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DTCCCchapter 3

  1. 1. Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010 Discovering Computers Chapter 3
  2. 2. Objectives Overview Identify the four categories of application software Describe characteristics of a user interface Identify the key features of widely used business programs Identify the key features of widely used graphics and multimedia programs Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 2See Page 95 for Detailed Objectives
  3. 3. Objectives Overview Identify the key features of widely used home, personal, and educational programs Discuss Web applications Identify the types of application software used in communications Describe the learning aids available for application software Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 3See Page 95 for Detailed Objectives
  4. 4. Application Software • Application software consists of programs designed to make users more productive and/or assist with personal tasks Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 4Page 96 To make business activities more efficient To assist with graphics and multimedia projects To support home, personal, and educational tasks To facilitate communications
  5. 5. Application Software Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 5Page 96 Figure 3-1
  6. 6. Application Software • Available in a variety of forms: Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 6Pages 96 - 97 Packaged software Custom software Web application Open source software Shareware Freeware Public-domain software
  7. 7. Application Software • System software serves as the interface between the user, the application software, and the computer’s hardware – Utility programs Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 7Pages 97– 98 Figure 3-2
  8. 8. Application Software Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 8Page 99 Figure 3-3
  9. 9. Business Software • Business software is application software that assists people while performing business activities Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 9Page 100 Word Processing Spreadsheet Database Presentation Note taking Personal information manager Business software for phones Business software suites Project management Accounting Document management Enterprise computing
  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 images Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 10Page 101 Figure 3-5
  11. 11. Business Software • Developing a document Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 11Page 102 • Enter text and numbers • Insert images • Perform other documents Create a document • Make changes to existing content • Inserting, deleting, cutting, copying, and pasting Edit a document • Change appearance • Font • Font size Format a document
  12. 12. Business Software • Spreadsheet software allows users to organize data in rows and columns and perform calculations Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 12Page 103 Figure 3-7
  13. 13. Business Software • Charting depicts data in a spreadsheet in graphical form Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 13Page 104 Figure 3-8
  14. 14. 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 database Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 14Page 104 Figure 3-9
  15. 15. Business Software • Presentation software allows users to create visual aids for presentations to communicate ideas, messages, and other information to a group Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 15Page 105 Figure 3-10
  16. 16. Business Software • Note taking software is application software that enables users to enter typed text, handwritten comments, drawings, or sketches anywhere on a page Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 16Page 106 Figure 3-11
  17. 17. 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 Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 17Page 106 Appointment calendar Address book Notepad
  18. 18. 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 user Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 18Pages 106 - 107 Figures 3-12 – 3-14
  19. 19. Business Software • Enterprises typically require special computing solutions for various functional units Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 19Page 107 Human resources Accounting Engineering Manufacturing Marketing Sales Distribution Customer service Information technology
  20. 20. Graphics and Multimedia Software Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 20Page 108 Figure 3-15
  21. 21. Graphics and Multimedia Software Computer-aided design (CAD) software Desktop publishing software Paint/Image editing software Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 21Page 109 Figures 3-16 – 3-18
  22. 22. Graphics and Multimedia Software Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 22Pages 109 - 110 Figures 3-19– 3-20 Professional photo editing software Video and audio editing software Multimedia authoring software
  23. 23. Graphics and Multimedia Software • Web page authoring software helps users of all skill levels create Web pages that include multimedia and interactive content Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 23Page 110
  24. 24. Software for Home, Personal, and Educational Use Personal finance software Legal software Tax preparation software Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 24Pages 112– 113 Figures 3-22 – 3-24
  25. 25. Software for Home, Personal, and Educational Use Personal DTP software Personal paint/image editing software Personal photo editing software Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 25Pages 112 – 114 Figures 3-25 – 3-26
  26. 26. Software for Home, Personal, and Educational Use Clip art/image gallery Video and audio editing software Home design/landscaping software Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 26Pages 114 - 115 Figures 3-27 – 3-29
  27. 27. Software for Home, Personal, and Educational Use Travel and mapping software Reference software Educational software Entertainment software Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 27Pages 115 – 116 Figures 3-30 – 3-32
  28. 28. Web Applications • A Web application (Web app) is a Web site that allows users to access and interact with software from any computer or device that is connected to the Internet Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 28Pages 116 – 117 Figure 3-33
  29. 29. Web Applications Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 29Page 117 Figure 3-34
  30. 30. Application Software for Communications Web Browser E-Mail Instant Messaging Chat Room Text, Picture, Video Messaging RSS Aggregator Blogging Newsgroup/Message Board FTP VoIP (Internet Telephony) Video Conferencing Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 30Page 118 Figure 3-35
  31. 31. 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 order Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 31Page 119 Figure 3-36
  32. 32. 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 locations Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 32Page 119 Figure 3-37
  33. 33. Summary How to start and interact with application software Overview of a variety of business software, graphics and multimedia software, and home/personal/educational software, and communications software Web applications Learning tools for application software Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010: Discovering Computers Chapter 3 33Page 120
  34. 34. Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2010 Discovering Computers Chapter 3 Complete

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