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1 Introduction To Computer and Information Technology

2  Application software performs a specific job or task. Below are the 6 main types…..  Word Processors – create text based documents such as reports and letter  Spreadsheets – display and analyze business, personal and financial data  Database – store and organize info.  Presentation- Create and deliver multimedia slide shows.  Desktop Publishing – create publications such as brochures and invitations  E-Mail – Create send, receive, and organize electronic mail

3  Design a software application web that showcases the various software titles that fit into the 6 main Application areas (Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Database, Presentation, Desktop Publishing and E-Mail). Words or images can be used to showcase the software that fits the appropriate application. Example(Word-Processing = Microsoft Word)

4  System Requirements – minimum hardware and software needs of the program so that it functions correctly.  Windows 8.1 System Requirements  Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster  RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)  Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64- bit)  Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver

5  How can I obtain software for my PC??? ◦ Commercial Software – copyrighted software that you must buy before you use it ◦ Shareware- Copyrighted software that you can try before you buy it. Free to copy and share but must pay after trial. ◦ Freeware-The company is giving away copyrighted software and it is yours to install freely unless you try to sell it. ◦ Open Source-source code(what makes the program function and work) is open to the public. Allows people to add on to or take away from the software and design. ◦ Creative Commons-A Creative Commons license lets you dictate how others may use your work. The Creative Commons license allows you to keep your copyright but allows others to copy and distribute your work provided they give you credit and only on the conditions you specify. ◦ Public Domain Software-program author allows you full rights to the program

6  Create a graphic design that showcases pictures or logo that represents2 examples from each type of application software that someone might use on his/her PC( Commercial Software, Shareware, etc….).  Commercial Software


8  Title Bar – Usually found at the top of the application and shows the programs name  Ribbon – Control Center for using the application and will also have the ribbon tabs such as home, insert, page layout, etc  Home Tab – Where most of the common commands and settings are found.  Quick Access Toolbar – Common functions that a user performs.  View Control- Allows the user to see Print Preview, Web Layout, Full Screen, Outline & Draft

9  Develop a quick help page for a new Microsoft Office user. The help guide should explain the basic elements that are found in the Microsoft Office environment such as the Home Tab, The ribbon, The title bar, the close button, the scroll bars, the quick access tool bar and the view controls. The help guide should address each of the above items by showcasing a picture of the particular item and offer a brief description of what the item is used for within an application window.

10  Vertical Application – designed for a very limited and specific purpose such as the software a restaurant would use for taking orders or a bank would use for banking functions.  Horizontal Application – a general purpose program that meets the needs of many different users such as Microsoft Word or Macromedia Fireworks.

11  Think of a situation in which a vertical application would be needed and preferred over a horizontal application.

12  Design a T-Chart concerning Horizontal and Vertical Applications. Within the T-Chart students should provide 3 examples of each type of application/software. At the bottom of the T-Chart define both horizontal and vertical software

13  Print Layout view  Standard documents, such as letters, memos, and reports, are often written and edited in Print Layout view. One advantage of working in this view is its adherence to WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get).  Full Screen Reading view  If want to read or review a document, Full Screen Reading view can help simplify the task.

14  Web Layout view  Use Web Layout view to create, view, and edit pages as they'll appear online when opened in a browser.  Outline view  Use Outline view to create, view, and edit outlines.  Draft view  Work in Draft view when speed is of primary importance. In Print Layout view, physical pages and breaks are drawn. Draft view displays a document as a continuous text scroll; page breaks are denoted by dashed lines.

15  Create a graphical design that showcases and describes the various views that are available within a program such as Microsoft Word. The views that need to be showcased are Print Layout, Full Screen Reading, Web Layout, Outline and Draft. Capture an image of each icon that is used within the view ribbon tab and then define what the view enables you to see once it is selected.

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