A productivity program is computer software that is designed to allow a user to carry out a particular task.
Examples of tasks include writing a letter, managing a household budget, preparing and giving a presentation and managing data about a CD music collection.
Each of these example tasks requires its own specialised productivity program to carry it out.
The following table describes some common productivity programs.
|Word Processors||This type of program works with words and is used to create documents such as letters and reports.|
|Spreadsheets||This type of program works with numbers and calculations and is used to create budgets and accounts.|
|Database||This type of program works with data and is used to store and manipulate information about things such as customers and DVD collections.|
|Presentation||This type of program works with words, pictures and sounds and is used by people to help them give talks about things.|
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