Microsoft® Office® 2010 Backstage
What is the significance of the Backstage feature in Microsoft Office 2010? How can it be used productively with Microsoft Office 2010?
Backstage in Microsoft Office 2010 is a collection of controls and common actions that can be taken on the document and its properties might be defined which affects it globally. In Microsoft Office 2010, the Backstage concept is added to make people understand that there are always 3 parts of a document. First, one which the end reader sees, second where the author could work on and make it ready for the outer world and the third is that section where you might decide what your documents could do, what settings could be made and common things the end user might do with that document. Microsoft Office 2010 Backstage can be used both by the document creator, to define settings etc., and by the end user who might find all the most commonly used tasks in one place that is, printing, sharing etc. You can access the Backstage feature by clicking on the Microsoft Office 2010 button which is at the top left and is rectangular in shape rather than a round one.
The following are the characteristics of the Backstage feature in Microsoft Office 2010:
- Can be used to search files
- Can help the user to recover unsaved files
- To check file compatibility
Can be used to search files
Backstage view makes it easy to find the files and folders that you need by keeping track of the details of files that you have used. The 'Recent' tab displays all the files that you have recently used starting with the most recent file at the top of the list, as well as the folders that you have opened and any files or folders you have been pinned to the top of the list.
Can help the user to recover unsaved files
You can retrieve unsaved documents by clicking 'Recover Unsaved Documents' at the bottom of the folder list in the 'Recent' tab or you might get it by clicking the 'Manage Versions' button in the 'Info tab' in Backstage view. When the Open dialog box appears, you need to simply choose the file that you want and click 'Open'.
You can use the Microsoft Office 2010 program to evaluate the content you have created and you can know whether people using other versions of Microsoft Office are able to view your tables, links, diagrams, etc., or not. For that you need to run the Compatibility Checker by clicking the 'Info' tab, then clicking 'Check for Issues'. After that select 'Check Compatibility'. The checker might display a report letting you know which features are unsupported and gives you the option of changing them.
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