Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Bring up Beyond the Basics on your computer.

Do a search on "What kind of a hat is Jughead's Hat?" Jot down the first 5 hits you get in the search.


Save to Desktop: you can download anything and save it to your desktop for later retrieval.
Tools – Options – Main – Save files/photos to Desktop (Browse) Firefox
Internet Explorer saves dowloads to My Documents/Pictures

Saving an Image
(1) Find an image somewhere on the Internet. We will need one so you can practice saving an image. Have you found one yet? Good, now let’s go to step two. (2) Right-click the image. A menu will pop up. (3) Click on SAVE IMAGE AS (4) Give a name to the image or keep name. (5) Save in DESKTOP or My Documents/My Pictures

TIP: In order to search a web page just hit Control-F. At the bottom of the page will appear a search (Find) toolbar. You can type in the word(s) you are looking for.

Here's how to e-mail documents, spreadsheets, photos or any other type of file. Most email programs work the same way.

1. Open your email program.

2. Fill in address, subject.

3. Click the attachment icon (the paper clip) or insert the file by selecting from the drop-down menu.

Browse your hard drive or removable disks to locate the file you want to attach. Click it to highlight the name, then click the Insert button.

An icon or message should now appear indicating that the file has been attached.

Finally, click the Send button and off it goes!

Today I'll concentrate on Microsoft Word, a word processing program for Windows and the Macintosh from Microsoft. Included in the Microsoft application suite, it is a sophisticated program with rudimentary desktop publishing capabilities that has become the most widely used word processing application on the market. The first versions of Word came out under DOS and provided both graphics-based and text-based interfaces for working with a document.

1. First open a Word document . If you have the word icon on your desktop (see it above) double left click it and you'll be taken to Word. If it's in your PROGRAMS, click START,PROGRAMS, MICROSOFT WORD. You should be looking at a NEW document. 2. Above the open document you have various toolbars. A toolbar is a row of icons on a computer screen above the NEW window in Word that activate commands or functions when clicked. The most important ones are
Let's go over each button/icon of each toolbar and the MENU BAR.
1. Above the two toolbars is the MENU BAR. Each icon on each toolbar represents an action that you may want to perform while creating a document. Documents can include letters, papers, e-mails, essays, lists, directions, etc. 2. You can CUSTOMIZE (Add or Remove buttons) A TOOLBAR or RESET it.
Right-click in toolbar area - check or uncheck toolbar name.
Adding icons or buttons: Click drop-down arrow at the very end of the toolbar.
Step 1. Open your browser window and minimize it.   Step 2. Enter the following line at the top of the document:
Title: Wild Flowers Of The Asphalt 
Do not use all caps anywhere on the page. The eye has difficulty scanning text in an all caps format, even including headlines.
Step 3. Highlight the line of text and perform the following actions using toolbar buttons, menu items: Format the text to Bold Increase font size to 18 pt .
Center the text
Press Return/Enter two times Click Bold button to remove Bold Return text size to default
*Note: all of these actions can be performed using the Formatting toolbar.  
Step 4. Copy the following paragraph and paste it into your document two lines below the headline:
William Dean Howells Looking through Mrs. Caroline A. Creevey's charming book on the Flowers of Field, Hill, and Swamp, the other day, I was very forcibly reminded of the number of these pretty, wilding growths which I had been finding all the season long among the streets of asphalt and the sidewalks of artificial stone in this city; and I am quite sure that any one who has been kept in New York, as I have been this year, beyond the natural time of going into the country, can have as real a pleasure in this sylvan invasion as mine, if he will but give himself up to a sense of it.
Step 5. Enter a list of trees below in the form of a bulleted list: 1. Select the items one at a time 2. Copy and paste into the Word document. 3. Select the bulleted list button: Maple Ash Cedar Beech After all bulleted points have been entered hit the Return/Enter key twice. Cursor returns to the margin.   Step 6. Highlight the five bulleted points. Go to the FORMAT menu, select Bullets and Numbering and change the style of the bullet.
  Insert Symbols or Special Characters
Many Word users don't realize how easy it is to insert special characters. There are at least four ways to do it: through the Symbol dialog, using shortcut keys, automatically with AutoCorrect, or by direct keypad entry.
If you choose Symbol… on the INSERT menu, you will bring up the Symbol dialog, shown below. (If you have a slow system and/or one with many fonts installed, you may find that this dialog takes an appreciable time to appear the first time you use it in a Word session, but after that it should pop up instantly.)
In the font list in the Symbol dialog, "(normal text)" means the font you are currently using.
There are many ways to insert tables in your Word document. However, the quickest way to create a table from scratch is to use the INSERT TABLE/TABLE toolbar button. To insert a table using this method, simply click the Insert Table/Table toolbar button when your cursor is positioned at the place in your document where you would like the table to begin.
A grid will pop up allowing you to select how many rows and columns you would like your table to contain. Simply use your mouse to select the number of rows and columns by highlighting the boxes (text at the bottom of the grid will indicate what your selection is). When you have specified the correct number of rows and columns, simply click once, and your table will be inserted.
While this method will create a table with uniform columns and rows, you can still customize your table after it is inserted by right-clicking on the table handle (the double-headed arrow at the top left corner of the table) and using the options on the shortcut menu to make changes. You can also click VIEW/Toolbars and then click on Tables and Borders to customize the table.
Step 1. Let’s go to the Internet and find Spring pictures. We can go from within the Word document or minimize the Word document and work in a browser.   Step 2. In the Google search box type a keyword(s). Hit return or click the big G.   Step 3. Google will return a list of links of winter storms. Click on link IMAGES at the top of the page.   Step 4. Pick a picture (thumbnail) under 100 kb. Click on the thumbnail then right click on the original image. Click SAVE IMAGE AS   Step 5. The name of the image will appear in the SAVE IMAGE window. Make sure you are saving to the DESKTOP.   Step 6. In WORD go to the INSERT menu, select PICTURE then FROM FILE... Find the picture you downloaded and highlight it. Then Click INSERT. The picture should appear in your document.   Step 7. With the picture selected, go to the FORMAT menu and select FORMAT PICTURE. There are several things that you can do with this picture.   Step 8. Resize the image by clicking and dragging. Click once on the image and it will be surrounded by eight boxes; one at each corner, and one in the middle of each line. If you click on a box in the middle of a line and drag outward from the center of the image you will change only the width or height of the picture, causing distortion. If you click on a corner box, hold the shift key down, and drag outward from the picture you will change width and height proportionally. If the aspect ratio is locked, Word automatically does this without your having to hold down the shift key.   Step 9. Move the image by clicking and dragging. Click once on the image and it will be surrounded by eight boxes; one at each corner, and one in the middle of each line. Move your cursor over the image and it becomes a pointer with a four headed arrow attached to it. Click anywhere in the picture and drag it to the desired location.
To add a Header and/or a Footer to a Word document, choose VIEW/Header and Footer. A space on the document pops up and the toolbar appears. Let's take a look at the Header and Footer toolbar:
Type in the necessary information in the box on the document and align the text. If you need to insert information into the footer area, you can click in the footer area and start typing. However, whenever you are within the header/footer area of a document, the Header/Footer toolbar appears.