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					                                                                       Chapter 3 Objectives

                                                                                        Identify the categories
                                                                                         Identify the categories
                                                                                        of application software
                                                                                         of application software
                                                                                                                             Identify the key features of widely used
                                                                                                                              Identify the key features of widely used
                                                                                                                           home, personal, and educational programs
                                                                                                                            home, personal, and educational programs

                                   Chapter 3
                                                                              Explain ways software is distributed
                                                                              Explain ways software is distributed
                                                                                                                            Identify the types of application software
                                                                                                                             Identify the types of application software
                                                                                                                                     used in communications
                                                                                                                                      used in communications
                                   Application Software
                                                                                 Explain how to start and interact
                                                                                 Explain how to start and interact
                                                                                    with application software
                                                                                     with application software
                                                                                                                                 Discuss the advantages of using
                                                                                                                                  Discuss the advantages of using
                                                                                Identify the key features of widely             applications software on the Web
                                                                                                                                 applications software on the Web
                                                                                 Identify the key features of widely
                                                                                     used business programs
                                                                                      used business programs
                                                                                                                               Describe the learning aids available
                                                                                                                               Describe the learning aids available
                                                                            Identify the key features of widely used                for application software
                                                                                                                                     for application software
                                                                             Identify the key features of widely used
                                                                              graphics and multimedia programs
                                                                               graphics and multimedia programs




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     Application Software                                              Application Software

     What is application software?                                     How is software distributed?
             Programs that perform specific tasks for users                       Packaged software
                                                                                  Custom software
                                                                                  Shareware, distributed
                                                                                  free for trial period
                                                                                  Freeware, copyrighted
                                                                                  software provided at no
                                                                                  cost
                                                                                  Public-domain software,
                                                                                  freeware with no
                                                                                  copyright restrictions


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     Application Software                                              Application Software

     What is system software?                                          How do you start an application?
                Programs that control                                             From the desktop, click the Start button, point to All
                the operations of the                                             Programs, and click the name of the application
                computer                                                          The program’s instructions load into memory
                Serves as the interface
                between the user, the
                application software,
                and the computer’s
                hardware                                                                                                                                  Application




Click to view video
                                                                                             Start button               All Programs



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  Application Software                                                                  Application Software

  What is a window?                                                                     What is a dialog box?
             A rectangular area of the screen that displays a                                      A special window that provides information, presents
             program, data, and/or information                                                     available options, or requests a response
   Menu Bar




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  Business Software                                                                     Business Software

  What is business software?                                                            What is word processing software?
             Software that assists                                                                 Allows users to create and
             people in becoming more                                                               manipulate text and graphics
             effective and efficient                                                                     Clip art is a collection
                                                                                                         of graphics
                                                                                                         that you can
                                                                                                         insert into
                                                                                                         documents




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  Business Software                                                                     Business Software

  What are popular word processing features?                                            What is a font?
                                                                                                   A name assigned to a specific design of characters
                                                                                                   Font size specifies the size of the characters in a
                     AutoCorrect         AutoFormat            Collaboration
                                                                                                   particular font in points (a single point is about
                               Grammar
                                                                                                   1/72 of an inch in height)
        Columns                                          Macros         Mail Merge                 Font style adds
                               Checker
                                                                                                   emphasis to a
                      Smart Tags              Tables              Templates                        font such as
                                                                                                   bold, italic,
                                   Tracking              Voice          Web Page                   and underline
      Thesaurus
                                   Changes             Recognition     Development


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     Business Software                                                                Business Software

     What is a file?                                                                  What is voice recognition?
                                                                                                The computer’s
                                                                                                capability of
                                                                                                distinguishing
             A named collection of data,
                                                                                                spoken words
             instructions, or information

                                                   Each file has a file name



                                                                                 Click to view Web Link,
                                                                                 then click Voice Recognition
                                                                                 below Chapter 3


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     Business Software                                                                Business Software

     What is spreadsheet software?                                                    How is a spreadsheet organized?
                Organizes data                                                                                            Columns identified by letters
                Performs calculations and                                                                                 Rows identified by numbers
                recalculates when data changes                                                                            A cell is the intersection of a
                                                                                                                          column and row

                                  = A1+B2 (*C12)    = D1+E2 (*F12)


                                          = SUM (C12:Y12)


Click to view Web Link,                                                          Click to view animation
then click Spreadsheet Software
below Chapter 3


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     Business Software                                                                Business Software

     What is a function?                                                              What is charting?
                A predefined formula                                                             Allows you to display spreadsheet data in graphical form
                that performs
                common calculations
               =C4+C5+C6+C7+C8
               =SUM(C4:C8)




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  Business Software                                                           Business Software

  What is database software?                                                  What are the parts of a database?
                                                                                         A table contains records
                                                                                         A record is a row in a
                                                                                         table that contains
                    Allows you to create                                                 information about a
                     and manage data                                                     given person, product,
                                                                                         or event
                                                                                         A field is a column in
                                                                                         a table that contains
                                            Add, change, delete,                         a specific piece of
                                           sort, and retrieve data                       information within
                                                                                         a record


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  Business Software                                                           Business Software

  How do you extract information from a database?                             What is presentation graphics software?
                                                                                         Used to create visual aids for
                                                                                         presentations
                                                                                         A presentation is sometimes called
                                                                                         a slide show

              Run queries to                       Can be sent as a
               retrieve data                     report to the printer




                                                                         Click to view Web Link,
                                                                         then click Presentation Graphics
                                                                         Software below Chapter 3


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  Business Software                                                           Business Software

  What is slide sorter view?                                                  How can slides be printed?
             View of small versions of all slides in a presentation                      Outline of the
                                                                                         presentation
                                                                                         Notes along with
                                                                                         each slide
                                                                                         Audience handout
                                                                                         with two or more
                                                                                         slides per page




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  Business Software                                                      Business Software

  What is PDA software?                                                  What is a software suite?
             Allows PDA users to create
             documents, take notes,
             manage budgets, view                                                A collection of individual
                                                                                 A collection of individual
             photographs, and more                                                  applications sold as
                                                                                     applications sold as     Two major advantages:
                                                                                                              Two major advantages:
             Most include personal                                                    a single package
                                                                                       a single package
             information manager                                                                                 lower cost    ease of use
             (PIM) software
                    Calendar, address book,
                    synchronization with
                    desktop computer



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  Business Software                                                      Business Software

  What is project management software?                                   What is accounting software?
             Allows you to plan, schedule, track, and analyze                       Helps companies
             the events, resources, and costs of a project                          record and report
                                                                                    their financial
                                                                                    transactions




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  Graphics and Multimedia Software                                       Graphics and Multimedia Software

  What are some                                                          What is computer-aided design (CAD)?
  popular graphics                                                                  Software that allows you to create engineering,
  and multimedia                                                                    architectural, and scientific designs
  software products?




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  Graphics and Multimedia Software                                                       Graphics and Multimedia Software

  What is desktop publishing software?                                                   What is paint/image editing software?
             Enables you to design and produce sophisticated                                        Used to create and
             documents that contain text, graphics,                                                 modify graphical
             and brilliant colors                                                                   images
                                                                                                    Sometimes called
                                                                                                    illustration
                                                                                                    software




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  Graphics and Multimedia Software                                                       Graphics and Multimedia Software

  What is video and audio editing software?                                              What is multimedia authoring software?
             Video editing software allows you to modify a                                          Allows you to combine
             segment of a video, called a clip                                                      text, graphics, audio,
             Audio editing software allows you to modify                                            video, and animation
             audio clips                                                                            into an interactive
                                                                                                    presentation




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  Graphics and Multimedia Software                                                       Software for Home, Personal, and Educational Use

  What is Web page authoring software?                                                   What software products are
             Allows users of all skill levels to create Web pages                        available for home, personal,
                    Some application software programs include Web page                  and educational use?
                    authoring programs




                              graphical
                video
                               images      organize                  Web pages
                                             manage                   and/or
                audio         animation        maintain              Web sites


                                                                                    Click to view Web Link, then click
                                                                                    Personal Finance Software, Personal
                                                                                    DTP Software, Microsoft® Design
                                                                                    Gallery Live, and Entertainment
                                                                                    Software below Chapter 3
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     Software for Home, Personal, and Educational Use                                          Applications on the Web

     What software facilitates communication?                                                  What is a Web application?
                                                                                                          A software application that
                                                                                                          exists on a Web site, such
                                                                                                          as maps and directions
                                             Web                             Video
                          E-mail
                                           browsers
                                                          Chat rooms
                                                                          conferencing
                                                                                                                  Some Web applications
                                                                                                                  store your data and
                                                                   Instant                                        information at their site
                                     FTP          Newsgroups
                                                                  messaging                                       Some are free



Click to view animation




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     Applications on the Web                                                                   Applications on the Web

     What is an application service provider (ASP)?                                            What is Web-based training (WBT)?
                                                                                                          Self-directed, self-paced
                                                                                                          instruction on a topic
                          Third-
                          Third-party organization     Allows companies
                                                                                                          on the Web
                                 that manages and      to outsource
                               distributes software    information                                                Distance learning (DL) is
                                       and services    technology (IT)                                            the delivery of education
                                        on the Web     needs                                                      at one location while the
                                                                                                                  learning takes place at
                                                                                                                  other locations
                                                                                          Click to view video




                                                                                          Click to view Web Link,
                                                                                          then click Web-Based Training
                                                                                          below Chapter 3


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     Learning Aids and Support Tools Within an Application                                     Learning Aids and Support Tools Within an Application


     What is Online Help?                                                                      What is Web-based Help?
                Electronic equivalent of a user manual                                                    A Web site linked from Online Help
                Context-sensitive help                                                                    Provides updates and more resources to respond
                                                                                                          to technical issues about software
                                                                                                          Often has a Frequently
                                                                                                          Asked Questions (FAQ) page
                                                                                                          Some Web sites contain
                                                                                                          chat rooms where user
                                                                                                          can talk directly with a
                                                                                                          technical support person




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  Learning Aids and Support Tools Within an Application                         Learning Aids and Support Tools Within an Application


  What is a wizard?                                                             How can I learn more about a software package?
             An automated assistant that helps you complete a task                         Books
                                                                                           Web
                                                                                           School




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  Summary of Application Software


                     Application software
                     Application software
                                             Software for communications
                                              Software for communications
                      Business software
                      Business software
                                               Applications on the Web
                                               Applications on the Web
       Graphics and multimedia software
       Graphics and multimedia software
                                            Learning aids and support tools
                                            Learning aids and support tools
            Software for home, personal,
             Software for home, personal,       within an application
                                                 within an application
                 and educational use
                  and educational use




     Chapter 3 Complete

				
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