Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing the right tool, part of Computer Literacy for Mac.
- Another part of progressing beyond…the novice level of computer user…is being able to quickly determine which applications…to use to accomplish various tasks.…Now, there's a world of computer software out there,…and we can't possibly address all the different types here,…but the most common types of software are probably…word processors, image editors,…graphic design, or page layout programs,…and spreadsheet applications.…It seems like an obvious point,…but you should do your best to create…your documents and files…in the most appropriate applications.…For example, Adobe Photoshop, which we see here,…is an image editing application.…
But I could create a new, blank Photoshop document,…select the Text Tool and start typing out a letter.…But Photoshop isn't really designed…for working with lots of text.…It's great at incorporating text into images,…but not for just working with a large amount of text.…Photoshop is an image editing program…and should be used for editing images.…For writing papers and letters,…you should use a word processor…
Note: This course was recorded on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. To upgrade to Yosemite before you begin, watch "Installing and running Mac OS X 10.10 for the first time."
- Working with a laptop versus a desktop computer
- Understanding the five traits almost all applications share in Mac OS X
- Printing on a Mac computer
- Setting up a scanner
- Connecting to the Internet
- Sending and receiving email
- Searching the Internet
- Importing and editing images from a digital camera
- Sharing files
Skill Level Beginner
iOS 7: iPhone and iPad Essential Trainingwith Garrick Chow8h 21m Appropriate for all
Mac OS X Yosemite Essential Trainingwith Nick Brazzi8h 4m Appropriate for all
1. Introduction to Computers
2. Introduction to Operating Systems
3. Introduction to Software and Applications
4. Introduction to Computer Peripherals
5. Introduction to Networks and Getting Online
6. Introduction to Email
7. Introduction to Internet Searching
8. Introduction to Word Processing and Spreadsheets
9. Introduction to Photo and Image Management
10. Introduction to Sharing Files
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