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Teach Yourself Visually™: Computers, 5th Edition by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 7. Using Software

Using Software

Software programs enable you to make your computer activities more practical and fun. For example, if you want to write a letter or a memo, you can use a word processor; if you want to create a newsletter or greeting card, you can use a desktop-publishing program. This chapter shows you the basics of installing and using software programs.

Install a Program 118

Uninstall a Program 122

Create Documents with a Word Processor 124

Crunch Numbers with a Spreadsheet 128

Build Presentations with a Presentation Program 132

Store Information with a Database 134

Manipulate Pictures with an Image Editor 136

Create Publications with a Desktop-Publishing ...

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