- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Microsoft Access
- Microsoft Outlook
This section describes the common features of all Microsoft Office tools. The main description covers the Ribbon, Quick Access Toolbar, and Status Bar. The Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar are at the top of the tool, while the Status Bar is at the bottom. There are two versions of each tool, a stand-alone tool and one that functions in a browser. This page and the subpages cover just the stand-alone version. The browser version is similar, but not as robust.
Microsoft Word is the main tool for editing documents. It is tightly connected with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint in order to include tables in Word and documents in slide presentations. More information is found in a Microsoft Word description page.
Microsoft Excel is the main tool for editing spread sheets. It is tightly connected with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint in order to include tables in Word and PowerPoint slide presentations. Information can be interchanged with Microsoft Access, a database program. More information is found in the Microsoft Excel description page.
Microsoft PowerPoint is the main tool for editing slide presentations. It is tightly connected with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel in order to include Word documents and Excel tables in PowerPoint slide presentations. More information is found in a Microsoft PowerPoint description page.
Microsoft Access is the main tool for editing databases. You can use either the custom interface provided or use the SQL interface. It is a simple tool that introduces the use of Databases, but is a limited tool. For small Databases, it is a very efficient tool. For larger databases tools like MySQL are used instead. More information is found in a Microsoft Access description page.
Microsoft Outlook is the main tool for handling Microsoft related e-mails. Like other tools, it can be used in a browser or as a stand-alone tool. More information is found in a Microsoft Outlook description page.