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Ch 4: Computer Science Application Software

About This Chapter

The comprehensive lessons in this chapter make it easy to fully understand computer science application software. Enhance your preparations for an upcoming test by reviewing these lessons and checking your knowledge with multiple-choice quizzes.

Computer Science Application Software - Chapter Summary

This chapter offers an entertaining exploration of computer science application software like Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Lotus 1-2-3 and Excel. Study the purpose of these types of software, and examine how they are used to accomplish specific goals. After completing the lessons, you will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast Microsoft Office and Open Office
  • Describe application software for workgroup, enterprise and personal objectives
  • List and discuss desktop publishing and word processing software
  • Provide details about Illustrator, PowerPoint and other presentation software and graphic suites
  • Identify and describe different types of database and spreadsheet software
  • Define FTP, chat and other types of communication software
  • Discuss educational, real estate, legal, finance and architectural personal application software
  • Exhibit knowledge of workgroup application software for business teams

Watch the lessons in this chapter as short videos, or access them as full transcripts you can print or read online. Both formats offer a fun and engaging look at computer science application software. At any time, find out how much you understand about the lessons you review by taking mini quizzes. Our practice exam can gauge your comprehension of the entire chapter.

8 Lessons in Chapter 4: Computer Science Application Software
Microsoft Office and Open Office: Office Suite Applications

1. Microsoft Office and Open Office: Office Suite Applications

Office suite software is a collection of commonly used applications. It typically includes word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software. Learn how these applications work together to increase productivity in this video lesson.

Application Software for Personal, Enterprise & Workgroup Objectives

2. Application Software for Personal, Enterprise & Workgroup Objectives

Application software is a computer program to carry out a specific task. Learn about the different types of applications at the individual, workgroup and enterprise level.

Desktop Publishing & Word Processing Software: MS Word, InDesign & WordPerfect

3. Desktop Publishing & Word Processing Software: MS Word, InDesign & WordPerfect

Word processing software is used to manipulate text and apply a basic design to your pages. More sophisticated design can be accomplished using desktop publishing software. Learn about the functionality of these two types of application software.

Presentation Software and Graphic Suites: Illustrator, PowerPoint & CorelDraw

4. Presentation Software and Graphic Suites: Illustrator, PowerPoint & CorelDraw

To make an impact on your audience, you not only need a strong message, you also need strong visuals. Learn how presentation and illustration software helps you make an impact when showing your work.

Database and Spreadsheet Software: Excel, Access, dBase & Lotus 1-2-3

5. Database and Spreadsheet Software: Excel, Access, dBase & Lotus 1-2-3

Spreadsheet software and database software are both used to organize and manipulate data. Each application has its own unique strengths. Learn about the functionality of both types of software.

Communication Software: Terminal Emulator, Chat & FTP

6. Communication Software: Terminal Emulator, Chat & FTP

There are numerous ways to communicate over a computer network. Learn about a number of very specialized software applications for communication, including terminal emulator software, online chat and FTP.

Personal Application Software: Educational, Real Estate, Legal, Finance & Architectural

7. Personal Application Software: Educational, Real Estate, Legal, Finance & Architectural

Specialized software applications have been developed for different areas. Learn about the software being used by educators, real estate agents, lawyers, accountants and architects.

Workgroup Application Software for Business Teams

8. Workgroup Application Software for Business Teams

Many activities in organizations are carried out by workgroups. Learn about specialized workgroup software that makes it easier for members to communicate and collaborate more effectively in this video lesson.

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