Features that evolved to bring an impressive Microsoft Word 2010
Microsoft Word came a long course when it moved from Microsoft Word 2003 to Microsoft Word 2007, and yet more with Microsoft Word 2010. A change came with the default line spacing, from 1.0 to 1.15, in Word 2007 and 2010. The 1.15 brought more space between lines and paragraphs and made it easier to read. However, the default 1.15 line spacing in Microsoft Word 2010, though not used since typewriting days, was introduced to read clearly on computer screen and web pages. If you wish to change the line spacing or customize it further, as it is often needed, you can do it easily.
To change the default setting for an entire document:
• Go to ‘Home tab’
• Select ‘Styles’
• Then click on ‘Change Styles’
• Select ‘Style Set’
Simply hover to see a live preview of different Style Sets. Determine the one you want to use and click on it.
Microsoft Word 2010 is loaded with advanced features that were not included in Microsoft Word 2007. However, to your complete liking, the useful features of the previous version have been retained. The UI is redesigned using Microsoft Office Fluent User Interface to give a cleaner look to Microsoft Word 2010. It gives you flawless control over graphics, for example the feature Image Size and Quality under Advanced tab. Moreover, there is an addition of language support for Proofing. Now you can also customize the Ribbon by adding features that you use frequently. The Ribbon has tabs which are further divided into groups. You can even change the Ribbon’s color scheme. The File tab has returned, which went missing in Microsoft Word 2007.
Take a quick look on what is new in Microsoft Office 2010:
• Fluent UI
• Customizable Ribbon
• Backstage view (frequently used features)
• File format (includes new features such as co-authoring, new graphic and text effects, and new numbering formats)
• Co-authoring helps collaboration and sharing so that multiple users can work on same document without locking each other
• New Editing tools which include Picture correction, Artistic effects, Background removal, Picture layout options
• A Navigation Pane that lets you see the heading and location of documents replaces Document Map.
The effort put by Microsoft in developing Microsoft Office 2010 has really given it an impressive makeover with great features. If you are still using an older version, it is time for you to upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010.