Microsoft has become famous for their operating systems but they also provide a great set of tools in the form of Microsoft Office. Many people take Microsoft Office for granted and don’t realize how hard life would be without it.
The Microsoft Office Package comes with 4 important software products. Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Power-point. Each product having their own separate uses.
The first is Microsoft Word. It is a word processor meaning it is very useful in writing documents, stories, work instructions and so forth. It has many different functions. For instance you can quite easily save your documents as web pages therefore being able to publish them on the internet. A second useful function is the drawing toolbar. The drawing toolbar allows the user to create exciting headings, draw arrows and squares and insert pictures. All in all it has many, many uses.
Microsoft Excel is more for crunching numbers. It allows the use of colorful graphs, equations and also pictures. It allows the use to set it up so it does calculations automatically. It also allows the user to look at several “sheets” at the one time making working on different projects simultaneously a breeze.
Microsoft Power-point is used primarily for presentations. It is simple and quick to create a colorful slide show that would WOW anyone.
Microsoft Access is database software. It allows for the use of SQL queries, tables, forms, macros and much more. It allows the user to easily and effectively store their data while being able to manipulate it in different ways.
An important aspect of the Microsoft Office package is that files from all 4 applications can be interchangeable. This means you can grab a file you created in Microsoft Excel, and import it into Microsoft Access very simply and easily.