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Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide by Maria Langer

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Chapter 10. Application Basics

Applications

Applications, which are also known as programs, are software packages you use to get work done. Here are some examples:

  • Word processors, such as TextEdit, iWork’s Pages, and Microsoft Office’s Word, are used to write letters, reports, and other text-based documents.

  • Spreadsheets, such as iWork’s Numbers and Microsoft Office’s Excel, have built-in calculation features that are useful for creating number-based documents such as worksheets and charts.

  • Databases, such as FileMaker Pro, are used to organize information, such as the names and addresses of customers or the artists and titles in a music collection.

  • Personal information management programs, such as Address Book and iCal, help you keep track of contacts ...

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