Computers have only really become a widely accepted medium for art within the last twenty years, and in the field of movies and animation, most people couldn‘t live without it. It has made editing a much easier and faster process, and has completely revolutionized the way animation is created. There are many digital artists appearing more and more often that use various computer programs to help them to create their art work, and people are now trying to push the envelope on what programs can actually be used to create viable pieces of art.
Microsoft Excel is a fantastic tool for analyzing scientific data. Microsoft Word is a fantastic tool for writing up scientific research. So surely Microsoft Office is the only software a scientist would ever require beyond that associated with specialist scientific apparatus? Unfortunately, that has never been the case and most university researchers would identify one big problem with the Office suite and that is why it‘s always been difficult to present formulas in Word and Excel. Even when you type a simple fraction like 3/5, it gets presented on a single line. As for Greek symbols like pi...well, that would mean many hours wasted trawling through Excel‘s Insert Symbol menu.