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Topics include: the Start menu, moving and aligning icons, moving and sizing windows, minimize, maximize and restore, switching between programs, copying data between programs, print queues, and some of the Windows accessory programs.

Course Outline

This course provides the student with a solid introduction to the basic concepts underlying the Windows operating system.  Although many of the skills acquired can be implemented directly, much of the material is designed to provide skills that are used as the student uses other software programs in Windows.

What is Windows?
What can Windows do?
How Do I Get Started?
What Else Do I Need?
Using The Mouse
Standard Mouse Techniques (Click,Drag,Double-Click)
Keyboard/Mouse Simultaneously
Common Mouse Pointer Shapes
The Desktop
Standard Desktop Icons, Definitions
Purpose Of Taskbar
Taskbar Properties
Start Menu, Show/Hide Clock
Moving And Sizing The Taskbar
Using The Start Menu
Windows Controls
The Recycle Bin
Opening And Closing Windows
Open/Close A Program/Document
Moving And Sizing Windows
Minimize, Maximize, & Restore
Proportional Scroll Bars
How And Why To Use
Proportional Scroll Box

Window Options
Menus Using Mouse / Keyboard
Dialog Boxes - Mouse/Keyboard
Windows Accessories
Character Map, E.G. É, ©, £, H, J
The Paint Program

Saving/Naming Filenames Rules
Choosing Where To Save Files
Saving First Time vs. Subsequent Saves
Saving File With New Name Or To New Location
Opening Files
Working On More Than One File At The Same Time
Transferring Data Between Files Or Programs
Methods For Transferring Described
Using The Clipboard - Cut, Copy, Paste
Using The Insert, Object Method
Using The Drag And Drop Method - Mouse-Driven
Move And Copy


Prerequisites & Certificates

Course Prerequisite: Required: None. Recommended: Introduction to Computers course.

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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