The Basic Computer Skills for Windows workbook

Everyone needs a basic familiarity with their operating system. The fact is that many people do not have a firm grasp of the fundamentals, particularly file-management skills. The WARP! Basic Computer Skills for Windows workbook addresses this need. It is divided into chapters, each concentrating on the essential components of the Windows operating system and graphical user interface. Specific emphasis is placed on the single most important set of skills anyone can ever learn about their computer: File Management Skills. No other beginners' course is more important than this one. Courseware for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows 98.

Table of contents: (Basic Computer Skills: Windows 7 courseware)

Chapter What your students will learn
Using The Mouse
  • Clicking
  • Double-Clicking
  • Drag-and-Drop
  • Highlighting

The Windows 7 Desktop
  • Increase display size
  • Taskbar components
  • Start Menu
  • Starting a Program from the Start Menu
  • Exiting a Program
  • Shutting down the computer

Windows 7 Explorer
  • The Computer Explorer
  • Address Bar, Search Box, Toolbar, Navigation Pane & File List
  • Some facts about files and folders
  • Viewing the contents of removable storage media
  • Views - Changing the way Files and Folders are displayed
  • Revealing file extensions for known file types
  • Navigating through a Folder Tree
  • Right-click context menu (shortcut menu)
  • Renaming a File
  • Undo the last-performed action
  • Ctrl+Z (Undo) and Ctrl+Y (Redo) keyboard shortcuts
  • Using menu options via the toolbar buttons
  • Copying a File to the clipboard
  • Pasting a File from the clipboard into the same folder
  • Deleting a File
  • Ctrl+C (Copy) and Ctrl+V (Paste) keyboard shortcuts

More Files and Folders
  • Viewing Folders and Files - Folder Explorer Windows
  • Expanding and Retracting a Folder Tree
  • Viewing File and Folder Paths
  • Creating a Folder
  • Renaming a Folder
  • Deleting a Folder
  • Copying a File to a different folder
  • Drag-and-Drop
  • Moving a Folder
  • Selecting and managing Multiple Files and Folders
  • Running an Application from an Explorer window
  • Viewing a Text Document File using an Explorer
  • Search - Finding a File using the Search Bar in an Explorer
  • Finding a File - Searching from the Start Menu

Using Help
  • Starting Help
  • Browse Help
  • Navigating around the Help and Support browser
  • Help and Support keyphrase searches - Offline and Online Help
  • Applications Help
  • [F1] Help

Running Applications
  • Starting Applications from the Start Menu - Notepad
  • Title Bar and Menu Bar components
  • Minimizing, Maximizing, Restoring and Moving a Window
  • Introduction to Menus - Opening a File
  • Using an Application's 'Find' feature
  • Introduction to Ribbons - WordPad Ribbon components
  • Replacing text
  • Scrollbars
  • Dialog Boxes
  • Status Bar
  • Resizing a Window
  • Starting Paint
  • Creating a picture using Paint
  • Saving a Paint picture
  • Exiting Paint
  • Copying text
  • Pasting text
  • Formatting text
  • Saving a WordPad document - file
  • Page Setup
  • Changing Measurement units
  • Print Preview
  • Printing
  • Exiting WordPad

Customizing Windows 7
  • Moving the Taskbar
  • Customizing the Taskbar - Taskbar Properties
  • Showing the Desktop
  • Volume Control settings
  • Clock settings
  • Working with multiple windows
  • Thumbnails
  • Switching between windows
  • Pinning and Unpinning applications/files to the Taskbar and Start Menu
  • Jump List menu items
  • Using the Taskbar button and Start Menu to open files
  • The Desktop Folder
  • Adding items to the Desktop - Files, Folders and Shortcuts
  • Removing items from the Desktop - Files, Folders and Shortcuts
  • Changing the way Desktop Icons are displayed
  • Display Settings
  • Change Desktop Background
  • Emptying the Recycle Bin

Command Prompt
  • Starting the Command Prompt
  • Changing disk drives
  • Dir - Listing files
  • Cd - Changing Directories (Folders)
  • Move - Moving a Directory (Folder)
  • Cd.. - Using a relative path: Changing directory to one level up
  • Copy - Copying a File
  • Rename - Renaming a File
  • Copying a file to a new directory (folder) using ..\
  • Del - Deleting a File
  • Md - Making a Directory (Folder)
  • Rd - Removing an empty Directory
  • Cd\ - Changing to the root directory
  • Time and Date
  • Frequently used DOS Commands
  • DOS Help
  • Exiting the Command Prompt

User Accounts
  • Viewing the computer's User Accounts
  • Creating a new Standard User Account
  • Adding a Password to a User Account
  • Changing a User Account Picture
  • Logging in to your new User Account
  • User Account Folder link on the Start Menu
  • User Account Folder Tree
  • Removing buttons from the Windows 7 Start Menu
  • Deleting a User Account