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Microsoft Office applications

Think about how the Microsoft Office applications have been designed to work together. Look at the user interfaces of all the Microsoft Office applications you have installed on your computer and describe the common user interface and features you see in these applications.

Next, list the versions of each of the following Office applications required for the course installed on your computer. You can determine the version by launching each application, then select "Help" and click on "About." (You might need to click on the "vv" symbol to display all the options to locate "About.") Versions acceptable for the course are 2003, 2002 (XP) or 2000. Be sure to list your installed version for all of these required applications:

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Outlook

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1. The common user interface and features in the Microsoft Office application:

In Microsoft Office suite, the individual applications share many common features. An obvious advantage of a common user interface is that once you learn one application, it's much easier to learn another. Also, as you switch between applications, you won't have to switch working modes quite so radically. And, perhaps most important, a common user interface frees your focus from the individual applications and their idiosyncrasies and lets you concentrate on the documents you're creating. The following are examples of important common features in the Office XP suite:

1). The menus, toolbars, shortcut keys, and ...

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