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1 Chapter 3 Application Software  Liza Cardamone  Vanessa Broome  Craig Muschko

2 Application Software Application software is used for a variety of reasons:  As a business tool  To assist with graphics and multimedia projects  To support home, personal, and educational activities  To facilitate communications

3 Software is available in a variety of forms  Packaged Software Is mass produced, copyrighted retail software that meets the needs of a variety of users  Custom Software Performs functions specific to business or industry  Shareware Is copyrighted software that is distributed free for a trial period  Freeware Is a copyrighted software provided at no cost to a user by an individual or a company

4 Starting and Interacting  Operating Systems Desktop: an on screen work area that has a graphical user interface Button: graphical element you activate to cause a specific action to take place Pointer: small symbol displayed on the screen that moves as you move the mouse Menu: contains a series of commands from which you make selections Window: once loaded in memory the program is displayed as such

5 Business Programs include the following programs:  Word processing software Create Edit Format  Spreadsheet software  Database Software Database  Presentation graphics software  Note taking software  Personal Information Manager Software suite  Project Management Software  Accounting software

6 Graphics and Multimedia Programs CComputer-aided design software assists a professional user in creating engineering, architectural, and scientific designs PPaint allows users to draw pictures, shapes, and other images with various on-screen tools IImage editing provides the capabilities of paint software VVideo editing allows users to modify a segment of a video AAudio editing lets users modify audio clips MMultimedia authoring allows to users to combine text, graphics, audio, video, and animation into interactive application. WWeb page authoring helps users of all skill levels create Web pages

7 Home, Personal, and Educational Programs PPersonal Finance TTax Preparation PPersonal DTP PPaint/Image editing HHome design/landscaping EEducational RReference EEntertainment

8 Types of Applications used in Communications EE-mail programs are used to transmit messages via a network WWeb browser programs to access and view Web pages NNewsreader/ Message Board programs

9 Advantages of Using Application Software on the Web RRequires less disk space on your computer than installed software LLess expensive to upgrade as vendors release new versions

10 Learning Aids Available for Application Software Many programs provide Help features: OOnline Help is the electronic equivalent of a user manual AA wizard is an automated assistant that helps a user complete a task by asking questions

11 Any questions?

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