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Practical Computer Literacy,9780619213893

Practical Computer Literacy

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Pub. Date:
7/5/2004
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Cengage Learning
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Summary

Practical Computer Literacy integrates Computer Concepts, Office Applications, and Internet Concepts all in one book that will meet IC3 and other computer literacy exam standards.

Table of Contents

Section I: Computing Fundamentals
Computer Hardware
2(18)
What is a computer?
3(1)
How are computers classified?
4(2)
Can computers connect to each other?
6(1)
What are the components of a personal computer system?
7(1)
What's inside the system unit?
8(1)
How do computer circuits manipulate data?
9(1)
What factors affect computer speed, power, and compatibility?
10(2)
What's important about microprocessors?
12(1)
What's important about computer memory?
13(1)
Why do computers use multiple storage devices?
14(3)
What kind of maintenance and care does a computer require?
17(2)
Assessment
19(1)
Peripheral Devices
20(16)
What is a peripheral device?
21(1)
What are the options for standard input devices?
22(1)
What are the options for specialized PC input devices?
23(2)
What are the most popular display technologies?
25(2)
What are the most popular printer technologies?
27(2)
What are the options for specialized output devices?
29(1)
How do I connect peripheral devices to my computer?
30(2)
How do I select components for my computer system?
32(3)
Assessment
35(1)
Software
36(18)
What is software?
37(2)
How is software created?
39(2)
What is an operating system?
41(3)
What is document processing software?
44(1)
What is spreadsheet software?
45(1)
What is presentation software?
46(1)
What is database software?
47(1)
What about graphics software?
48(1)
Can I create videos and music on my computer?
49(1)
What is utility software?
50(1)
How do I install and remove software?
51(1)
What's the significance of software copyrights?
52(1)
Assessment
53(1)
Getting Started with Windows
54(16)
How do I turn on my computer and start Windows?
55(1)
What's on the Windows desktop?
56(1)
How do I use the taskbar?
57(1)
How do I arrange icons and windows on the desktop?
58(1)
How do I use the Start menu?
59(1)
What is the Control Panel?
60(1)
How do I change display settings?
61(1)
How do I adjust keyboard and mouse settings?
62(1)
How does Control Panel help me work with printers?
63(1)
How do I install software?
64(1)
How do I remove software?
65(1)
Which version of Windows do I have?
66(1)
How do I access Windows Help?
67(1)
How do I shut down Windows?
68(1)
Assessment
69(1)
Working with Files
70(16)
What's a file?
71(1)
Can I use any name for a file?
72(1)
What's a file extension?
73(1)
How do I get a list of my files?
74(2)
How do I find a specific file?
76(1)
How do I change the name of a file?
77(1)
What's the best organization for my files?
78(1)
How do I copy files and folders?
79(2)
How do I delete files and folders?
81(1)
How do I back up important files?
82(1)
Assessment
83(3)
Section II: Key Applications
Getting Started with Application Software
86(12)
How do I start and exit Windows applications?
87(1)
What are the components of an application window?
88(1)
How do I switch between application windows?
89(1)
How do menus work?
90(1)
How do toolbars work?
91(1)
How do I open a file?
92(1)
How do I save a file?
93(2)
How do I access help for an application?
95(2)
Assessment
97(1)
Creating a Document
98(14)
What's in the Word program window?
99(1)
How do I create a document?
100(1)
How do I select text for editing?
101(1)
How do I move, copy, and delete text?
102(1)
Can I undo a command?
103(1)
How do I use a document template?
104(1)
How do I save a document?
105(1)
How do I use a document wizard?
106(2)
How do I print a document?
108(1)
How can I troubleshoot printing problems?
109(2)
Assessment
111(1)
Formatting a Document
112(14)
How do I select different fonts, font sizes, and text colors?
113(1)
How do I apply bold, italic, and underlining attributes?
114(1)
How do I use the Font dialog box?
115(1)
How do I center and align text?
116(1)
How do I use styles?
117(1)
How do I add numbering and bullets to a list?
118(1)
How do I adjust line spacing?
119(1)
How do I use tabs?
120(1)
How do I indent text?
121(1)
How do I add footnotes or endnotes to a document?
122(1)
How do I work with outlines and other document views?
123(1)
How do I create a table?
124(1)
Assessment
125(1)
Finalizing a Document
126(12)
How do I check spelling, grammar, and readability?
127(1)
How do I use the thesaurus?
128(1)
How do I create headers and footers?
129(1)
How do I insert page breaks and section breaks?
130(1)
Can I insert graphics into a document?
131(2)
How do I set margins?
133(1)
How do I save a document as a Web page?
134(1)
Can I track changes and insert comments in a document?
135(1)
What other features can I use to finalize my documents?
136(1)
Assessment
137(1)
Creating a Worksheet
138(10)
What's in the Excel window?
139(1)
How do I enter labels?
140(1)
How do I enter values?
141(1)
How do I enter formulas?
142(1)
How do I create complex formulas?
143(1)
How do I use functions?
144(2)
How do I use the AutoSum button?
146(1)
Assessment
147(1)
Formatting a Worksheet
148(12)
How do I add borders and background colors?
149(1)
How do I format worksheet data?
150(1)
How do I use the Format Cells dialog box?
151(1)
How do I adjust column and row size?
152(1)
How do I center and align cell contents?
153(1)
What happens when I copy and move cells?
154(1)
When should I use absolute references?
155(1)
How do I delete and insert rows and columns?
156(1)
Can I use styles and AutoFormats?
157(1)
How do I manage multiple worksheets?
158(1)
Assessment
159(1)
Finalizing a Worksheet
160(14)
Can I sort data in a worksheet?
161(1)
How do I create a chart?
162(2)
Can I add graphics to a worksheet?
164(1)
How do I check spelling in a worksheet?
165(1)
How do I test my worksheet?
166(1)
How do I use Print Preview and Page Setup?
167(2)
How do I add headers and footers to a worksheet?
169(1)
How do I set up a multipage worksheet?
170(1)
How do I print a worksheet?
171(1)
How do I save a worksheet as a Web page?
172(1)
Assessment
173(1)
Creating a Presentation
174(10)
What's in the PowerPoint window?
175(1)
How do I create a presentation?
176(1)
How do I add a slide?
177(1)
How do I add a bulleted list?
178(1)
How do I add a graphic?
179(1)
How do I add a chart?
180(1)
How do I add a table?
181(1)
How do I view a slide show?
182(1)
Assessment
183(1)
Finalizing a Presentation
184(12)
How do I use the Normal View?
185(1)
How do I use the Slide Sorter View?
186(1)
How do I add transitions?
187(1)
How do I format text on a slide?
188(1)
How do I add animation effects to a bulleted list?
189(1)
How do I check spelling in a presentation?
190(1)
How do I add and print speaker notes?
191(1)
How do I print handouts?
192(1)
How do I save a presentation as Web pages?
193(1)
Can I show my presentation with an overhead projector?
194(1)
Assessment
195(1)
Creating a Database
196(12)
How is data organized in a database?
197(1)
What's in the Access window?
198(1)
How do I create a new database or open an existing database?
199(1)
How do I create a table using a wizard?
200(3)
How do I enter and edit data in a table?
203(1)
How do I create a table in Design View?
204(1)
How do I create a query using a wizard?
205(2)
Assessment
207(1)
Finalizing a Database
208(12)
How do I create a form using a wizard?
209(3)
How do I create a report using a wizard?
212(3)
How do I print a report?
215(1)
How do I save a report as a Web page?
216(1)
Assessment
217(3)
Section III: Online Connections
Networks
220(12)
What is a network?
221(1)
What are the components of a network?
222(2)
How do I connect my computer to the Internet?
224(3)
What's the best Internet connection?
227(1)
What does the Internet offer?
228(1)
What is e-commerce?
229(1)
What are the advantages and disadvantages of networks?
230(1)
Assessment
231(1)
Working with E-mail
232(18)
What is e-mail?
233(1)
What do I need to send and receive e-mail?
234(2)
How do I write an e-mail message?
236(1)
How do I read and reply to an e-mail message?
237(1)
How do I forward an e-mail message?
238(1)
How do I use the address book?
239(1)
How do I view, save, and delete e-mail attachments?
240(2)
How do I send e-mail attachments such as photos?
242(1)
How do I organize e-mail messages?
243(1)
What other e-mail features come in handy?
244(1)
How does e-mail differ from other types of communication?
245(2)
How do I troubleshoot common e-mail problems?
247(2)
Assessment
249(1)
Browsing the Web
250(24)
What is the Web?
251(1)
What's the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web?
252(1)
Is the Web safe?
253(1)
Which browsers are most popular?
254(1)
How do I start my browser?
255(1)
How do I use a URL to go to a Web site?
256(1)
How do I use links on Web page?
257(1)
What's the purpose of the Stop and Home buttons?
258(1)
How do the Back and Forward buttons work?
259(1)
How does the History list work?
260(1)
How can I use Favorites to go back to useful sites?
261(1)
Can I save a Web page?
262(1)
How do I save a graphic from a Web page?
263(1)
Can I copy text from a Web page?
264(1)
How do I print a Web page?
265(1)
How do I download software, music and other files?
266(3)
What should I do when I get an error message?
269(1)
How do I change my home page?
270(1)
What is a search engine?
271(1)
How do I search for information on the Web?
272(1)
Assessment
273(1)
Computer Risks and Benefits
274(114)
How can I avoid computer-related health risks?
275(1)
How do computers affect the environment?
276(1)
How can I protect my data from damage and theft?
277(2)
How can I protect my computer from viruses?
279(3)
Can I depend on companies to respect my privacy?
282(1)
How can I protect my privacy online?
283(2)
Are children safe online?
285(1)
Can I prevent online identity theft?
286(1)
How can I avoid scams and hoaxes?
287(2)
What should I know about intellectual property online?
289(2)
Assessment
291(1)
Section IV: Projects
Projects List
292(2)
Introduction to Projects
294(6)
Windows and File Management Projects
300(8)
Application Basics Projects
308(6)
Word Processing Projects
314(18)
Spreadsheet Projects
332(12)
Presentation Projects
344(18)
Database Projects
362(18)
E-mail Projects
380(4)
Web Projects
384(4)
Index 388


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