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For Introductory Computer courses in Microsoft Windows 7, or courses in Microsoft Office 2007 or courses in Computer Concepts including coverage of Windows 7.

Teach the course YOU want in LESS TIME! The primary goal of the GO! Series, aside from teaching computer applications, is ease of implementation, with an approach that is based on clearly-defined projects for students and a one of a kind supplements package.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135089033
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 2/12/2010
  • Series: GO! Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 992
  • Sales rank: 698,392
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Shelley Gaskin, Series Editor for the GO! Series, is a professor of business and computer technology at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California. She holds a master's degree in business education from Northern Illinois University and a doctorate in adult and community education from Ball State University. Dr. Gaskin has 15 years of experience in the computer industry with several Fortune 500 companies and has developed and written training materials for custom systems applications in both the public and private sector. She is also the author of books on Microsoft Outlook and word processing.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started With Windows 7

PROJECT 1A Using Windows 7

Objective 1 Create a New Folder and Save a File on a Removable Storage Device

Activity 1.1 Turning On Your Computer, Logging on to a Windows 7 User Account, and Exploring the Windows 7 Environment

Activity 1.2 Creating a New Folder on a Removable Storage Device

Activity 1.3 Using Snipping Tool to Create a File

Objective 2 Identify the Functions of an Operating System

Activity 1.4 Identifying Operating System Functions

Objective 3 Use the Getting Started Information and Windows Help and Support

Activity 1.5 Using the Getting Started Information and Windows Help and Support

Objective 4 Log Off, Turn Off Your Computer, and View Power Options

Activity 1.6 Logging Off and Turning Off Your Computer

Objective 5 Manage User Accounts

Activity 1.7 Managing Your Own User Account

Activity 1.8 Creating and Deleting User Accounts

PROJECT 1B Working With Windows, Programs, and Files

Objective 6 Display Libraries, Folders, and Files in a Window

Activity 1.9 Displaying Libraries, Folders, and Files in a Folder Window

Activity 1.10 Using the Navigation Pane to Display the Folder Structure

Activity 1.11 Changing Views, Sorting, Grouping, and Filtering in a Folder Window

Objective 7 Start Programs and Open Data Files

Activity 1.12 Starting Programs and Opening Data Files

Activity 1.13 Adding and Removing Desktop Icons

Objective 8 Manage the Display of Individual and Multiple Windows

Activity 1.14 Moving, Sizing, Hiding, Closing, and Switching Between Windows

Activity 1.15 Using Aero Peek and Displaying Multiple Windows in the Cascade, Stack, and Side by Side Arrangements

Activity 1.16 Switching Windows by Using Aero Flip 3D

Activity 1.17 Using Snap to Arrange Windows

Activity 1.18 Using Snap to Arrange Two Windows Side by Side

CHAPTER 2: Managing Libraries, Folders, Files and Using Search

PROJECT 2A Managing Files and Folders

Objective 1 Copy Files From a Removable Storage Device to the Hard Disk Drive

Activity 2.1 Copying Files From a Removable Storage Device to the Documents Library on the Hard Disk Drive

Objective 2 Navigate by Using Windows Explorer

Activity 2.2 Pinning a Location to a Jump List

Objective 3 Create, Name, and Save Files

Activity 2.3 Pinning a Program to the Taskbar

Activity 2.4 Naming and Saving Files in Word and Excel

Objective 4 Create Folders and Rename Folders and Files

Activity 2.5 Creating Folders and Renaming Folders and Files

Objective 5 Select, Copy, and Move Files and Folders

Activity 2.6 Selecting Groups of Files or Folders in the File List

Activity 2.7 Copying Files

Activity 2.8 Moving Files

Activity 2.9 Copying and Moving Files by Using Two Windows

Activity 2.10 Copying and Moving Among Different Drives

Activity 2.11 Copying Files and Folders to a Compressed Folder

Activity 2.12 Copying Files and Folders to a CD/DVD

Objective 6 Delete Files and Folders and Use the Recycle Bin

Activity 2.13 Deleting Files and Folders and Using the Recycle Bin

PROJECT 2B Searching Your Computer

Objective 7 Search From the Start Menu

Activity 2.14 Searching From the Start Menu

Objective 8 Search From a Folder Window

Activity 2.15 Searching From a Folder Window and Applying a Filter to Search Results

Objective 9 Save, Resue, and Delete a Search

Activity 2.16 Saving, Reusing, and Deleting a Search

Objective 10 Search From the Control Panel Window and the Computer Window

Activity 2.17 Searching From the Control Panel and Computer Windows

Objective 11 Add Tags to Improve a Search

Activity 2.18 Adding and Searching for a Tag

CHAPTER 3: Advanced File Management and Advanced Searching

PROJECT 3A Using Advanced File Management Techniques

Objective 1 Navigate by Using the Address Bar

Activity 3.1 Navigating by Using the Address Bar

Objective 2 Create and Navigate Favorite Links

Activity 3.2 Creating and Navigating Favorite Links

Objective 3 Personalize the Display of Folders and Files

Activity 3.3 Locating and Identifying Subfolders in the Personal Folder

Activity 3.4 Using the Folder Options Dialog Box to Change the Way Folderes Function and Display

Activity 3.5 Personalizing Views

Activity 3.6 Setting File and Folder Properties

Objective 4 Recognize File Types and Associate Files with Programs

Activity 3.7 Recognizing File Types and Associating Files with Programs

PROJECT 3B Using Advanced Search Techniques

Objective 5 Filter Searches in the Search Box

Activity 3.8 Creating and Adding Tags to Files

Activity 3.9 Filtering a Search by Using Properties

Activity 3.10 Filtering a Search by Using Boolean Operators, Quotes, and Natural Language

Objective 6 Search by Using the Search Folder

Activity 3.11 Searching from the Search Folder

Activity 3.12 Using Advanced Search

Objective 7 Save a Search, Manage Search Behavior, and Manage the Index

Activity 3.13 Saving a Search, Managing Search Behavior, and Managing the Index

CHAPTER 4: Personalizing Your Windows 7 Environment and Using Windows Media Player

PROJECT 4A Personalize Your Windows 7 Environment

Objective 1 Personalize the Desktop and Screensaver

Activity 4.1 Personalizing the Desktop Background

Activity 4.2 Personalizing the Screen Saver

Objective 2 Personalize the Start Menu

Activity 4.3 Personalizing the Start Menu

Objective 3 Personalize the Taskbar

Activity 4.4 Keeping Track of Open Windows on the Taskbar

Activity 4.5 Arranging the Taskbar to Start Programs and Open Folder or Files

Activity 4.6 Adding More Toolbars to the Taskbar

Activity 4.7 Controlling the Notification Area

Objective 4 Add Gadgets

Activity 4.8 Adding Gadgets to your Desktop

Objective 5 Personalize Settings in the Ease of Access Center

Activity 4.9 Personalizing Settings in the Ease of Access Center

PROJECT 4B Using Windows Media Player

Objective 6 Explore Windows Media Player

Activity 4.10 Getting Started with Windows Media Player

Objective 7 Play Music Using Media Player

Activity 4.11 Playing Music

Activity 4.12 Customizing the Media Player View

Activity 4.13 Adding Audio Files to the Media Library

Activity 4.14 Creating and Saving a Playlist

Objective 8 Rip a CD

Activity 4.15 Ripping a CD

Objective 9 Burn a CD

Activity 4.16 Burning Discs Using Windows Media Player

Activity 4.17 Copying a CD

Objective 10 View Photos and Watch Videos Using Windows Media Player

Activity 4.18 Viewing Pictures

Activity 4.19 Watching Videos

Objective 11 Synchronize Windows Media Player and a Portable Device

Activity 4.20 Synchronizing with Portable Devices

Activity 4.21 Copying Music to a Portable Player

Activity 4.22 Accessing Online Music

Activity 4.23 Listening to an Online Radio Station

CHAPTER 5: Exploring the World Wide Web with Internet Explorer 8

PROJECT 5A Browsing the Web with Internet Explorer 8

Objective 1 Use Tabbed Browsing

Activity 5.1 Using Tabbed Browsing

Activity 5.2 Using the Tab List, Quick Tabs, and Shortcuts to Navigate Among Open Tabsl

Objective 2 Organize Favorites and Create Tab Groups

Activity 5.3 Organizing Favorites and Creating Tab Groups

Activity 5.4 Making Favorites More Accessible

Objective 3 View and Delete Browsing History

Activity 5.5 Viewing and Deleting Browsing History

Objective 4 Print, Zoom, and Change the Text Size of Web Pages

Activity 5.6 Printing Web Pages

Activity 5.7 Zooming and Changing the Text Size of Web Pages

Objective 5 Use Web Slices, Accelerators and Save Web Page Information

Activity 5.8 Using Web Slices and Saving Web Page Information

Objective 6 Subscribe to and View an RSS Feed

Activity 5.9 Subscribing to and Viewing an RSS Feed

Objective 7 Manage Add-ons

Activity 5.10 Managing Add-ons

PROJECT 5B Searching and Using the Web Safely

Objective 8 Search the Internet

Activity 5.11 Searching the Internet

Objective 9 Add and Manage Toolbars

Activity 5.12 Adding and Managing Toolbars

Objective 10 Block Pop-up Windows and Use the Information Bar

Activity 5.13 Using the Internet Explorer 8 Pop-up Blocker and Information Bar

Objective 11 Protect Against Malware

Activity 5.14 Protecting Against Malware

Objective 12 Protect Your Data

Activity 5.15 Protecting Your Data

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