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Office Productivity Results
No collection of desktop benchmarks is complete without Microsoft’s popular Office suite. We’re leaving control over the workloads (as well as computing and reporting the geometric mean of the three benchmark runs per application) to PCMark 8 Professional once again.
Microsoft Word 2013
- Start Word.- Open the source document.- Open the destination document into a separate window.- Copy a long segment from the source document to the destination document.- Save the destination document with a new file name.- Stretch the destination document window.- Cut and paste a long segment within the destination document.- Save the destination document.- Type text into the document, simulating keystrokes by sleeping after each character.- Save the destination document.- Add images into the destination document.- Save the destination document.
Microsoft Excel 2013
- Start Excel.- Open the source and destination workbooks.- Stretch the application window.-Copy data from the source workbook into the destination workbook to cells that trigger formula evaluation. The data set is approximately 75,000 cells.- Copy more data from the source work book to the destination workbook to cells that do not trigger formula evaluation. The data set is approximately 75,000 cells.- Copy formulas from inside the destination workbook so that data evaluation for the data copied in task 5 is triggered. The copied data is 3 cells in size and it is pasted into approximately 15,000 cells.- Copy more data from the source workbook to the destination workbook to cells that trigger formula evaluation. The data set is approximately 20 cells.- Plug specific values to three individual cells triggering formula evaluation.- Save the destination workbook into a new file.
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
- Start PowerPoint.- Open the presentation.- Stretch the application window.- Browse through each slide in turn and simulate reviewing by sleeping each slide.- Add a slide to the presentation.- Add an image to the new slide and crop it.- Add text to the new slide.- Save the finished presentation into a new file.- Export the presentation into a PDF file.