Microsoft® Office 2010 Set-up
Get to know about installing and setting up Microsoft Office 2010 along with Microsoft Office 2007.
The advanced version productivity suite opens new doors for you to provide the best business productivity experience across desktops, browsers, and mobile devices. New features have also been incorporated such as a built-in screen capture tool, a background removal tool, a protected document mode, new SmartArt templates and author permissions. The 2007 'Office' Button is renovated with a menu button that leads you to a full-window file menu, called Backstage View, giving an easy access to perform common tasks such as printing and sharing.
A redesigned Ribbon interface is available in all Microsoft Office applications, including Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft OneNote, Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Publisher. Office applications also support Jump Lists feature in Windows 7, which allows you to easily access frequently used programs and tasks relevant to the application.
When installing MS Office, the setup installation wizard will prompt you to ‘upgrade’ to uninstall and replace or overwrite Microsoft Office 2007, or any previous versions of Microsoft Office suite or applications installed on your PC.
In order to install Microsoft Office 2010 along with Microsoft Office 2007 side by side, you need to install MS Office in a different directory or folder, so that the existing Microsoft Office 2007 program files don’t get overwritten. Use the following instructions to install Office 2010 with Microsoft Office 2007 so that both the productivity suites can be run simultaneously without generating any conflict error.
STEP 1: Run MS Office 2010 installation wizard. Select Customize when asked to choose the preferred type of 2010 installation of either “Upgrade” or “Customize”.
STEP 2 : Click Browse and locate different installation directory path for Microsoft Office 2010 which is not the same with existing Microsoft Office installation path. For example, C:Program Files Office 2010.
STEP 3 : The setup will install Microsoft Office 2010 files and will not affect Microsoft Office 2007 and any other previous versions of Microsoft Office suites.
Tip: Once the installation is completed, the default documents, spreadsheets, presentations and other files will be changed in Microsoft Office 2010 file format, but it can be changed manually via Control Panel. A simpler method is to reinstall Microsoft Office 2007, and allow it to repair Microsoft Office 2007 installation.
Remember that although both Office 2010 and Office 2007 can be installed together, Microsoft Outlook 2007 and Microsoft Outlook 2010 will not work simultaneously. Only one version of Microsoft Outlook can be installed at the same time. Consequently, Microsoft Outlook 2007 will be uninstalled leaving only Microsoft Outlook 2010.
Users who prefer to install MS Office 2010 without removing MS Office 2007 can also download config.MSP Windows Installed Patch setup customization file which already been designed to keep existing Microsoft Office components and applications.
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