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Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computer Basics by Michael Miller

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12. The Suite Spot: Working with Microsoft Works and Microsoft Office

When you first turned on your new PC, you might have been surprised to see your desktop already populated with a bunch of shortcut icons for different programs. These are the programs that were preinstalled by your PC’s manufacturer. Which particular programs were pre-installed on your PC depends on what sort of arrangements the PC manufacturer made with the software publishers.

Many PC manufacturers preinstall some sort of software “suite,” which is basically a bundle of useful productivity programs. For many users, this suite of programs will be all you need to perform basic computer tasks such as letter ...

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