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COMPUTERS ARE YOUR FUTURE

CHAPTER 5

APPLICATION SOFTWARE: TOOLS FOR PRODUCTIVITY

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Matching

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application software d

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tailor-made application a

3.

general-purpose application l

4.

standalone program k

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site license m

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exiting e

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lossy compression i

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copy-protected software o

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documentation f

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multimedia b

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system requirements h

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autosave g

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modules j

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custom software n

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integrated programs c

Multiple Choice

1.

Which of the following is a general-purpose application? a.

computer-aided design software b.

software to manage a video store c.

motel management software d.

word-processing program d

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What do you purchase when you buy a software program? a.

the unlimited rights to the program and its source code b.

the right to use the software in accordance with the publisher's software license c.

a box and a distribution medium, such as a CD-ROM d.

a warranty that guarantees the software will do what you want it to do b

3.

Which of the following lists the four types of general-purpose applications? a.

custom programs, sound files, Internet programs, personal productivity programs b.

integrated programs, home and educational programs, raster graphics, Web technology c.

home and educational programs, Internet programs, multimedia and graphics software, personal productivity programs d.

multimedia and graphics software, standalone programs, shareware, packaged software c

4.

Microsoft Office is an example of what type of program? a.

standalone b.

integrated c.

suite d.

vertical c

5.

Which term describes what happens when you activate a program? a.

launching b.

activating c.

exciting d.

terminating a

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What do you call software that is purchased right off of the shelf? a.

multipurpose b.

packaged c.

prepackaged d.

single-purpose b

7.

Which of the following are composed of tiny dots, each corresponding to one pixel on the computer's display? a.

codecs b.

modules c.

bit-mapped graphics d.

beta versions c

8.

Which of the following is not a sound file format? a.

FTP b.

WAV c.

MP3 d.

MIDI a

9.

What are maintenance releases? a.

major revisions to an application b.

minor revisions to an application c.

entirely new versions of an application d.

none of the above b

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The capability to save application files in HTML provides what benefit? a.

a common format for sharing data with others b.

the capability to publish on the Web c.

no need to convert application files d.

all of the above d

Fill in the Blank

1.

____________ ___________ are programs that enable you to modify digitized videos.

Video editors

2.

To reduce the size of multimedia files, most software uses compression/decompression algorithms called

____________. codecs

3.

____________ ___________ is a rendering technique that adds amazing realism to a simulated threedimensional object by manipulating variations in color intensity.

Ray tracing

4.

____________ a program is best accomplished by using the Add or Remove utility on the Control Panel.

Deleting or Removing

5.

____________ enable you to choose the way you want a program to operate.

Options

6.

____________ ____________ is copyrighted software that you must pay for before you can use it.

Commercial software

7.

Software publishers sometimes offer ____________ ___________ ___________, which expire or stop working when a set trial period (such as 60 or 90 days) ends. time-limited trial versions

8.

Drawing programs are used to create ____________ ___________, in which each on-screen object is stored as a complex mathematical description. vector graphics

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____________ ___________ is the process of keeping your version of an application current with the marketplace.

Software upgrading

10.

In ____________ ___________, the original file is compressed so that it can be completely restored, without flaw, when decompression occurs. lossless compression

11.

A(n) ____________ ___________ is a preliminary version of a program in the final phases of testing. beta version

12.

____________ an application involves more than transferring the software to your computer's hard disk.

Installing

13.

The latest MUD development that brings virtual environments to life in three-dimensional graphical environments is called ____________ gMUD or graphical MUD

14.

____________ are the settings that are in effect unless you deliberately override them.

Defaults

Short Answer

1.

Select a course that you are taking this semester. List two course activities that may require the use of a computer. Identify two different software applications that could be used to complete these activities.

Students’ answers may vary. The most commonly used software will probably be a word-processing program such as Microsoft Word. Other software applications may be an e-mail program, spreadsheet software, database applications, or other types of software.

2.

Visit www.apple.com/support/downloads/ and choose a link to a software or system software update. Write a paragraph that explains what the update accomplishes.

Students’ answers may vary.

3.

How do shareware, freeware, and public domain software differ? If you have ever used any of these types of software, identify the name of the product and the type of application. Describe your experience. If you have not used any of these programs, then use the Web to locate a program and report on what you learn.

Freeware is software that is free. This is software that the author chooses to provide free to all; although it is free, it can be copyrighted. Shareware is sometimes confused with freeware, as it is freely distributed, but only for a trial period. After the trial period, the user is expected to pay a nominal fee for it or remove the

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4.

Identify a software application you needed to uninstall, and explain why it was necessary to remove it. If the application did not uninstall completely, what directories or files still remained?

Uninstalling experience and reasons will vary. Sometimes user-created directories and files will remain after the application files are removed.

5.

What are the benefits of registering your software? Do you regularly register your software applications? Why or why not?

In addition to help and troubleshooting with the application, registered users receive automatic notification of software upgrades. Also, users may be offered new versions at a discounted price. Students’ registration of software and reasons for registering or not registering software will vary.

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