Microsoft® Office 2010 Starter Edition
The Microsoft Office 2010 Starter aimed for only the low budget home users. This Microsoft Office 2010 Starter edition is different from the previous beta version. The size of the setup is only 1.58 MB. It includes limited functionalities consisting of Microsoft Word 2010 and Microsoft Excel 2010 with the basic function for creating, editing and viewing documents. It does not include Microsoft PowerPoint or Microsoft Outlook. It comes preinstalled in many branded computers and users cannot obtain this edition from retail sources. This edition is free with new Windows PC. The Operating Systems supported by this edition are Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
The Microsoft Office 2010 Starter is not a full program suite. It consists of Word Starter 2010 for word processing and Excel Starter for spreadsheets. The processor requirement is 500 MHz. Mainly Windows Vista and Windows XP are the supporting Operating Systems. Some important usabilities are, the Home tab in the Microsoft Office Word Starter is similar with all features like Microsoft Office Word 2010 with annoying sidebar on the right with advertisement.
This Microsoft Office Starter is better for creating and editing documents. This edition provides very good security features also. Some of the features are not present in this Microsoft Office Starter edition such as smart, macros, full screen for reading, add-ins, reference such as footnote and bibliography. Business users are trying to skip this Starter edition. There are 4 steps for installing this office Microsoft Office 2010 Starter edition, 1) prepare the computer, 2) download the necessary files, 3) install the initial prerequisites 4) setting up the Microsoft Office Starter 2010.
- FIVE – For creating and editing the documents
This Microsoft Office 2010 Starter edition offers more than creating the complex documents with images and spreadsheets. Microsoft Office 2010 Starter is not supporting advanced options like that included in the Microsoft Office 2010 but it can provide basic functions like creating, viewing or editing etc.
- FOUR – Quick and easy installation
For installing the Microsoft Office 2010 Starter edition, Internet connection is a must. Firstly, the set-up program asks for the edition you want. You need to choose the Starter version of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel 2010. After choosing the Starter edition, the program will start downloading and installing within 5 to 10 minutes. After installing, it will load very quickly.
- THREE – Can upgrade Microsoft Office Starter 2010 to Microsoft Office 2010 full version
The upgrade to full version of Microsoft Office 2010 is very easy. The customer needs to purchase product key from the retailer for upgrading the full version and enter the product key. It will be unlocked and you will obtain the full version of Microsoft Office Word 2010 and Microsoft Office Excel 2010.
- TWO – The package includes
Four software are included in Microsoft Office Starter 2010, such as, Microsoft Excel Starter 2010, Microsoft Office To- Go devise menu, Microsoft Word Starter 2010 and Microsoft Office 2010 Tools. Tools include Microsoft Clip Organizer, Microsoft Office 2010 Upload Center, Microsoft Office Picture Management.
- ONE – Missing features in Microsoft Office 2010 Starter
The Microsoft Office Word 2010 is very trimmed and it can display complex documents but the macros cannot run in this. The tables of content cannot be created automatically. We cannot insert comments into the documents. Users cannot get any advanced features in this Microsoft Office 2010 Starter like pivot charts and Tables. If user wants to get more existing features, they need to buy the full version. It doesn’t support some tools also, that is VB project certification, Microsoft Office 2010 Language preference and Microsoft Office anytime upgrade. For opening the splash screen, it takes more time compare to Microsoft Office Word 2010.
This Microsoft Starter 2010 supports basic functions like creating or editing the documents. This software is completely free with new Computer.