Microsoft Office 2003
Review of the Microsoft Office 2003
Microsoft Office 2003, like earlier versions of Microsoft Office, is a package of
software programs designed for various office work activities.
The 2003 Microsoft Office comprises the programs Excel, Word, Access, Outlook,
OneNote, Visio, PowerPoint, InfoPath, FrontPage, Project, Publisher, and Live Meeting.
Each of these programs is sold as a separate software product, but the Microsoft
Office 2003 combines them all together under a sort of bulk rate price tag.
|Microsoft Office is still one of the most
widely used software packages that provides
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Microsoft Office 2003 Package
The Microsoft Office 2003 package boasts a more complete package than any of the
previous versions, offering more programs, and the most up to date versions of the software available.
Of course, the older versions of the Office package are still perfectly good. I’m
still using the 2000 addition, and am perfectly happy with it. It’s easy to get sucked into the hype over the 2003
Office deal only to discover that you didn’t really need the ‘improvements’. Microsoft, like all software
companies, is update crazy. Newer versions of their programs represent an entire new product line for a minimal
cost to them, and are often basically the same thing as the older version.
The Microsoft Office concept is a huge success for the software giant. Just about
every major business has a copy of Microsoft Office 2003 or some earlier version installed on all their employee’s
computers. Using the Microsoft Office 2003 programs you can do just about anything including writing form letters,
tracking data, creating visual presentations, sending emails, creating graphical designs, combining text and
graphical images, and arranging online meetings.
Microsoft Office 2003 Programs
Personally, the only programs I ever use are Excel, Word, and occasionally
PowerPoint. These three programs are a must have for anyone that does any kind of work involving presentations,
writing, and organizing data. For these three programs alone, I think the Microsoft Office 2003 package is a good
deal. Even if you don’t work with computers, Excel and Word are vital programs for personal use, making letter
writing and tracking your finances much easier.
If you don’t have any Microsoft Office versions, and don’t even have Word, or
Excel, I highly recommend picking up Microsoft Office 2003. You can buy it online from just about anyone, and any
stores that carry computer software will have it as well. If you already have an older Office version, you probably
don’t really need to get Microsoft Office 2003 unless you do a lot of office work and are interested in the new
programs that come with the package.