Chapter 5 Applying Software for Business Productivity

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7/28/2009 1 Computing 2010 Chapter 5 Applying Software for Busines Productivity Computer Information Systems 105 Applying Software for Business Productivity Application software performs tens of thousands of specific tasks the end user needs, like creating a budget for accounting, creating a resume, or making a professional presentation. Commercial application software has been developed by hundreds, even thousands of people and is constantly evolving to meet the Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Busines infinite needs of the end user, so the chances of application software not fulfilling a user’s needs are remote. Computing 2010 Chapter 5 Applying Software for Busines Productivity Computer Information Systems 105 Applying Software for Business Productivity Business Application Software Suites Software manufacturers like Microsoft and Mac produce business application software and sell them in packages called software suites , or productivity suites . Software suites usually have three to five basic application softwares Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Busines five basic application softwares. Application Microsoft Mac Word Processor Word 2007 Word 2008 for Mac Spreadsheet Excel 2007 Excel 2008 for Mac Database Access 2007 Presentation PowerPoint 2007 PowerPoint 2008 for Mac Project Management Project 2007 Computing 2010 Chapter 5 Applying Software for Busines Productivity Computer Information Systems 105 Applying Software for Business Productivity Business Application Software Suites To facilitate ease of use, Microsoft has incorporated a similar functionality into all of their Office products, which give them a familiar look and feel throughout all of their products, whether they are running on Windows or Mac OS All of Microsoft Office Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Busines they are running on Windows or Mac OS. All of Microsoft Office 2007’s and Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac’s application software are presented on the user’s monitor in rectangular boxes called windows . Multiple windows that represent multiple applications can be used at the same time, which is called multi tasking . Microsoft Office 2007’s and Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac’s most notable change was to replace menus with “ ribbons ”. The ribbon is a GUI element composed of a strip across the top of the window that exposes all functions the program can perform in a single place.
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7/28/2009 2 Computing 2010 Chapter 5 Applying Software for Busines Productivity Computer Information Systems 105 Applying Software for Business Productivity Word Processing Software Word processors allow a user to make document files. Documents
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