Top five differences between Microsoft Office 2007 and Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft Office 2007 is one of the most popular productivity suites released by Microsoft. It is available in eight different editions. In Microsoft Office 2007 you can look forward to exploring user-friendly features such as constructive tools and task-oriented tabs, besides a host of support facilities.
With the release of the latest productivity suite Microsoft Office 2010, most users have opted to upgrade, to enjoy the enhanced benefits and advantages of this suite. If you are contemplating an upgrade too, you will find this article handy. We have compiled top five differences between Microsoft Office 2007 and Microsoft Office 2010. Based on these differences, you can certainly evaluate and choose your best pick.
Both the versions of Microsoft Office offer many features that are still the same. It is the improvements and the newly added features in Microsoft Office 2010 that make it more lucrative. That is perhaps from where we can start differentiating between the two.
The most visible difference between the two versions, Microsoft Office 2007 and Microsoft Office 2010, is the improved menu system in the latter. While the ‘Ribbon’ feature was introduced in Microsoft Office 2007, it is only in Microsoft Office 2010 that you can enjoy a better version of the same. Not only can you customize it here as per your preferences, you can also add or remove commands on a tab to make it easier for you. Therefore, if you plan to upgrade from Microsoft Office 2007, you can certainly take delight in these facilities.
Another difference between these two versions is the availability of rich, improved and a large selection of readymade templates. You can use these templates for preparing a document, a spreadsheet or a presentation on Microsoft Office 2010. With new layouts available for you, you can create visually appealing reports and presentations. Other than the templates, you could also format your documents better. You can add effects such as shadow, glow, etc. to the text. You can also embed images and videos Â to your documents. In addition, Microsoft Office 2010 has improved tools such as Sparklines and Slicers (in Microsoft Excel 2010); these offer you better scope for analyzing documents as they help to highlight minute details in the document for you.
Editing made easy
The third biggest difference between these two versions is that while the photo editing features. They were limited in Microsoft Office 2007 but in Microsoft Office 2010, you can enjoy this feature completely across all the applications including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Publisher. With this feature enabled, you can create brilliant presentations and publication material that look professional.
Save your documents in PDF format
With Microsoft Office 2010 on your PC, you can easily save a document in PDF format. Every application in this suite has a built-in PDF writer and by using it, you can directly save a file in the PDF format. This certainly reduces the hassles of downloading a specific program to have the files converted. This feature is not included in Microsoft Office 2007.Â In addition, a user of Microsoft Office 2010 can utilize the free online storage feature and upload documents to their Windows Live SkyDrive account directly. This enables better flexibility.
Another noteworthy difference between these two versions is the availability of Microsoft Outlook updates in Microsoft Office 2010. In this version, you can import contact information from social networking websites and even synchronize more than one e-mail account. This is something you certainly cannot enjoy while working on Microsoft Office 2007.
With the major differences highlighted for you here, you can now evaluate whether you would like to stick to your existing Microsoft Office 2007 suite or would like to upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010. The decision ultimately is yours.
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