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Using the Computer and Managing Files By David Penfold

Using the Computer and Managing Files by David Penfold

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The European Computer Driving Licence is a European qualification that enables individuals to demonstrate their competency in computer skills. This text covers the basics of data storage and memory as well as security and legal issues.

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Using the Computer and Managing Files: ECDL - The European PC Standard by David Penfold

The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) is a European-wide qualification that enables you to demonstrate your competence in computer skills. It covers a range of specific knowledge areas and skill sets, broken down into seven modules. Module 2: Using the Computer & Managing Files covers the basic functions of a PC and its operating system. In particular it looks at operating effectively within the desktop environment, managing and organising files and directories, and working with desktop icons. This study guide will take you through all the knowledge areas and skills required to understand and pass Module 2 of the ECDL syllabus. Throughout each chapter we have used clear, jargon free, self-paced exercises that will provide you with an understanding of all the key elements which will prepare you for the ECDL Test.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Little Bit of History.- Filing and File Structures: Windows and Icons. Outline of the Guide. First Steps with the Computer.- How to Start the Computer, How to Restart It: The Windows 98 User Interface Options. The Desktop. How to Look at Basic System Information. How to Look at Basic Desktop Information. Finding Information About Your Disks. Formatting a Diskette (Floppy Disk). How to Use Help Functions In Case of Difficulty.- Working with Icons: What are Icons?. Selecting and Moving Icons. Changing the Size of Icons and the Spacing between Them. Changing Icons. Basic Types of Icons. Creating a Desktop Shortcut Icon.- Working with Windows: What is a Window?. The Parts of a Desktop Window. Moving and Resizing Windows. Applications Windows. Moving Between Windows and Between Applications.- File and Directory Structures: Directory Structures. The Structure of Files. How to Create Directories and Sub-directories. Examining a Directory/Folder. Common Types of File. File Attributes. Renaming Files and Accessories.- Selecting, Copying, Moving and Deleting Files and Directories: Selecting Files. Copying and Moving Files. The Clipboard, Copy, Cut and Paste. Deleting Files and Directories. Copying Files to a Diskette as Backup.- Searching for Files and Directories: Using Find. A Simple Search. Text Strings. Date Options. Advanced Options. Saving Searches. New Search.- Editing Text Files: Opening a File in Notepad and Wordpad. Using Notepad to Edit and Create Files. Using Wordpad to Edit and Create Files. Closing Notepad or Wordpad.- Printing: Printing from a Desktop Window. Printing from Within an Application. Changing the Default Printer. Viewing the Progress of Printing.

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Using the Computer and Managing Files: ECDL - The European PC Standard by David Penfold
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Springer London Ltd
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