OPTIONS menu item may have the following subitems: Settings allows the user tochange the screen appearance according to his preferences including the status bar, tool bars, ruler, guidelines,..etc, decide on the units of length measurement used (on the screeni.e. inch, cm, pixel..etc.).
Spread sheet software:
Spread sheet software packages are used mainly by engineers, economists, or accountants, where manipulations of numbers, calculations and the production tables arethe primary purposes of using this package type. With this software the user can performthe different What-if senarios by changing certain number in the spread sheet andobserve, instantly, its effect on other related numbers in the work sheet. House wives canuse this package to run the budget of their households. The examples for such packageswill include: Lotus 123, Quatro Pro and Excel. For a typical software package operatingunder Windows platform on a PC, the following main items may be seen on the mainmenu of the program: FILE, EDIT, BLOCK, , TOOLS, GRAPH, PROPERTY, VIEW,INSERT and FORMAT. The file entry may have underneath it the following options: NEW (which will give the user a blank i.e. new work sheet), OPEN (which enables theuser to open an existing file - worksheet - to add to or modify), CLOSE which will closethe file without saving the changes made from the last SAVE command), SAVE (whichwill save the document i.e. worksheet including all the changes or additions made up tillthis point), SAVEAS (save the worksheet on the screen under the name the user will enter at the prompt i.e. in the dialog box), PRINT PREVIEW (will show the user what he willget on the printer, if he gives the command PRINT to the machine), PRINT (will print therange to the printer i.e. producing a hard copy of what indicated on the screen), PAGESETUP (enables the user to enter the page setup eg. margins, size,...).The last important item that may be found under FILE is Printer Setup (which gives theoptions to the user to select the printer, the port to which the printer is connected or toredirect to file - rather than to the printer port) Under the EDIT menu, there may be thefollowing sub-menu items: Undo (revert to the condition before the lastchong/modification/typing,..etc.), Cut (remove the highligted portion from the workingdocument and put it in another location in the RAM, whrere it can be put - pasted- intoanother portion of the current document or a new one), Copy (copies the highlighted portion in the current document into the RAM where it can be used later), Paste (takingwhat has been copied into the clipboard -RAM- to the current document at the positionindicated by the cursor), Clear (delete all highlighted ), Paste Special (gives the user theoptions of choosing to paste formula or value only avoid pasting blanks,..etc.), PasteFormat (the pasted information will iclude formatted ), Goto (page, cell, column, row),Search & Replace (searches the first occurence or all occurences of the inputted by theuser and replace it or them with the specified by the user), Define Style (for thedifferent styles eg. normal, currency, heading 1, heading 2,..etc. indicate the properties eg.alignment, format, protection, shading, text colour,..etc.). For the BLOCK menu item, thefollowing can be found underneath it: Move (the user indicated from which cell range-block- to which block of cells), Copy from which block to which one), Insert (allows theuser to enter rows, columns, files & pages), Delete (allows the user to remove full rows,columns or pages), Fill (allows the user to automatically fill blocks, rows or columns withnumbers depending on the series selected by the user), Names (allows the user to createnames to certain areas - ranges or blocks- of the worksheet to facilitate the manipulationof ; it also allows the user to delete unwanted names or all names), Transpose (exchange