Category: 1 - Authoring and Editing Subcategory: 1 - General Purpose
Old Category: Infrastructure Services – Utilities
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Meets specific requirements of SC usage; reliability and compatibility with Office 2000 and Windows 2000; ease of use; level of support; documentation.
Usage and Dependencies
Industry Usage: Despite the advanced features of desktop office suites, small third-party utility programs are still needed to handle a number of important desktop operations, such as reading files from diverse sources (Quick View Plus) file compression/extraction to save space (WinZip), file transfer over the Internet (WS_FTP), and some web browser plug-ins and document viewers for data formats not supported by SC. (This category excludes multimedia player clients, which are covered in their own category.)
In some cases there are versions of these utilities available for free, while there are versions that have more features and support that are licensed. The sources of these products tend to change as the products/companies are acquired by larger companies.
It is important that users have the ability to view a wide variety of file types. WinZip provides such a capability. Its documentation states:
Adobe Acrobat 5.0, the latest version, finally includes the ability to convert from PDF to RTF format, which will allow PDF documents to be converted into an editable, COM-compliant format within Microsoft Word. Word, of course, has the ability to convert between many word processing formats, including WordPerfect.
SC Usage: SC requires a set of file utilities that are commonly used, as well as some new ones to facilitate document creation, formatting and conversion as we make the strategic move toward HTML and XML-based standards. A detailed list of currently installed software is included here.
The new version of the FaxPress client 6.2 will be installed on a per user basis (request only). Version 6.2 of the client software will not be installed as a core component of the image.
GroupCal is a calendar application created by DOE that was used by several people when we were using Outlook 97. There is no documentation on this VB 5.0 application and it is extremely complicated. Its major feature was the ability to view several peoples' calendars at the same time. This is very convenient when attempting to schedule a meeting. The new release of Outlook 2000 has this functionality built into the meeting scheduler.
SC Application Impacts: Indirect.
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