One of the most important personal attribute to develop when it comes to learning how to use any computer application is the attribute of being open to 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. However, when you’re working in any application, there’s very little chance that you can irreversibly mess up the application. This video offers several tips to help you become more adventurous in exploring and experimenting with any application you’re working in.
- [Voiceover] I think one of the most important…personal attributes to develop, when it comes to…learning how to use any computer application…is the attribute of just being open to 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.…Well, 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.…Now there's a better chance you can mess up…a document or file you're using in the application,…but let me show you a quick trick.…Just about every application has a command…under the File menu, called Save As.…
This allows you to save a copy…of your document on your computer,…leaving the original document or file untouched.…So for example, I'm currently working in Photoshop…on a document called lighthouse.…I'll just call this lighthouseV2 for version two.…I'll click Save, and you can see…
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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