Systems and Applications Software
Word-processing and Spreadsheets
Many different factors affect how you want the layout of a document to look. Some of these are paper size, page orientation, margins, headers and footers, borders and gutters. All of these things are very important in making the document look professional. Once text has been entered it can be formatted to add structure emphasis. Text can be formatted by altering the characteristics of the font. Some of the formatting text features which can be used are; font type, font size, font effects, font style and font color.
Macros are very useful in spreadsheets and word-processing software. They consist of a series of keystrokes and menu choices which are recorded by the user as a small program. Instead of using the same series of instructions and commands, you can simply run the macro. Macros are used to save time mostly but do have other uses.
Macros can be set up so that a complex task can be reduced to simply pressing a button. In this way, more experienced users can help less experienced users to complete complex time consuming repetitive routines simply.
Databases used by businesses and organisations are called relational databases, with the data being held in lots of different tables with links called relationships between the tables.