2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1 Technology in Action Chapter

 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1 Technology in Action Chapter

2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1 Technology in Action Chapter 4 Application Software: Programs That Let You Work and Play 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 2 Chapter Topics

Application vs. system software Productivity software Multimedia software Entertainment software Reference software Drawing software Business software

Getting help with software Acquiring software Installing and uninstalling software 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 3 Software A set of instructions that tells the computer what to do Two main types of software System software Application software System Software

2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. Application Software 4 System Software vs. Application Software System Software Coordinates instructions between software and hardware Includes Operating system Utility programs

2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. Application Software Programs used to complete tasks Includes Productivity software Specialty software Entertainment software Educational and reference

software Personal software 5 Application Software 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 6 Productivity Software Programs that enable you to perform tasks required in home, school, and business Word processing programs

Spreadsheet programs Presentation programs Database programs Personal information manager programs 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 7 Word Processing Software Used to create and edit written documents Features include:

Quick and easy editing Formatting options Graphics Templates Wizards Examples: Corel WordPerfect Microsoft Word 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc.

Samm Word Processor y the Features Wond erDog Create Insert Excel to view Use Click Tables Spreadsheets Insert Graphics Templates

8 Spreadsheet Software Used to perform calculations and numerical analyses Features include: Worksheets with cells Values, formulas, and functions Automatic recalculation Examples: Lotus 1-2-3 Microsoft Excel

2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. Charts Spreadsheet Worksheet Features Cell Rows Labels Values Formulas Functions Click to view

Columns Range of cells 9 Presentation Software Used to create slide shows Features include Templates and layouts Different views

Examples Corel Presentations Microsoft PowerPoint 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. Slide Title Task Pane Presentation Software Graphics

Bulleted Features Text Slide/ Outline View Work Area Click to view Background Slide Speaker Show View Notes

10 Database Software Used as a complex electronic filing system Features include: Ability to group, sort, and retrieve data and generate reports Organized into fields, records, and tables Examples: Corel Paradox Microsoft Access 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc.

11 Personal Information Manager Software Used to replace the management tools found on a traditional desk Features include: Calendar, address book, notepad, to-do list Some contain e-mail management features Examples: Lotus Organizer Microsoft Outlook 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc.

12 Productivity Software Tools Wizards Step-by-step guides help you complete a task 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 13 Productivity Software Tools Templates Predesigned forms included with software 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc.

14 Productivity Software Tools Macros Small programs that group a series of commands to run as a single command 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 15 Integrated Software Applications vs. Software Suites Integrated Application Single program that

incorporates many software programs Complex features are not included Example: Microsoft Works 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. Software Suite Collection of stand-alone software programs packaged together 16

Speech Recognition Software Translates spoken words into typed text Accuracy levels of 9599 percent can be achieved 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 17 Personal Financial Software Used to for tax preparation and financial planning Examples TurboTax and H&R Blocks

TaxCut Intuits Quicken and Microsoft Money 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 18 Digital Image-Editing Software Used to edit photographs and other images Also called photo-editing software Features include: Tools for basic modifications to digital images

Painting tools that allow you to create images Example: Adobe Photoshop Photo collection software Google Picasa Microsoft Photo Story 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 19 Digital Audio Software MP3: Audio compression format Software allows you to record, rip, and burn files Also allows you to perform format

conversion Audio-editing software includes tools to edit audio files 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 20 Digital Video-Editing Software Used to edit digital videos Features include

Special effects Transitions Narration/voiceover Overlays Examples Adobe Premiere Microsoft Movie Maker 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 21 Media Management Software Software to organize media files Sort, filter, and search by artist, album, or category

Windows Media Player, Nullsoft Winamp, or Apple iTunes are examples Manage individual tracks and generate playlists Burn songs to CD and print liner notes 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 22 Gaming Software Requires: processing power memory (RAM) hard disk capacity

sound cards video cards Speakers monitor CD or DVD drives 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 23 Educational and Reference Software Educational Software Reference Software Provides instruction or Sources of reference

training Types include: Types include: K-12 education Skills Test preparation Course management Simulation training

2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. Atlases, dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias Medical and legal references 24 Course Management Software Used for Web-based classes Features include: Calendars Grade books Discussion boards

Examples: WebCT Blackboard Moodle 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 25 Drawing Software Used to create and edit

Two-dimensional drawings Technical diagrams Animations Geometric shapes Also referred to as illustration software Examples: Adobe Illustrator Microsoft Visio 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 26 Accounting Software Helps small-business owners manage

their finances Provides tools for tracking accounts receivable and accounts payable Includes templates for invoices, statements, and financial reports Examples: Intuit QuickBooks Peachtree from Sage Accounting 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 27 Desktop Publishing Software Used to arrange text and graphics for publications Features include

Text formatting File importing Graphics tools Web publishing Example: QuarkXPress 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 28 Web Page Authoring Software

Used to design Web pages Knowing HTML is not necessary Features include: Wizards and templates Reference materials Example: Adobe Dreamweaver Office applications Save As Web Page 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc.

29 Large-Business Software Used across a variety of industries Includes: Business and marketing plan software Project management software Mapping programs Customer relationship management (CRM) software Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 30

Specialized Business Software Tailored to the needs of a particular company or industry Called vertical market software Proprietary software Programs custom-developed to address the specific needs of a particular company Software is then owned by that company 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 31 Computer-Aided Design Software Used to create 3-D automated designs, technical drawings, and model visualizations

Industrial use includes: Architecture Automotive Aerospace Medical engineering 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 32 Getting Help with Software

Types of help Frequently asked questions (FAQs) Online help and support ScreenTips MS Office Integrated Help 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 33 Buying Software Software may be purchased through

Retail stores Online Computer shows Catalogs Preinstalled software Web-based application software hosted on a Web site requires no installation on your computer Discounted software

2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 34 Freeware and Shareware Freeware: Copyrighted software you can get free Beta versions: Programs still under development Shareware: Software that allows users to run it for a limited time free of charge Open source: free to use 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 35

Software Versions Numbers used to represent major and minor upgrades Major upgrade: Version 2.0 Minor upgrade: Version 2.1 Years (Microsoft Office 2007) and letters (WordPerfect Office X3) also used 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 36 System Requirements Minimum standards for the operating system, RAM, and hard drive capacity

Sample Minimum System Requirements Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000 SP4/XP SP1. Pentium II 233 MHz processor or faster. 32 MB RAM (128 MB for XP). 265 MB free hard disk space. 8X CD-ROM. 800 X 600 16-bit color video card. DirectX 8.0. Windows compatible mouse, speakers. 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 37 Installing/Uninstalling Software Installing software

Installation wizard Automatic Control Panel: Programs and Features icon Full/custom installation Downloading software from the Web Uninstalling software Software uninstall utility 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 38 Opening Software Opening software

Quick Launch toolbar Desktop shortcut Start menu My Computer/Windows Explorer Creating shortcuts 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 39

Chapter 4 Summary Questions Whats the difference between application software and system software? 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 40 Chapter 4 Summary Questions What kinds of applications are included in productivity software I might use at home? 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 41

Chapter 4 Summary Questions What are the different types of multimedia software? 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 42 Chapter 4 Summary Questions What are the different types of entertainment software? 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 43

Chapter 4 Summary Questions What is reference software? 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 44 Chapter 4 Summary Questions What are the different types of drawing software? 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 45 Chapter 4 Summary Questions

What kinds of software do small and large businesses use? 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 46 Chapter 4 Summary Questions Where can I go for help when I have a problem with my software? 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 47 Chapter 4 Summary Questions

How can I purchase software or get it for free? 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 48 Chapter 4 Summary Questions How do I install, uninstall, and open software? 2009 Prentice-Hall, Inc. 49

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