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Lab Assignment  Due next class
Topic:
Continue Review and developing problem solving skills --Windows XP Operations: control panels, printers, etc., new functions in Word from new documentation

The goal this quarter is to make you a "hacker", a problem solver, capable of figuring out how to ask and answer questions about computers and solve your computer problems.  Knowing exactly how to perform every function in programs is not the goal but vocabulary is important!   Without the appropriate term you cannot search for an answer.!

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A GS104a Instructor will be available in the computer lab, lower level of library, to help if needed.  Check their web page for times.

Review of terms from GS104a assignments and the text.  Most you probably know and have in your dictionary.  The terms with an "*" you will be expected to have in your dictionary and in a quiz be able to define and give examples without accessing other sources.  Check with a GS104 instructor or the class assiastant if you need help with these terms.  In addition to the class and text documentation you can also check this Glossary or Google for help with definitions you may not find.
WindowsXP
Views
*Toolbars
*Files
*Folders
*Multimedia Files
Multiple Windows
*Search Companion
*Desktop
*Recycle Bin
Storage Devices
*Control Panel
Start Menu
* Taskbar
Accessories
*Help and Support Center
New from Word 03 Level 1
Spelling
Grammar

Printing
    *Page Orientation
      Paper Size

*Character Formats
Paragraph Formats
Indenting Paragraphs
*Styles
Page Formats
*Tabs
Number format
Bullets format
*Headers
*Footers
*Section breaks

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YI--We will be accessing additional text documentation this quarter.  It is structured the same as last quarters text documentation, lessons are specific step by step treatment of functions.  You will in many if not most cases be able to grasp how to perform a task without going through the detailed steps but if you don't understand a task, specifics are clearly presented in the documentation.  The first documents below mostly specify functions we have worked with before.  You might want to look at the table of contents for lesson 1-10 and  check out those functions you do not recognize. Mnimally you should know the name and purpose of a function and where to find instructions on how to perfom the if needed.  Remember our goal is to build your skills in problem solving when using your computer.  Knowing how to perform all possible tasks in Windows and applications is not very useful or even possible.  It will not be expected that you can perform all of these functions from memory  but you definitely need to know where to find instructions and be able to perform the task from the instructions.

(1) WindowsXP

(a) Review  Windows Functions
Browse the following quickly.  Check out those functions listed in bold that you do not recognize. These were mostly covered last quarter. Mnimally you should know the name and purpose of a function and where to find instructions on how to perfom the if needed. You may be asked questions about some of these functions and expected to perform them on the next quiz so be prepared.

(b) New Windows Functions
Examine
the lessons below with an * a little more closely since we did not cover these in GS104a.  Make sure you understand the boldfaced tems. 
You may be asked questions about some of these functions and expected to perform them on the next quiz so be prepared.


Text: Introduction to PC's using Windows XP 
            Find in:
My Documents/SSTP_Documentation/IntroPC/INTROPC.doc
Lesson 6 - CUSTOMIZING YOUR COMPUTER 89-110, 

TEXT:  Windows XP Fundamentals (functions we have mostly covered in GS104a)
            Find in:
My Documents/SSTP_Documentation/WinXPF/WINXPF.doc
Lesson 1 -  Learning the Basics  -------------------------------------------1-19 exercise page 19
Lesson 2 -  Exploring Window Features--------------------------------20-29 exercise page 29
Lesson 3 -  Using Programs------------------------------------------------31-42 exercises page 42
Lesson 4 -  Working with Views and Toolbars -----------------------43-62 exercise page 62
Lesson 5 -  Organizing Files and Folders -------------------------------65-87 exercise page 87

*Lesson 6 -  Working with Multimedia Files-----------------------------89-103 exercise page103 [see below]
Lesson 7 -  Working with Multiple Windows  -----------------------105-115 exercise page 115
*Lesson 8 -  Using the Search Companion------------------------------117-130 exercise page 130 [see below]
*Lesson 9 -  Using the Desktop and Recycle Bin ---------------------131-146 exercise page 14 [see below]
Lesson 10 -  Working with Storage Devices  -------------------------149-159 exercise page 159
*Lesson 11 -  Using the Control Panel  ----------------------------------161-176 exercise page 176 [see below]
Lesson 12 -  Working with Printers and Hardware  -----------------177-190 exercise page 190
*Lesson 13 -  Customizing the Display  ---------------------------------191-207 exercise page 207 [see below]
Lesson 14 -  Using the Start Menu  -------------------------------------209-220 exercise page 220
Lesson 15 -  Using the Taskbar  -----------------------------------------223-232 exercise page 232
Lesson 16 -  Using Accessories  ----------------------------------------233-244 exercise page 244

*Lesson 17 -  Using the Help and Support Center  -------------------245-266 exercise page 266 [see below]
Lesson 18 -  Getting Started with Internet Explorer -----------------269-284 exercise page 284
Lesson 19 -  Using Accounts and Shutting Down  -----------------285-295 exercise page 297

(2) Word:

(a) Browse the following quickly.  Check out those functions listed in bold that you do not recognize. These were mostly covered last quarter. Mnimally you should know the name and purpose of a function and where to find instructions on how to perfom the if needed.  You may be asked questions about some of these functions and expected to perform them on the next quiz so be prepared.

(b) New  Word Functions
Examine
the lessonswith an * below a little more closely since we did not cover these in GS104a.  Make sure you understand the boldfaced tems. 
You may be asked questions about some of these functions and expected to perform them on the next quiz so be prepared.

Text: Word 03 Level 1  (functions we have mostly covered in GS104a)
            Find in:
My Documents/SSTP_Documentation/Word03/WORD03L1.doc
Lesson 1 -  Exploring Word-----------------------------------------------1
Lesson 2 -  Using Basic Document Skills----------------------------25

*Lesson 3 -  Working with Document Views------------------------53 [see below]
Lesson 4 -  Using Basic Text Editing----------------------------------77
L
esson 5 -  Checking Spelling and Grammar-----------------------101
Lesson 6 -  Printing
-------------------------------------------------------121
Lesson 7 -  Using Character Formatting
-----------------------------137
Lesson 8 -  Using Paragraph Formatting
----------------------------161
Lesson 9 -  Indenting Paragraphs
-------------------------------------179
*Lesson 10 -  Using Styles----------------------------------------------191 [see below]
*Lesson 11 -  Using Document Formatting page-----------------213 [see below]
Lesson 12 -  Setting Tabs.---------------------------------------------229
Lesson 13 -  Using Numbers and Bullets--------------------------241
Lesson 14 -  Working with Headers and Footers---------------255
* Lesson 15 -  Using Section Breaks----------------------------------275[see below]
* Lesson 16 -  Getting Help----------------------------------------------291[see below]

(2)  Assignment:   Add the following with the answer to your "Problems and Solutions" list.  You may/should work with other class members to answer these.  You will be expected to understand  the answers and be able to perform any of these on the next quiz. 
Windows Problems :
How do I update my virus protection?
How do I update Windows?
How do I install a program?
How do I uninstall a program?
How do I properly eject a flashdrive?

Word Problems:
How do I show or hide tools?
How do I change Word so that a Drawing Canvas does not appear when I insert an autoshape?
How do I turn off check spelling checking as I type, (it messes up my thinking and I prefer checking it at the later
How do I set margins  for a term paper
How do I sort lists

(3) Dictionary and FAQ: Make sure you have the terms with an "*" defined and a good example where relevant.  You have defined most of  these terms previously in your dictionary.    Improve on previously defined terms if possible and define new terms in your own words (not just copy and pasted from another source).  Your definitions should be clear, complete and understandable to someone like your self who is not in this class. Your understanding the concept is the goal for creating definitions.  If you do not understand a concept ask fellow class members then your instructor if needed.  Add any problems and solutions you think are important enough to your FAQ.

(4) Review new additions to
Computers and Society Links.


Erase the previous documents from your homework folder (mine would be named rossjHW)Make a copy of all homework, in red above,  and place in this folder on your computer-be sure and erase old homework from this folder.  You will copy this folder to the class folder on transfer at the beginning of  the next class.