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University of Nairobi

Microsoft Word
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Assignment

DIS 102:
FUNDAMENTALS OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Evening Class/Nairobi


Instructions

1.

Type the following passage and use it to answer the questions that follow.


Computer Fundamentals

A
computer

is an electronic machine that acceptsdata, stores and processes data into information.The computer is
able to work because there areinstructions in its memory directing it.The parts of the computer that you can see
andtouch, such as the keyboard, monitor a
nd themouse are called
hardware
. The instr
a
ctions that direct the
computer are called
software or computer program
. Data which is raw facts that you the user enter into the
computer is called
input.
This includes; words, numbers, sound and pictures. When t
he data is entered into
the
computer, the computer pros
esses the data to produce information which isoutput. For example, you enter 2+2 into
the computer as data, the computer processes it and the result is 4 which is information.
Computers are usually
cate
gorized
into three general categories:
Supercomputer



The fastest, largest, most powerful and most
expensivecomputer.
Mainframe Computer



This is a little smaller and less powerful than thesupercomputer, but,
like the supercomputer it is also expensive.
Personal Computer (PC)

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This is the computer that most people use
intheir daily lives. This computer is much smaller, less powerful and lessexpensive than the supercomputer and the
mainframe computer. There aretwo main types of personal computers. Macinto
sh (Macs) and the PCcompatibles
(PC). The main differences between the two are the operatingsystems and the processor they use. This category
of computer has twoadditional types of computers. These are mobile computer and handheldcomputer. The most
popular

type of mobile computer is the notebook or laptop computer, and the handheld computer is a very small
PC that youcan hold in your hand.

It is important to note that, any computer; regardless of its size have an input
device,output device and a system unit
.





QUESTIONS

1.

Spell
-
check your document and make sure that it is free from grammatical or typographical error
s
.

2.

Centre the
title,

change
the font to Algerian
, font size 20 and underline with wavy line.

3.

Modify the font of the paragraphs to be ‘
monotype
corsiva’,


the font size to be 14 and apply justify alignment
on all the paragraphs.

4.

Embolden and italicize the name “
computer
” in the whole document.

5.

Create a second paragraph

from the text

that

begins

with “
Computers are usually categori
zed into

……


6.

For
mat the three categories of computers in bulleted form.

7.

Change the line spacing of paragraph one to double

(
2”
)

8.

Line spacing in the bulleted text should be
one point five
(
1.5

)

9.

Make sure that the orientation of the paper is
portrait
and paper size is
A4

10.

Make sure that your
first
name is written on the header of the page and your
course title

at the footer.

11.

Move the computer picture to be between the two paragraphs
, centre it

and format well to ensure that it does
not cut through your text
; thereafter, rot
ate it horizontally.

12.

Place the last sentence (i.e.
It is important to note that, any computer; regardless of its size have an input device,
output device and a system unit
) into text box.

13.

Border your document with a
page
border style of your

own

choice.


Print and hand in as a hard copy