Chapter 5 Overview Lesson 5–1 Types of Application Software Lesson 5–2 Obtaining Application Software Lesson 5–3 Using Application Software Chapter Review and Assessment Chapter 5 Overview Lesson 5–1 Types of Application Software Lesson 5–2 Obtaining Application Software Lesson 5–3 Using Application Software Chapter Review and Assessment
What Is Application Software? Application software is a type of program, such as word-processing or spreadsheet software, that directs a computer to perform one or more tasks. Think about all the things a computer can help you do. You can write letters and reports. You can look up information, record songs, play games, chat with friends, and more. Application software makes it possible for your PC to perform such tasks.
There are many different types of application software (sometimes called applications), each best suited for a certain purpose. Some programs perform specific jobs. Others do many different tasks. Once you become familiar with application software, you can make choices to help your computer work faster and more efficiently.
application software a program that allows you to create documents, listen to music, or play games on the computer software de aplicación programa que permite elaborar documentos, escuchar música o divertirse con juegos en la computadora
personal information manager (PIM) program a program responsible for storing phone numbers and addresses and creating schedules programa administrador de información personal programa que se encarga de guardar números telefónicos y direcciones, y de elaborar programas de actividades.
integrated software a program that combines the basic features of several applications into one package software integrado programa que combina los elementos básicos de varias aplicaciones en un solo paquete
Office suite a program that combines several programs and all of their features suite de oficina programa que combina varios programas y todos sus recursos
system requirement the minimum equipment a computer needs to run an application requisitos del sistema equipo mínimo que una computadora necesita para ejecutar una aplicación
commercial software copyrighted software that must be purchased before it can be used software comercial software con derechos de autor protegidos, que se debe comprar para poder usarlo
shareware a copyrighted software that can be sampled before it is purchased shareware software con protección de derechos de autor que se puede probar antes de comprarlo
freeware copyrighted software given away for free freeware software protegido por derechos de autor que se distribuye de forma gratuita
public domain software a program distributed for free without a copyright software de dominio público programa que se distribuye de forma gratuita, sin derechos de autor
Install to prepare to run application software by copying all or part of the program onto the computer’s hard drive instalar preparar la ejecución de un software de aplicación copiando un programa, o parte de él, en el disco duro de la computadora
Uninstall to remove a program from a computer deinstalar quitar un programa de una computadora
software license the document that contains permission for a buyer to install and use a program licencia de software documento que contiene la autorización para que un comprador instale y use un programa
Launch to start an application program activar poner en marcha un programa de aplicación
Maximize to make an application window as large as possible maximizar aumentar al máximo la ventana de una aplicación
Minimize to make an application window as small as possible minimizar reducir al máximo la ventana de una aplicación
title bar the top row of an application window where the program name (and often the name of the document) is shown barra de título fila superior de una ventana de aplicación, donde se muestra el nombre del programa y, en muchos casos, el nombre del documento
menu bar the bar generally located below an application’s title bar where a set of commands is listed barra de menús barra, por lo general situada debajo de la barra de título de una aplicación, donde se presenta una lista de comandos
Help menu a set of directions for program functions Menu de Ayuda conjunto de instrucciones sobre las funciones de un programa
Scroll to move from one part of a document to another on the screen desplazarse pasar de una parte de un documento a otra en la pantalla
This type of software is used for creating slide shows A. Word processor B. Database C. Presentation graphics D. telecommunications
This type application software specializes in one task A. Integrated software B. Stand-alone program C. operating system D. Office suite
This type of software combines several complete programs such as a word processor,a spreadsheet,database, and others –into one package. A. Office suite B. Integrated software C. Stand-alone program D. Operating system
To work with a software program, your computer must meet the programs ____. A. Cost B. Systems requirements C. Size D. Ease of use
This is copyrighted software that you can use on a try-before-you-buy basis. A. Shareware B. Freeware C. Commercial software D. Public domain software
You can freely use, give away, or even alter this type of software. A. Shareware B. Freeware C. Commercial software D. Public domain software
Before you can use commercial software, you usually must agree to the terms contained in this document. A. License B. receipt C. Registration card D. Operating system
In windows, if you click the start button you see a list of these. A. Operating system commands B. Programs C. Files D. folders
The top row of an application window is called the _____. A. Menu bar B. Title bar C. Start bar D. Help bar
Which command finds a document that was previously saved and displays it? A. New B. Open C. Save D. Close
Any software program can run on any computer, regardless of the computer’s type, components, or operating system. A. True B. False
Companies own the copyrights to the software programs they sell to the public. A. True B. false
13. Freeware is so called because it is given away for free and never sold. A.True B. False
Because no one owns the copyrights to them, public domain software is the highest quality software available. A. True B. False
When you install a program, you copy it from a disk, a CD, or the Internet to your computer’s hard drive. A. True B. False
Software piracy is legal, because it encourages more people to share and use software products. A. True B. False
Desktop icons can act as shortcuts to the programs installed on your computer. A. true B. False
An application’s title bar contains a list of commands that are available in the program. A. True B. False
A program’s menu bar is located at the bottom of the application’s window. A. True B. False
One way to move from one part of an application window to another is by scrolling. A. True B. False
What does application software do? It performs a specific job and task.
Why do people use integrated software programs? People use integrated software because the applications work in similar ways
How do companies benefit from owning the copyrights to the software programs they sell? It prevents people from legally copying it to sell it to others, giving it away, or sharing it.
If you no longer need a program that is installed on your computer, what can you do? Uninstall it
How do you use scroll boxes and scroll bars to move around in an application window? You use it to move from one part to the other from side to side to up and down
1. What type of application software do you think would be most difficult to learn? Why? You can uninstall it, or remove it.
2. What kind of application software might you recommend to a friend who wants to create basic graphics, write reports, and create a budget? Why? Word processors
3. What questions should buyers answer before choosing application software?
1. Why must computer hardware and software be compatible?
2. Why might public domain software have more errors than commercial software, shareware, or freeware?
3. How do copyright violations or software piracy affect computer companies an users?
1. What is the purpose of the title bar and the menu bar?
2. What is one advantage of maximizing a window when using application software? Of minimizing a window
3. Why do you think that it is important to save a file before you close?