ECDL 95/97 Module 2
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Module 2: Using the Computer and Managing Files
This module develops your knowledge and competence in using the basic functions of a personal computer and its operating system, taking you to the point where you will be able to operate effectively within the desktop environment. It will teach you how to manage and organise files and directories/folders and how to copy, move and delete files and directories/folders..You will learn how to work with desktop icons and to manipulate windows, and how to use search features, simple editing tools and print management facilities available within the operating system.
- Computer terms and concepts explained in plain English
- Screen images and illustrations to guide the student through the Microsoft Windows 95/98 and Microsoft Office 97 applications
- "How to" information based upon practical examples of everyday tasks.
- Short cuts and insider tips drawn from real world experience of computer professionals
- Summary of critical information
- Easy to follow Exercises
Everything you need to pass the European Computer Driving Licence module by module
Contents Introduction 1 chapter 1 Starting up, clicking around, shutting down 3 In this chapter 3 New skills 3 New words 4 Starting your computer 5 The Windows desktop 6 Starting applications 6 Using the mouse 7 The Start button 7 Multi-tasking with Windows 8 The control buttons 10 Moving windows with the title bar 14 Working with desktop windows 15 Changing the shape and size of a window 17 Scrolling a window 17 Right-clicking and pop-up menus 18 Shutting down 19 Restarting your computer 20 When your computer hangs 21 Application problems 21 Windows problems 22 Improper shutdowns and ScanDisk 22 Dialog boxes 23 Dialog box components 23 Default options 24 Chapter summary: so now you know 25 chapter 2 Exploring your computer 27 In this chapter 27 New skills 27 New words 28 How your computer stores information 29 Files 29 Folders 30 Drives 30 Using My Computer 31 Exploring drives with My Computer 32 Exploring folders and files with My Computer 33 Sorting folders and files 35 Looking at a folders properties 36 File name extensions and icons 37 Searching for folders and files 38 Wildcard searches 38 Date-based searches 39 Content-based searches 40 The Recycle Bin 41 Online help 42 Using help menu options 42 Using help from dialog boxes 44 Chapter summary: so now you know 45 chapter 3 Working with folders and files 47 In this chapter 47 New skills 47 New words 48 About Windows Explorer 49 The two panes of Windows Explorer 49 Viewing options 51 Explorers plus and minus signs 52 Working with folders 52 Changing a folders name 53 Deleting a folder 54 Restoring a folders files 55 Working with files 55 Creating a file 56 Naming and saving a file 57 Changing a files name 58 Deleting a file 59 Restoring a file 59 The Windows Clipboard 60 About the Clipboard 60 Copying and moving folders 61 Copying and moving files 62 Working with multiple files 63 Menubars, toolbars, and shortcuts 65 Menubars 65 Toolbars 67 Keyboard shortcuts 68 Chapter summary: so now you know 68 chapter 4 Mastering Windows 71 In this chapter 71 New skills 71 New words 72 Managing your desktop 73 Creating desktop shortcuts 73 Setting the time and date 76 Adjusting the sound volume 76 Setting the screen saver 77 Customizing your screen 79 Background pattern 79 Wallpaper 80 Scheme 81 Changing your screen resolution 81 Changing your regional settings 82 Working with diskettes 82 Formatting a diskette 83 Copying a file to a diskette 84 Saving a file to a diskette 85 Printing files 85 The print queue 86 Viewing the print queue 86 Cancelling a print job in the queue 87 Changing the order of jobs in the print queue 87 Deleting all documents from the print queue 88 The print dialog box 88 Name 89 Print range 89 Copies 90 The Properties button 90 Print preview 90 Changing the default printer 91 Chapter summary: so now you know 91
Brendan Munnelly is an experienced IT trainer,consultant, journalist and author. Based in Dublin, Ireland, Brendan has developed user training materials for a range of corporate and government organisations throughout Europe. He is also a frequent contributor to computer publications.