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Technology in Action Alan Evans Kendall Martin Mary Anne Poatsy Tenth Edition Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall.

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1 Technology in Action Alan Evans Kendall Martin Mary Anne Poatsy Tenth Edition Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall

2 Technology in Action Chapter 4 Application Software: Programs That Let You Work and Play Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall

3 2 Chapter Topics The Nuts and Bolts of Software Productivity and Business Software Multimedia and Entertainment Software Managing Your Software Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall

4 3 The Nuts and Bolts of Software Software refers to a set of instructions that tells the computer what to do Provides a means for us to interact with and use the computer Two basic types of software –Application software –System software Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall

5 The Nuts and Bolts of Software (cont.) New computes come with preinstalled software –Operating system –Some application software Two types of software you can install on your computer –Proprietary (or commercial) software –Open source software Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 4

6 The Nuts and Bolts of Software (cont.) Software as a Service (SaaS) –Web-based applications –Allow you to collaborate online with others –Not as fully featured as installable counterparts Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 5

7 6 Productivity and Business Software Productivity software –Word processing –Spreadsheet –Presentation –Database –Personal information manager Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall

8 Productivity and Business Software Buying Productivity Software Software suite –Cheaper than buying each program –Available for all types of software Examples –Microsoft Office 2012 –Apache OpenOffice –Apple iWork Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 7

9 Productivity and Business Software Word Processing Software Used to create and edit documents –Research papers –Class notes –Résumés Microsoft Word: Most popular Writer: More affordable option Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 8

10 Productivity and Business Software Word Processing Software (cont.) Basic word processing tools –Spelling and grammar checking tools –Thesaurus –Find-and-replace tool Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9

11 Productivity and Business Software Word Processing Software (cont.) Special tools –Translate words or phrases into another language –Automatically correct spelling as you type –Automatically summarize key points –Add bibliographical references –Include illustrations with different picture styles Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 10

12 Productivity and Business Software Word Processing Software (cont.) Word processing software lets you –Change fonts, font styles, and sizes –Add colors to text –Adjust margins and borders –Insert bulleted and numbered lists –Organize text into columns –Insert pictures from your own files and from a gallery –Create an interesting background or add a theme Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 11

13 Productivity and Business Software Spreadsheet Software Performs calculations and numerical analyses Examples –Microsoft Excel –OpenOffice Calc Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 12

14 Productivity and Business Software Spreadsheet Software (cont.) Basic element is the worksheet, a grid consisting of columns and rows Types of data that can be entered into a cell –Text –Values and dates –Formulas –Functions Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 13

15 Productivity and Business Software Spreadsheet Software (cont.) Spreadsheet applications let you create charts –Basic column charts –Pie charts –Line charts –Stock charts –Scatter charts –Custom Charts Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 14

16 Productivity and Business Software Spreadsheet Software (cont.) Sparklines: New in Excel 2010; small charts that fit into a single cell and make it easy to show data trends Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 15

17 16 Productivity and Business Software Presentation Software Used to create a slide show Example –Microsoft PowerPoint New capabilities in PowerPoint 2012 –Embed online videos –Add effects –Trim video clips without using a separate video-editing program Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall

18 17 Productivity and Business Software Presentation Software (cont.) Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall Tips for designing good presentations –Be careful with color –Use bullets for key points –Use images –Consider font size and style –Keep animation and background audio to a minimum

19 Productivity and Business Software Database Software Used to store and organize data Organized into fields, records, and tables Used by businesses to keep track of products, clients, invoices, and personnel information Business information can be available to home computer user Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 18

20 Productivity and Business Software Note-taking Software Note-taking and organizational tool used for research, brainstorming, collaboration, and organizing information Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 19

21 Productivity and Business Software Note-taking Software (cont.) Example –Microsoft OneNote Organize and maintain lecture notes Write directly on tablet Convert handwritten notes to digital text Integrated web links Audio or video can be added Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 20

22 Productivity and Business Software Personal Information Manager Software Help manage , contacts, calendars, and tasks Example - Microsoft Outlook Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 21

23 Productivity and Business Software Personal Information Manager Software (cont.) Web-based PIMs –Yahoo! –Google Other options –Toodledo –OmniFocus Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 22

24 23 Productivity and Business Software Microsoft Office Productivity Software Features Tools to increase efficiency –Wizards Step-by-step guides to complete a task –Templates Predesigned forms included with productivity software –Macros Small programs that group a series of commands to run as a single command Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall

25 Productivity and Business Software Personal Financial Software Financial planning software –Helps manage daily finances –Include electronic checkbook registers and automatic bill payment tools –Examples Quicken and Mint: Market leaders Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 24

26 Productivity and Business Software Personal Financial Software (cont.) Tax preparation software –Financial planning applications coordinate –Examples Intuit Turbo Tax and H&R Block at Home Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 25

27 Productivity and Business Software Small Business Software Accounting software –Track accounts receivable and accounts payable –Inventory management, payroll and billing –Examples Intuit QuickBooks and Sage Peachtree Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 26

28 Productivity and Business Software Small Business Software Desktop publishing (DTP) software –Used to design books and other publications that require complex layouts –Examples Microsoft Publisher, QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 27

29 Productivity and Business Software Small Business Software (cont.) Web page-authoring software –Used to design web pages without knowing HTML code –Examples Microsoft Expression Web and Adobe Dreamweaver Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 28

30 Productivity and Business Software Software for Large and Specialized Businesses Specialized programs for: –Project management –Customer relationship management (CRM) –Enterprise resource planning (ERP) –E-commerce –Marketing and sales –Finance –Point of sale –Security Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 29

31 Productivity and Business Software Software for Large and Specialized Businesses (cont.) Specialized programs for: (cont.) –Security –Networking –Data management –Human Resources Vertical market software –Software designed for a specific industry Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 30

32 Productivity and Business Software Software for Large and Specialized Businesses (cont.) Computer-aided design (CAD) –Create automated designs, technical drawings, and 3-D model visualizations –Examples AutoCad by Autodesk Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 31

33 Productivity and Business Software Software for Large and Specialized Businesses (cont.) Applications for CAD software –Architects build virtual models –Engineers design 3-D models –GPS services –Medical engineers use CAD to create anatomically accurate solid models of the human body Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 32

34 Multimedia and Entertainment Software Multimedia software –Digital image-editing software –Video-editing software –Digital audio software –Other specialty software to produce computer games, animations, and movies Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 33

35 Multimedia and Entertainment Software Digital Image- and Video-editing Software Image-editing software Used to edit photographs and other images –Remove red-eye –Modify contrast –Sharpness –Color casts –Fix scratches Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 34

36 Multimedia and Entertainment Software Digital Image- and Video-editing Software Examples –Adobe Photoshop Elements –Google Picasa Online photo-sharing and photo-storing sites –Snapfish –Kodak –Shutterfly –Flickr –Facebook Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 35

37 Multimedia and Entertainment Software Digital image- and video-editing software (cont.) Professional image editors might use –Adobe Photoshop –Corel PaintShop Photo Pro –GIMP Designers use sophisticated tools to create commercial digital images for ads, books, and CDs Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 36

38 Multimedia and Entertainment Software Digital image- and video-editing software (cont.) Video-editing software Used to refine videos Examples –Adobe Premiere Pro and Apples Final Cut Pro (expensive) –Windows Live Movie Maker and iMovie Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 37

39 Multimedia and Entertainment Software Digital Audio Software Digital audio files Downloaded music files, audiobooks, or podcasts –Compressed – smaller, easier to manage MP3: Most common format AAC WMA –Uncompressed – no data removed, perfect representation of the audio as recorded WAV AIFF 38 Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall

40 Multimedia and Entertainment Software Digital Audio Software (cont.) Digital audio applications to create and record audio files –MAGIX Music Maker –Apple GarageBand –Audacity –Cakewalk SONAR –AudioAcrobat Web-based program Audio-editing software –Includes tools that make editing audio files easy 39 Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall

41 Multimedia and Entertainment Software Media Management Software Media management software –Lets you organize music, video, pictures, and even recorded TV files Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 40

42 Multimedia and Entertainment Software Media Management Software Media management software (cont.) –Examples Windows Media Player, Apple iTunes, Winamp Most do the following –MP3 recording –CD ripping –CD burning –Encoding and decoding –Format conversion Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 41

43 Multimedia and Entertainment Software Gaming Software Home users can create custom levels of characters to extend a game with –EverQuest –Oblivion –Unreal Tournament Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 42

44 Multimedia and Entertainment Software Gaming Software (cont.) Home users can create their own games with –Unity –AdobeFlash –RPG Maker VK –GameMaker Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 43

45 Multimedia and Entertainment Software Educational and Reference Software Software to help you master, study, design, create, or plan Teach skills such as –Typing –Languages –Cooking –Playing the guitar Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 44

46 Multimedia and Entertainment Software Educational and Reference Software (cont.) Test preparation Brain-training games and programs –Improve the health and function of the brain –Examples Lumosity: Online brain-training games Brain Age 2 : Software for Nintendo DS Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 45

47 Multimedia and Entertainment Software Educational and Reference Software (cont.) Tutorials for popular computer applications Simulation programs –Commercial and military flight training –Surgical instrument training –Machine operation training Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 46

48 Multimedia and Entertainment Software Educational and reference software (cont.) Course management software Run online classes Examples –Blackboard –Moodle –Angel Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 47

49 Multimedia and Entertainment Software Educational and reference software (cont.) Collaboration tools Facilitate virtual office hour sessions Examples –Whiteboards –Desktop sharing Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 48

50 49 Multimedia and Entertainment Software Drawing Software Create –Two-dimensional, line-based drawings –Technical diagrams –Animations Professional level –Adobe Illustrator Home and landscape planning –SketchUp: Simple, web-based Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall

51 Managing Your Software Getting Software Students –Educational discount Campus computer stores College bookstores Online software suppliers Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 50

52 Managing Your Software Getting Software Open source –Butterscotch –Freeware Home Beta versions –An application that is still under development –Unlikely to be bug free Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 51

53 Also known as End User License Agreement (EULA) Agreement between user and the software company Managing Your Software Software Licenses 52 Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall

54 States the following –Ultimate owner of software –If copies can be made –Number of installations allowed –Warranties Managing Your Software Software Licenses (cont.) 53 Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall

55 Single License –Covers one persons specific use Multiuser licenses might be available –Use on more than one computer in household –Business and educational institutions Managing Your Software Software Licenses (cont.) 54 Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall

56 Managing Your Software Software Licenses (cont.) Open source software –All users have access to code –Can be tweaked by users and redistributed Free software license –Grants recipients the right to modify and redistribute –Example: Copyleft Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 55

57 Managing Your Software Getting the Right Software for Your System Software programs have sets of system requirements –Specify minimum recommended standards Upgrade –Latest version of software Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 56

58 Managing Your Software Getting the Right Software for Your System (cont.) Update –Provide smaller enhancements or fix program bugs New versions are backward compatible –Software can recognize files created in older versions Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 57

59 Managing Your Software Installing and Uninstalling Software Most software must be permanently installed on your system –Installing from DVD or Downloading from the Internet –Full installation – copies all the most commonly used files and programs –Custom installation – you decide which features to install Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 58

60 Managing Your Software Installing and Uninstalling Software (cont.) Starting software in Window 8 –Program icon on Start screen –Desktop view –Pin shortcut to taskbar or Start screen Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 59

61 Managing Your Software Installing and Uninstalling Software (cont.) Uninstalling software – Removing a program from the hard drive –Windows 8 Right-click icon on Start screen Right-click the program in desktop view Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 60

62 Managing Your Software Installing and Uninstalling Software (cont.) Recovering form a computer crash –Preinstalled software: Not necessary to reinstall –Operating system: Must be reinstalled Create a system repair disc –Recovery utility included in Windows Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 61

63 62 Chapter 4 Summary Questions 1.Whats the difference between application software and system software? Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall

64 63 Chapter 4 Summary Questions 2.What are the different ways I can access and use software? Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall

65 64 Chapter 4 Summary Questions 3.What kinds of applications are included in productivity software? Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall

66 65 Chapter 4 Summary Questions 4.What kinds of software do small and large businesses use? Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall

67 66 Chapter 4 Summary Questions 5.What types of multimedia and entertainment software are available? Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall

68 67 Chapter 4 Summary Questions 6.Whats important to know when buying software? Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall

69 68 Chapter 4 Summary Questions 7.How do I install and uninstall software? Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall

70 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher. Printed in the United States of America. Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Copyright © 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall


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