Thursday, November 12, 2009

MS Word 2007

I know that it is a little late in the day to be raving about Word 2007! But then, I was so very into Office 2003 and contented that I was just cruising along with that antique version. Fortunately my computer was struck by a virus about 2 weeks ago and I had to reinstall windows and reluctantly upgraded to Office 2007.WOW! What an upgrade! It’s too good! Amazing! Now I am kicking myself for not upgrading earlier. And of course, Office 2010 is already around the corner!

What can one say about Word 2007? It’s awesome!

The old Menu and Toolbars have been replaced with the new Ribbon. The Ribbon makes accessing your fav tools so very easy! Once you are familiar with using the ribbon in Word 2007, you will find the switch to all the other products in Office 2007 a snap , as  the Ribbon is common to Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Access etc.
 The Ribbon

The other new concepts in Word 2007 are the :

    *  Mini Toolbars

    * Quick Access Toolbar

    * Key Tips

    * Office Button

    * Styles

    * Themes

    * Building Blocks

    * Publish

    * Content Controls

    * SmartArt

And many more...

Themes allow you to change the entire look of a document with just a few mouse clicks whereas Building blocks let you to create reusable content and Quick Styles helps you to enhance the pictures you Inserted with effects like drop shadow ,borders and more.

However, the icing on the cake is the Live Preview function, which lets you to see how the document looks, when you hover the cursor over any of the ribbon's design elements, such as fonts in Word or charts in Excel.

The relocation of your favorite features in Word 2007, can easily be mastered and you can enjoy all the new features Word 2007 offers! Read more Entry>>