A word processor
you to create
document, store it electronically on a disk ,display it on
a screen, modify it & print it on a printer.
great advantage of word processing over using a
typewriter is that you can make changes without
retyping the entire document.
We can edit the document very easily.
We can send a file to the printer
to get a hardcopy.
Examples of Word processing programs :
WordStar ,Akshar ,Leap office , WordPerfect, MS-Word ,AbiWord etc….
is a powerful word processor of Microsoft
which can be run on Windows platform.
oFor windows OS ,word was first released in 1989.
oIt has a variety of features.
oMS-word has removed all the limitations of simple editors &
oIt is available in various versions.
MS-Word can accommodate documents of several pages.
The margins can be easily set in MS-Word.
page break up is available when amount of text exceeds certain
Editing of text is quite easy in MS-Word. Text can be added,
changed anywhere in the document.
MS-Word provides variety of text formatting features. Text can be
highlighted, underlined & italicized. Size of the text & font type can be
changed according to our need.
Spelling & grammatical mistakes can be corrected using
the facility of pasting objects in the
documents. This feature is called OLE(Object Linking &
Embedding).You can insert charts ,objects, pictures in the
Mail Merge facility is available. A number of letters can be sent
to a number of persons in a single run.
spreadsheet is a worksheet in which we can manage data
in the form of columns & rows. A Spreadsheet can solve our
problems of data handling & tedious calculations.
A spreadsheet, in fact ,is a software package which
facilitates in doing various calculations, inserting
charts,analyzing,formula manipulation etc.
programs : Gnumeric , Neoffice ,Starcalc,
Microsoft Excel ,Apple numbers etc..
Facilitates drawing of graphs & charts as per
2. Reports can be created in MS-Excel.
3. Arithmetical & mathematical calculations can
be easily done. For this formulas can be used.
4. MS-Excel also provides the facility of pasting
objects in the documents called OLE-Object
Linking & Embedding.
Presentation programs are those programs which
enable a user to create a slideshow & present his topics in
the form of slides.
It is often used in businesses & schools to help in
discussions about a topic.
Mostly the users who use presentation programs also
use a projector to project the slides up on a screen.
Examples : Microsoft PowerPoint ,iWork keynote &
Open office impress.
Graphics package that comes with MSOFFICE.
Using this we can make professional
looking presentations easily.
Stored with an extension .ppt
Movies & sound effects can be added in
A database management system(DBMS) is a computer
software that manages databases.
DBMS is a set of software programs that controls the
organization,storage,management & retrieval of data in a
MS-Access is the popular
First version of access was released in 1992.
The latest version is Access 2010.
Examples of DBMS Programs: