Week 5 Students learning objectives
1. Identify the versions of windows Operating system.
2. Be able to start, log in, log off, shut down and restart windows
3. Manipulate the start menu: - customize the start menu.
4. Navigate through windows: - opening
Week 10 Students learning objectives
1. Perform sorting of Cell Data into specific Orders.
2. Perform manipulation of the Workbook: - Naming & Moving Worksheets.
3. Perform printing of a Workbook or Selected Sheets.
4. Understand the Structure of Formulas
Formatting Toolbar. By positioning the mouse pointer on a toolbar icon (without
clicking), a yellow box will appear next to the icon with a brief description of that
Notes: The example in Figure 1 shows the Standard and Formatting toolbars on
1. When you move the pointer over the document, you should note that it has the
shape of a pencil. If it does not, click Draw Table
2. Click and drag diagonally down and to the right to create
Often you dont want to show the number on the first page of a document.
Click to remove the check mark in the box next to Show number on first
page, then click on OK
If you wanted to start a document at some page number other than 1 you would
click on the
If the magnifying glass is already selected, the magnifying glass button on the tool
bar will appear depressed, or pushed down.
Check that the magnifying glass on the tool bar is selected. If it is not selected
click on it.
This makes the magnifying glas
1. Select a number of columns and rows and AutoFit features. For example, you
might only want 2 columns, one for test or worksheet questions, and one for
answers. If you have 10 questions, you might want at least 10 rows.
2. Enter a question into each row
A dialogue box should appear, offering you a number of options. To save the
document in the desired location on your computer, locate and select the folder on
your computer. Give your document a name in the file name text box. While you can
give your docu
Showing multiple pages
The screen currently displays only one of the two pages of your document. To
change the display to two pages follow the steps below.
Hold the mouse key down on the multiple pages button on the toolbar to display
a list of the avail
Worksheet Window. The worksheet window displays the Excel worksheet. It is
comprised of rows and columns. The columns are labeled with the letters of the
alphabet, i.e., A, B, C, etc. The rows are numbered down the left side. Rows and
columns intersect to
For example, if we wanted to set the percentages fixed to only two decimal points,
you can make this selection under the Number category within the Number tab.
You can also set the formatting for things such as the date, time, currency, etc.
The Font tab
Storing and retrieving files.
Performing a variety of system utility functions.
This is a suit/collection of related computer programs that help manage the
computer resources. It is an interface between the computer hardware and
Accounts payable: To maintain and process records on money owed by the
company to vendors.
(ii.) Payroll: To maintain employee payroll records and process payroll checks.
(iii.) Inventory control: To maintain records on items or goods on hand, on
University of eldoret
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS
COMP 100: COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (3 CREDITS)
MATERIAL PREPARED BY:
TABLE OF CONTENT
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS. 6
Computer Application Areas:. 7
NB: using the keyboard shortcuts,
Hold down the Ctrl key while pressing "i" (Ctrl-i) to change font to
Hold down the Ctrl key while pressing "u" (Ctrl-u) to underline.
Hold down the Ctrl key while pressing "b" (Ctrl-b) to make it Bold.
1. Click on the check mark located on the Formula bar. Clicking on the check
mark is similar to pressing Enter.
Choose Format > Cells from the menu. The Format Cells dialog box opens.
Choose the Font tab.
Click on Bold in the Font Style box.
criteria you wished to sort by as secondary measures, you could do so; lets select
Then by as Grade 3 just for the practice of doing so (Descending order, as
Excel will sort your information with the specifications you entered. The results
(percent Percent (20%)
Comparison operators You can compare two values with the following operators.
When two values are compared by using these operators, the result is a logical
value either TRUE or FALSE.
To change the order of evaluation, enclose in parentheses the part of the formula to
be calculated first. For example, the following formula produces 11 because Excel
calculates multiplication before addition. The formula multiplies 2 by 3 and then
Create an unordered, bulleted list.
2. Decrease Indent:
Decreases the indentation of the current selection (to the left).
3. Increase Indent:
Increases the indentation of the current selection (to the right).
4. Outside Border:
Places a border
1. Click Footnote or Endnote.
2. Under Numbering, select the option you want. For help on an option, click the
and then click the option.
3. Click OK. Ms Word inserts the note number and places the insertion point next to
the note number.
What Is an Icon?
An icon is a little picture on your screen. When you click or double-click the icon, or
select the icon with the keyboard and press ENTER, something happens. Windows
uses icons to represent programs, files, and commands.
3. If you are copying, you don't see any change on the screen when you give the
Copy command. If you are cutting, however (which is useful if you want to move
information), the selected information disappears from the screen-it is now
stored on the Clip
Week 1, Students learning objectives
1. Define: - computer, system, data, information, data processing.
2. Differentiate between digital and analogue computers
3. Explain how computers are applied to: - business applications, office
automation, science an
a) Hardware - physical components of a computer
b) Software - programs that allows the hardware to function.
c) Lifeware - the human being operating the computer.
A Program is a set of instructions and raw facts written in a computer language
and used to
EBCDIC - Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code
This is an 8 -bit character representation code developed by IBM for its mainframe
computers. It does not use the same code as ASCII or ANSI for the initial 128
Unicode: is a 16 -bit code
What does the MS stand for in MS-DOS?
What does Booting have to do with DOS?
What is the C:\> ?
How would you make a Directory in DOS?
If you are at the C:/> show the commands you would type to make and get
into a directory called
Create a 1-page Flier announcing an Open day for a CIS DEPARTMENT, named
CIS OPEN DAY.
The date/time (27TH JUNE 2009, VENUE KEMU MAIN CAMPUS), activities, goodies,
etcuse your Imagination.
The flier must have a page border , 3 text colors,
Starting Up Windows
On most systems, Windows starts automatically when you turn on the computer.
You see whatever messages your computer displays on startup, followed by the
Windows splash screen (logo). Click your user account name: if the account requir
Here all the messages pass through a central switch/hub. It allows any node to
communicate with every other node by sending messages to the hub.
Easy to implement and extend, even in large networks
Well suited for tem
The commands corresponding to the options on the Task pane are also on the
menus, the only difference being how the commands are issued, not what they do.
This section first examines the Task pane and menu commands, and then th
Figure 1-30: The Move Items window
Moving and Copying with the Folders Explorer Bar
When you see the Folders Explorer bar, you can use the icons it displays as target
folders for either the cut-and-paste techniques or the drag-and-drop techniques. If
storing information temporarily on the Clipboard. The following cut-and-paste
techniques enable you to copy or move information within or between almost any
Cut Removes selected information from its current location and stores it
Menu bar Provides a row of menus you can use to choose commands.
Toolbar Provides a row of buttons you can click to give commands.
Status bar Displays information about the program. Some programs enable
you to give commands by clicking parts of t