Microsoft Works Suite 2002 is worth getting for the fact that it includes Microsoft Word alone! At £25, it is a bargain (Special Reserve) - I'm not sure how much it costs elsewhere. Works Suite 2002 should not be confused with or campared to Microsoft Office 2002 (also known as Office XP) as they are aimed at different markets. Works is a collection of home utilities; Office is a collection of office utilities). Works Suite 2002 consists of the following 6 applications: Works: consists of several utilities including Database - A basic database program that stores everything in one table. If your planning on creating professional level relationship databases this isn't for you. If however you just want a way to keep track of your CDs it is. Spreadsheet - is a basic spreadsheet program which you can use to play around with figures and graphs. It is not as comprehensive as Excel, but fine for basic home use. It also lets you manage contacts and more. Encarta: This interactive electronic encyclopedia is not only more interesting than its' paper counterpart, it also takes up much less room on your shelf! Money 2002 - Use this to keep track of your finances. Picture It! Photo: is an image editor. Use it to organise and edit photos and pictures on your PC. While not comparable with professional image editors such as photoshop it's perfect for organising your home photo album! Streets & Trips: A very usful program. Use it to find places and addresses. it is particualry useful for producing A to B directions. Word - a fully featured word processor as supplied with Office 2002. You can create pretty much any document imaginable with this. If you are running an office from home consider getting MS Office (or Open Office) instead. If you'd like to write letters, keep track of your personal finances, research projects, create a database of your CD collection, organise yo
ur photos and print out directions and maps get Works 2002!
When I went looking for Word 2000 last week, I went to the first place that came into my mind to see if they had it in stock. On the way into PC world I went to the display rack to find that for an extra 30 pounds I could buy works 2000 which had 5 other programmes that would come in very useful for the work I was buying the programme for. On getting the package home I inserted disk 1 which made all of the setup procedure work and enabled each programme to work. This was very straight to use and couldnt be simpler. The programmes that are included in microsoft works 2000 are:word 2000 works 2000 Encarta world atlas Autoroute express 2000 Home publishing 2000 Money 2000 Works 2000 itself has alot of high quality documents using all of the programmes that have come in works 2000 to join a glourious selection of programmes to create the most perfect publication. Word 2000 has changed alot since word 97 was introduced because now word 2000 is more internet based with hyper links and a totaly different layout of the top tool bar. The only anoyying area of instalation was the way that each single programme disk had to be inserted as it was asked for. As some programmes that i have bought in the past where I have been able to leave the programme installing whilst i got on with another house hold chore.