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Application Software: Tools for Productivity*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallApplication Software: Tools for Productivity*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallObjectives 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.*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallGeneral-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*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallGeneral-purpose application softwareProductivity programsMedia and graphic softwareInternet-based softwareHome and education programsGeneral-Purpose Applications*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallProductivity 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*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallProductivity ProgramsCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallMicrosoft 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;*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallProductivity Programs*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallShared 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 ToolbarProductivity Programs*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallMicrosoft 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*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallMicrosoft 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 SparklinesProductivityProgramsCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallMicrosoft Access 2010Database management systemDesigned to Store related data in tablesCreate relationshipsGenerate forms, queries, & reportsFeatures of AccessTableData setFormFilterQueryReportProductivityProgramsCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallMicrosoft 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*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallMicrosoft 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*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallMicrosoft Outlook 2010Personal information management systemFeatures includeE-mailConversation groupingIgnoring conversationsThink before you send featureCalendar with alarms ProductivityProgramsCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallMediaRefers 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*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallMultimedia 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*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallCompression 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 fileMedia and Graphic Software*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallDesktop publishing programsUsed to create newsletters, product catalogs, advertising brochures, and other documents requiring unusual design and layout normal word processors do not provide.Media and Graphic SoftwareCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallPaint programsCreate bitmapped imagesmade up of tiny dots known as pixelsPaint program standard file formatsGIFJPEGPNGBMPTIFFMedia and Graphic SoftwareCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallGraphics 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 publishingMedia and Graphic SoftwareCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallDrawing programsCreate vector graphics that can be edited and resized without distortion Vector use the equation or formula to draw the shapes of object. Media and Graphic SoftwareCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall3D 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*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallAnimation programsGive the ability to create animation from images and run the animationMedia and Graphic SoftwareCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallAudio softwareUsed to capture and process sound used in multimedia presentationsMedia and Graphic SoftwareCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallStandard sound file formatsMP3Windows Media Audio (WMA)WAVMusical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI)Media and Graphic SoftwareCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallVideo editorsEnable the user to:Modify digitized videosSave in at least one of these formats:Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG)QuickTimeVideo for WindowsMedia and Graphic SoftwareCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallMedia and Graphic SoftwareMultimedia authoring systemsUsed to create multimedia presentations, require a large amount of disk space and memory to run properly.*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallWeb page authoring programsProfessional development tools that have greater scope to create Web pagesDreamweaverFlashFireworks3)- Internet-based softwareCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallInternet-based softwareWeb-hosted technologyShare files and collaborateWindows Office LiveGoogle DocsUndesirable Internet softwareSpywaremonitors your activityPop-upsmall window that appears in the current browser windowAdwaretargets products to your interestsCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall4)- Home and Educational ProgramsPersonal finance and tax preparation softwareHome design and landscaping softwareComputerized reference softwareMultimedia dictionariesEncyclopediasHow-to guidesComputer gamesCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallHome and Educational ProgramsComputer gamesTotal sales up to $68.4 billion by 2012Started in 1970sMultiplayer online gamingplayers interact with characters controlled by other playersMUDs (multiuser dungeons or dimensions)gMUDs (Graphical MUDs)MMORPGs (massively multiplayer online role-playing games)Gaming trendsGamers spend an average 18 hrs per week playing games.Two of every five gamers are female.Members of 65% of U.S. households play video gamesAge of average gamer is 32.Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallTailor-Made ApplicationsSoftware designed for specific businesses or usersOften cost more than general-purpose applications because of their development costsCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallTailor-Made ApplicationsCustom versus packages softwareCustom softwareDeveloped for a users specific needsNecessary when an application is not availablePackaged softwareDeveloped for the mass marketCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallStandalone programFully self-contained programAdvantagesPurchased and installed separatelyFunction by themselvesDisadvantagesTake a lot of storage spaceDo not share resourcesStandalone Programs, Integrated Programs, and Software SuitesCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallIntegrated programsSingle program that combines the most commonly used functions of many productivity software programsExample: Microsoft WorksModules (functions) share the same interfaceStandalone Programs, Integrated Programs, and Software Suites*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallStandalone Programs, Integrated Programs, and Software SuitesSoftware suite (office suite)Bundle of standalone programsWord processingSpreadsheetPresentation graphicsDatabasePersonal informationShare common code, drivers, and graphic librariesCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallSystem Requirements & Software VersionsSystem requirementsOutline the minimal level of resources that a program requiresReleases of programs are cited by a year or version number.In a version number, a decimal number indicates a maintenance release.Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallSystem Requirements & Software VersionsTime-limited trial versionsOffered for commercial programs by software companies Beta versionsSometimes available to usersSoftware is in the final testing stages and may contain bugs.Access is free.Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallSystem Requirements & Software VersionsDocumentationIn print or downloaded from the Internet.Brief tutorialsRead Me filesHelp filesCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallSystem Requirements & Software VersionsSoftware licensePermits the user to install the program on one computerSite licenseRight to install copies of programs on a precise number of computersValidate softwareProviding a special code or product key before using itCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallSystem Requirements & Software VersionsCommercial softwareSoftware that must be purchasedMay have a trial periodExamplesMicrosoft OfficeAdobe AcrobatApple iLifeShareware You may try before purchasingCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallSystem Requirements & Software VersionsFreewareFree to users as long as users do not sell it to othersPublic domain software Copyright-free softwareUsers can modify or sellCopy-protected softwareInternal process prohibits making unauthorized copiesCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallInstalling and Managing Application SoftwareInstallingMoving the software to the hard disk and properly configuring the softwareUninstallingTakes the program off the hard diskLaunchingMoves it from the hard disk to memoryCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice HallInstalling and Managing Application SoftwareOptionsCan be chosen to identify program is runDefaultsSoftware settings used by the program unless overridden by the userAutoSave or Auto RecoverAutomatically saves the users work at specified intervalsExitingQuitting or closing down an applicationCopyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*Copyright 2012 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall*07/16/96*##*07/16/96*##*07/16/96*##*07/16/96*##*07/16/96*##*07/16/96*##*07/16/96*##*07/16/96*##*07/16/96*##*07/16/96*##*07/16/96*##Sparklines *07/16/96*##Filter is less complex and Query can have more criteria. *07/16/96*##Animation painter is the animation path copy, the moving path of one object can be easily applied to other objects. *07/16/96*##*07/16/96*##Think before you send*07/16/96*##*07/16/96*##Desktop publishing software. Multimedia authoring: help write multimedia application. *07/16/96*##*07/16/96*##*07/16/96*##Raster Graphics = Bitmap. Dot matrix data structure representing a generally rectangular grid of pixels. *07/16/96*##*07/16/96*##*07/16/96*##*07/16/96*##*07/16/96*##Preview Stop here. *07/16/96*##WAV. MS windows sound file. Ogg Vorbis is an open source format that is an even faster format than MP3.MIDI is actually a language that enables the creation of an electronic instrument sound out of an acoustical instrument. *07/16/96*##*07/16/96*##*07/16/96*##Authoring: the creation of programs and databases for computer applications such as computer assisted learning. *07/16/96*##*07/16/96*##Home design. To design your home virtually. *07/16/96*##Multiplayer dimension. *07/16/96*##Tailor-made applications. Are designed for specialized fields. *07/16/96*##Custom software: for on groups need. *07/16/96*##Standalone. Purchase & install. MS Word, Excel examples. *07/16/96*##Integrated most commonly used functions of productivity software. MS works is one example and is an discontinued product. *07/16/96*##*07/16/96*##*07/16/96*##*07/16/96*##*07/16/96*##Validate software can make sure that you are using a legal copy of one program. *07/16/96*##*07/16/96*##Freeware: cannot sell under GPL linux license. Public domain software is expressly free from copyright. *07/16/96*##*07/16/96*##*07/16/96*##

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