Case study: Merge

SO5 AC1-2

  1. Type the following in Document 1:

A number of claims have been put forward as to who developed the first digital computer.

The best known claim is made on behalf of the Harvard Mark 1 which was built by H. H. Aiken with financial assistance from IBM. This computer was completed in 1944. The calculator was electro‑mechanical and was 15 metres long and 2 metres high. It took the Mark 1 about 4.5 seconds to multiply two numbers, each containing 23 digits.

A physicist, Dr John V Atanasoff, made an important contribution to the continued development of the computer. In collaboration with Clifford Berry, he built the first completely electronic digital computer (The ABC ‑ Atanasoff Berry Computer). This computer was, however, only used as a prototype.

The ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was developed in 1946. The ENIAC is regarded as the first successful electronic digital computer. It was more powerful than the other machines which had been built up to that point and was so fast that it could do, in one day, electronic calculations which would have taken 300 days by hand. It had the disadvantage that it did not use an internal stored programme.

  1. Use the document created to create a merged document. The document must be sent to at least four people.
  2. Create a new data source to add at least three recipients.
  3. Add at least the following fields: title, first name, last name, address.
  4. Create envelopes for the recipients.
  5. Sort and edit the data in your data source. Call the facilitator to observe this.  Sort the data alphabetically and edit one name in the data source.
  6. View your document in print preview. . Call the trainer when performing these tasks