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Discovering Computers 2009 Chapter 3 Application Software
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Chapter 3 Objectives Identify the categories of application software Explain ways software is distributed Explain how to work with application software Identify the key features of widely used business programs Identify the key features of widely used graphics and multimedia programs Identify the key features of widely used home, personal, and educational programs Identify the types of application software used in communications Discuss the advantages of using Web-based software Describe the learning aids available for application software Next Describe the function of several utility programs
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Application Software What is application software ? Ø Programs designed to make users more productive and/or assist them with personal tasks p. 134 Fig. 3-1 Next
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Application Software How is software distributed? p. 134 - 135 Ø Packaged software , mass-produced Ø Custom software , performs functions specific to a business or industry Ø Web-based software , hosted by a Web site Ø Open source software, provided for use, modification, and redistribution Ø Shareware , copyrighted software that is distributed free for trial period Ø Freeware , copyrighted software provided at no cost Ø Public-domain software , freeware with no copyright restrictions Next
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Application Software What is system software? p. 135 Fig. 3-2 Next Ø Serves as the interface between the user, the application software, and the computer’s hardware
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Application Software How do you start an application? p. 136 - 137 Fig. 3-3 Ø From the desktop , click the Start button , point to All Programs, and click the name of the application Ø The program’s instructions load into memory Next
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Application Software What is a window ? p. 136 - 137 Fig. 3-3 Ø A rectangular area of the screen that displays data and information Next
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Application Software What is a dialog box? p. 136 - 137 Fig. 3-3 Next Ø A window that provides information, presents available options, or requests a response
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Business Software What is business software ? p. 138 Fig. 3-4 Next Ø Application software that assists people in becoming more effective and efficient
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Business Software What is word processing software ? p. 138 – 139 Fig. 3-5 Ø Allows users to create and manipulate text and graphics § Clip art is a collection of graphics that you can insert in documents Next Click to view Web Link, click Chapter 3, Click Web Link from left navigation, then click Word Processing Software below Chapter 3
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Business Software What are popular word processing features? p. 140 Fig. 3-6
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