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  • Application Software: Tools for Productivity

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  • Application Software: Tools for Productivity*

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  • Objectives Understand how system software supports application software.List the most popular types of general-purpose applications.Discuss the advantages of Web-hosted technology and file compatibility.Understand how commercial software, shareware, freeware, and public domain software differ.Understand basic concepts of using application software.Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of standalone programs, integrated programs, and software suites.Explain the concept of software versions and software upgrades.

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  • General-Purpose ApplicationsApplication softwareAny program that gives the user the ability to complete work on the computerGeneral-purpose applicationsEnable users to complete common tasksExamples: word-processing, spreadsheet programs Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*

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  • General-purpose application software

    Productivity programsMedia and graphic softwareInternet-based softwareHome and education programsGeneral-Purpose Applications*

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  • Productivity programs Make it easier to do work Examples Word-processing softwareSpreadsheet or database softwarePresentation softwareProject management softwarePersonal information management software1)- Productivity ProgramsCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*

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  • Microsoft Office 2010Office Button changed to File tab on RibbonAllows customization of the RibbonLive preview for the paste clipboardOption to capture and insert screen shotsEnhanced multimedia editingVideo cuttingRemoving backgroundsRecording a slide show as a videoOffice Web applicationsFree online companions to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNoteReal-time buddy list identifies who is currently editing a documentStronger security settings for working on collaborative projectsThe new features of MS Office 2010;*

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  • Shared Office InterfaceFeatures interfaces similar to Microsofts Windows operating systemsApplication windowApplication workspaceDocumentTitle barWindow control buttons: minimize, restore down/maximize, closeWindow borderStatus barScroll bars and scroll arrowsRibbonTab and contextual tabGroupQuick Access Toolbar

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  • Microsoft Word 2010Automatic text wrappingFind and Replace utilityAbility to cut, copy and paste text, images, and screen capturesWithin documentBetween documents and programsEditing and formatting tools insert headers, footers, page breaks, page numbers, and datesEmbed pictures, graphics, charts, tables, footnotes, endnotes, & moreAdd tables, columns, tabs, bulleted or numbered listsTheme feature provides precreated color schemes and font selectionsLive Preview optionPortrait or landscape orientation print optionsProductivityProgramsCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*

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  • Microsoft Excel 2010Leading spreadsheet program for business and personal useStores and manipulates numbersEach file is a workbook holding worksheets with columns, rows & cellsSpreadsheet entries and featuresLabelsFormulasMathematical formulasFunctionsArgument setCharts Sparklines

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  • Microsoft Access 2010Database management systemDesigned to Store related data in tablesCreate relationshipsGenerate forms, queries, & reportsFeatures of AccessTableData setFormFilterQueryReport

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  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010Popular program used to create and deliver presentationsPowerPoint screen featuresSlide/Outline paneNotes paneView buttonsSlide paneIncludesProfessionally designed templatesSlide transitionsPlaceholder and image animation optionsAnimation painterAbility to insert videoConvert presentation into a WMV video fileProductivityProgramsCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*

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  • Microsoft Project 2010Useful for the management of one or more projects that can vary in complexityFeatures includeVisually enhanced timeline emphasizes due dates and deadlinesTeam-planning capabilityProductivityProgramsCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*

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  • Microsoft Outlook 2010Personal information management systemFeatures includeE-mailConversation groupingIgnoring conversationsThink before you send featureCalendar with alarms

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  • MediaRefers to the technology used in presenting information including:PicturesSound VideoMultimedia programsEnable users to incorporate more than one type of technology2)- Media and Graphic SoftwareCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*

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  • Multimedia and graphics software programsProfessional desktop publishingMultimedia authoringPaint, drawing, and animationImage editing3D rendering, such as CADAudioVideo editingMedia and Graphic SoftwareCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*

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  • Compression and decompressionCodecs {Coder & Decoder. }algorithms that reduce file size and allow faster Internet transfer speedsLossless compressiondoes not delete information needed to reproduce the image without flawsLossy compressionremoves some information, but the loss is typically not noticeableAudio Video Interleave (AVI)Microsoft-created specification for packaging audio and video data into a file

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  • Desktop publishing programsUsed to create newsletters, product catalogs, advertising brochures, and other documents requiring unusual design and layout normal word processors do not provide.

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  • Paint programsCreate bitmapped imagesmade up of tiny dots known as pixelsPaint program standard file formatsGIFJPEGPNGBMPTIFF

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  • Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)Lossless compression of simple imagesOften used for Web pagesJoint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG)Lossy compression of complex imagesAlso used for Web pagesPortable Network Graphics (PNG)Patent-free alternative to a GIFLossless compression, suitable for Web use onlyWindows Bitmap (BMP)Compression optionalFiles tend to be largeTag Image File Format (TIFF)Includes descriptive information with the imageUsed in publishing

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  • Drawing programsCreate vector graphics that can be edited and resized without distortion Vector use the equation or formula to draw the shapes of object.

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  • 3D rendering programsProvide graphic objects with three dimensional effectsRay tracingManipulates variations in color intensity that would be produced by light falling on an object from multiple directionsComputer Aided Design (CAD)3D rendering programs used by engineers and scientistsImage editors Advanced types of paint programsCan change complicated bitmapped objects, including photographsCan edit, but not create, bitmapped imagesMedia and Graphic SoftwareCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*

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  • Animation programsGive the ability to create animation from images and run the animationMedia and Graphic SoftwareCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*

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  • Audio softwareUsed to capture and process sound used in multimedia presentationsMedi