Go! All in One Computer Concepts and Applications

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Intended primarily for courses in Computer Concepts and Office Applications, this text also provides practical content to current and aspiring industry professionals.

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GO! All In One, Second Edition teaches computer concepts and applications together — the way it is in the real world! It engages students right away by using a jobs-focused approach that integrates computer concepts and applications into practical combinations of concepts and skills in the context of a job. With this approach students learn how to work in the real world where they will solve problems using computer concepts and skills related to the Internet, Microsoft Office 2013 applications, collaboration, social media, and cloud computing.


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Author Biography

Shelley Gaskin, Series Editor for the GO! Series, is a professor of business and computer technology at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California. She holds a master's degree in business education from Northern Illinois   University and a doctorate in adult and community education from Ball State University. Dr. Gaskin has 15 years of experience in the computer industry with several Fortune 500 companies and has developed and written training materials for custom systems applications in both the public and private sector. She is also the author of books on Microsoft Outlook and word processing.


Robert L. Ferrett recently retired as the director of the Center for Instructional Computing at Eastern Michigan University, where he provided computer training and support to faculty.  He has authored or co-authored more than 70 books on Access, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, WordPerfect, and Word.  Before writing the GO! Series, Bob was a series editor and author for the Learn Series.  He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in geography, and a master’s degree in interdisciplinary technology from Eastern Michigan University.  Bob’s doctoral studies were in instructional technology at Wayne State University.  For fun, Bob teaches a four-week computers and genealogy class and has written genealogy and local history books.

Nancy Graviett is a professor in the Business and Computer Science department at St. Charles Community College in Cottleville, Missouri, where she is the program coordinator for the Business Administrative Systems program and teaches within the program. Nancy is also very active with distance learning and teaches in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats. She holds a master’s degree from University of Missouri. Nancy holds Microsoft® Certified Application Specialist certification in multiple applications and provides training both on and off campus. In her free time, Nancy enjoys quilting and spending time with family and friends.

Catherine LaBerta is a Full Professor in the Computer Science/Mathematics Department at Erie Community College in Buffalo, NY.  She is also an adjunct professor at SUNY-Buffalo.  Catherine teaches courses that range from Intro to Computers to Programming in C++ to Web Development.  Originally a math major, Catherine took additional courses in computers and programming and found a field that clicked for her.  She enjoys the constant changes in the computer and related fields as it forces one to keep up and constantly learn.  Not a total book worm, she loves skiing in Purgatory, CO, one of her favorite spots. She also enjoys boating—especially schooner trips off the coast of Maine— and will always be working on that golf game.

Alicia Vargas is a faculty member in Business Information Technology at Pasadena City College.  She holds a master's and a bachelor's degree in business education from California State University, Los Angeles, and has authored several textbooks and training manuals on Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint.

Carolyn McLellan is the Dean of the Division of Information Technology and Business at Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  She has an M.A. degree in Secondary Education from Regent University and a B.S. degree in Business Education from Old Dominion University.  She taught for Norfolk Public Schools for 17 years in Business Education and served as a faculty member at Tidewater Community College for eight years teaching networking, where she developed over 23 new courses and earned the Microsoft Certified Trainer and Microsoft Certified System Engineer industry certifications.  In addition to teaching, Carolyn loves to play volleyball, boogie board at the beach, bicycle, crochet, cook, and read.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Computers, Information Processing, and Ubiquitous systems


Objective 1. Explain ubiquitous computing and convergence

Concept 1.01 Understanding Embedded Computers and Convergence

Concept 1.02 Exploring Smart Homes

Objective 2. Explain the functions of a computer

Concept 1.03 Understanding the Information Processing Cycle

Objective 3. Describe how computers represent data using binary codes

Concept 1.04 Understanding Binary Code

Concept 1.05 Measuring Data

Objective 4. Describe the evolution of computer systems

Concept 1.06 Reviewing a Brief History of Computers

Objective 5. List the various types and characteristics of personal computers

Concept 1.07 Comparing Desktop Computers

Concept 1.08 Comparing Portable Computers

Concept 1.09 Choosing a Computer Platform: Mac Or Pc?

Objective 6. Give examples of other personal computing devices

Concept 1.10 Looking at Smartphones and E-Readers

Concept 1.11 Examining Other Devices

Objective 7. List the various types and characteristics of multiuser computers

Concept 1.12 Understanding Servers and Mainframes

Concept 1.13 Computing on a Large Scale

Objective 8. Explain the safe and efficient use of technology

Concept 1.14 Creating Healthy and Safe Workspaces


Chapter Two: Windows 8


Project 2A Get to Know Windows 8

Objective 1 Use File Explorer and Desktop Apps to Create a New Folder and Save a file on a Removable Storage Device

Activity 2.01 Understanding User Accounts in Windows 8

Activity 2.02 Turning On Your computer, Signing In to a Windows 8 User Account, and Exploring the Windows 8 Environment

Activity 2.03 Pinning a Program to the Taskbar

Activity 2.04 Creating a New Folder on a Removable Storage Device

Activity 2.05 Creating and Saving a File

Objective 2 Identify the Functions of the Windows 8 Operating System and the Windows Store Apps

Activity 2.06 Identifying Operating System Functions and Windows Store App Functions

Objective 3 Use Windows Store Apps

Activity 2.07 Using Windows Store Apps

Activity 2.08 Moving Between the Start Screen and Desktop and Saving a Windows Store App Screenshot as a File

Objective 4 Sign Out of Windows 8 and Turn Off Your Computer

Activity 2.09 Locking, Signing Out of, and Shutting Down Your Computer

Objective 5 Manage User Accounts

Activity 2.10 Using PC Settings and Managing Your User Account


Project 2B Managing Files and Folders

Objective 6 Use File Explorer to Display Libraries, Folders, and Files

Activity 2.11 Downloading Files from a Website

Activity 2.12 Using File Explorer to Display Libraries, Folders, and Files

Activity 2.13 Using the Navigation Pane to Display the Folder Structure

Objective 7 Start Programs and Open Data Files

Activity 2.14 Starting Programs and Opening Data Files

Objective 8 Personalize Your Windows 8 Start Screen

Activity 2.15 Personalize Your Windows 8 Start Screen

Objective 9 Create, Rename, and Copy Files and Folders

Activity 2.16 Copying Files From a Removable Storage Device to the Documents Library on the Hard Disk Drive

Activity 2.17 Creating and Renaming Folders

Activity 2.18 Renaming Files

Activity 2.19 Copying Files

Objective 10 Move and Delete Files and Folders

Activity 2.20 Moving Files

Activity 2.21 Copying and Moving files by Using Two Windows


Chapter Three: Office Features


Project 3A Note Form

Objective 1 Use File Explorer to Download, Extract, and Locate Files and Folders

Activity 3.01 Using File Explorer to Download, Extract, and Locate Files and Folders

Objective 2 Use Start Search to Locate and Start a Microsoft Office 2013 Desktop App

Activity 3.02 Using Start Search to Locate and Start a Microsoft Office 2013 Desktop App

Objective 3 Enter, Edit, and Check the Spelling of Text in an Office 2013 Program

Activity 3.03 Entering and Editing Text in an Office 2013 Program

Activity 3.04 Checking Spelling

Objective 3 Perform Commands from a Dialog Box

Activity 3.05 Performing Commands from a Dialog Box

Activity 3.06 Using Undo

Objective 4 Create a Folder and Name and Save a File

Activity 3.07 Creating a Folder and Naming and Saving a File

Objective 5 Insert a Footer, Add Document Properties, Print a File, and Close a Desktop App

Activity 3.08 Inserting a Footer, Inserting Document Info, and Adding Document Properties

Activity 3.09 Printing a File and Closing a Desktop App


Project 3B Memo

Objective 7 Open an Existing File and Save It with a New Name

Activity 3.10 Opening an Existing File and Saving It with a New Name

Objective 8 Sign In to Office and Explore Options for a Microsoft Office Desktop App

Activity 3.11 Signing In to Office and Viewing Application Options

Objective 9 Perform Commands from the Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar

Activity 3.12 Performing Commands from the Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar

Activity 3.13 Minimizing and Using the Keyboard to Control the Ribbon

Objective 10 Apply Formatting in Office Programs

Activity 3.14 Changing Page Orientation and Zoom Level

Activity 3.15 Formatting Text by Using Fonts, Alignment, Font Colors, and Font Styles

Activity 3.16 Using Format Painter

Activity 3.17 Using Keyboard Shortcuts and Using the Clipboard to Copy, Cut, and Paste

Objective 11 Compress Files and Use the Microsoft Office 2013 Help System

Activity 3.18 Compressing Files

Activity 3.19 Using the Microsoft Office 2013 Help System

Objective 12 Install Apps for Office and Create a Microsoft Account

Activity 3.20 Installing Apps for Office

Activity 3.21 Creating a Microsoft Account




Chapter 4: The Internet


Objective 1: Recognize the importance of the Internet

Concept 4.01 Looking Back- How the Internet Got Started

Concept 4.02 Examining the World Wide Web

Objective 2: Compare types of Internet connections.

Concept 4.03 Connecting at Home

Objective 3: View Content on the Web

Concept 4.04 Comparing Browsers

Concept 4.05 Configuring a Web Browser

Concept 4.06 Installing Add-Ons, Plug-Ins, and Toolbars

Objective 4: Demonstrate how to navigate the web.

Concept 4.07 Using Web Addresses

Concept 4.08 Searching the Web

Objective 5: Discuss how to evaluate the credibility of information found on the web.

Concept 4.09 Critically Evaluating Web Pages

Objective 6: Compare different forms of synchronous online communication

Concept 4.10 Using Chat and IM

Concept 4.11 Making Calls with VoIP (voice over IP)

Objective 7: Compare different forms of asynchronous online communication.

Concept 4.12 Reading and Sending Email

Concept 4.13 Using Forums and Discussion Boards

Concept 4.14 Practicing Netiquette

Objective 8: Discuss the roles of social media in today’s society.

Concept 4.15 Using Social Network Sites

Concept 4.16 Exploring Virtual Worlds

Concept 4.17 Sharing with Social Video, Image, and Music Sites

Concept 4.18 Protecting Yourself Online

Concept 4.19 Blogging and Microblogging

Concept 4.20 Podcasting and RSS

Concept 4.21 Using Wikis

Concept 4.22 Sharing with Social Review, Bookmarking, and News Sites

Objective 9: Explain the influence of social media on e-commerce.

Concept 4.23 Comparing Types of E-Commerce

Concept 4.24 Shopping Online Safely


Chapter 5: Microsoft and Cloud


Project 5A Internet Explorer


Project 5B Cloud,Skype, Lync, SkyDrive, OneNote

Objective 1 Send and Receive E-mail

Objective 2 Use SkyDrive

Objective 3 Use Skype to Communicate Online

Objective 4 Create a One Note Notebook with Sections and Pages

Activity 5.01 Exploring OneNote

Activity 5.02 Creating a Notebook with Sections

Activity 5.03 Creating Pages

Activity 5.04 Inserting and Formatting Notes

Activity 5.05 Using Send to One Note and Screen Clippings



Chapter 6: Hardware


Objective 1: Explain the function of the CPU

Concept 6.01 Examining the CPU

Concept 6.02 Improving CPU Performance

Objective 2: Identify the parts of a system unit and motherboard

Concept 6.03 Exploring the Motherboard

Concept 6.04 Comparing Ports and Connectors

Concept 6.05 Looking at the BIOS

Concept 6.06 Comparing Types of Memory

Objective 3: List different input devices and their uses.

Concept 6.07 Identifying Keyboards

Concept 6.08 Using a Mouse and Other Pointing Devices

Concept 6.09 Exploring Digital Cameras and Webcams

Concept 6.10 Looking at Scanners

Concept 6.11 Using Microphones and Game Controllers

Concept 6.12 Recognizing Adaptive Input Devices

Objective 4: List different video and audio output devices and their uses.

Concept 6.13 Comparing Video Output Devices

Concept 6.14 Exploring Audio Output Devices

Concept 6.15 Recognizing Adaptive Output Devices

Objective 5: Compare the features of different types of printers.

Concept 6.16 Selecting a Printer

Objective 6: Discuss the different communication devices that can be used.

Concept 6.17 Understanding Network Adapters and Modems

Concept 6.18 Understanding Fax Devices

Objective 7: Compare different types of storage devices.

Concept 6.19 Comparing Optical Discs

Concept 6.20 Examining Solid-State Storage

Concept 6.21 Understanding Hard Drives

Concept 6.22 Green Computing: Shop Smart



Chapter 7: Word – Newsletter and Research Paper


Project 7A Newsletter

Objective 1 Create a New Document and Insert a File

Activity 7.01 Starting a New Word Document and Inserting a File

Objective 2 Change Document and Paragraph Layout

Activity 7.02 Formatting Multiple Columns

Activity 7.03 Setting Margins

Activity 7.04 Aligning Text

Activity 7.05 Changing Space After Paragraphs

Objective 3 Format Text

Activity 7.06 Formatting Text

Activity 7.07 Managing Hyperlinks

Objective 4 Set Tab Stops

Activity 7.08 Setting Tab Stops

Objective 5 Insert and Format Graphics

Activity 7.09 Inserting and Resizing Pictures

Activity 7.10 Wrapping Text Around a Picture

Activity 7.11 Moving a Picture

Activity 7.12 Applying Picture Styles and Artistic Effects

Activity 7.13 Adding a Page Border

Objective 6 Insert and Modify Text Boxes and Shapes

Activity 7.14 Inserting a Shape with Text

Activity 7.15 Inserting a Text Box

Activity 7.16 Resizing and Formatting Shapes and Text Boxes

Objective 7 Insert a Smart Art

Activity 7.17 Inserting a Smart Art Graphic

Activity 7.18 Modifying a Smart Art Graphic

Objective 8 Preview and Print a Document

Activity 7.19 Adding a File Name to the Footer

Activity 7.20 Previewing and Printing a Document


Project 7B Research Paper

Objective 9: Create a Research Paper

Activity 7.21 Formatting Text and Page Numbers in a Research Paper

Activity 7.22 Changing Line Spacing

Objective 10: Proofread and Correct a Document

Activity 7.23 Checking Spelling and Grammar Errors

Activity 7.24 Using the Thesaurus

Activity 7.25 Finding and Replacing Text

Objective 10: Insert Footnotes in a Research Paper

Activity 7.26 Inserting Footnotes (MK-Endnotes)

Activity 7.27 Modifying Footnote Style

Objective 11: Create Citations and a Bibliography in a Research Paper

Activity 7.28 Adding Citations

Activity 7.29 Inserting Page Breaks

Activity 7.30 Creating a Reference Page

Activity 7.31 Managing Document Properties



Chapter 8: Word—Resumes & Cover Letters


Project 8A Resume Using a Table

Objective 1 Create a Table

Activity 8.1 Creating a Table

Objective 2 Add Text to a Table

Activity 8.2 Adding Text to a Table

Activity 8.3 Copying Existing Text into a Table Cell

Activity 8.4 Creating and Formatting a Bulleted List

Objective 3 Format a Table

Activity 8.5 Changing the Width of Columns

Activity 8.6 Adding Rows to a Table 

Activity 8.7 Merging Cells and Setting Tabs in a Table

Activity 8.8 Formatting Text in Cells

Activity 8.9 Changing the Table Borders

Objective 4 Save a Document as PDF

Activity 8.10 Saving a Resume as PDF



Project 8B Cover Letters with Building Blocks

Objective 5 Create a Building Block

Activity 8.11 Creating a Letterhead Building Block

Activity 8.12 Inserting a Building Block from the Building Block Organizer

Objective 6 Create a Cover Letter

Activity 8.13 Recording AutoCorrect Entries

Activity 8.14 Creating a Cover Letter

Activity 8.15 Selecting and Moving Text to a New Location

Objective 7 Reorganize Text

Activity 8.16 Converting Text to a Table

Objective 6 Create a Document Using a Template

Activity 8.17 Locating and Opening a Template

Activity 8.20 Replacing Template Placeholder Text and Removing Controls



Chapter 9: System Software


Objective 1: Explain what an operating system does

Concept 9.1 Providing the User Interface

Concept 9.2 Managing System Resources

Concept 9.3 Managing and Controlling Hardware

Concept 9.4 Interacting WITH SOFTWARE

Objective 2: Compare the most common stand-alone operating systems

Concept 9.5 Exploring Windows

Concept 9.6 Examining MAC OS

Concept 9.7 Comparing UNIX and LINUX

Objective 3: Compare specialized operating systems

Concept 9.8 Identifying Embedded Operating Systems

Concept 9.9 Exploring Network Operating Systems

Objective 4: List and explain important utility software

Concept 9.10 Using Disk Utilities

Concept 9. 11 Using Antivirus Software

Objective 5: Explain the importance of backing up files

Concept 9. 12 Backing up with Windows and OS X

Concept 9.13 Using Other Backup Software

Concept 9.14 Backing Up to the Cloud

Objective 6. Understand the Importance of File Management

Concept 9.15 Navigating a Windows Computer

Concept 9.16 Examining Mac OS X Finder and Folders

Concept 9.17 Understanding Mobile Devices and File Storage

Concept 9.18 Creating and Using Folders

Concept 9. 19 Storing Files in the Cloud

Objective 7: Explain the importance of file extensions

Concept 9.20 Understanding File Names and Extensions


Chapter 10: Excel – Sales Report and Inventory Valuation


Project 10A Sales Report with Embedded Column Chart and Sparklines

Objective 1 Create, Save, and Navigate an Excel Workbook

Activity 10.01 Starting Excel and Saving a Workbook (MK-creating a workbook using a template)

Activity 10.02 Navigating a Worksheet and Workbook

Objective 2 Enter Data in a Worksheet

Activity 10.03 Entering Text and Using AutoComplete

Activity 10.04 Using Auto Fill and Keyboard Shortcuts

Activity 10.05 Aligning Text and Adjusting the Width of Columns

Activity 10.06 Entering Numbers

Objective 3 Construct and Copy Formulas and Use the SUM function

Activity 10.07 Constructing a Formula and Using the SUM Function

Activity 10.08 Copying a Formula Using the Fill Handle

Objective 4 Format Cells with Merge & Center and Cell Styles

Activity 10.09 Using Merge & Center and Applying Cell Styles

Activity 10.10 Formatting Financial Numbers

Objective 5 Chart Data Using a Column Chart and Insert Sparklines

Activity 10.11 Charting Data in a Column Chart (MK-switch rows/columns)

Activity 10.12 Formatting a Column Chart Using Chart Styles

Activity 10.13 Inserting and Formatting Sparklines (Formatting not MOS skill)

Objective 6 Print, Display formulas, and Close Excel

Activity 10.14 Changing Views, Creating a Footer, and Using Print Preview

Activity 10.15 Deleting Unused Worksheets in a Workbook (MK-Hiding worksheets)

Activity 10.16 Printing a Worksheet

Activity 10.17 Displaying, Printing and Hiding Formulas


Project 10B Inventory Valuation Quick Analysis

Objective 7 Check Spelling in a Worksheet

Activity 10.18 Checking Spelling in a Worksheet

Objective 8 Enter Dates, Clear Contents, and Clear Formats

Activity 10.19 Entering and Formatting Dates

Activity 10.20 Clearing Cell Contents and Formats

Objective 9 Copy and Paste and Use the Format Painter

Activity 10.21 Copying and Pasting Using the Paste Options Gallery

Activity 10.22 Using the Format Painter

Objective 10 Formulas for Mathematical Operations

Activity 10.23 Using Arithmetic Operators

Activity 10.24 Using Parentheses in a Formula

Activity 10.25 Copying Formulas Containing Absolute Cell References

Objective 11 Edit and Format a Worksheet (combined)

Activity 10.26 Editing Values in a Worksheet

Activity 10.27 Formatting Cells with the Percent Style

Activity 10.28 Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns

Activity 10.29 Adjusting Column Widths and Wrapping Text

Objective 12 Use Quick Analysis to Summarize Data

Activity 10.30 Using Quick Analysis to Summarize Data



Chapter 11: Excel – Inventory Status and Charts


Project 11A Inventory Status with Large Table

Objective 1 Use the SUM, AVERAGE, MEDIAN, MIN, and MAX Functions

Activity 11.01 Using the SUM and AVERAGE Functions

Activity 11.02 Using the MEDIAN Function

Activity 11.03 Using the MIN and MAX Functions

Objective 2 Move Data, Resolve Error Messages, and Rotate Text

Activity 11.04 Moving Data, and Resolving the ##### Error Message

Activity 11.05 Rotating Text

Objective 3 Use COUNTIF and IF Functions and Apply Conditional Formatting

Activity 11.06 Using the COUNTIF Function

Activity 11.07 Using the IF Function

Activity 11.08 Applying Conditional Formatting by Using the Highlight Cell Rules and Data Bars (Database with Use the Quick Analysis Tool)

Activity 11.09 Using Find and Replace

Objective 4 Use the Quick Analysis Tool

Activity 11.10 Using Find and Replace

Objective 5 Use Date & time Functions and Freeze Panes

Activity 11.11 Using the NOW Function to Display a System Date

Activity 11.12 Freezing and Unfreezing Panes (MK-Hide/Unhide Columns)

Objective 6 Create, Sort, and Filter and Excel Table

Activity 11.13 Creating an Excel Table

Activity 11.14 Sorting and Filtering an Excel Table

Activity 11.15 Converting a Table to a Range of Data

Objective 7 Format and Print a Large Worksheet

Activity 11.16 Printing Titles and Scaling to Fit


Excel Project 11B Pie Chart and Line Chart

Objective 8 Chart Data with a Line Chart

Activity 11.12 Inserting Multiple Rows and Creating a Line Chart

Activity 11.13 Formatting Axes in a Line Chart

Activity 11.14 Displaying a Legend

Activity 11.15 Formatting the Chart and Plot Areas

Activity 11.16 Resizing and Moving a Line Chart

Objective 9 Chart Data with a Pie Chart

Activity 11.17 Creating a Pie Chart and a Chart Sheet

Activity 11.18 Adding Titles and Data Labels in a Pie Chart

Activity 11.19 Rotating a Pie Chart

Activity 11.20 Exploding and Coloring a Pie Slice

Activity 11.21 Inserting a Text Box in a Chart

Objective 10 Edit a Workbook and Update a Chart

Activity 11.22 Changing Text to WordArt and Changing a Workbook Theme

Activity 11.23 Editing a Workbook and Updating Charts

Objective 11 Manage a Workbook

Activity 11.24 Renaming Worksheets and Changing Tab Color of Worksheets

Activity 11.25 Grouping Worksheets for Editing

Activity 11.26 Reordering Worksheets in a Workbook

Activity 11.27 Printing All of the Worksheets in a Workbook



Chapter 12: Networks, Security, and Privacy


Objective 1: Discuss the importance of computer networks

Concept 12.1 Using Peer-To-Peer Networks

Concept 1.2 Using Client-Server Networks

Objective 2: Compare different types of LANs and WANs

Concept 1.3 Comparing Small Networks

Concept 1.4 Recognizing LAN Topologies

Concept 12.5 Examining Large Networks

Objective 3: List and describe the hardware used in both wired and wireless networks

Concept 12.6 Understanding Network Adapters

Concept 12. 7 Recognizing Network Hardware

Objective 4: List and describe the software and protocols used in both wired and wireless networks.

Concept 12.8 Using Peer-To-Peer Network Software

Concept 12.9 Using Client-Server Network Software

Concept 12.10 Understanding Network Protocols

Objective 5: Explain how to protect a network

Concept 12.11 Setting up Firewalls and Securing Access

Concept 12.12 Configuring Software

Objective 6: Discuss various types of cybercrime

Concept 12.13 Recognizing Personal Cybercrime

Concept 12.14 Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

Concept 12.15 Detecting Cybercrime against Organizations

Objective 7: Differentiate between different types of malware

Concept 12.16 Avoiding Spam and Cookies

Concept 12.17 Preventing Adware and Spyware

Concept 12.18 Protecting against Viruses, Worms, Trojans, and Rootkits

Objective 8: Explain how to secure a computer

Concept 12.19 Securing a System with Software

Concept 12.20 Securing a System with Hardware

Concept 12.21 Using the Security Feature of an Operating System

Objective 9: Discuss safe computing practices

Concept 12.22 Setting up and Securing User Accounts

Concept 12.23 Encrypting Information

Concept 12.24 Implementing Acceptable Use Policies




Chapter 13: PowerPoint


Project 13A

Objective 1 Create a New Presentation

Activity 13.01 Identifying Parts of the PowerPoint Window

Activity 13.02 Entering Presentation Text and Saving a Presentation

Activity 13.03 Applying a Presentation Theme

Objective 2 Format a Presentation

Activity 13.04 Changing Fonts, Font Sizes, Font Styles, and Font Colors

Activity 13.05 Aligning Text and Changing Line Spacing

Activity 13.06 Modifying Slide Layout

Activity 13.07 Inserting a WordArt Object

Objective 3 Adding Images to a Presentation

Activity 13.08 Inserting Clip Art

Activity 13.09 Moving and Sizing Images

Activity 13.10 Inserting a Picture from File

Activity 13.11 Applying a Style to a Picture

Activity 13.12 Applying and Removing Artistic Effects

Objective 4 Apply Slide Transitions

Activity 13.13 Applying Slide Transitions to a Presentation

Objective 5 View and Print a Presentation

Activity 13.14 Viewing a Slide Show

Activity 13.15 Inserting Headers and Footers

Activity 13.16 Printing a Presentation


Project 13B

Objective 6 Edit and Existing Presentation

Activity 13.17 Displaying and Editing the Presentation Outline

Activity 13.18 Inserting Slides from an Existing Presentation

Activity 13.19 Finding and Replacing Text

Objective 7 Format Numbered and Bulleted Lists

Activity 13.20 Selecting Placeholder Text

Activity 13.21 Changing a Bulleted List to a Numbered List

Activity 13.22 Modifying a Bulleted List Style

Activity 13.23 Removing a Bullet Symbol from a Bullet Point

Objective 8 Insert Text Boxes and Shapes

Activity 13.24 Inserting a Text Box

Activity 13.25 Inserting, Sizing, and Positioning Shapes

Activity 13.26 Adding Text to Shapes

Objective 9 Format Objects

Activity 13.27 Applying Shape Fills, Outlines, and Styles

Activity 13.28 Applying Shape and Picture Effects

Activity 13.29 Duplicating Objects

Activity 13.30 Aligning and Distributing Objects

Objective 10 Create and Format a SmartArt Graphic

Activity 13.31Creating a SmartArt Graphic from Bulleted Points

Activity 13.32 Adding Shapes in a SmartArt Graphic

Activity 13.33 Changing the SmartArt Layout

Activity 13.34 Converting a SmartArt Graphic to Text

Objective 11 Use Slide Sorter View

Activity 13.35 Deleting Slides in Slide Sorter View

Activity 13.36 Moving Slides in Slide Sorter View



Chapter 14: Access


Project 14A

Objective 1 Identify Good Database Design

Activity 14.01 Using Good Design Techniques to Plan a Database

Objective 2 Create a Table and Define Fields in a New Database

Activity 14.02 Starting a New Database

Activity 14.03 Assigning the Name and Data Type to Fields

Activity 14.04 Renaming Fields and Changing Data types in a Table

Activity 14.05 Adding Records to a Table

Activity 14.06 Adding Additional Records to a Table

Activity 14.07 Importing Data from an Excel Workbook into an Existing Access Table

Objective 3 Change the Structure of Tables and Add a Second Table

Activity 14.08 Deleting a Field in Table Design View

Activity 14.09 Modifying a Field Size and Adding a Description

Activity 14.10 Viewing a Primary Key in Design View

Activity 14.11 Adding a Second Table to a Database by Importing an Excel Spreadsheet

Activity 14.12 Adjusting Column Width

Activity 14.13 Printing a Table

Objective 4 Create Table Relationships

Activity 14.14 Creating Table Relationships and Enforcing Referential Integrity

Activity 14.15 Printing a Relationship Report and Displaying Subdatasheet Records

Objective 5 Create and Use a Query, Form, and Report

Activity 14.16 Using a Simple Query Wizard to Create a Query

Activity 14.17 Creating and Printing a Form

Activity 14.18 Creating, Modifying, and Printing a Report

Objective 6 Save and Close a Database

Activity 14.19 Saving and Closing a Database


Access Project 14B

Objective 7 Create a Query in Design View

Activity 14.20 Creating a New Select Query in Design View

Activity 14.21 Running, Saving, Printing, and Closing a Query

Activity 14.22 Creating a Query Based on More than One Table

Objective 8 Create a New Query from an Existing Query and Sorting Query Results

Activity 14.23 Creating a New Query from an Existing Query

Activity 14.24 Sorting Query Results

Objective 9 Specify Criteria in a Query

Activity 14.25 Specifying Text Criteria in a query

Activity 14.26 Specifying Criteria Using a Field Not Displayed in the Query Results

Activity 14.27 Using Is Null Criteria to Find Empty Fields

Objective 10 Specify Numeric Criteria in a Query

Activity 14.28 Specifying Numeric Criteria in a Query

Activity 14.29 Using Comparison Operators

Activity 14.30 Using the Between…And Comparison Operator

Objective 11 Use Compound Criteria in a Query

Activity 14.31 Using AND Criteria in a Query

Activity 14.32 Using OR Criteria in a Query

Objective 12 Use Calculated Fields, Statistics and Grouping in a Query

Activity 14.33 Using Calculated Fields in a Query

Activity 14.34Using the SUM and AVG Functions in a Query (MK-Max/Min)

Activity 14.35 Grouping Data in a Query

Objective 13 Use a Query to Create a Report Using a Wizard

Activity 14.36 Using a Query to Create a Report Using a Wizard



Chapter 15: Applications


Objective 1: Identify types and uses of business productivity software

Concept 15.1 Comparing Office Suites

Concept 15.2 Identifying Other Types of Business Software

Objective 2: Categorize Home and Educational Programs

Concept 15.3 Using Office Applications

Concept 15.4 Comparing Finance and Tax Preparation Software

Concept 15.5 Selecting Educational and Reference Software

Concept 15.6 playing and Learning with Games

Concept 15.7 Using Portable Apps

Objective 3. Identify Media and Graphic Software

Concept 15.8 Clarifying Compression and Decompression

Concept 15.9 Designing with Desktop Publishing and Paint Programs

Concept 15.10 Using Graphic Programs

Concept 15.11 Simplifying Three-Dimensional Rendering Programs and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Programs

Concept 15.12 Creating Animations

Concept 15.13 Using Audio Editing Software

Concept 15.14 Using Video Editing and Photo Editing Programs

Concept 15.15 Using Multimedia Authoring Systems

Concept 15.16 Reviewing Web Page Authoring Programs

Concept 15.17 Using Media Management Software

Objective 4: Assess a computer system for software compatibility

Concept 15.18 Determining Your System Specs

Concept 15.19 Reviewing System Requirements

Objective 5: Compare various ways of obtaining software

Concept 15.20 Purchasing: Is it Free or Fee?

Concepts 15.21 Locating Sources of Software

Objective 6 Respect Software Licenses and Registration Agreements

Concept 15.22 Reviewing Licenses and Registration

Concept 15.23 Commercial Software, Shareware, Freeware, and Public Domain Software

Objective 7: Discuss the importance of cloud computing.

Concept 15.24 Cloud Computing

Concept 15.25 Green Computing: Online and Downloaded Programs Vs. Store-Bought Software


Chapter 16: Google-Cloud


Project 16A Google

Objective 1 Create a Google Account

Objective 2 Store Files Online with Google Docs

Objective 3 Use Google Docs to Create and Edit a Word Processing Document

Objective 4 Use Google Docs to Create and Edit a Spreadsheet

Objective 5 Share Documents Using Google Docs


Project 16B Google expansion w/Calendar, more Google Docs, Google+ (social media)

Objective 6 Use Google Calendar

Objective 7 Create an Online Presence with Google +

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