Putting Your New PC to Work:
© Morris Firebaugh
A. Background & Survey
B. Concept of a Computer System
C. Software: Microsoft Office
D. Software: Adobe Creative Suite
E. Softeware: Firewalls and Virus Protection
Grandson Ray (at 3 years old)
Dad Morris Sr. (91 years old)
Illiac I was the first computer built and owned entirely by a university. It went on line on September 22, 1952. With the computing power of a modern-day handheld calculator, Illiac had 2,800 vacuum tubes and weighed 10,000 pounds. It was more than 10 ft long, 2 ft high, and 8 ft high, with a 5k main memory and 64k Drum memory. The engineers and scientists continued working on Illiac, which , and by 1956, it had more computing power than all of the systems at Bell Labs.
"Word Processing" coined by IBM in 1964
Examples of the Calculate tool: [Note: result ends up in Clipboard.] 3+4+5=12 8+7*5=75
(Sweep down the Price column, get)
The total cost is: $5674
To learn fundamentals of the operating system and Microsoft WORD, we go to Word Processing Tutorial 1
MS-Word can be used as a desk-top publishing tool. See Minicourse The Secrets of MS-Word.
2. Values (numbers)
3. Formula (functions)
Any cell can be any function of any other cell(s).
PowerPoint is the leading presentation graphics program. It's features are described at Microsoft's PowerPoint site.
The following WWW site contains a brief PowerPoint Tour
PowerPoint starts with a extensive library of slide formats:
Next we select the slide design from a menu of options:
Finally, we compose our slide presentation by "filling in the blanks"
Example of PowerPoint: Let's convert my "Services" web page to PP format:
We can save out PowerPoint presentation and link to it.
Some of the "flying logos" effects are lost.
Good design requires simplicity and focus - avoid the distracting "Whiz-Bang" effects
Some of Photoshop CS' features are highlighted on the Adobe Website
Let's explore some of the tools Photoshop provides using images from the Problems folder.
Photoshop is primarily a painting tool, i.e. it manipulates bitmap images, that is pixels
All-new Adobe® Illustrator® CS software is an essential tool for anyone who needs to express ideas visually in print, on the Web, and in any other medium. With powerful new 3D features, advanced typographical controls, smooth Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) integration, enhanced printing options, and faster performance, this powerful upgrade from Illustrator 10 helps you explore your creative vision and efficiently publish your artwork anywhere.
A nice demo of some of Illustrator CS features is presented on the Adobe Website
Illustrator is primarily a drawing tool, i.e., it manipulates objects (lines, circles, rectangles, etc.)
Let's open Illustrator and examine some of its tools.
All-new Adobe® GoLive® CS software delivers what you need to create professional Web sites. Work with Adobe Photoshop®, Adobe Illustrator®, and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files directly within GoLive without switching between applications. Maximize your productivity with a creative Web design environment that suits your style. Design without compromise using powerful tools that support industry standards.
Adobe presents some of its main features on the Adobe Website.
GoLive is the Web Design program that I used to create almost all of my WWW materials, including this Mini Course.
Let's use GoLive to create a sample Web Page.
Note: If we save the modified picture with the same name as the original, the enhancements are automatically registered in our GoLive editor.
The same interoperability applies to all the Creative Suite programs. Such shared files are sometimes called "smart objects" because they "know" who made them and what the intent was.
Firewalls prevent outside users from accessing contents of your hard drive. Without them, your information is vulnerable.