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he Introduction to Microcomputers course that KHS offers is required for all incoming freshman and is required for graduation. The course is designed to teach students the basics of computer usage which include word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and electronic presentations. This full year course offers the students the chance to learn the basics of Microsoft Office 2007 so that they can efficiently utilize these tools throughout their high school years. The applications that are learned in Microsoft Office 2007 are Word (word processing), Excel (spreadsheets), Access (databases), and PowerPoint (presentations). Microsoft Office is the most popular software suite used on the Windows platform and this gives the students a chance to sit and learn the proper usages of the application in an academic environment.

PowerPoint Viewer 2007: For those who don't have PowerPoint on your computer, you can download the PowerPoint Viewer 2007 application to allow you to view a presentation. It is located on Microsoft's web site at PowerPoint Viewer 2007.

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats: Open, edit, and save documents, workbooks, and presentations in the file formats new to Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 using your existing Office 2000, Office XP, or Office 2003. The update is located at

Open Office 3.2.1: A free Office Suite that includes applications for word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations. This NEW version will allow you to open and save Office 2007 documents if you can't afford to purchase Microsoft Office. The application can be found at

Adobe Reader: For those who don't have Adobe Reader, you can download the application from Adobe's web site at Adobe Reader.

2012 Computer Background Survey

Computer Experience

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