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Application Software Chapter 3 Tools for Thinking & Working More Productively
Key Questions 3.1 What are five ways of obtaining application software? 3.2 What are some common features of the graphical software environment? 3.3 What can you do with word processing software? 3.4 What can you do with an electronic spreadsheet? 3.5 What is database software? 3.6 What are the principal uses of specialty software?
Types of Application Software Copyright – Commercial: Copyrighted. You can be prosecuted for illegal copy. – Shareware: Copyrighted. Available free, but you should pay to continue using it. – Freeware: Copyrighted. Available free. – Rentalware: Copyrighted. Lease for a fee Non-Copyright – Public domain: Not copyrighted. You can copy it for free without fear of legal prosecution.
Word Processing Creating documents Editing documents – Insert/delete, find/replace, and cut/copy & paste, – spelling checker, grammar checker, and Thesaurus Formatting documents – Font, spacing & columns, margins and justification, pages, headers, and footers Printing, faxing or E-mailing documents Saving and retrieving documents
Word Processing Mouse pointer Scroll bar Status bar Insertion point Rulers Style button Tool bar Copy and paste Mouse pointer Scroll bar Status bar Insertion point Rulers Style button Tool bar Copy and paste
Database Electronically stored collection of data Database manager or database management system (DBMS) Reduces data redundancy Increases data integrity Organization – Tables, records, and fields
Specialty Software Presentations Graphics – uses graphics, animation, sound and data or information to make visual presentations – E.g., MS Powerpoint Financial – keep track of income and expenses, write checks, online banking, and plan financial goals – E.g., MS Money, Quicken Desktop Publishing – involves mixing text and graphics to produce high-quality output for commercial printing – E.g., MS Works
Specialty Software Drawing & Painting Programs – graphics software that allows users to design and illustrate objects and products – E.g., MS Paint, Visio Project Management Software – program used to plan and schedule the people, costs, and resources required to complete a project on time Computer-Aided Design – programs intended for the design of products, structures, civil engineering, drawings, and maps