I’m writing a review of Microsoft Office 2010 from my own experiences. Below are four of my favourite features.
1. SmartArt: I love you SmartArt!
I’m a pictorial learner and writer so I love this tool. Due to the ease of changing graphics, I can test different graphics and then choose which illustration best visually represents the message I wish to convey. Hmmm, number two or four I think.
2. Text/Font Effects
Microsoft Word’s new word processing features are nothing short of fabulous. In previous versions, fancy text was only able to be produced through Word Art. Microsoft Word 2010 allows for design fonts to be inserted directly into the document and, as such, spell check is able to scan those words for errors.
With a few clicks, I was able to create different font effects, literally in seconds.
3. Draft Saves: Hooray, it’s still there!
I’m a Mum: interruptions are part of my world. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve left the computer without saving my work. Microsoft Office 2010 features the ability to access unsaved work as well as draft versions of files that have been closed without saving. Read recover instructions here.
4. Create a Blog Button, Graphic or Picture collage
Publisher is my favourite Microsoft Office application. I use Publisher to edit pictures, create blog buttons and graphics. There are many fantastic photo collage programs available; however, I like the flexibility and simplicity of using Publisher, especially with combining text and pictures. For example for my Theme It and My Style posts, I’m able to place reference numbers over the picture products. Click the image below for a step by step tutorial of how to create a simple graphic picture on Publisher.
Click the icon below to see how I created the I-love-you-my-readers button.
I’ve been using Microsoft Office 2010 for 2 months now and what impresses me most, is the usability factor. I don’t waste time thinking about what menu to select, I just do it; it works and everything I need is — right there in front of me.
I’ve only highlighted some of many new Microsoft Office 2010 features. To read more, click here.
Note: I was not paid for this review.
I’m offering Be A Fun Mum readers a chance to win one Microsoft Office 2010 (RRP $379).
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If you receive a copy of Microsoft Office 2010, what features would appeal to you most and why?
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13.7.10: 8.oo pm: Congratulations Brigette