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Ch 4: Using Software & Media to Communicate

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Using Software & Media to Communicate - Chapter Summary

This entertaining chapter goes over different types of software and media and explains how they are used to communicate. Get reacquainted with Microsoft Office, HTML, CSS and other forms of software and programming languages. In no time, you will have the knowledge to:

  • Differentiate between Microsoft Office and Open Office
  • List and describe software for personal, enterprise and workgroup objectives
  • Compare and contrast MS Word, InDesign and WordPerfect
  • Describe the purpose of presentation software and graphic suites
  • Identify and discuss web page design and programming languages
  • Discuss the use of graphics and multimedia in writing projects
  • Explain how to work with audio and video multimedia software

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7 Lessons in Chapter 4: Using Software & Media to Communicate
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Microsoft Office and Open Office: Office Suite Applications

1. Microsoft Office and Open Office: Office Suite Applications

Office suite software is a collection of commonly used applications. It typically includes word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software. Learn how these applications work together to increase productivity in this video lesson.

Application Software for Personal, Enterprise & Workgroup Objectives

2. Application Software for Personal, Enterprise & Workgroup Objectives

Application software is a computer program to carry out a specific task. Learn about the different types of applications at the individual, workgroup and enterprise level.

Desktop Publishing & Word Processing Software: MS Word, InDesign & WordPerfect

3. Desktop Publishing & Word Processing Software: MS Word, InDesign & WordPerfect

Word processing software is used to manipulate text and apply a basic design to your pages. More sophisticated design can be accomplished using desktop publishing software. Learn about the functionality of these two types of application software.

Presentation Software & Graphic Suites: Purpose & Examples

4. Presentation Software & Graphic Suites: Purpose & Examples

To make an impact on your audience, you not only need a strong message, you also need strong visuals. Learn how presentation and illustration software helps you make an impact when showing your work.

Web Page Design and Programming Languages: HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS & JavaScript

5. Web Page Design and Programming Languages: HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS & JavaScript

Web design is the creation and visual design of documents displayed on the World Wide Web. It is important to create engaging and visually appealing websites to attract and retain customers. Many factors must be considered when designing a website. This video will explore the steps in Web design and the programming languages needed to create a dynamic and interactive website.

Using Graphics & Multimedia in Writing Projects

6. Using Graphics & Multimedia in Writing Projects

This lesson explores different ways to integrate graphics and multimedia into writing. Using newspapers as an example, we will look at how a front page photo adds dimension to a headline. Then, we will examine digital storytelling techniques.

Multimedia Software: Working with Audio and Video

7. Multimedia Software: Working with Audio and Video

Audio and video have become increasingly important in today's computer systems. Learn about how media players play back multimedia files as well as audio and video editing software to create your own productions.

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