Chapter 12. Working with Microsoft Works

When you first turned on your new PC, you might have been surprised to see your desktop already populated with a bunch of shortcut icons for different programs. These are the programs that were pre-installed by your PC's manufacturer. Which particular programs were pre-installed on your PC depends on what sort of arrangements the PC manufacturer made with the software publishers.

Most PC manufacturers pre-install some sort of software “suite,” which is nothing more than a bundle of useful productivity programs. For many users, this suite of programs will be all you need to perform basic computer tasks such as letter ...

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