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Application Software by Mind Map: Application Software

1. Objectives Overview

1.1. Identify the four categories of application software

1.2. Differentiate among the seven froms through which software is available

1.3. Explain how the operating system and utility programs work with application software

1.4. Describe characteristics of a user interface

1.5. Identify the key features of wiedly used business programs

1.6. Identify the key features of wiedly used graphics and multimedia programs

1.7. Identify the key features of wiedly used home, personal, and educational programs

1.8. Discuss the adventages of and ways access Web applications

1.9. Identify the types of apllication software used in communication

1.10. Describe the learning aids available for application software

2. Application Software

2.1. Application software consists of programs designed to make users more productive and/or assist with personal tasks

2.2. Available in a variety of forms

2.3. System software server as the interface between the user, the application software, and the computer's hardware

3. Business Software

3.1. Business software is application software that assists people while performing business activities

3.2. Word processing software allows users to create and manipulate documents

3.3. Clip art is a collection of electronic drawings, photos, and other images

3.4. Addlicational word processing features include

3.5. Developing a document

3.6. Spreadsheet software allows users to organize data in rows and colums and perform calculations

3.7. A fuction is a predefined formula that performs common calculations

3.8. Charting depicts data in a spreadsheet in graphical form

3.9. A database is a collection of data organized in a manner that allows accress,retrieval,and use of that data

3.10. A software suite is a collection of individual programs available together a unit

3.11. Enterprises typically require special computing solutions for various fuctional units

4. Graphics and Multimedia Software

4.1. Computer-aided design(CAD) software

4.2. Desktop publishing software

4.3. Paint/ Image editing software

4.4. Professional photo editing software

4.5. Video and audio editing software

4.6. Multimedia authoring software

5. Software for Home,Personal, and Education Use

5.1. Personal finance software

5.2. Legal software

5.3. Tax preparation software

5.4. Personal DTP software

5.5. Personal paint/ image editing software

5.6. Personal photo editing software

5.7. Clip art/image gallery

5.8. Video and audio editing software

5.9. Home design / landscaping software

5.10. Travel and mapping software

5.11. Reference software

5.12. Educational software

5.13. Entertainment software

6. Learning Tools for Application Software

6.1. Online Helps is the electronic equivalent of a user manual

6.2. You can ask a question or access the Help topics in subject or alphabetical order

6.3. Web-based Help provides updates and more comprehensive resources to respond to technical issues about software

6.4. Web-based training is a type of CBT that uses internet technology and consists of application softwaree on the Web

6.5. Distance learning (DL) is the delivery of education at one location while the learning takes place at other locations