MS Office Gains Popularity Despite Itself

By: Reggie Andersen

Microsoft Office has its share of doomsayers, it remains an intimidating “virtual correspondent" that provides many tools for business owners as well as the lay person.

MS Office all began with a simple menu program. With the operating system of Windows becoming more advanced, MS Office accordingly added modules to match the rapidly evolving use of the personal computer. So say what you will, the public seems to like this suite of tools as it has become the biggest selling office integration software in the world.

Bear in mind that not all components of MS Office XP will be the same. There is the Small Business Version and then there is the Windows XP Professional for larger entities. Not all use the same software.

Microsoft Word XP – Microsoft Word XP is one of the second most used word processing package in the world next to WordPerfect. With its attractive templates prefigured for MSletters, memos, faxes and web pages you can even create a table of contents in MS Word XP seamlessly. MS Word XP is also very integratable with Mail Merge if that is a concern to you.

Microsoft Excel XP – Microsoft Excel XP is the more or less replaced the Lotus 1-2-3 program. Lotus 1-2-3 was the forerunner in using spreadsheets and calculating their columns accurately without the use of a calculator. Nowadays MS Excel XP can do financial reporting and analysis, presentations and create graphic charts which you can easily modify.

Microsoft Access XP - Microsoft Access XP is a Structured Query Language database program which means in plain English that you can play with different kinds of data and manipulate the databases. write program scripts to manipulate databases. It comes complete with invoice, inventory, and purchase order templates. With the use of specific markers called "keys", identification and calculation comes easily.

Microsoft PowerPoint XP – Basically this product allows you to show someone (like a potential customer) how your service or product works. All you do is simply create a visual representation of what you are trying to articulate. Works well in explaining what words cannot. And not to be outdone, MS PowerPoint also comes with templates which you can customize to fit your line of business and taste. You can even add the intriguing voice and sound presentations to your creation and load several backgrounds from the online MS site. Yeah, it really does influence customers.

Microsoft Office XP has proven to be a stable set or programs that people do not feel overwhelmed by. So if you are in the market for a system of programs to handle your every finance and database needs, you may wish to give Microsoft Office XP a try.

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