Educational software Entertainment softwarePages 170 – 172 31Figures 3-38 – 3-41 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3
  32. 32. Web Applications • A Web application is a Web site that allows users to access and interact with software from any computer or device that is connected to the InternetPages 172 – 173 32Figure 3-42 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3
  33. 33. Web ApplicationsPage 173 33 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3Figure 3-43
  34. 34. Application Software for Communications Web Browser E-Mail Instant Messaging Chat Room Text, Picture, Video Newsgroup/Message RSS Aggregator Blogging Messaging Board FTP VoIP Video ConferencingPage 174 34 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3Figure 3-44
  35. 35. Learning Tools for Application Software • Online Help is the electronic equivalent of a user manual • You can ask a question or access the Help topics in subject or alphabetical orderPage 175 35 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3Figure 3-45a
  36. 36. Learning Tools for Application Software• Web-based Help provides updates and more comprehensive resources to respond to technical issues about softwarePage 175 36 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3Figure 3-45b
  37. 37. Learning Tools for Application Software • Web-based training is a type of CBT that uses Internet technology and consists of application software on the Web • Distance learning (DL) is the delivery of education at one location while the learning takes place at other locationsPage 176 37 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3Figure 3-46
  38. 38. Summary Overview of a variety of business software, graphics How to start and interact and multimedia software, with application software and home/personal/educational software Web applications and Learning tools for application software for application software and communications Web-based trainingPage 177 38 Discovering Computers 2012: Chapter 3
  39. 39. Discovering Computers 2012 Your Interactive Guide to the Digital World Chapter 3 Complete

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