Windows XP, Word 2007 Exam Review
Windows and the Desktop Menu bar — the bar below the title bar that contains the names of
Windows XP – an operating system that controls how a computer menus, that when clicked, open menus from which you choose
carries out basic tasks such as displaying information on your program commands. Menu bars can change depending on the
computer screen and running other programs. view.
File– electronic collections of data. Toolbar — a set of buttons usually positioned below the menu
Icons – small pictures intended to be meaningful symbols of the bar.
items they represent. Arrow next to a toolbar button — indicates that the button has
Naming files — you may use up to 255 characters, including several options from which you may choose.
spaces, punctuation, uppercase, lowercase, and numeric characters. Underlined letters — certain letters are underlined in commands
Elements of a typical Windows desktop to indicate that the command can be executed using the keyboard.
My Computer – Work with different disk drives, folders, and files Dialog Boxes
on your computer. Dialog Box — a window that opens when you choose a menu
My Documents folder – Store documents, graphics, video and command that needs more information before the program can
sound clips, and other files. carry out the command you selected.
Internet Explorer – Start the Internet Explorer browser to access Properties — characteristics of a computer element that you can
the Internet. customize.
Recycle Bin – Delete and restore files. Cancel — in a dialog box, the dialog box closes and the original
My Network Places – Open files and folders on other computers settings remain intact.
and install network printers. Creating and Saving a WordPad Document
My Briefcase – Synchronize files when you use two computers. Insertion point — indicates where the text you type will appear.
Outlook Express – Send and receive e-mail and participate in Editing — making changes to an existing file.
newsgroups. Hard drive — an internal disk built into your computer. Usually
Start button – Start programs, open documents, search for files, the C: drive.
and more. Opening, Editing, and Saving an Existing Paint File
Taskbar – Start programs and switch among open programs and Paint — the graphics program that comes with Windows XP.
files Changing a file — if you open a file, make changes to it, and
Quick Launch Toolbar – Display the desktop, start Internet save the file with the same file name, the original file reflects the
Explorer, and start Outlook Express. changes.
Using the Mouse Overview of cutting, copying, and pasting
Mouse — a handheld input or pointing device that you use to Cut — Removes selected information from a file and places it on
interact with your computer. the clipboard.
Mouse pointer — when you move the mouse, the mouse pointer Copy — Places a copy of the selected information on the
on the screen moves in the same direction. Clipboard, leaving the file intact
Mouse buttons — use to select icons and commands. Paste — Inserts whatever is currently on the Clipboard into
Pointing — positioning the mouse pointer over an item. another location within the same file or into another file
Dragging — used to move (reposition) icons and other windows (depending on where you place the insertion point).
elements. Defining File Management
Clicking — Pressing and releasing the left mouse button. File Hierarchy — the way files are organized on a computer.
Right clicking — produces a shortcut menu. Viewing Files and Creating Folders with My Computer
Double clicking — mouse technique enabling you to open an icon New Folder — default name of a folder when a new folder is
and see its contents. created using My Computer.
Starting a Program My Computer icon — click on icon to work with the organization
Start button — on the taskbar, opens the Start menu, which lists of our computer, including all disk drives and printers.
submenus for a variety of tasks. Managing Files with Windows Explorer
WordPad — an example of a program. WordPad is a text editor. Windows Explorer — used to copy, move, delete, and rename
Moving and Resizing Windows files and folders.
Multiple windows – Windows has the ability to open more than Open Windows Explorer — click the Start button, point to All
one window or program at once. Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Windows
Resize – Windows can be resized by dragging any corner or any Explorer.
border to make the window taller, shorter, wider, or narrower. Deleting and Restoring Files
Show Desktop button — to quickly access something on the Delete a file — Right-click the file, then click Delete on the
desktop, you can click the Show Desktop button on the Quick shortcut menu, Select the file, then press [Delete], or Drag the file
Launch toolbar. to the Recycle Bin.
Maximize button — makes the window to take up the whole Restore a file — by clicking Edit on the Recycle Bin menu bar,
screen. the clicking Undo Delete.
Restore button — Returns a window to its previous size. Automatic Features in Word
Using Menus, Keyboard Shortcuts, and Toolbars Word-wrap – Word automatically moves the insertion point to
Menu — a list of commands that you use to accomplish certain the next line when you reach the right margin.
File Name Extensions
.doc – file name extension used with Word.
.xls – file name extension used with Excel.
.mdb – file name extension used with Access.
.ppt – file name extension used with PowerPoint.
.htm or .html - file name extension used with web pages.
Wizards are interactive sets of dialog boxes that guide you through
Template – a formatted document that contains placeholder text.
Placeholder text – text in a document that is replaced with your
Hands-On exam section
You will create a document using a template.
You must set the margins.
You must set the line spacing.
You will insert a table into the document.
You will format the text. You will need to know how to change the
font typeface, size, and style.
You will create a footer.
You will also need to create a table.