Microsoft has already made its official release on May 12th, 2010 of the newest version of Microsoft Office 2010. Microsoft has added a lot of new features that will change the way you create and manage your documents and media presentations. This article is going to cover the top 5 features of the new Microsoft Office 2010.
Photos. In Microsoft Office 2010 Word you have a lot more capabilities. You can edit the photos right in your Word document, applying color changes, editing the photo background such as removing objects that you don't want and saving it as a new image. Also, there is more flexibility on word art. There are also changes with the Search feature, a paste preview option. There are a wide range of options with text effects. You can change regular text into word art with text box feature.
Graphs. In Microsoft Office 2010 Excel the biggest change it the ability to have a graph in an individual cell, known as the Sparklines feature, as opposed to the charts in Microsoft 2007 version. Make your spread sheets easier to follow and more precise with this feature as well as others like PivotTable to filter and segment data in multiple layers using Slicers to analyze more efficiently and spend less time with the formatting.
Videos. In Microsoft Office 2010 the PowerPoint program now allows video media in your presentation with options to edit, set poster frames, and changing of contrast, color and others. Microsoft introduced a brand new feature called Broadcast Slide Show which is a service that allows you to share your presentation with others via the web and the other viewers needn't have PowerPoint to view!
Digital Notebook. With Microsoft Office 2010 OneNote feature you can organize, track, and share text, picture, audio, and video notes. You also have more control over notes with other new features such as auto highlighting, Linked Notes and version tracking.
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New file menu. Microsoft introduced this new feature and this new more view replaces the traditional File menu by providing one common area for your management of files, such as share, print, save and publish. The addition of the enhanced Ribbon on all Office 2010 applications allows quick and easy access to file commands and also makes it simple to customize tabs so you can have your own unique workspace that is conducive to your style of work.
Microsoft Office 2010 is packed with tons of other features that will enhance your documents, spread sheets and presentations. So if you are working with a lower version of Microsoft Office you will want to upgrade to 2010 because there are too many new and awesome features you will be missing out on if you don't.
Not long ago, I was talking to an overseas translator, who specialized in two different languages including English. They were able to translate anything that I wrote, and any of my e-books into Italian or French at approximately $50 per hour. The finished product guaranteed to be grammatically correct, with the same meaning. I don't know what you know about human translation, but that's a pretty good price in US dollars, and the quality of their work spoke for itself. Okay so let's talk about this for second shall we?
You see, there are more and more translation devices and artificial intelligent computers which can do this without using people. Unfortunately the quality isn't quite there yet, or at least those computer systems with the high quality are not commercially available yet. They perhaps will be in the future, and this had concerned my translation acquaintance. As an author of online articles and e-books you can imagine how important it is to get that information out in multiple languages.
The Puget Sound Business Journal in Washington State had an article titled; "Amazon opens Spanish-language Kindle store," posted on April 5, 2012 written by Ben Miller.
Well, this is great news, and it opens up a major market considering how many people live in South America, Central America, Mexico, and the United States that speak Spanish. What we need is an instant and Reliable Digital language translation device for Microsoft Office products. Why you ask? Because Amazon's Kindle allows the user to produce e-books in Microsoft office, specifically Microsoft Word and then it converts it to a file that is readable on e-book readers.
Therefore, the ability to translate, make it perfect, and available for Spanish-speaking and Spanish readers opens up all sorts of doors of opportunity. Recently, Microsoft spent $1 billion buying patents from AOL, so perhaps they might spend $5-$10 million upgrading their software to help humans communicate between English and Spanish. If this works, then they should move on provide the ability to convert into all languages.
This would ensure that Microsoft stays on the top of the food chain for its word processing programs. Having similar ability to send e-mails, post on forums, and engage in dialogue and conversations around the world could make the world a safer, friendlier, and better place to exchange cultural information. This could prevent wars in the future, and bring humanity together. Therefore, this excuse to assist e-book authors and writers do what they do better could be a real game changer for the future of humankind. Please consider all this and think on it.
Flyers are made to relay information to readers. An effective flyer would be one that captures a reader's attention through its use of visuals and word play. Yet, putting too much pictures or words spoils the flyer. Use only necessary words and pictures, and place them on a good location of the flyer; you are good to go. So how can we create a flyer using Microsoft Word 2007?
Before you begin, have a rough sketch of what you want on your flyer, including the pictures, words, and decorations. Then, to create a flyer, open a blank page on your Microsoft Word. The first thing you will want to do is to choose your page orientation. Based on your sketch, is the orientation portrait or landscape? To change the orientation from the default portrait to landscape, click Page Layout on the Menu Bar. You will see Orientation under Page Setup. Click on it and choose Landscape.
Another thing you can do is to set your margins. This refers to how close your contents are to the sides of the page. Next to the Orientation button, select Margins. You can either choose one of their selections of margins, or make your own custom ones by clicking Custom Margins and setting your own margins.
Next, type the words or sentences out based on your flyer's sketch. You may want to change the settings of your line spacing, which is how much space there should be between the top and bottom of each sentence. The default would be Multiple with an additional 10 points of space at the bottom of the sentence. To change this, under the Home menu, click the small arrow next to 'Paragraph' at the edge of the box. Choose your options accordingly.
Other than that, you may want to change the font type and font size. Under the Font box under Home, you can make changes like the font type, its size, the style, and even the color. Other than that, you can insert pictures. Click Insert on the Menu Bar, and click Picture, Clip Art, Smart Art, or Chart, depending on what you want on your flyer. Drawing of line pictures is also possible using Shapes. You can also make fancy looking words using Word Art. With that, you have created your own flyer! Print and distribute!
This particular error message occurred when you try to email a picture through Microsoft Office Picture Manager. The program was trying to send it through the "default email program" which was supposed to be Outlook 2003 in this case.
How can you fix this?
You must make the change in your Outlook or email program. In this case we needed to open Outlook 2003. From Outlook 2003's main window, go to Tools > Options; in the Options dialog that opened, click on the "Other" tab. Under General, check the Make Outlook the default program for E-mail, Contacts, and Calendar check box. Just to be sure, check all the other tabs such as mail setup and mail format and read them carefully. Change anything you suspect may cause the problem.
I found Word as the default email program in this case. Since Word is not an email program it would never work. If you see this or something similar remove the check from the box or boxes that are next to it. After that it should work. Try to remember any changes you make just in case you need to change them back for some reason.
The error message is a little deceiving. You would think the problem is in the program your running (In this case Microsoft Office Picture Manager). You MUST correct it in the default mail program you are running.
The computer I tested this on was running Windows 7 Home Premium and had Microsoft Office 2003 installed. No problems with any part of the computer were indicated and no viruses were detected.
Microsoft believes in a continual development in examine and innovation, and always keeps moving by launching successive versions with enhanced features and addition features, such as different servers, Windows operating systems, productivity suites, and more products. All products and successive developments are well substantiating to the statement.
MS Office 2007: A new leaf to tree. In simple words it is the recent Windows version of Office System, which is simplifying working practices on the computer and is packed with an inventory of new features. Goodbye to menus and toolbars, since they are no longer continuing to be a feature in this new version and it has been replaced with a tabbed toolbar called Ribbon.
The Fluent User Interface having a central menu button is an exclusive new graphical user interface added to this new office version.
Microsoft Office 7 is designed in various versions, which suit specific user requirements, include the following:
Home and Student
Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or higher, Vista or 7, Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 or higher are the basic system requirements, since it requires system compatibility.
The common features of all the versions of the MS Office 2007 whether it is Professional or Standard or Ultimate or Home and Student are server-side tools and applications.
SharePoint Server 2007 is benefiting small business with its features like server platform supporting excel workbooks shared in multiple systems. The web page is used to edit the workbook. The FrontPage has been replaced with SharePoint Designer.
The latest version is an expert in handwriting and speech recognition work on XP Tablet PC Edition or Vista.
A list of key features in this new version:
Creating and sharing of content facilitated by all-comprehensive set of writing tools in Word 2007.
Office PowerPoint 2007 is an energetic presentation tool providing creation of quality professional-looking presentations.
Besides creation of spreadsheets with Office Excel 2007, the analysis and sharing of information is a much easier task.
Office OneNote 2007 fetches you with digital notebook solution, where notes and information can be collected at one junction.
Integrated Outlook 2007 is the best way to get connected ahead of geographical extents along with managing time and information at same instant.
The tracking, reporting and sharing of information can be easily and efficiently done with Access 2007.
Creating and sharing marketing materials along with other publications is smoothly provided by Office Publisher 2007
The revolutionary collaboration tool is Office Groove 2007 for getting teams working collectively for your small venture.
If you are in search of gathering information InfoPath 2007 is the most efficient program allowing you to create and organize electronic forms.
Ultimately it has been proven that professionals can gain a spirited improvement with the Office 2007 Professional Edition ensuring an inclusive collection of productivity and database software.
The 1335 error typically shows up when you try to install a service pack of either Microsoft Office XP, or Microsoft Office 2000 to your PC. Reasons as to why this error surfaces range from problems with the installation program, or the issues with files the installation pack is required to install on your system. Fortunately, it is actually a very easy error to fix, as it's caused by a specific set of problems and errors. Continue reading through this tutorial to know how to fix this error.
What Causes This Error?
You would typically get Microsoft Office 1335 Error whenever you attempt to install either Microsoft Office 2000 or Microsoft Office XP into your system. This error is a result of issues with the installation application or the files it is associated with. Thankfully, unlike other errors, Microsoft Office 1335 Error is very easy to fix up. This tutorial will guide you through the steps on how to troubleshoot this error.
The Microsoft Office 1335 Error manifests itself whenever you attempt to install the suite of Office programs of Windows to your PC. Below is the typical message format that you are shown on your screen if you are experiencing this error;
A "Error 1335-Cannot copy cab file . The file may be corrupt."
In cases when you attempt to install Microsoft Office to your PC in Safe Mode, the error would be displayed in this format:
A "The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running Windows in Safe mode or if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed."
Microsoft Office 1335 Error can be traced to corrupted media, issues with your system's CD ROM or memory allocation problems. In addition, this error can also be caused by malware infections, registry issues and the installer program of the application not being able to access the necessary setup files from the CD-ROM program setup.
Steps To Fix The 1335 Error On Your PC
To fix the Microsoft Office 1335 error, the first thing is to check for any damage to your installation CD. When your CD is damaged or has prominent scratches, your PC isn't always able to read it correctly. So before you play an installation CD in your PC, you need to check it. If you find that it is damaged, you need to either have it replaced or get it repaired using a CD repair tool.
One sector in your system that is widely known to cause errors like the 1335 Error is the registry. The registry is designed to store all processing information that Windows uses for its operation. You will find that you are not be able to load Windows based applications if your registry is malfunctioning or failing. Breakdowns in the registry occur whenever any of its files become corrupted or get damaged, which unfortunately happens all too often. You will notice when your registry is not working properly, as your computer will slow down and will not be able to read files and programs properly, ultimately leading to costly errors like the Microsoft Office 1335 Error. To remedy problems like these in your registry, you need to use a dependable registry cleaner, many of which are readily available in IT stores and online computer shops.
Learn How to Completely Uninstall Microsoft Office & Other Hard-to-Remove Programs from Your PC Using an Uninstall Tool.
There is no doubt that all Windows users are familiar with Microsoft Office. It is an office suite developed by Microsoft - first released in 1989 - which is utilized in Windows and even Mac OS X operating systems. Microsoft Office is made up of Microsoft Office Excel, Word, OneNote, PowerPoint and Access. Text and number-based documents can be saved in Word and Excel, respectively - making Microsoft Office one of the most commonly used applications suited for both personal and business use.
So why would you want to remove such a useful program from your computer? Perhaps a program has gotten corrupted, you are receiving error messages when using one of the Office applications, or you simply have no need for the program anymore or you want to switch over to the Google equivalent of Microsoft office.
The typical solution would be to use the (Add/Remove) Programs functionality in Windows. However, there are times that using this Windows applet will give you error messages. If this is the case, what you can do is look for an alternative solution - one of which is to utilize an uninstall tool called Perfect Uninstaller.
The ABCs of Completely Uninstalling MS from Your Computer.
Aside from Microsoft Office, there are other hard-to-remove programs on your computer which can be easily uninstalled using tools like the Perfect Uninstaller. If Internet Explorer got corrupted, or if your antivirus program is not updating, this brand of uninstall tool will allow you to easily and completely uninstall the application from your system.
If you're trying to uninstall Microsoft Office, for example, what the Perfect Uninstaller tool will do is completely clean the empty or corrupted registry entries. If you received error messages during the uninstall MS process, there might be empty registry entries still left over on your computer. This would definitely not help improve the performance of your computer, so it's a must to make sure that everything will be completely removed.
During the uninstall Microsoft Office process, the Perfect Uninstaller tool will also forcibly uninstall corrupted programs, display hidden programs and uninstall them as well. More importantly, the Perfect Uninstaller tool has a user-friendly interface and it works much faster and more efficiently than the (Add/Remove) Programs applet in Windows. It can also backup the registry to restore the system easily if you have the Windows operating system installed, and you can make use of additional functionalities like the "Restore Registry" option.
As you can see, there are a multitude of benefits from using an uninstall tool like the Perfect Uninstaller, so it's the first thing that you need to consider using when trying to remove hard-to-uninstall program like Microsoft Office
The concept of cloud computing is growing all the time and recently Microsoft have jumped on the band wagon. Office 365 is Microsoft's answer to cloud computing. If you have heard of or are using Google Apps then you are aware of cloud computing. Office 365 is Microsoft productivity suite offers tools so small, medium and large business access to email, documents, contacts and calendars via a browser from any computer. It is not a new version of Microsoft Office. Within the suite you have Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Lync Online, all running via the cloud.
Office 365 is a full browser based solution that incorporates virtually anywhere-access to webmail, document management and collaboration solutions for professionals, small and medium businesses. The suite can be used on most devices including PC, Mac, Windows Phone, iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry.
If you already use Microsoft software such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Office 365 works with these solutions. Microsoft stress it is an easy to use administration console which allows IT administrators easy control of user accounts, access rights, and organisation-wide deployment.
Security wise it uses the latest defences against viruses and spam. Disaster recovery is handled via multiple datacenters and automatic failovers and provides a 99.9% uptime guarantee. The Office 365 Enterprise Plan allows users will be able to connect to SharePoint services using secure https SSL-encrypted connections. In simple terms this means there is a cryptographic system for the secure transmission of documents over the internet. However only enterprise users will get this protection, professional and small business plan users will not get SSL-encrypted defences.
Like all cloud computing solutions Office 365 reduces the time and cost IT technicians would spend patching, upgrading, or updating servers. Plus you have the flexibility of being able to work from anywhere on virtually any device. The plans designed for medium sized businesses offer 24 7 IT help either via phone the web or email and there are plenty of online tutorials. Price wise there are pay-as-you-go options, and you can try for free for 30 days.
Whether this takes over from Google Apps for Business, which I believe is the leader in cloud computing presently, only time will tell. Google claims that it has got over 30 million active users of Google Apps which is a substantial amount. There are various other companies providing cloud-based business e-mail, productivity and collaboration tools such as Zoho, VMware and IBM, but Google is obviously Microsoft's closest rival. Have two large companies such as Google and Microsoft competing to be the leader in Cloud computing can only be a good thing in the long run.
Microsoft office is the most commonly used application in the field of IT. It is essential from the student's level till the professional level. Therefore, having a certification regarding the efficiency in office is very important now-a-days. Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) certification is one such certification that centers on Microsoft office 2007. MCAS certification includes six different exams, from which the candidates have to choose one. These tests are as follows:
- Exam 77-600: MCAS: Windows Vista for the Business Worker
- Exam 77-601: MCAS: Using Microsoft Office Word 2007
- Exam 77-602: MCAS: Using Microsoft Office Excel 2007
- Exam 77-603: MCAS: Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
- Exam 77-604: MCAS: Using Microsoft Office Outlook 2007
- Exam 77-605: MCAS: Using Microsoft Office Access 2007
Passing one of these exams enables the student to become a certified professional of that particular area. On the other hand, if the candidate passes more than one of these tests, then he obtains a logo that can be used on a lot of places like business cards, emails, letterheads. This logo represents that you are different from the certified professionals of MCAS. This MCAS certification is an authentic way of telling others that you have enough knowledge and training in the field of Office 2007.
Duration for the exam is 50 minutes and it consists of either 20-27 hands-on questions or 20-27 MCQ's. Replicated and live surroundings are used to take the test and the students have to demonstrate their skills in these environments. Giving theme to a specific range of cells is an example of the task that can be asked from the student. Specific Certiport centers govern these tests and so you must remain in contact with such centers.
Training, like in other certification programs, is also important for passing the MCAS certification program as well. Two types of training are available for this certification
Choice One: If you want to have training in accordance with your own timings, then you must go for the online training. This type of training is even cheaper as well.
Choice Two: A classroom session led by an experienced teacher is also very beneficial to the candidates, but it is somewhat expensive.
One thing to keep in mind while making your choice regarding training type is to have a mentor. The mentor can be either online or face to face. This is necessary because a mentor will always keep you updated about the recent changes. Hands-on practices are very crucial to training as well. These practices enable you to develop a strategy in order to be successful in the actual fifty minutes test.
It is also very beneficial if you want to download any information regarding the test or the test materials. This website is also useful in finding a test location. Moreover, the practice exams provided by this website are also helpful during the test.
Formatting text in Microsoft Word can be less frustrating if you know more about how Word works and applies formatting. Let's focus in on how to most effectively use the two most common formatting actions in Word: font and paragraph formatting. (By the way, Word documents are also formatted with document and section formatting as well).
Character or Font Formatting
Character or font formatting includes in all versions of Microsoft Word include:
Font typeface (such as Calibri, Arial, Times New Roman)Font sizeFont styleFont colorand other font enhancements
What It Is:The smallest "unit" that character formatting can be applied to is one character (letter, number, space or other). This means a line of text could have a different style of font formatting for every single letter and number including spaces although this isn't likely or recommended.
To apply font formatting in Word 2010 and Word 2007, choose formatting options from the Home tab in the Ribbon (Font group). You can also access the Paragraph dialog box directly from the Ribbon or from the shortcut menu (right-click on selected text). A selection of common formatting actions are on the Mini Toolbar which is also available when you right-click on a selection. In earlier versions of Microsoft Word, most formatting commands are on the Formatting toolbar as well as the Format > Font menu command. For all versions, a wide range of keyboard shortcuts can be used to apply formatting. For example, press [Ctrl] + B for bold.
How Word Works with Font Formatting
How Word Works:Word doesn't have a beginning and ending code or instruction for character formatting. An enhancement such as bold or italics is either turned on or off for each individual character which can be easily visible from the Home tab of the Ribbon or in the Formatting toolbar. To remove an existing character formatting choice, just select the affected text and make the change (turn off bold, change font size, etc).
Has this happened to you? While editing a Word document, you move between two words and start typing only to see a different style of formatting than the surrounding text. Your new text is taking on the appearance of the formatting stored in the space between the words which may be different depending on the way the format was first applied. Remember every single character stores its own formatting.
Paragraph Formatting includes:
Text alignmentLine spacingTabsIndentsBullets & NumberingBorders & Shadingand other paragraph enhancements
What It Is:the smallest "unit" that paragraph formatting can be applied to is one paragraph. A paragraph is defined by a paragraph mark at the end of the text. Paragraph marks are created whenever a hard return is created and are visible when the Show/Hide icon or button is turned on. Tip: to turn on or off the display of non-printing characters (Show/Hide) including paragraph marks, press [Ctrl] + * or click on the paragraph mark (backwards P) on the Home tab of the Ribbon or, in Word 2003 and earlier, the Standard toolbar.
To apply paragraph formatting in Word 2010 and Word 2007, choose formatting options from the Home tab in the Ribbon (Paragraph and Style groups). You can also access the Paragraph dialog boxes directly from the Ribbon or from the shortcut menu (right-click on selected text). A selection of common formatting actions are on the Mini Toolbar which is also available when you right-click on a selection. In earlier versions of Microsoft Word, most formatting commands are on the Formatting toolbar as well as the Format > Paragraph menu command. For all versions, a wide range of keyboard shortcuts can be used to apply formatting. For example, press [Ctrl] + 2 for double-spaced text.
How Word Works with Paragraph Formatting
How Word Works: Paragraph formatting instructions are not stored in a code at the beginning of a paragraph, but are stored in the paragraph mark at the end of each paragraph. If you delete a paragraph mark between two paragraphs, the paragraphs will merge and take on the formatting of the first.
Any changes to the paragraph formatting of existing text will only affect the paragraph where the insertion point (cursor) is currently positioned or paragraphs that are at least partially selected. For typing new text, just make the formatting choices you want and begin typing.
Advantages: Once paragraph formatting is set up, just press [Enter] and all paragraph formatting (as well as current font formatting) will be "copied" forward to the next paragraph. This means any formatting such as indents, bullets, tabs, and alignment does not have to be turned on for each new paragraph.
Reveal Formatting… What's Going On
Do you want to know exactly how a section of text is formatted? Turn on the Reveal Formatting task pane by pressing [Shift] + [F1]. The Reveal Formatting task pane displays on the right of your screen. Click once into any text and the specific formatting choices will be defined.
Select… Then Do: Changing Formats
What's the best way to apply or change formatting? What works best for me and will usually save you time and effort is to choose your formatting options as you create and type text. Then, if you need to, go back to highlight and modify existing text. Personally, I like to see the appearance as I am building a document. Some people, however, prefer to create most of their text first and then they add most of the formatting later.
Regardless of your approach, one of the major ideas to know about Microsoft Word is that existing text can most easily be changed by remembering " Do."
What does this mean? If you want to change the formatting of Word text, select or highlight it all first and then choose the new formatting options of your choice. Similar or surrounding text will not be changed unless it is also highlighted.
To make changes to existing text:
Select all of the text that you want to change.Then, select the icon, button, or keyboard shortcut that will give you the desired results.
To change the format of text as it is being typed:
Choose the icon, button, or keyboard shortcut for the formatting of new text.Type the text.Select another formatting choice to change formatting for next text.
Understanding how Word formatting works will simplify how you work with your Word documents.