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Why can't Word, Excel & Powerpoint become single all-in-one?

By chdchan ·
More often than not, we have to mix up doc, xls and ppt with text, calc tables and multimedia, so why not there be a single app to do it all without embedding or merging parts in order to put everything together?

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Because they are different Applications

by OH Smeg In reply to Why can't Word, Excel & P ...

You can not use Power Point to create a Letter or other Document just the same as you can not use Word to Produce a Power Point Presentation.

With all Office Suites they have different Applications and you can transfer data between the different applications.

Before M$ came out with Office we had numerous Companies making their Own applications like Lotus 123, Word Perfect, and so on where it was very hard to impossible to move data from Word Perfect to Lotus and so on. Back then you have to reenter the same data numerous times into different file formats to do different jobs. It wasn't very cost effective and it was very Labor Intensive.

Microsoft Office was a major breakthrough because you could use Data stored in your Spread Sheet in your Power Point or Word projects easily.

There is a very big difference between sharing Data and making different Documents and the big advantage is you can link all of the applications to a changeable file and have Live Updates appear whenever a change is made to the Core Data.

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by chdchan In reply to Because they are differen ...

My views are: rather than having separate doc, xls and ppt, we can simply have "one single file format" of all contents that eliminates the necessity to put separate files together. Imagine when devising a grand brochure or website prototype, we can focus on a single app to do text formatting, calc tables, slide show and multimedia (somewhat like a true media publisher) "without resorting to make them in 3 apps", probably by easier switching among funtional modules in only one app.

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