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Upgrade Survival
Why Upgrade? <ul><li>Company wide mandate </li></ul><ul><li>Came with new computer </li></ul><ul><li>Newer capabilities </...
New Features <ul><li>“ Fluent User Interface” </li></ul><ul><li>Ribbon </li></ul><ul><li>Live preview </li></ul><ul><li>Mi...
The Ribbon <ul><li>The Logo is a button! </li></ul><ul><li>Alt+F still works </li></ul><ul><li>Notice the little tiny butt...
File Formats <ul><li>Smaller </li></ul><ul><li>Less corruptible </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With...
Global Features <ul><li>Unified spelling checker </li></ul><ul><li>Plethora of quality clip art </li></ul><ul><li>More the...
Word <ul><li>Built-in blogging </li></ul><ul><li>“ High-impact” graphics/clip-art </li></ul><ul><li>Compare documents </li...
Excel <ul><li>1,000,000 rows, 16,000 columns </li></ul><ul><li>More individually-formatted cells </li></ul><ul><li>Improve...
PowerPoint <ul><li>Custom slide layouts </li></ul><ul><li>More designs (and real-time preview) </li></ul><ul><li>More effe...
Access <ul><li>Lots of templates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Databaes, Tables, Fields </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Report and Layout v...
Outlook <ul><li>Faster global search </li></ul><ul><li>ToDo bar: flagged email, OneNote tasks, calendar appointments </li>...
Some frustrations <ul><li>Change </li></ul><ul><li>Outlook: flag is now fixed on the right </li></ul><ul><li>OneNote compl...
My take? <ul><li>Change is inevitable! </li></ul><ul><li>Increased interoperability (OneNote) </li></ul><ul><li>Increased ...
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Microsoft Office 2007

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Describes some of the differences between Microsoft Office 2007 and earlier versions--and how to live with the new interface.

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  1. 1. Upgrade Survival
  2. 2. Why Upgrade? <ul><li>Company wide mandate </li></ul><ul><li>Came with new computer </li></ul><ul><li>Newer capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Want a change </li></ul>
  3. 3. New Features <ul><li>“ Fluent User Interface” </li></ul><ul><li>Ribbon </li></ul><ul><li>Live preview </li></ul><ul><li>Mini (floating) toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>File formats </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Ribbon <ul><li>The Logo is a button! </li></ul><ul><li>Alt+F still works </li></ul><ul><li>Notice the little tiny buttons? </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Access – configurable </li></ul><ul><li>Do you really want the old style back? </li></ul>
  5. 5. File Formats <ul><li>Smaller </li></ul><ul><li>Less corruptible </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Within Office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other applications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Easier integration by developers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Third-party applications </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Global Features <ul><li>Unified spelling checker </li></ul><ul><li>Plethora of quality clip art </li></ul><ul><li>More themes and templates </li></ul><ul><li>Free plug-in to generate PDFs </li></ul>
  7. 7. Word <ul><li>Built-in blogging </li></ul><ul><li>“ High-impact” graphics/clip-art </li></ul><ul><li>Compare documents </li></ul><ul><li>Digital signatures </li></ul><ul><li>Contextual spell-check </li></ul><ul><li>Real-time format change preview </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic citation generator </li></ul>
  8. 8. Excel <ul><li>1,000,000 rows, 16,000 columns </li></ul><ul><li>More individually-formatted cells </li></ul><ul><li>Improved sorting and filtering </li></ul><ul><li>Charting improved and consistent </li></ul><ul><li>Pivot tables are much easier </li></ul><ul><li>Importing is easier </li></ul><ul><li>New “page layout” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Better than print preview </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. PowerPoint <ul><li>Custom slide layouts </li></ul><ul><li>More designs (and real-time preview) </li></ul><ul><li>More effects </li></ul><ul><li>More clip-art (shared with Word) </li></ul><ul><li>Presenter view </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Better than old Kiosk view </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can save individual slides </li></ul><ul><li>3-D transition renderings </li></ul>
  10. 10. Access <ul><li>Lots of templates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Databaes, Tables, Fields </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Report and Layout views </li></ul><ul><li>Split forms </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-valued fields </li></ul>
  11. 11. Outlook <ul><li>Faster global search </li></ul><ul><li>ToDo bar: flagged email, OneNote tasks, calendar appointments </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic email account setup </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar snapshots – send via email </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar overlays and sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Improved junk mail filtering </li></ul><ul><li>SMS text message support (mobile) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Some frustrations <ul><li>Change </li></ul><ul><li>Outlook: flag is now fixed on the right </li></ul><ul><li>OneNote completely revamped </li></ul><ul><li>Indexing slow initially </li></ul><ul><li>Pasting parts of web addresses </li></ul><ul><li>Hate the ribbon? Get a plug-in </li></ul>
  13. 13. My take? <ul><li>Change is inevitable! </li></ul><ul><li>Increased interoperability (OneNote) </li></ul><ul><li>Increased capacities (Excel) </li></ul><ul><li>Presenter view is great (PowerPoint) </li></ul><ul><li>Reading layout is nice (Word) </li></ul><ul><li>Overall nicer look and feel </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t want to pay for it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get Open Office for free! </li></ul></ul>
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