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									       Microsoft Windows XP
       Illustrated Introductory


Exploring
The Internet with Microsoft Internet Explorer
                           Unit Introduction

          Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 is a
           software program that helps access
           information on the Internet
          You need to connect to the Internet in
           order to view content online




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            Understanding the Internet
               and Web Browsers
          The Internet is a
           global collection
           of over 40
           million
           computers
           linked together
           to share
           information
          The physical
           structure
           includes phone
           lines, cables,
           satellites, and
           more

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             Understanding the Internet
             and Web Browsers (cont.)
          The World Wide Web (Web or WWW) is a part of
           the Internet that consists of Web sites around the
           world
          A Web site contains Web pages linked together to
           make searching for information easier
          Web pages are documents that contain
           highlighted words, phrases, and graphics, called
           hyperlinks (or links) that open other Web pages
           when you click them
          Web browsers are software that you use to
           access and display Web pages, or “browse” or
           “surf” the Web


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            Understanding the Internet
            and Web Browsers (cont.)

          Internet Explorer allows you to:
              – Display Web pages from all over the world on
                your desktop
              – Use links to move between Web sites
              – Play audio and video clips
              – Search the Web for information
              – Make Web pages available offline
              – Print a Web page




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            Understanding the Internet
            and Web Browsers (cont.)

          The structure of the Internet:




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              The History of the Internet
               and the World Wide Web
          The Internet was started through the Advanced
           Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET),
           started by the U.S. Department of Defense in
           1969
          In 1986, the National Science Foundation
           founded NSFNET, which expanded the
           foundation of the U.S. portion of the Internet with
           high-speed, long-distance data lines
          In 1991, the U.S. Congress expanded the
           capacity and speed of the Internet, and opened it
           to commercial use


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       The History of the Internet
     and the World Wide Web (cont.)
      The Internet is accessible by over 300
       countries
      The World Wide Web was developed in
       1991 in Switzerland
      The first Web browser, Mosaic, was
       introduced at the University of Illinois in
       1993



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              Connecting to the Internet

          Types of Internet connections include:
              – Broadband connections that are always
                turned on and connected, such as:
                     • Digital connections such as ISDN (Integrated
                       Services Digital Network) or DSL (Digital
                       Subscriber) lines
                     • Cable modems, which use cable television lines
              – Phone lines
          An Internet Service Provider (ISP) will
           set up your Internet account
              – You pay a fee for this service
              – You will need an Internet account and
                connection information from your ISP

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               Connecting to the Internet
                        (cont.)
                                                              Phone jack
         Modem inside                                     connected to the wall
         your computer

                                                                                  Computers and
                                                                                  networks on the
  Phone lines                                                                         Internet
  connect your
computer to your
  ISP’s server




                                                                           Your ISP
                                                                          maintains a
                                                                         server directly
                                                                        connected to the
                                                                            Internet



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             Connecting to the Internet
                      (cont.)
     To use the New Connection
      Wizard to set up Internet
      service:
        – Click the Start button on the
          taskbar, point to All
          Programs, point to
          Accessories, point to
          Communications, then click
          New Connection Wizard
        – Step through the wizard,
          selecting the appropriate
          options to set up your
          connection including:
                • Modem or connection
                  type Manually or
                  automatically
                • ISP information
                • Username and
                  password

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     Sharing an Internet Connection


          Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) can
           connect computers in a home or small
           office network
              – Uses one Internet connection to save money
              – To enable ICS, use the Network Setup Wizard




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               Starting Internet Explorer
          Internet Explorer is
           a Web browser
           used to search for,
           print and view
           Internet content
          You can start
           Internet Explorer
           using:
              – The Start menu
              – An icon on the
                desktop
              – The Quick Launch
                toolbar if available
          You might need to
           connect to the
           Internet in order to
           use Internet
           Explorer
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 Starting Internet Explorer (cont.)

          Elements of the Internet Explorer
           window include:




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                     Opening a Web Page
                     and Following Links
          You can open a Web page by entering a Web
           address in the Address bar
              – A Web address is a unique place on the Internet
              – A URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is another term for
                Web address
          Downloading is the process of opening a Web
           page on the screen
              – You can stop a Web page while it is downloading if it
                takes too long
          The mouse pointer changes to a hand when
           you position it over a link


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              Opening a Web Page
           and Following Links (cont.)
     Web pages connect to each other through links
      that you can follow to obtain more information




                                            Graphic link; click to jump to
                                               InfoZone Web page

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               Opening a Web Page
            and Following Links (cont.)
          To open a Web page:
              – Click in the Address bar, type the URL,
                then press [Enter]
              – Locate a link to jump to, move the mouse
                pointer over the link, then click it




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      Understanding a Web Address

          Each Web page has a unique URL composed of
           four parts:
              – Protocol, a set of rules that allows computers to
                exchange information
              – Protocols are followed by a colon, two slashes, location
                of the Web site, a dot, and a suffix
              – Folders on a site are denoted by a backslash, followed
                by the folder name
                  Protocol                     Folder and subfolder


     http://www.course.com/illustrated/wired/main.htm

                           Web site location
                                                            Document on the Web
                             and suffix
                                                               page and suffix
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                     Adding a Web Page
                     to the Favorites List
      A Favorites list can store and organize Web addresses
      To use a Favorites list:
              –   Locate the Web site
              –   Click Favorites on the menu bar, then click Add to Favorites
              –   In the Name text box, type the name of the link
              –   Click the Favorites button on the toolbar to display the
                  Favorites list




                                                                 Favorites list




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                     Organizing Favorites


          To delete favorites or move them into
           folders:
              – Click Favorites on the menu bar, then click
                Organize Favorites
              – In the Organize Favorites dialog box, select a
                file from the Favorites list, then click the
                Delete button or the Move to Folder button
              – To add a new folder, click the Create Folder
                button, type the new folder name, then press
                [Enter]


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                      Making a Web Page
                       Available Offline
          When you make a Web page available
           offline, you can read its content when your
           computer isn’t connected to the Internet or
           network
              – It saves, or synchronizes, the latest version of
                your Web page on your hard disk for offline
                viewing
              – You can specify how much content and how to
                update the content



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                  Making a Web Page
                 Available Offline (cont.)
    To save a Web page:
        – Click Favorites on the
          menu bar, then click
          Organize Favorites
        – In the Favorites list, click
          the URL of the Web page
          to synchronize
        – In the Organize Favorites
          dialog box, click the Make
          available offline check
          box to select it, then click
          Close
        – The Synchronizing dialog
          box opens, then closes
          when it’s done


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                  Making a Web Page
                 Available Offline (cont.)

          To synchronize the
           Web page:
              – Click Tools on the
                menu bar, then click
                Synchronize
              – In the Items to
                Synchronize dialog
                box, click the URL if
                necessary, then click
                Synchronize




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                       Saving a Web Page
                       and a Web Graphic

          To view a Web page offline whose
           contents you don’t want to update, such as
           a published article whose contents won’t
           change:
              – Display the Web page in Internet Explorer
              – Click File on the menu bar, then click Save As
              – In the Save Web Page dialog box, specify the
                location to save the file, type the file name,
                click the file format type, then click Save
          To save a graphic, right-click the graphic,
           then click Save Picture As on the shortcut
           menu
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            Changing Your Home Page
            and Adding a Link Button

      Your home page in Internet Explorer is the
       page that opens when you start it
      You can choose any page on the Internet,
       or a file on your hard drive.
      The Links bar, located to the right of the
       Address bar, provides easy access
       buttons to display Web pages
              – You can add to or remove links from the Links
                bar


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    Changing Your Home Page
  and Adding a Link Button (cont.)

     To change your home
      page:
         – Navigate to the site you want
           to become your new home
           page
         – Click Tools on the menu bar,
           then click Internet Options
         – In the Internet Options dialog
           box, click Use Current, then
           click OK




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       Changing Your Home Page
     and Adding a Link Button (cont.)

          Internet Options dialog box tabs




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      Changing Your Home Page
    and Adding a Link Button (cont.)

          To add a Link button:
              – Double-click the word Links on the Links bar
              – Place the mouse pointer over a link, click the
                left mouse button, then drag the link to the
                Links bar




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                 Viewing and Maintaining
                      a History List

          The History feature keeps track of
           where you’ve been by date, site, most
           visited, or order visited today
          To view the History list:
              – Click the History button on the toolbar
              – Click a day or week in the Explorer Bar to
                expand the list of Web sites visited




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                        Searching the Web

          The best way to find information on the
           Web is to use a search engine
              – A search engine is a program you access
                through a Web site
              – Many search engines are available on the
                Web site, such as MSN, AOL, and Excite
              – When performing a search, the search engine
                compares the words or phrases you submit
                that are a description of what you want to
                retrieve, known as keywords
              – If your keywords are found, it lists the matched
                sites, called hits, on a Web page


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              Searching the Web (cont.)
                                                                 Type search
          To search for                                         criteria here
           information:
              – Click the Search
                button on the toolbar
              – The Search
                Companion appears
                in the Explorer Bar
              – In the text box, type
                the search criteria
              – Click Search in the
                Search Companion
              – Click a link to a Web
                site in the list of
                matches
                                                                         Click button to
                                                                        retrieve Web site
                                                                             matches
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              Searching the Web (cont.)


          Techniques to narrow a search:




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                Previewing and Printing
                      a Web Page
          Before you print, you should verify that
           the page looks the way you want with
           Print Preview
          Internet Explorer has many ways to
           print a Web page:
              – With some frames, all frames, or only certain
                frames




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                Previewing and Printing
                  a Web Page (cont.)
                                                                 Web page in
          To preview and                                        Print Preview

           print a Web page:
              – Click File on the menu
                bar, then click Print
                Preview
              – Click the Print button
                on the Print Preview
                toolbar
              – Click the appropriate
                options in the Print
                dialog box, then click
                Print



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            Setting Up the Page Format


          Using the Page Setup dialog box,
           you can control the printing of text
           and graphics, including:
              – Specify the printer properties for page
                size, orientation, and paper source
              – Change header and footer information




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