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6. Close the Folders pane, open the My Pictures folder, click the View as a slide show
link in the Picture Tasks dynamic menu, and enjoy the slide show. When you are
ready to exit the slide show, press the Esc key.
7. Navigate to a folder that contains graphics, music, or other media files, such as
My Pictures or My Music. Switch to Details view. What types of files are contained
in this folder?
8. Double-click the icon for one of the files in this folder. What happens? Close any
windows that open.
9. Close the My Computer window, if necessary, and then start Windows Explorer. Open
the Search pane in the Windows Explorer window. ( Hint: Click the Search button on
the Standard Buttons toolbar.)
10. Open the Help and Support Center window and then find and read topics that
explain how to use the Search pane to find types of files.
11. Use the Search pane to find .bmp files, a common type of graphics file, on your com-
puter. ( Hint: Use *.bmp as the search text.) Name at least two locations where your
computer stores .bmp files.
12. Close all open windows.
Case Problem 2
There are no Data Files needed for this Case Problem.
Rolling Hills Landscaping After working for a number of gardening and landscaping firms
in Towson, Maryland, Elaine Rodriguez founded her own company, named Rolling Hills
Landscaping. She works with property owners and businesses to create garden and land-
scaping designs, and contracts with local professional gardeners to plant and maintain the
landscapes. She hired you to help her perform office tasks, and asks you to start by teaching
her the basics of using her computer, which runs Windows XP. She especially wants to know
which programs are installed on her computer and what they do. Complete the following:
Apply what you learned
in the tutorial to work
with Windows XP
installed on a computer
for a landscaping
1. Open the Start menu and write down the programs on the pinned items list.
2. Start one of the programs on the pinned items list and then describe what it does.
Close the program.
3. Open the Start menu and write down the programs on the most frequently used pro-
4. Start one of the programs on the most frequently used programs list and then describe
what it does. Close the program.
5. Open the All Programs menu, point to the Accessories folder, and then open a pro-
gram in the Accessories folder. What program did you start?
6. Use the Help and Support Center to research the program you started in Step 5. Find
out how to perform a task using that program.
7. Perform the steps you researched in Step 6. What task did you complete? Write down
the steps you performed and the results.
8. Close all open windows.
9. Start another program using the Start menu. Make sure the program includes a Help
menu on its menu bar. Describe the steps you performed.
10. Click Help on the menu bar and then click each command on the menu until you
open a window listing Help topics for this program. Describe the typical tasks users
perform when they use this program.
11. If possible, perform one set of steps you researched in Step 10. Describe the task you
performed and the results. Then close the program.