Office Suites

Over the years, one of the most popular uses for desktop computers has been as a general-purpose information tool for office workers. With a computer, you can write memos, letters, and reports; perform both simple and complex numerical analyses; retrieve information stored in databases; create images; and perform other tasks familiar to office workers of this and previous ages. It should therefore come as no surprise that the tools for performing these tasks have come to be bundled into suites, which are packages of related programs. In general, office suites include a word processor and a spreadsheet. All include other tools, such as a database or a graphics editor, but the details vary from one suite to another. The individual ...

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