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Wordprocessor, Spreadsheet & Presentation
Why these Three type of software ?
Some basic programs are bundled with the Windows XP Operating System upon installation so that you can proceed to do the minimal task required. They consists of Calculator, Notepad, System Tools, Communication Tools and Entertainment Tools.
Most computer users today need to type their message one way or another. It can be an email, memo or notes that they want to generate. Therefore, they will need a Word Processing program for this kind of work. ( Its much more powerful than the Notepad you have).
Some of them will need to do computation such as Daily Expenses, Calculation of Dividends or do some analysis of numbers (data) for their specialized trade etc. Therefore, they will need a Spreadsheet program that can address such issue.
Also, there will be some people who need to present information in graphical form, or graphical slides for tutorial purposes or storage of information into a Slideshow format. These people require a Presentation software to produce the desired output.
Of course, there is much other kind of software requirements that a computer user will need but they are not in the majority group. As a result of these software requirement, many software developers developed a Software Suite that encompass the three type of software together so that you can pay a small price just to get all the functionalities included.
It is available in various editions for user to choose. The Standard Edition comprises the following programs :
Microsoft Office Small Business Edition includes Microsoft Publisher, which is a graphics program you can use to create brochures and other projects.
The Professional Edition includes both Publisher and Microsoft Access, a sophisticated database program.
Another Software Suite worth mentioning is OpenOffice, because its FREE !
It is an open-source office software suites that comprises of Word processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Graphic and Databases and others. It is available in many Languages and works in many common computers.
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