Top Microsoft Office 2010 Features That Are Still Hot
It’s been sometime since Microsoft Office 2010 was released for retail. Nevertheless, there is still a host of its features that continue to amaze users owing to the user-friendliness, the robustness of the tools, and certainly the flexibility. Here we have compiled for you the top features that contribute toward making this productivity suite version sell like hot cakes! Although not in any particular order, each of the features mentioned below are globally popular. To know them all, read on.
Office Web Apps
To keep you mobile, flexible, and always connected, Microsoft Office 2010 has been set with Office Web Apps that are the online versions of your favorite Microsoft Office 2010 applications like Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft PowerPoint 2010, and so on. Using your Windows Live account and/ or SharePoint, you can use these web-based applications and remain productive even while you are on the go.
To keep you safe and secured, Microsoft Office 2010 has been set with a Protected View mode in which all documents open when you download them from the Internet. As they (documents) open in a read-only format, no malicious content can enter your PC without you noticing it. Depending on the authenticity of the sender, the source, and the contents of the document, you can make it edit-able and save it on your PC as a safe document. This applies to all text, number, and slideshow-based documents and even mails.
Customizable Ribbon Interface
When we talked about the user-friendliness, we actually meant this. If you like to explore this feature, you will find the customizable Ribbon interface very handy. The Ribbon lets you to rearrange the tabs and tools as per their usage, your preference, and as you may like to view them. This is your productivity suite; it ought to function the way you want it to.
If you are a heavy Microsoft Outlook 2010 user and the volume of unwanted or unimportant mails that arrive on your mailbox is huge, you will certainly bless this feature. Cleanup lets you to clean up the folder in just a few clicks and does it very effectively too. You can locate this feature in the ‘Delete’ group on the ‘Home’ tab.
Obviously, improved editing tools make this suite version a smart app to use. From editing text to numbers and from audio clips to video and images, you will love discovering the editing facilities that comprise adding artistic effects, including SmartArt graphics, audio clippings and a host of others. Make your presentations and documents visually enticing and definitely very compelling too.
Sparklines and Slicers
You have to work on Microsoft Excel 2010 (numbers and stats) day in and out. How about making the numbers and stats come alive? Use the Sparklines and Slicers to rearrange the data, highlight significant information, and further review the data without maneuvering the PivotTable.
With this feature you can now bring several functions on a common platform and work out save, print, and preview settings as per your preference.
When you have to paste external content on to the document you are currently using, a simple Paste option may ruin the current formatting. You will have to re-format the piece to make it in sync with the rest of the document or spend some time to reflect the formatting by accessing different tools from the menu. However, not anymore. With the Paste Preview option set, you can not only view how the pasted content will look like, you can further command the pasted content to reflect the destination formatting, just by clicking the option. Simple and straight!
If you have to insert a picture of your desktop or an image of an active window, you can simply use this feature to capture and insert a screenshot and eliminate the lengthy process of going to the ‘Image Editor’ tool and then proceeding from there. Talk about effectively working and Microsoft Office 2010 certainly lets you do it.
Drag and Drop Navigation
And finally, the handy Navigation Pane lets you move around a document in a jiffy by highlighting the headings, sub headings and other significant points in a document, at one platform. If you are working on large documents, you will find this feature especially handy, easy to use, and very practical too.
Wait till you have worked on your Microsoft Office 2010 suite and you will have several other features to add to this list!