Word training Leicestershire – do you know the difference between what package to use for what?

For years Word was the number one software package that everybody used, a standard for anyone in business to compose a letter, fax or documented procedure. It was used as the template for invoices, despatch notes and quotations. With the growing interest in Outlook for emailing and Excel not just for calculations but for forms also, Word has lost some of its importance in the business marketplace.

Some where does Word still fit in inside the working environment and where can Outlook take precedence? Here is a simple table showing where perhaps each is best suited, along with techniques in each.

Microsoft WordMicrosoft ExcelMicrosoft  Outlook
Employee handbook – TOC, sections, NavigationInvoices, Quote Forms, Despatch notes with formulas embeddedShort communications
Documents with Headers and footers, page numberingLists of contacts for mail merge in WordAttachments e.g. files for pictures, Excel spreadsheets, Word documents
Inserting graphics e.g. Tables, charts, Smart ArtSophisticated chartsAsking a number of people a question – receiving replies., arranging corporate meetings
Tables with hyperlinksLists – sorting and filteringDistribution of surveys
Citations, References, Bibliographies in dissertationsEmail mail merge marketing

 

Mail Merge

What do you think? Do you think that the boundaries between these three Microsoft Office packages have become blurred in their use in businesses over recent years? Have you blurred your use of them? Let us know what you think!

To find out more about any of these and more functions please visit our web site for details of courses we can run. If you have any queries about our courses, Word training Leicestershire or any other county and package, you can use our contact page on the website to send us your query. Otherwise you can email us on johnlegge@jplcomputer.co.uk or give us a call on 07903 840105.

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