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  • Windows Media Player setting up Open Media Player If you have not opened it before it may ask you a few questions in some dialogue boxes, just read the questions and click the Next/Yes/OK buttons that come up. Make sure you dont select Copy Protect music or Rip CD when inserted. And if it asks Keep my current format settings, make sure that one is selected. If you cannot see the File menu for Media Player at the top of the screen then click on the Maximise buttonat the top right of the screen Go to Tools Options. Click on Privacy. Make sure that the first four boxes are ticked. This will enable your music files to be named automatically and updated when you are on the internet. Click on Rip Music Tab. Check that your music is being saved to your My Music folder in your My Documents folder. If it isnt then click on Change, look for My Documents and then My Music, click once on My Music to select it and click OK. Your music will now save to My Music folder. If you prefer music files to be saved as MP3s rather than WMA then click on the Rip Music tab and change Format from Windows Media Audio to MP3 by clicking on the dropdown menu. Jacqui Sharp 2005Page 1

Windows Media PlayerTo Burn music from a CD Insert a music CD Click on Rip music from CD Click OK Media Player will open and immediately start ripping the music (if you are online at the same time then the tracks will be named as well Select Play Audio CD using Windows Media Player Your music should start playing immediately If you are online at the same time it will also name your tracks for you If you would like to hear the music before it is ripped, select Play Audio CD after you insert the CD (if you already have Media Player opened it will play automatically) 1. Click on the Rip Tab 2. Click in the boxes of the songs you dont want to rip3. Click Rip music when you are ready Jacqui Sharp 2005Page 2 Windows Media Player If you are not connected to the Internet you can still rename your songs Click once on the Track and then click again, type in the name of the song Name the Composer and Artist in the same way Clicking twice on a track will start the track playing To play the songs Click on the Library tab Click on the + next to All Music Click on the + next to Album Choose an album from the list Click the Play buttonit will play all the songs in the album Click the Stop buttonto stop songs Click the previous or next buttons to move between the songs Mute the songs by clicking Alter the volume by clicking and dragging the slider Clicking on any of the other choices such as Genre will have the different types of music sorted for you so if you have several Jazz albums they will be sorted in that Genre Jacqui Sharp 2005Page 3 Windows Media Player To burn music to a CD Insert CD Select Album from list, Burn Panel Click and drag that album over to the Burn Panel If you want individual songs rather than a whole albumthen click and drag individual songs over Click on Start Burn All the songs will be converted ready to burn and thenwill start to be burned Once it has finished the CD will eject out automatically Jacqui Sharp 2005Page 4 Windows Media Player You need to be in Library Make your own compilation Playlist of your favourite songs Click on the + next to My Playlists Right click on it and select New Drag the songs you want to go into this playlist by clicking on Album, choose an Album, choose a song and then drag into the Playlist panel on the right hand side Click on the New Playlist drop down menu and choose from the items listedPlaylist panel Click on Shuffle List to change the order Click on Sort to sort the list Click on Save Playlist As once you have made all your changes,type in a name for it and click Save Click on Burn List to burn to CD Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 5 Windows Media Player While you are playing your music you can set it to skin mode Full Mode by clicking on the Skin button To click back to whole screen click the Return to Full mode buttonSkin Mode You can change the look of your skin by going to View Skin Chooser Click on the name of a skin in the left hand panel to view the skins Click on Apply Skin to change the skin Clicking More Skins takes you to the Microsoft Website where you can download more skins Change your Visualisations by going to View Visualisations or download some more from the Internet by going to View Visualisations Download Visualisations Once your songs are downloaded you can access them through MovieMaker and PowerPoint. Your music will be filed in the My Music Folder in My Documents. Jacqui Sharp 2005Page 6 Importing Photos Hint: If this windowPlug one end into the camera and the USB end into the USB port indoesnt come up, goyour computerto Start Programs Accessories Switch your camera on this may appear, select MicrosoftScanner andScanner and Camera Wizard or it might say Copy pictures to a Camera Wizardfolder on my computer Click Next on the next dialogue box If you need to rotate any pictures, click on the Picture and then click on one of the rotate buttons If there are any photos you do not want to import then click in the box with the to de-select the tick or click Clear All and go and click in the tick boxes to select the photos you want to download Click Next Jacqui Sharp 2005Page 7 Importing Photos Type in a name for this group of photos Click on the Browse button to find the folder to save the photos to Click on a folder in the My Pictures folder or Make a new folder by clicking on the My Pictures folder first and then click on Make New Folder Type in the name for the new folder and click OK Click Next Click Next and Finish Your new folder of photos will open Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 8 Edit PhotosMicrosoft Office PictureManager Go to Start All Programs Microsoft Office Microsoft Office tools Microsoft Office Picture Manager Your screen should look something like this If you havent got all the toolbars or side WARNING: before resizing or menus then go to View and make sure all compressing your photos Save of these are selected another copy of that photo, Click o Thumbnailson a photo, press Ctrl C on the o Task Pane keyboard and then press Ctrl V. o Shortcuts (this will mean that you have 2 o Show File Names copies of the same photo.) Do this o Show Pictures onlybecause when you have compressed If your Task Pane at the left isor resized your photo you will be not visible then click on the asked to save at some stage and all changes will be saved, which means Shortcuts button the original quality of your photo will be lost. Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 9 Edit Photos This is your My Pictures Folder,to see all of it click on the Plus sign Click on a Folder and all of the pictures inside of it will appear Rename a picture by clicking once on it and once again then type in a new name Double clicking a picture will bring it into full screen and you can use the Zoom button to zoom in and out Clicking on the AutoCorrect buttonwill automatically correct colour, brightness and contrast of your photo Click on the Edit Pictures button to make changes to the photosTo change BrightnessClick on Brightness and ContrastSelect Auto brightness or move the controllers to adjust itmanually. To go back to other options click onthe arrow Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 10 Edit PhotosTo change Colour click on ColorSelect Enhance Color or move the controllers to adjust it manually. To go backto other options click onthe arrow To crop the photos Click on Crop . Click on the Black handles in the middle or corners and drag to the centre of the photo. Click OK. If you have made a mistake click on the Undo arrow in the Toolbar. To go back to other options click on the arrowTo Rotate a pictureClick on Rotate.Choose the option you want.To go back to other options click onthe arrow Jacqui Sharp 2005Page 11 Edit PhotosTo fix redeye Click on The Redeye removal button. Place your mouse over the eye and click, continue to clickon all the red eyes in the photo. Click OK when you have finished. To go back to other options click on the arrow.To resize the photo Click on Resize. To compress the photo Click in theClick on Compress Predefined width xPictures. height. Choose what you want to Select from those compress for (the email choices or click on option is very tiny). Percentage of originalSee the difference in size width, type in a under heading percentage like 50, Estimated total size, click OK. Click OK. To go back to other options click on To go back to otherthe arrow. options click on the arrow. Jacqui Sharp 2005Page 12 More on Photos Go back to the beginning options by clicking on the Home button . Rename pictures in this option by clicking onRename pictures . Click on the picture to be renamed and type in thename of the picture and press OK. To go back to other options click onthearrow . Email pictures Find out the size In this option click on Email pictures.of your photo byclicking on it and Click on Attached to the message, orlooking down atDisplayed as previews.the bottom left of Choose a preview size and click on Create the informationMessage. Outlook will open and you can type inbaremail address and message and press OK Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 13 More on Photos Quick Photo presentation Send a whole group of photos to PowerPoint or Word. Click on one photo or hold down the Ctrl key and click on multiple photos, click on Send Pictures to Microsoft office Select PowerPoint and Send and they will all appear in a PowerPoint presentation. View Pictures in different ways by clicking on the threeSend photos to another choices available tolocation on your hardrive, youSelect photos, click onThumbnail FilmstripBrowse and select folder Thumbnail viewyou would like to send themFilmstrip viewto, change name and file Single picture.type if you wish and finallydecided what size you wantto export them. Click OK.Single Picture Jacqui Sharp 2005 Page 14 MovieMak