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  • Level: GCSE
  • Subject: ICT
  • Word count: 3648

The Advantages of Using ICT Over Manual Meethods. Using Paint and Access.

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Evaluation The use of ICT is very useful because it can help people in so many ways like save time, less man power effort etc. ICT is very good to solve problems like when a company first starts when they advertises and make leaflets so they need ICT to design it and other things like they can put on the web to advertise as well. The difference between ICT and other methods is that ICT you do it on the computer and you can present your things professionally, more efficiently and less time consuming so you can get more things done in less time. On the other hand if you do it by hand or anything else then it first take a lot of time, secondly it can have some errors inside it and that is why ICT is the best methods out of all the methods. Alternative Method of Completing my Task There are others ways of completing your work besides ICT and I am going to write them done in the following table. Method Advantages Disadvantages Difference it would make Non ICT The advantage of writing it by hand that there are some things in the computer which has a limit so it denies you to do so if you do it by hand then there so no limits to things which you can do. Also by doing by hand you will save a lot of money by not using the computer because computers use electricity and then you will have to pay a lot of bill. The disadvantage is that when you write by hand then you can make kind of mistakes and then the presentation of your work can be scruffy and therefore lose customers. Another disadvantage is that if you do it by hand it takes too much of your time in writing all the things you want to do. ...read more.

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After that click on Queries. Create the Queries by using 'wizard'. After that select the button with two arrows, then you click on next after that you select finish and decide what you want to name the query. Using criteria's ([Enter], <>, Yes) Firstly you go on Microsoft Access, select on Queries, then the query you already created then you right click and select design view. After that you select criteria at the bottom and you put in [ENTER ID PLEASE]. This is how you use criteria. Creating Forms Click on Forms. Then create the forms 'using the wizard'. Click on the double arrow to move the entire 'Available Fields' to the 'Selected' section. Click Next. Select Justified, then Next again. Select the International Design. Type in the correct title for the form and click finish. Creating switchboard First you open Microsoft Access (2010). Then you click on blank database. Once the database is open you select the Create option from the tabs at the top of the screen. This will open up a list of options in the ribbon underneath. Find Form Design on the ribbon and click on it. This will cause three more tabs to come up which will be highlighted in purple. These tabs will be used to customize your switchboard. Saving Every time you close a window, a new window will appear asking you whether you want to save your work. Click yes. This will happen every time you close your work. Or you could go on the top left corner and then click in file then and then after that select save. As well as this you could simply press (Ctrl+S). Printing To print click Ctrl P for a shortcut. When the print settings come up, type in the amount of pages you want and click print. Open word To open word you first click on all programmes then you click on Microsoft word. ...read more.

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These tabs will be used to customize your switchboard. Saving Every time you close a window, a new window will appear asking you whether you want to save your work. Click yes. This will happen every time you close your work. Or you could go on the top left corner and then click in file then and then after that select save. As well as this you could simply press (Ctrl+S). Printing To print click Ctrl P for a shortcut. When the print settings come up, type in the amount of pages you want and click print. Open word To open word you first click on Start then you click on Microsoft Office then after that you select Microsoft Word. Then you have open Microsoft Word. Create letterhead To make a letterhead first you go on Microsoft Word, then you select view then a table should appear and it says header and footer click on that then you and the details that you want to add e.g. address, Mr & Mrs ..... Etc.have made your letterhead. Create template letter To create a template letterhead first you then you type in everything and put dots in the personal information e.g. Dear Mr...... Adding details First you go on Microsoft Access then the table that you have already created you select that and then you can add your details there. Saving Every time you close a window, a new window will appear asking you whether you want to save your work. Click yes. This will happen every time you close your work. Or you could go on the top left corner and then click in file then and then after that select save. As well as this you could simply press (Ctrl+S). Printing To print click Ctrl P for a shortcut. When the print settings come up, type in the amount of pages you want and click print. Training and new working practices needed = 2 Evaluation Sheets = 3 Documentation-User guide for produced system = 3 Test and evaluation = 2 ?? ?? ?? ?? AO2cd 1/43 ...read more.

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