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Information Technology

The essentials

We have put this section together to help anyone with little or no information technology skills to get up to speed with the ubiquitous tool of the 21st century known as the computer, and the essential software you would need to know (and most likely to be running on most computer systems).

SUNRISE has made every reasonable effort at time this was written to ensure the information is accurate and up-to-date. However, it should be noted that systems and software will get updated from time-to-time. Nevertheless, our focus here is on the essential features to help get you started and achieving whatever you wish with the tools at hand.

If you would like to see other information included in this section (whether to improve on this topic or suggest new areas worthy of discussion), don't hesitate to send us a message.

Contents

Microsoft Access - A Crash Course

  1. INTRODUCTION
    What is Microsoft Access?
  2. CREATING TABLES
    Preparing the tables for storing data
  3. FIELD PROPERTIES
    Working with fields
  4. CREATING TABLE RELATIONSHIPS
    Linking tables
  5. WORKING WITH DATA
    How to store data
  6. RECORDS
    How to sort and find records in datasheet view
  7. CREATING QUERIES
    How to sort, extract and perform calculations on records
  8. CREATING FORMS
    Making data-entry and access to information easy
  9. CREATING REPORTS
    Presenting data on paper
  10. CREATING MACROS
    Performing scripts
  11. CREATING PROFESSIONAL DATABASES
    Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
  12. DATA-MODELLING
    The process of developing a (database) system
  13. DATABASES AIN'T DATABASES?!
    Comparing Microsoft Access with FileMaker Pro
  14. BIBLIOGRAPHY

Microsoft Excel - A Crash Course

  1. INTRODUCTION
    What is Microsoft Excel?
  2. ENTERING DATA
    The basics
  3. ENTERING FORMULAS
    Showing some of the power of Excel
  4. DESIGNING YOUR SPREADSHEET
    How to make things look good
  5. DRAWING GRAPHS
    Creating the big picture
  6. PRINTING
    Putting your spreadsheet on paper
  7. MACROS
    Automating your actions
  8. BIBLIOGRAPHY

Microsoft Word - A Crash Course

  1. INTRODUCTION
    What is Microsoft Word?
  2. ENTERING TEXT
    The basics
  3. DESIGNING YOUR WORD DOCUMENT
    Creating a professional looking document
  4. ENTERING PICTURES
    Creating a professional looking document
  5. DRAWING TOOLS
    Creating a professional looking document
  6. PRINTING
    Putting your document on paper
  7. MACROS
    Automating your actions
  8. BIBLIOGRAPHY

Operating System: macOS

  1. PROBLEM-SOLVING ON A MACINTOSH
    The General Approach
  2. About OSX/macOS
    Apple's 21st Century OS
  3. Getting started
    Customising and simplifying your experience
  4. ADVANCED FEATURES AND APPLICATIONS OF OS X/macOS
    For professional users
  5. SYSTEM STABILITY
    Check List
  6. OS X Jaguar
    About version 10.2.x
  7. OS X Panther
    About version 10.3.x
  8. OS X Tiger
    About version 10.4.x
  9. OS X Leopard
    About version 10.5.x
  10. OS X Snow Leopard
    About version 10.6.x
  11. OS X Lion
    About version 10.7.x
  12. OS X Mountain Lion
    About version 10.8.x
  13. OS X Mavericks
    About version 10.9.x
  14. OS X Yosemite
    About version 10.10.x
  15. OS X El Capitan
    About version 10.11.x
  16. macOS Sierra
    About version 10.12.x
  17. macOS High Sierra
    About version 10.13.x
  18. macOSMojave
    About version 10.14.x
  19. macOS Catalina
    About version 10.15.x
  20. SheepShaver
    The return of the Classic Environment
  21. BIBLIOGRAPHY

Operating System: Windows XP

  1. PROBLEM-SOLVING ON A PC
    The General Approach
  2. AFTER INSTALLATION OF WINDOWS XP
    What to do next?
  3. ADVANCED FEATURES AND APPLICATIONS OF WINDOWS XP
    For professional users
  4. ADVANCED PROBLEM SOLVING ON WINDOWS XP
    For professional users
  5. HANDLING PC APPLICATIONS
    For professional users
  6. PC NETWORKS ON PRE-WINDOWS XP SYSTEMS
    The fundamentals
  7. THE FUTURE FOR WINDOWS XP
    Windows Vista
  8. BIBLIOGRAPHY