Course: Introduction to Personal Computers I

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Course title Introduction to Personal Computers I
Course code UF/MM015
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • ZEMAN Jaroslav, Ing.
  • NOVOTNÝ Jan, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
A brief overview of the history of computing: the historical stages, generations of computers, research and production, current development. Working under Windows 8/7/XP: Basics of Windows, basic networking: network logon, changing user passwords, mapping and using network drives. Working with programs for managing files, folders and computers (Windows Explorer, Total Commander, WinZip, WinRAR, 7-Zip, Dropbox, Unison, CCleaner), their properties and internal commands. Basic user maintenance and settings. Names of files and folders. Localization of systems and programs. Working with Microsoft Office: Microsoft Word and its use, creation of text documents. Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and its use, document creation in Excel, graphing. The integration of Microsoft Office via OLE technology, data sharing. Microsoft Outlook. The Office Suite and its equivalents for Word (Writer) and Excel (Calc). Typesetting, fonts, typography: content vs. form = author vs. typographer, basic typesetting rules, typographic treatment, fonts, their basic classification and use. Design of printed matter, or less is always more. Web design. The mention of typographical system LaTeX. Work on the Internet: Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Outlook Express (Microsoft Mail), connection settings, settings of the software, accessories. Drawing graphs: portable program gnuplot and its use in processing protocols for practical exercises. Current information and additional study materials can be found here:

Learning activities and teaching methods
Interactive lecture, Lecture supplemented with a discussion, unspecified
Recommended literature
  • John Walkenbach. Microsoft Excel - vzorce a funkce. Mobil media, 2001. ISBN 80-865-9301-0.
  • Mark Minasi. Windows XP Professional. Grada, 2002. ISBN 80-247-0326-2.
  • Martin Žemlička. E-mail, chat, sms - Praktický průvodce elektronickou komunikací. Computer Press. ISBN 80-7226-928-3.
  • Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft Windows XP Professional Training Kit. Computer Press. ISBN ISBN: 80-7226-717.
  • Michal Osif. Windows 2000 Professional. Grada, 2000. ISBN 80-7169-936-5.
  • Peter Norton a John Mueller. Kompletní průvodce operačním systémem Windows XP. Softpress, 2003. ISBN 80-864-9728-3.
  • Rostislav Zedníček. Outlook 2003. Grada, 2004. ISBN 80-247-0701-2.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava Multimedia Technologies (2) Physics courses 1 Winter