Microsoft Word 2010 (PC DVD)
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- Microsoft Word 2010 offers enhanced features to create professional-quality documents, easier ways to work together with people, and almost-anywhere access to your files
- Add impact to your document with new picture-editing tools
- Better illustrate your ideas with diagrams by turning bullet-point lists into compelling SmartArt graphics
- Apply new formatting effects to your text such as shadow, bevel, glow and reflection
- Capture and insert screenshots directly into your document
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- Platform: Windows XP / Vista / 7
- Media: CD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
Microsoft Word 2010 offers the best of all worlds: enhanced features to create professional-quality documents, easier ways to work together with people, and almost-anywhere access to your files.
Designed to give you the finest document-formatting tools, Word 2010 also helps you easily organise and write your documents more efficiently, and stay within reach so you can capture your best ideas whenever and wherever they occur.
Create visually compelling documents more easily than ever
Word 2010 provides an array of new and improved tools that help you look like a design pro and make your important content stand out.
- Add impressive formatting effects--such as gradient fills and reflections--directly to the text in your document. You can now apply many of the same effects to text and shapes that you might already use for pictures, charts, and SmartArt graphics.
- Use new and improved picture editing tools--including versatile artistic effects and advanced correction, color, and cropping tools--to fine-tune every picture in your document to look its absolute best.
- Choose from more customisable Office themes to coordinate colors, fonts, and graphic formatting effects throughout your documents. Customise themes to use your own personal or business branding. The same Office themes are available in Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel 2010, so it's easy to give all your documents a consistent, professional look.
- Make a statement with a wide selection of SmartArt graphics--including many new layouts for organisation charts and picture diagrams--to create impressive graphics as easily as typing a bulleted list. SmartArt graphics automatically coordinate with your chosen document theme, so great-looking formatting for all your document content is just a couple of clicks away.
Save time and simplify your work
Word 2010 provides tools that save time and simplify your work.
- Find your way with the improved Navigation Pane and Find tools. These new enhancements make it easier than ever to browse, search, and even reorganise document content right from a single, easy-to-use pane.
- Recover draft versions of files that you closed without saving. That's right. The version recovery feature is just one of many new features available from the new Microsoft Office Backstage view. Backstage view replaces the traditional File menu in all Office 2010 applications to provide a centralised, organised space for all document management tasks.
- Easily customise the improved Ribbon to make the commands you need most accessible. Create custom tabs or even customise built-in tabs.
Work together more successfully
If you work with others on documents and projects, Word 2010 has the tools you need.
- Using new co-authoring capabilities, you can now edit the same document, at the same time, as other team members in other locations. You can even communicate instantly as you work, directly from Word.1, 2
- If you work for a company running SharePoint Foundation 2010 this functionality can be used within the firewall. With Office Communicator now integrated throughout several Office 2010 programs, you can view presence information that shows the availability of other authors and initiate instant messaging or voice calls directly from Word.
- If you're in a small company or use Word 2010 for your home or school work, you can take advantage of co-authoring features though Windows Live. All you need is a free Windows Live ID to simultaneously edit documents with others. An instant messenger account (such as the free Windows Live Messenger) is required to view presence of authors and start an instant messaging conversation.
Access your information from more places
Your ideas, deadlines, projects, and work emergencies don't always occur conveniently when you are at your desk. Fortunately, you now have the power to get things done when and where you need to, from the Web or even from your smartphone.3
- Microsoft Word Web App is an online companion to Microsoft Word that enables you to extend your Word experience to the browser. View a high fidelity version of your documents and make light edits as well. Access some of the same formatting and editing tools that are in Word 2010, and work in a familiar editing environment, from almost any computer with a Web browser.2
- Microsoft Word Mobile 2010 gives you a lightweight editor for your documents that's especially designed for easy use on your Windows phone.4
Whether you're writing that career-making report, working with a team on the next big pitch, drafting your resume, or getting work done on the run, Word 2010 makes it easier to get what you need done more quickly, with more flexibility, and with better results.
1 Instant messaging and presence requires one of the following: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 with Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2; Windows Live Messenger, or another instant messaging application that supports IMessenger. Voice calls require Office Communications Server 2007 R2 with Office Communicator 2007 R2 or an instant messaging application that supports IMessengerAdvanced.
2 Requires Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 or a Windows Live ID.
Top customer reviews
Home and student = £86.
Word on its own = £93
Rather steep don't you think, Amazon & Microsoft?
Either lower the prices of these isolated packages or remove them.
People may as well buy Home and Student and save their money.
The layout is smart, and has a nice feel to it, everything is organised and are in the right sections making it easy to select which tools you want to use.
I run this software on my PC with specs of; Windows 7, with 2GB RAM & a AMD Athlon 64 X2 Duel Core Processor 5000+ 2.61GHz, and it runs really smoothly and so far I have encountered not one crash or error yet!
I use this solely for personal use and it does the job I want it too.
If your looking for something just for documents, CV's and letters etc... then this is great, but if you are going to use other Microsoft Office products then I would suggest going for Microsoft Office 2010 as you save A LOT of money that way, but personally I only use Word so this is good enough for me.
If you need a programme solely for documents, reports, etc., then this standalone version is definitely worth every penny.
Word is Microsoft's word processing program, designed to help you create essays, fiction, poems, reviews...anything you want to write. The main screen is a blank page, and as you type, the words appear on the screen just like on an old typewriter. Of course, the joy of the computer age is that you can go back and make changes to a document as you go. As someone who regularly makes mistakes in his typing, this feature is more than welcome.
I also love their spelling and grammar checks. Okay, so they aren't perfect, and you need to know the rules yourself or get the misspelled word close to what you want for their suggestions to be helpful, but it's saved me on multiple occasions since I am the world's worst speller. When Word doesn't recognize a word, it puts a red squiggly line under it to alert you. Right clicking will give you suggested correct spellings, although the one of top is usually what I was aiming for. Grammar is broken up into two sections, with a green line under things like sentence fragments and blue lines under things like homonyms. This is where you really need to know the rules because it often flags sentences with dependent clauses as sentence fragments. Additionally, it often gets confused on it's and its, sometimes even continuing to highlight the word as wrong even when I've just changed it.
Of course, the big change for Word 2007 was the ribbon across the top of the screen, and Word 2010 has kept that in place. Instead of the familiar drop down menus, there are now tabs. The first is "Home," and I spend most of my time here because the icons that come up are the things I use the most, like bolding or italicizing text, font type and size, or justifications. But if you are looking for more advanced features, you can find them on tabs like "Insert," "Page Layout," or "References." For reports for school, there's a whole tab dedicated to "References." There is now a file tab on the far left hand side, and you can find the Help menu there as well as a few basic commands and the extended print menus. When I first upgraded to Word 2007, the new menus and layout took me forever to figure out because I couldn't find the stuff I used to use without a thought. Now, it is once again second nature, and nothing changed between 2007 and 2010 as far as the menus goes.
To be honest, I haven't used the biggest changes in Word 2010 because they involve graphics. I don't tend to do much with pictures in my word processing documents if anything at all, so I haven't had a reason to use them. If you are like me, there's probably little need to upgrade to this version from the 2007 version.
Another feature I do like is the funning work count in the lower left hand corner. It took me forever to find that since I used word count all the time to see just how wordy I am. This makes it almost too easy since I can look down at any point.
When you go to install the program from the CD it comes on, you'll have to sit there for the standard Ok and Continue clicks, but it's really straight forward and easy to use. Microsoft does require you to have a 500 Mhz process, 256 MB of RAM, and 2 GB of hard disc space for the program to properly install and run. That's up in all areas from Word 2003, but pretty much equal to the Word 2007 version.
Once you are used to the ribbon in Word 2010, you'll find the software is great.
anyway this edits and provides many facilities and options, slow if not loaded on super memory computer but it feeds well and jams on occasion, usually when saving so impatient writers have to wait. Takes and resets photos particularly well. If you can go for 64 bit memory upgrade I use 8Gb matched on dual processor and buy the new Word docx it loads all your old junk from years on doc and other and processes many other forms. Good buy and a plunge into modern tech, well pleased, well delivered well supported.
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