Features of Microsoft® Office Word 2010
Know about the new features of Microsoft Office Word 2010
A part of Microsoft Office 2010 suite, Microsoft Word is a word processor. Although it is a component of the suite, it is also sold as a standalone product and included in Microsoft Works Suite. Microsoft Word comes equipped with improved features for creating superior quality documents, collaborating easily with people and quick access to your documents. The interface is clean and simple, though it is packed with new user-friendly features. The 'File' menu is back and the 'Office' button is now labeled 'File' instead of displaying the Office logo.
Some of the new features of Microsoft Office Word 2010 are as under:
- WordArt feature
- The Ribbon feature
- Screenshot feature
- New Artistic effects
- What is Normal.dotm
With WordArt in Microsoft Word 2010, a user can enhance the document text with the help of formatting effects like shadow, gradient glow, glow, reflection and more to make it more attractive.
The Ribbon feature
The Ribbon feature was introduced in Microsoft Word 2007 and was the most discussed and crtiticized feature. In Microsoft Word 2010, you can exercise control over your Ribbon. You can also customize the tabs and add your own tabs and favorite commands there.
In Microsoft Word 2010, you can take screenshots of the text document on which you are working. Now you can do away with the 'Print Screen' button on your keyboard!! This option of screenshot is located in the ribbon at the top of your document.
New Artistic Effects
Innovative artistic effects have been added in Microsoft Word 2010. All you need to do is select the image and go to 'Artistic Effects' in the ribbon. Some of the options in this feature include Pencil Sketch, Chalk Sketch, Glowy Edges, Photocopy and more.
What is Normal.dotm
All Word documents are created using a master template called 'Normal.dotm' and it is one of the most important files in Microsoft Word. With the use of this template, one can determine the margin and font defaults as well as the layout of the text. A user can customize the settings of Normal.dotm template and these changes will be reflected in all other documents that are created using the new template and saved with the option to manually update the formatting styles.
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