Microsoft Office 2010 has been released for MSDN and TechNet Users and will be available to home users by June 15, 2010.
In this version of Office, all applications now have the common Ribbon interface, including Outlook, OneNote and SharePoint that was missing in Office 2007
The menu button in office 2007 is completely replaced by the backstage. In Backstage View, they many things are brought to one location. The Info tab in Backstage is particularly useful, in giving information about your current file, such as the author and last time it was modified and letting you to review previous versions.
This option lets you to preview your copied content before inserting into the document and then clicking undo incase of any problem. The option centralizes 3 options
- Keep Source Formatting
- Merge Formatting
- Keep Text Only
All you have to do is hover the mouse over any one of those three options to see a preview of what your pasted content will look like.
Photo editing tools
A variety of tasks are included in the Ribbon for editing photos like sharpening or softening, changing the contrast and color saturation, cropping, eliminating the background, and adding a variety of “artistic effects.”
Make sense of Data in Microsoft Excel sheets. Sparklines gives you a better grasping of your data by looking at a glance
Use Slicers to visually filter the data in a PivotTable and quickly extract exactly the data you’re looking for.
Newly Designed Outlook
Outlook interface has changed radically using Ribbon like other Office products.
The email handling is now much easy.
With Microsoft Outlook 2010 you can also send and receive text messages (SMS).
PowerPoint enters the video age
PowerPoint 2010 introduces enhanced video features.
You can also embed video from file.
It will automatically compress and optimize the embedded media for improved playback in presentation. It supports the following formats(including audio):
The PowerPoint video editing features are full-blown like video editing software supporting common tasks such as trimming and compressing videos and adding fade-ins and fade-outs. Highlight a video you’ve embedded in a presentation, and the tools appear in the Ribbon.
Also useful is a set of video controls you can use during the presentation to pause, rewind, fast-forward and so on.
In addition to video features, animations have been significantly improved in PowerPoint 2010. There are now far more animations to choose from, and it’s easier to use them via the Ribbon.
Office on the Web — Web Apps
Microsoft® Office Web Apps extend your Microsoft Office experience to the Web and let you manage,edit and share your documents with online edition of Microsoft Word, Excel®, PowerPoint®, and OneNote®
After all the Office 2010 is the best productivity suite ever.
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