|Word processing is usually what leads people
to using a computer for their work. Word processors will normally have the following
capabilities built into them:
Two of the most common word processing programs are WordPerfect and Microsoft Word.
|The spreadsheet packages are designed to use
numbers and formulas to do calculations with ease. Examples of spreadsheets include:
The most commonly used spreadsheet programs are Microsoft Excel and Lotus 123.
|Database programs are designed for these types
All of these have to be maintained so you can find what you need quickly and accurately.
Some of the most commonly used database programs are Microsoft Access and dBASE.
|The presentation programs can make giving
presentations and using overheads easier. Other uses include:
The most recognized graphic presentation programs are Microsoft PowerPoint and Harvard Graphics.
|Web Browsers provide an easy to surf the
To date, no other planet has placed web pages on the web but nothing should surprise you!
The two most popular web browsers are Netscape and Microsoft Internet Explorer.