Microsoft offers a Home & Student Edition of Office 2007 that is more affordable, but includes fewer and different software titles than Office Professional 2007, based on the different needs of casual home/student users as compared to business professionals.
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Software Titles Included in Both Editions
Both Home & Student Edition 2007 and Professional Edition 2007 have Microsoft Word 2007 (a word processor), Excel 2007 (a spreadsheet program), and PowerPoint 2007 (a presentation application).
Home & Student Edition Titles
Microsoft OneNote 2007 (a note-taking and organising application) is included in Microsoft Office Home & Student Edition but not in Professional Edition.
Professional Edition Titles
Microsoft Outlook 2007 (a personal information manager) with Business Contact Manager, Publisher 2007 (desktop publishing software), and Access 2007 (a relational database application) are included in Office Professional 2007 but not in Home & Student Edition 2007.
The functionality of software titles shared by both editions is exactly the same; there are no missing or disabled features in Home & Student Edition 2007.
As of January 2010, Microsoft Office Home & Student Edition costs £64.90, while Microsoft Office Professional costs £324.90.
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