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1 Chapter 1 Macintosh Basics The purpose of the this chapter is to help introduce students to the Macintosh environment. Although we will be dealing with Macintosh computers exclusively in this class, students should realize that the basic skills learned here can be transferred to other computer platforms: DOS, UNIX... Ojectives: After completing this chapter, the student will be able to : describe the function of a mouse describe the desktop point, click, press, drag, and drop define icons select and unselect icons use the menu commands describe Apple Menus open windows describe the parts of a window change the window view delete data using the Trash Can icon move files from place to place copy files from diskette to hard drive copy files from hard drive to diskette copy files to the desktop

2 Macintosh DeskTop Menu Bar DeskTop Pointer Hard Drive Icon Trash Icon

3 Mouse Mouse: a hand-held device used by the computer operator to point, select, drag, press and click on desktop icons. When moved over a surface, the mouse sends information to the computer about its motion. Point: using the mouse to move the pointer on the computer screen. to a specific object Click: Placing the pointer on an object and briefly tapping the mouse button. Press: holding down the mouse button while the pointer is over an object. You see a menu selection by holding down the mouse button after selecting the menu title. Drag: To move the pointer while the mouse button is being held down. Icon: A small picture or symbol that represents something. Folder Icon File Icon Application Icon DeskTop Icon

4 To select an icon: Using the mouse, place the pointer over the icon and click once with the mouse button. The icon will change color when selected. To unselect an icon: Using the mouse, place the pointer on a blank portion of the screen and click once with the mouse button. The icon will change color when unselected. To select a group of icons: 1. Place the pointer to the top left corner of the icons to be selected. 2. Click, hold and drag the pointer to the bottom right corner of the group of icons to be selected. Menu Bar The menu bar contains the menu headings that contain the commands for the particular program that you may be running. Many of the menu headings and their commands can be found in all Macintosh programs.

5 Notice that many of the commands have special characters next to the main commands. These special characters are symbols for keyboard shortcuts. By pressing the keyboard combination, you can activate the main command. For example, is the command to create a new folder. When certain commands are not active, they will be shaded in a lighter gray color. Only the active commands will appear in bold. A command followed by three dots indicates that, when selected, additional choices may be made. Apple Menu: A quick and convenient way to open programs and files that are used on an everyday basis without having to plow through hard drives and folders looking for the original program icon. The menu also contains information about the current program. For example, information about the Desktop can be obtained from About This Macintosh...

6 Open Up Them Windows! Windows allow you to view data that is residing inside hard drives and folders. To open a window associated with a hard drive or folder: select the command Open from the Menu Bar use the keystroke combination from the keyboard double-click with the mouse Command Open from the Menu Bar: First: Select the icon that you wish to open by clicking the icon once with the mouse. Second: Select the command Open from the File Menu Bar Keystroke Combination: First: Select the icon to be opened. Keystroke Combination Second: While holding down the command key on the keyboard, press the letter O. The keystroke combination may be found next to the Open command on the Menu bar.

7 Double-Click your way into that window: 1. Place the pointer on the icon of the folder or hard drive that you wish to open. 2. Double-click the mouse button to open the icon's window. Window Parts: Title Bar Close Box Zoom Box Scroll Box Scroll Bar Scroll Box Scroll Bar Size Box Close Box: Click to close the window Title Bar: Contains the title of the window. When the title bar is gray, the window is active and may be moved by placing the pointer on the title bar, press-hold the mouse button, and dragging to a new location on the screen. Zoom Box: Click to change the size of the window to fit the size of the screen. Clicking again switches back to the original size. Size Box: Dragging the size box changes the width and height of the window. Scroll Bar: Allows more information that may be hidden inside a window, to be displayed, by either dragging the scroll box or clicking on the arrows in the scroll bar.

8 Viewing Desktop Windows DeskTop windows may be viewed in several different formats that may be selected using the View menu. Two of the most popular views are Name and Icon. by Icon: by Name: Dealing With Trash The Macintosh Way To delete an item: First: Click-hold-drag the icon to the Trash can. Place the pointer directly onto the Trash can. Second: When the Trash can turns dark; then, release the mouse button. Third: Select Empty Trash from the Special Menu Bar

9 Moving Data Around The Desktop From Window To Window: Original Window Destination Window Click-hold-drag the file from the original window to the destination window and drop by releasing the mouse button. Window To Folder: Click-hold-drag the file from the original window to the destination folder and drop the file by placing the pointer directly over the folder and releasing the mouse button when the folder turns dark. Window To Hard Drive: Click-hold-drag the file from the original window to the hard drive. When the hard drive turns dark, release the mouse button. Window To DeskTop: Click-hold-drag the file from the original window to the desktop and release the mouse button.

10 Copying Data Copying Files From Diskettes To Hard Drive: Open the diskette window by placing the pointer over the diskette icon and double-clicking. Click-hold and drag the file to the hard drive icon. When the hard drive turns dark, release the mouse. Copying From Hard Drive To Diskette: Same procedure as copying from diskette to hard drive, but in reverse order. Copying Files To The Desktop: This is a little different, but not much. If you wish to make a copy of a file to be kept on the desktop from the hard drive or diskette, hold down the option key on the keyboard while you click-hold-drag the file to the desktop. Release the mouse button then the option key. You will receive a message in a window that informs you "items remaining to be copied."

11 Chapter 2 Using Pine The purpose of this lesson will be to provide you with the basic skills in sending and receiving . You will also learn how to create a signature file, folders, and an address book. Maintenance of your account will also be covered in this section. Objectives: After this lesson, you will be able to: compose and send messages read, reply, save, print, discard and expunge messages create and delete folders for saved messages add, edit and delete individuals from your e- mail address book. Obtaining your account The first thing you need to do in order to send and receive is to obtain an account. As a student at the University of Arkansas, you are automatically provided an account. All you have to do is pick up your ID and temporary Password. This can be done easily using Netscape and following these steps: Using the Apple Menu, open Netscape Navigator in the programs folder by clicking on it once

12 Type in the "Netsite" line to get to the U of A's homepage. Click on "Student Services" on the main page. Click on "New Student Accounts" on the Student Services page. Click on "Pick Up" to get your account. Read the Code of Computing Practices and then fill in your Identification number, PIN number, and answer "Yes" to all of the questions. Once you have done this, click on "GO" and your ID and temporary Password will appear. ***Important: Do NOT give your ID and Password to ANYONE, not even a friend! You, and you alone, are held liable for any and all transactions that take place on your account. OK, now that you have your account, lets quit out of Netscape and open our accounts...

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