• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Software used in my created system. To begin with, the one software I must use is an operating system. Every computer needs an operating system

Extracts from this document...


AO1c To begin with, the one software I must use is an operating system. Every computer needs an operating system - the one I have used is Windows XP. I could've used newer operating systems like Windows Vista but they are more expensive to buy and they also require more RAM to run which will make your PC run slower overall. I have used a spreadsheet for storing my data as data can easily be searched for, changed and manipulated in a spreadsheet rather than something like a word processor. I could've also used a database but with a spreadsheet, calculations are very easy to make and formulas can be put on cells but calculations are very tedious to do on a database, at least more tedious than on a spreadsheet. ...read more.


For one of the logos, the pictures had to be edited, transparency had to be used and there were more complicated layers to the logo so I used some picture editing software. I used Microsoft Word as my word processing software as it is feature-full, well laid out and overall easy to use. It has table functions, lots of different fonts, colours of fonts and backgrounds, and you can manipulate image settings easily. I could also use other word processing software, such as Google word processor, Microsoft Works, Apple iWork (for Mac)... There are also less advanced word processors like Notepad but they don't have the ability to add tables and images and so on... Therefore, they would not be suitable for my system. I used a spreadsheet, Microsoft Excel, because it is a simple, easy to use spreadsheet with good help and troubleshooting support from Microsoft. ...read more.


Other DTP's I could use are Adobe InDesign, InPage, iStudio Publisher (Mac) and many more. Microsoft Publisher edges out other software because of the vast array of design layouts you can use as templates and the fact it is part of a package meaning it works easier together with Microsoft Excel. For my logo Powerpoint was used for being simple, and the fact that it comes as a software package with the other 3 previously mentioned used software. Other presentation software that exists include Apple Keynote (Mac) and Corel Presentation. Corel actually has much more detailed functions such as image affects, the use of layers, transparency and complex selection tools, but when functions like these were needed I turned to Adobe Photoshop Elements as previously stated, choosing this over Corel Presentation software like CorelDraw because Photoshop is much better laid out and the quality of the software is just better overall. ?? ?? ?? ?? Hassan Bassam ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Software section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Software essays

  1. Selecting the best software for a theatre business.

    Bob will be able to access any data a lot quicker now than he could before there are many applications on Excel, like, the SUM button () for example, this button is an easier way to add, find the average, find the maximum and find the minimum of any data in the spreadsheet.

  2. What is a computer registry?

    There was also just one INI file per program per computer, making it difficult to have different settings for each user of a computer. So for Windows NT and Windows 95 Microsoft introduced the Registry. You can think of the Registry as a database for storing and accessing configuration data.

  1. Spreadsheet Technical report. My task was to produce a grade book for primary ...

    of a computer my hyperlink back to the menu, then it is not easily recognisable, and the user would possible just think it was a picture. Therefore, it was essential I made my hyperlinks relevant and recognisable for the target audience.

  2. ICT - Software Review Table

    * Not skilled at typing takes a long time. Other Software Applications I Could Have Used: Application 1 Software item I could have used WordPad Graphic image Characteristics of this software package Very simple word processer. It has facilities to format and print text. Advantages * Easy to use.

  1. Using Software

    Here are alternative diagrams and everything within them is described in pattern. Notice that I used Microsoft Excel in the alternative software as well, because the only program that I knew and had access to was Microsoft Excel, and practically is the only one that I understood.

  2. How will your system benefit at least one person in the Health Centre?

    I have also learned how vital it is to save work on a regular basis, just in case something goes wrong with the system.

  1. Ict Software

    MOST COMMON PROBLEMS OF THE SYSTEM:- The most common problems of my system are:- * Training costs * Logins, password * Breakdowns, crashes * Access to secured/restricted areas * Hackers * Viruses * Access to shared areas * Only the manager and your general practitioner are allowed to access confidential patient details on the computer.

  2. Questions and Answers on the Features of Presentation Software

    Sounds can be used to emphasise certain information or to help convey a message. Sounds can be used as speech or music to help keep the audience interested. Sounds can be recorded specifically to help improve your presentation and the experience for the audience.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work