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  • 0:02 Business Materials
  • 0:30 Word Processors
  • 1:22 Desktop Publishing
  • 1:57 Graphics
  • 2:34 Financials
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Instructor: Yuanxin (Amy) Yang Alcocer

Amy has a master's degree in secondary education and has taught math at a public charter high school.

In this lesson, you'll see how businesses can use technology to help them create and write various kinds of business materials. See how various computer programs can be used to create the different parts of business materials.

Business Materials

You have just started your own dog treats company called The Yummy Woof. Now, you need to come up with all kinds of business materials to help you promote your business to the public. You need to come up with product description sheets, business letters, marketing flyers, and images. And we can't forget the financial paperwork! Businesses have all kinds of materials they need to write. With the use of technologies and computer programs, making and writing these business materials is that much easier.

Word Processors

To write its professional business letters, The Yummy Woof can use a computer program such as Microsoft Word. This is a type of word processing program. A word processing program is a program that manipulates text. With this type of program, The Yummy Woof can easily create a professional business letter.

There are also online programs, such as Google Docs, that allow you to write documents which you can share with your coworkers for collaboration purposes. With a program such as Google Docs, all files are kept on the Internet and you and your team members can access and edit the documents from anywhere with Internet access.

As the CEO of The Yummy Woof, you are able to use this program to write your official business letters. You can write the product description documentation for each of the dog treats. Then you upload your document to Google Docs and ask that your employees look over and add or edit as they see fit.

Desktop Publishing

Another program that you find useful is a desktop publishing program, which creates documents with both text and images. For example, using Microsoft Publisher, you can place your images and text wherever you want on the page to create your marketing flyers.

Because we live in the world of the Internet, there are also online desktop publishing solutions, such as Lucidpress, that you and your team can use. These are great for tri-fold brochures, postcards, or other marketing materials. Again, because this is an online program, you and your team members can access and edit the documents as a team.

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