Interaction with Other Programs

Which program should you use for which purpose? At first glance, this appears to be a very easy question to answer. Word is used for text processing, Excel for spreadsheets, and PowerPoint for presentation. You’d imagine, then, that it would be a very straightforward matter to decide which program to use and that the three programs would interact well with one another almost automatically. However, if you investigate this matter a little further, you’ll find that it’s a little more complex and problematic. For example:

  • Word can also be used as a very effective, high-quality design program. Here I’m thinking in particular of the variable options available with Word tables.

  • Excel is also in a class of its own when it ...

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