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Chapter 1. An Overview of Office 2003 > An Overview of Office 2003 Applications

An Overview of Office 2003 Applications

Microsoft packages the individual programs that make up Office 2003 into a handful of different editions. Unlike previous versions, Microsoft has made these selections fairly consistent. Every version includes three core applications—Outlook, Word, and Excel—as well as a handful of smaller programs, such as the Picture Manager utility. If you purchase a new computer with Microsoft Office Basic Edition installed on it, that's all you get. Retail and academic versions (including Office Standard Edition and the budget-priced Student and Teacher Edition) include those three programs plus PowerPoint. The Small Business Edition adds Publisher and an Outlook add-in called Business Contact Manager.

At the top of the Office line you'll find the Professional Edition, which includes Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, and Business Contact Manager. In large corporations with volume editions of Office (not available through normal retail channels), you'll also find InfoPath, a specialized tool for creating forms that enter and manipulate XML-based data. (We do not cover InfoPath in this book.) The sections that follow describe the functions and features available in each of these applications.


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