ECDL 95/97 Module 7

ECDL 95/97 Module 7

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Module 7: Information and Communication This module is divided in two sections. The first section, Information, introduces basic Web search tasks using a Web browser application and available search engine tools, and will teach you how to bookmark search results and to print Web pages and search reports. The second section, Communication, will develop your ability to use electronic mail software to send and receive messages, to attach documents or files to a message and to organize and manage message folders or directories within electronic mail software. Contains: *Computer terms and concepts explained in plain English *Screen images and illustrations to guide the student through the Microsoft Windows 95/98 and Microsoft Office 97 applications *"How to" information based upon practical examples of everyday tasks. *Short cuts and insider tips drawn from real world experience of computer professionals *Summary of critical information *Easy to follow Exercises Everything you need to pass the European Computer Driving Licence module by moduleshow more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 12mm | 255g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • 0130446416
  • 9780130446411

About Paul Holden

Brendan Munnelly is an experienced IT trainer,consultant, journalist and author. Based in Dublin, Ireland, Brendan has developed user training materials for a range of corporate and government organisations throughout Europe. He is also a frequent contributor to computer more

Table of contents

Contents chapter 1 Exploring the Web 3 In this chapter 3 New skills 3 New words 4 Starting Internet Explorer 5 Your browser's start page 5 Visiting and exploring a website 6 Internet Explorer toolbar 8 Moving through a series of web pages 9 Browsing with the Address bar 10 Printing a web page 12 Page setup options 12 Saving from the Web 13 Saving an image 13 Image file formats 15 Selecting and saving text 15 Saving all text 17 Saving a web page 18 Copyright 18 Opening multiple web pages 19 Web words 20 Web servers and web browsers 21 Online help 22 Using help from dialog boxes 22 Using help menu options 23 Chapter summary: so now you know 25 chapter 2 Finding information within websites 27 In this chapter 27 New skills 28 New words 28 Finding text within a web page 29 Finding information within a website 30 Website index pages 31 Website search engines 33 Interactive forms 35 About web addresses 38 Sample URLs 39 URLs and files 40 URLs and folders 41 Chapter summary: so now you know 42 chapter 3 Finding information on the web 45 In this chapter 45 New skills 45 New words 46 Finding information on the web 47 Web directory sites 48 Web search engines 50 Phrase searches 53 The plus operator 54 The minus operator 56 Logical searches 58 Meta search engines 59 Natural language search engines 59 Chapter summary: so now you know 61 chapter 4 Taking control of Internet Explorer 63 In this chapter 63 New skills 64 New words 64 Switching web page images off and on 65 Favorites 66 Organizing your favorites 68 Revisiting a saved web address 69 Changing your start page 70 Screen elements 71 Standard toolbar 72 Address bar 72 Explorer bars 73 Text size display 74 Chapter summary: so now you know 75 chapter 5 e-Mail with Outlook Express 77 In this chapter 77 New skills 78 New words 78 Starting Outlook Express 79 Changing Outlook layout 80 The four layout elements 81 Folders List 81 Message List 83 Preview Pane 84 Outlook Express toolbar 86 Composing and sending an e-mail 86 Outgoing e-mail: permanent internet connection 87 Outgoing e-mail: dial-up connection 88 Outgoing e-mail and the sent items folder 89 Collecting and reading your e-mail 89 e-Mail collection: dial-up connection 90 e-Mail collection at startup 90 Reading an e-mail 91 Printing an e-mail 91 Deleting an e-mail 92 Manual e-mail deletion 93 Automatic e-mail deletion 93 Quitting Outlook Express 93 Using online help 93 Using help from dialog boxes 94 Using help menu options 95 Chapter summary: so now you know 96 chapter 6 More about outgoing mail 99 In this chapter 99 New skills 99 New words 100 Copying text into e-mails 101 Checking your spelling 102 Finding an e-mail address 104 e-Mailing multiple recipients 106 Several equal recipients 106 One main recipient, with copy to another 106 Blind carbon copying 107 Mass e-mail and blind carbon copying 108 Attaching files to e-mails 109 e-Mail priority 111 Bounced messages 112 Your e-mail signature 114 Creating a signature 114 Alternative signature files 115 Renaming your signature file 116 Editing a signature file 116 The Drafts folder 117 Saving e-mail to the Drafts folder 117 Text size display 118 Chapter summary: so now you know 118 chapter 7 More about incoming mail 121 In this chapter 121 New skills 122 New words 122 Actions with your incoming mail 123 Forwarding an e-mail 123 Replying to sender only 125 Replying to all recipients 127 Copying and moving the text of a message 128 Deleting text 129 Receiving file attachments 129 Opening attachments 130 Saving attachments 130 Careful: attachments can be dangerous 131 Using e-mail folders 131 Transferring e-mails between folders 133 Deleting a mail folder 133 Searching for specific e-mails 134 Sorting messages in a folder 135 Chapter summary: so now you know 136 chapter 8 Address book and contact groups 137 In this chapter 137 New skills 138 New words 138 Your address book 139 Entering contacts 140 Contacts: the minimum details 141 Editing contacts 142 Deleting contacts 142 Adding contact details from e-mail messages 142 Sorting your contacts 143 Mailing lists (contact groups) 144 Groups within groups 146 Chapter summary: so now you know 147show more