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Computer and Information Technology for (HKCEE) Core Module

4.1Common Features of Application Software


4.2Word Processors
4.3Spreadsheets
4.4Multimedia Presentation Software
4.5Database Programs
4.6Specialised Application Software
4.7Integrated Use of Application Software
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Core module: Part A

4.1 Common Features of Application


Software
Application software
organise raw data into information files
has distinct characteristics for specific tasks
word processors: create and edit textual document
spreadsheets: manipulate mathematical data
multimedia presentation programs: slide show with
various types of media
database program: store and organise data

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4.1 Common Features of Application


Software

Microsoft Excel
spreadsheet
Microsoft Word
word processor
Microsoft PowerPoint
multimedia presentation software
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4.1 Common Features of Application


Software

Adobe Photoshop
image editing program
Microsoft Access
database program
Microsoft Outlook
personal information manager
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Software

Adobe InDesign
desktop publishing software
Macromedia Dreamweaver
web authoring software
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4.1 Common Features of Application


Software
File
open, close, save file
Edit
manipulate the file content
View
specify what and how is to be displayed
Window
move from one file to another
Help
open help files
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4.1 Common Features of Application


Software
Customise a Toolbar

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4.2 Word Processors


Word processor
create, edit,
format, save and
print a textual
document

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4.2 Word Processors


Word processor
Creating
Editing
Formatting
Saving
Printing

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4.3 Spreadsheets
Spreadsheet
create tables
organise data in
rows and columns
may contain
worksheets
cell: intersection of
a column and a row

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4.3 Spreadsheets
Features of spreadsheet
Formula
Recalculation
Charting

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4.4 Multimedia Presentation Software


Multimedia presentation
software
create presentation
containing text, graphics,
animations, sound and
videos

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4.4 Multimedia Presentation Software


Features of multimedia presentation software
template
colour scheme
transition
notes page
handout

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4.5 Database Programs


Database program
control the structure of a
database and access to
the data
store, organise and
manipulate data
e.g. personal information
manager (PIM)
manage addresses,
appointment and to-do
lists

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4.5 Database Programs


Features of database program
table
form
query
report
links
sort
find

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4.6 Specialised Application Software


Graphics software
create and manipulate images, photographs and
drawings
image-editing programs
draw pictures using different painting tools
modify existing image
e.g. MS Paint

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4.6 Specialised Application Software


Graphics software
Drawing programs
design and illustrate regular geometric shapes
e.g. Adobe Illustrator

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4.6 Specialised Application Software


Web authoring software
creates web pages
maintain web sites

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4.6 Specialised Application Software


Desktop Publishing software
combine text and graphics to produce high-quality
layouts for commercial publications

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4.6 Specialised Application Software


Web browser
software program for accessing and viewing web
pages

Internet Explorer Netscape Navigator

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Web browser

hyperlink
Built-in connection to
another web page
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4.6 Specialised Application Software


Web browser
navigation bar

downloading
Process of receiving
information

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4.7 Integrated Use of Application


Software
Use different application programs to complete
a task (e.g. Doing a school project)
Web Web page
authoring
Image software presentation
editing
Graphics Word
Data Data processor Printed
Start software
collection preparation document
Web browser Database
program Data Class
manipulation Multimedia
presentation presentation
Spreadsheet software
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