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By: Ma. Sofía Corona Velázquez. Teacher: Alma Guzman. Grade: 2°A


Introduction: In this work we are going to talk about the topic of office suites, which are collections of productivity programs intended to be used by knowledge workers. The components are generally distributed together, have a consistent user interface and usually can interact with each other, sometimes in ways that the operating system would not normally allow.

Definition: Is A collection of programs for a personal computer that is used to automate common office tasks. The packages usually includes: word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, email, and database. These components are sold together and typically interface with each other

Popular office suites  Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats: Open, edit, and save files using the new file formats in 2007 versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Apache OpenOffice: Take an open-source approach to office productivity.  Microsoft Office Word 2010: Create and share content with the help of a comprehensive set of writing tools.  Microsoft Office 2013 Professional: Improve email communications and create your own marketing objects on PC.  Kingsoft Office Free 2013: Read, create, and save files seamlessly in Office 2007/2010 and previous formats.


Apache Open Office Suite Is an open-source office productivity software suite. It descends from OpenOffice.org and IBM Lotus Symphony,[6] and is a close cousin of LibreOffice. Apache OpenOffice contains a word processor (Writer), a spreadsheet (Calc), a presentation application (Impress), a drawing application (Draw), a formula editor (Math), and a database management application (Base):

Writer: has everything you would expect from a modern, fully equipped word processor. It is simple enough for a quick memo, yet powerful enough to create complete books with contents, diagrams, indexes, etc. You're free to concentrate on your ideas while Writer makes them look great.  Styles and Formatting- puts the power of style sheets into the hands of every user.  AutoCorrect dictionary- that can trap typing mistakes on the fly, checking your spelling as you type. Writer can handle the use of different languages in your document too.  AutoComplete - reduces typing effort, it will suggest common words and phrases to complete what you are typing.  Text frames and linking - give you the power to tackle desktop publishing tasks for newsletters, flyers, etc. laid out exactly the way you want them to be, etc…

Calc: is the spreadsheet application you've always wanted. Newcomers find it intuitive and easy to learn; professional data miners and number crunchers will appreciate the comprehensive range of advanced functions. Is also the solution o storing all your numbers and lists.  DataPilot- is an advanced technology that makes it easy to pull in raw data from corporate databases; cross-tabulate, summarize, and convert it into meaningful information.  Natural language formulas -let you create formulas using words (e.g. "sales - costs").


 Intelligent Sum Button inserts a sum function or a subtotal automatically, depending on context.  Wizards guides you through choosing and using a comprehensive range of advanced spreadsheet functions, or download templates from our Templates repository for readymade spreadsheet solutions.

Impress: is a truly outstanding tool for creating effective multimedia presentations. Your presentations will stand out with 2D and 3D clip art, special effects, animation, and high-impact drawing tools.  Master Pages simplify the task of preparing your materials. Save even more time by downloading templates from our Templates repository.  Complete range of Views are supported: Slides / Outline / Notes / Handouts to meet all the needs of presenters and audiences, plus an optional multi-pane view to put all the tools at your fingertips.  Multiple monitors support so that presenters can have additional materials or notes while presenting their slides on a projector. Make the most of this with the free Presenter Console Extension, which lets you see your next slides as well as the time and the speaker notes.  Easy-to-use drawing and diagramming tools - a complete range to spice up your presentation. 'Park' your most commonly used drawing tools around your screen ready for single-click access.

Draw - from a quick sketch to a complex plan, Draw gives you the tools to communicate with graphics and diagrams. With a maximum page size of 300cm by 300cm, Draw is powerful tool for technical or general posters, etc.  'Park' your most commonly used drawing tools around your screen ready for single-click access.  Use Styles and Formatting to put all your graphics styles at your finger tips.


 Manipulate objects, rotate in two or three dimensions; the 3D controller allows you to create spheres, rings, cubes, etc. in a quick pinch.  Arrange objects, group, ungroup, regroup, and edit objects while grouped. Sophisticated rendering let you create photorealistic images with your own texture, lighting effects, transparency, perspective, and so on.  Smart connectors make short work of flowcharts, organization charts, network diagrams, etc. Define your own 'glue points' for connectors to 'stick' to.

Math: is Apache OpenOffice's component for mathematical equations. It is most commonly used as an equation editor for text documents, but it can also be used with other types of documents or stand-alone. When used inside Writer, the equation is treated as an object inside the text document. Similarly, one can also insert these into other Apache OpenOffice programs like Calc and Impress. Using Math, there are three main ways of entering a formula: • Type markup in the equation editor. • Right-click on the equation editor and select the symbol from the context menu. • Select a symbol from the Selection toolbox. Base is a fully featured desktop database management system, designed to meet the needs of a broad array of users, from tracking a personal CD collections, to producing a corporate monthly departmental sales reports. Base offers wizards to help users new to database design (or Base) to create Tables, Queries, Forms and Reports, along with a set of predefined table definitions for tracking Assets, Customers, Sales Orders, Invoices and much more. When a personal use database is all you need, Base offers the full HSQL relational database engine, configured for single user, with the


data stored right in the Base file, as well as native support for dBase flat files.

Microsoft Office Suite. Word: is a widely used commercial word processor designed by Microsoft. Microsoft Word is a component of the Microsoft Office suite of productivity software, but can also be purchased as a stand-alone product. Microsoft Word offers several features to ease document creation and editing, including:  WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) display: It ensures that everything you see on screen will appear the same way when printed or moved to another format or program.  Spell check: Word comes with an built-in dictionary for spell checking; misspelled words are marked with a red squiggly underline. Sometimes, Word auto-corrects an obviously misspelled word or phrase.  Text-level features such as bold, underline, italic and strikethrough  Page-level features such as indentation, paragraphing and justification  External support: Word is compatible with many other programs, the most common being the other members of the Office suite

Excel: is a software program produced by Microsoft Corp. that allow users to organize, format and calculate data with formulas using a spreadsheet system. This software as part of the Microsoft office suite and is compatible with other applications in the office suite. Excel permits users to section data so as to view various factors from a different perspective. Visual Basic is used for applications in Excel, allowing users to create variety of complex numerical methods. Programmers are given an option to code directly using the Visual Basic Editor, including Windows for writing code, debugging and code module organization.


Power Point: is a powerful presentation software developed by Microsoft. It is a standard component of the company's Microsoft Office suite software, and is bundled together with Word, Excel and other office productivity tools. The program uses slides to convey information rich in multimedia. The term slide refers to the old slide projector, which this software effectively replaces.

Access: Microsoft Access is a pseudo-relational database engine from Microsoft. It is part of the Microsoft Office suite of applications that also includes Word, Outlook and Excel, among others. Access is also available for purchase as a stand-alone product. Access uses the Jet Database Engine for data storage.
 
 Access is used for both small and large database deployments. This is partly due to its easy-to-use graphical interface, as well as its interoperability with other applications and platforms such as Microsoft’s own SQL Server database engine and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).

Conclusion: Microsoft Office and Open Office have differences beyond the programs offered. The first is the interface. Open Office's appearance is similar to Microsoft Office 2003, while Microsoft Office 2007 and later has a user interface with tabs that makes it easier to see the many editing and formatting options. Another difference is that Microsoft Office is only available for Windows and Mac operating systems, while OpenOffice has versions for Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris. The advantages of Microsoft Office offers more programs than Open Office, with more versions geared towards businesses. Its popularity-with over half a billion people using it worldwide--means that more people know how to use Microsoft Office than Open Office, and that its file formats are more commonly recognized than Open Office formats. Although the price may be a bit steep for home use, Microsoft created a free online version, Microsoft Web Apps, in 2010. In the other hand The biggest advantage of Open Office is that it's free. In addition, because it is open source (that is, its code is freely available for anyone to view and edit), many variations of Open Office


exist with many additional features, and you can easily choose which version works best for you. Another advantage is that Open Office supports many different file types, including Microsoft Office, Word Perfect, and Lotus 1-2-3, making it easier to exchange files with people who don't have Microsoft Office.

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