The Applications Tests are available in PCMark 8 Advanced Edition and PCMark 8 Professional Edition. The Application Tests require that you have a compatible version of Microsoft Office(R) and/or Adobe Creative Suite(R) installed on your PC.
Officially supported versions are Microsoft Office 2010 or later and Adobe Creative Suite 6 or Creative Cloud. Older versions or Trial editions of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint may work, but are not officially supported. If you have some, but not all the applicable applications installed, you will be able to run individual application tests. The overall Office and Creative Suite test scores require all the applicable applications.
Note that you should compare the Applications Test scores between different hardware configurations only when these devices were tested with the exact same version of the applications.