Basic Computer Notes

Basic Computer Notes

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Jamani's Guide to Computers

Part 1

Basic Knowledge and Skills
Teach yourself in 10 pages:

The computer

On the screen

Using the mouse

Using windows

Handling documents

Using programs

Keyboard & typing

Saving your work

I am in trouble!

This copy belongs to:

M. van Eijk & P. Flier Bagamoyo, Tanzania 2003 [3.3]

J am an i ' s Gu i d e t o Co m p u t er s

Par t 1 – B as i c K n o w l ed g e an d Sk i l l s

1 Welcome to computers
What is a computer for? A computer is an electronic toolbox for working with information. Like you use a knife and chisels for creating wood carvings, you use a computer for creating documents: letters, drawings, etc. Basically you can use a computer for the kind of work that you do behind a desk:
sending and receiving mail writing letters and reports looking for information

drawing plans and charts

keeping registers and accounts

storing documents and papers

You can use a computer for the kind of work that you do behind a desk. So why use a computer for these things? Compared to manual deskwork, a computer can be a great advantage. Learn to use it and it will help you to: work faster and more precise use one piece of information again in different documents make calculations without mistakes and correct your English spelling present your work better and more professional make as many copies and different versions of documents as you like store and keep track of your (electronic) documents send (electronic) mail and documents to distant relatives and business relations within a matter of minutes find information you need, available on one of the millions of computers that are worldwide connected to the internet

Jamani's Guide to Computers Part 1 shows what you need to know about a computer with Windows 95/98. It will make you familiar with the skills required for starting the real work in part 2, 3 and 4. After part 1, you can either continue with part...

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