Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video How to learn any application, part of Computer Literacy for Mac (2015).
- I think one of the most important skills…to develop when it comes to learning how…to use any computer application…is the skill of just exploring…and not being nervous about clicking things.…Many people who consider themselves non-computer people…are often afraid of messing around in programs…and worry that they're going to break something.…I'm here to tell you that when you're working…in any application, there's pretty much no chance…that you can irreversibly mess up the application.…There's a better chance you can mess up a document…or a file that you're using in the application,…but let me show you a quick trick.…Just about every application has the command…under the file menu called Save As.…
This allows you to save another copy…of your document onto your computer,…leaving the original document or file untouched.…I currently have this file called 0304 Current Policy open.…I'll just change it's name to 0304 Current Policy 2.…I'll save it to my desktop.…You can see its name is changed up here…in the title bar of the document.…
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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