Another part of progressing beyond the novice level of using computers is being able to quickly determine which applications to use to accomplish various tasks. This video explains the reasons why should do your best to create your documents and files in the most appropriate applications, both for your own work, and especially when you’re collaborating with others.
- Another part of progressing beyond the novice level…of using computers 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.…And 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…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 or letters, you should use…a word processor like Microsoft Word,…
Interested in Mac computers? Check out Garrick's companion course, Computer Literacy for Mac.
- What is a computer?
- Purchasing a laptop vs. desktop
- Understanding files and folders
- Opening and saving files
- Working with software
- Setting up printers and Bluetooth devices
- Connecting to networks to go online
- Setting up email
- Receiving and sending email
- Searching the web
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Computers
2. Getting Started
3. Software and Applications
4. Computer Peripherals
5. Networks and Getting Online
7. Web Browsing and Searching
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