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This course looks at file management, the Control Panel, adding Shortcuts, customizing the Taskbar and Start menu, using the System Tools, setting application properties, and more about transferring and linking data between programs.

Course Outline

This course is designed for the student who has been using Windows programs and is familiar with the basics, but needs guidance in getting the most out of the system.  In particular, the course offers topics which help in organizing and customizing Windows to increase both efficiency and enjoyment.

File Management – The Explorer
Basics Of Explorer Display
Creating And Naming Folders/Directories
Renaming Folders
Deleting Folders

Managing Files & Folders
Selecting Files (Sequentially, Randomly, All, Deselecting)
Moving And Copying Files Between Folders/Drives
Moving And Copying Folders
Deleting Files/Folders & Restoring Deleted Files Or Folders
File Properties – Making Read Only, Viewing Statistics

Finding Files Or Folders
Finding Using Wildcards
Finding Based On Last Date Saved
Finding Based On Text Within The File

Explorer – Maintaining Disks
Creating System/Boot Disks
Setting File Types

The Recycle Bin
Deleting & Restoring
Deleting Permanently

Creating A Shortcut To A File, Program, Or Folder

Control Panel
Setting Date And Time
Custom. Regional Settings (Date/Number/Currency)
Customizing Mouse Actions
Customizing Screen Display
Using Sound Files
Installing, Removing, Previewing Fonts
Installing New Hardware
Adding / Removing Software
Making Start-Up Disk
Customizing Keyboard Functionality
Choosing Language
Setting Accessibility Options – Further Customizing Mouse, Keyboard Control

Customizing The Taskbar
Customizing Start Menu – Add/Del Files/Programs
Rearranging Items On The Start Menu

Transferring And Linking Data Between File/Programs
Methods For Transferring Described
Using The Clipboard – Cut, Copy, Paste
Using The Insert, Object Method
Using The Drag And Drop Method
Linking Data
Linking Using The Clipboard
Link Using Insert, Object
Updating Links
Tips On Linking Data

Prerequisites & Certificates

Course Prerequisite: Windows Introduction or equivalent knowledge. Before taking this course you should already be using at least one application program (e.g. Excel, Word, etc.).

Certificates offered

Participants receive with this course: * courseware (notes on all topics covered, along with exercises used during course). * a certificate of completion

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