What is new in Microsoft Office 2010

This article explains Microsoft Office 2010 features which includes lot of new features and enhancements which will be very useful for the business and home users

What is new in Microsoft Office 2010

Office 2010 is the latest version of Microsoft office package. There are lot of improvements and new features are available office 2010 compared to the previous versions. Office 2010 is a 64 bit version and 64 bit version users can take full advantage of Office 2010 performance.

Top Features in Office 2010


Office 2007 introduced the ribbon feature, but many of the them hated the ribbon feature. Now the ribbon can be customized to suite your needs. Now you have control over the Ribbon and you can decided what to appear on each tab. You can add the items according to your needs in the tabs. In order to customize the ribbon you can right click the mouse button on the select Customize the Ribbon will open a new dialog box which will allow you to make new Ribbon tabs and you can add news items to the Ribbon tabs.

Ribbon is added to both Outlook 2010 and OneNote 2010 too.

Screen Capture

Built in screen capture will allows you to capture the screen instead of using a 3rd party software. Now you can capture the screen from inside the application and you can include it directly into the document, and you can also edit the picture.

Background Removal Tool

Background image removal is another new feature that will remove the background image and add you own image or text in the background.

Graphics in Office 2010

An image will be shown in different pattern and you can choose one of the patterns. Photo editing software is included in Office 2010 to work with images, videos like a professional photo editing software. Previous version will have template and you need get the template and then you need to work on the template, but now you can include the picture and artistic effects, reflections, shadows to photos and as well as for videos with thumbnail preview of the effects you can select for the picture. This feature is available in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Smart Art Design in Office 2010

Smart art feature is improved in office 2010 which is also available in Office 2007. It includes new template designs which you can apply it for your PowerPoint slides and Word documents. One of the improvement in smartart is you can now organize your content and then images are also improved. Office 2010 cropping a image will preserve the originality of image by maintaining the aspect ratio.

To know more about Smart art you can check the below link

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Protected Mode in Office 2010

Protected mode is one of the features and it will allow you to open the word documents in office 2010 for the first time or it might from other sources like internet it will open in protected mode will not allow you to make any changes to the document, You can click the Enable Editing to edit the documents. You can make the document as trusted in order to avoid protected mode.

Video Editing in Office 2010

PowerPoint 2010 is able to embed the video clippings and also editing the video clippings by trimming the size, adjusting the color, size and it is not having complete editing functionality. For simple editing you can use PowerPoint 2010.

Sparklines in Office 2010

You can include the chart in a cell which we can call it as mini chart. You can also configure Column, Line, and Win/loss. You need to select the cells that you want to appear the sparklines. Using sparklines we can complete work easily and easier to analyze and view the data simply using sparklines.

Restrict Editing in office 2010

Restrict editing is one of the features that is included both in office 2007 and office 2010. This Restrict Editing feature will allow you to restrict the editing of the document in office 2010. You can set password for the document to restrict the users from editing the document. You can select some of the specific lines, paragraph or porting of the page in a documents to make it enable for editing.

Office button options in Office 2010

Office options in Office 2010 are completed revamped. It has good look and feel as well as new options. The Office option is now added to Outlook and OneNote 2010. Using the option you can save the document in SharePoint or even you can change the file type. Art from this options you can many new options that will be very useful.

Print option in Office 2010

Printing options can be launched from Office 2010 instead of settings the option from printer wizard from control panel. You can see the list of printers installed in the system, and you can see the preview of the document for the selected printer, number of copies, Page setup and other options that you can set in printer settings through control panel can be done from office 2010 interface.

Simultaneous editing in Office 2010

Document can be shared with others and both can edit the documents simultaneously. You can see the changes which place they are modifying in the document and how are all modifying the document will be shown as a notification in status bar.. You can cache the shared documents and edit in office and the changes will automatically synchronized with the shared document once you connected to the shared document server.

Paste preview in Office 2010

Paste preview will show you what you copied from internet which is stored. You can see the preview of the copied content and it will show how the current document will get affected when the content is pasted to the current document.

Broadcast PowerPoint slide show in Office 2010

PowerPoint slides can be broadcasted over the internet using the link. You can create a link and then you can share the link and by opening the link you can see the synchronized presentation view. The only disadvantage is that broadcaster cannot view the slides while broadcasting from the system; you need to have a second monitor to see the broadcasting.

Jump list and hide ribbon and many more interesting features available in Office 2010 makes it very comfortable to work.

Download office 2010 from the below site and feel the difference.

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