Mac users will also now have customizable ribbons aka drop-down menus in their version of the Word interface. Advertisement Also, PC users will now have travel and delivery cards, while Mac users get new email templates; a Send Later function for scheduling delivery times; and read receipts.
Both platforms also get Office Group integration. PowerPoint Image: Microsoft Advertisement The changes for PowerPoint are all about enhanced media and visual element support in presentations. OneNote OneNote is arguably the biggest change included in Office This is technically a new OneNote release entirely, one that can replace OneNote though OneNote remains available and will be supported by Microsoft through And are these features worth the investment?
Here are five reasons your company doesn't need to purchase Office However, if you are looking for an upgrade price, forget it. Microsoft has decided not to offer upgrade pricing anymore.
After searching thoroughly for information about upgrades, I finally found the answer on a Microsoft FAQ page , and it plainly states that in order to "simplify" things, they are no longer providing version upgrades. You can still find better list prices from various independent vendors if you search the Internet. For companies that have access to academic pricing, vendors such as JourneyEd provide better discounts than Microsoft. Nonprofits can find steep discounts through Tech Soup.
Next to Windows Millennium, Vista, the Office Ribbon, and the Kin bombshell , this is the worst marketing decision Microsoft has ever made. If these other four major blunders have not already soured you on Microsoft, this new upgrade policy will surely make you sick. Maybe this is a good time to dump the software king and start looking for other options. There are some areas that could use improvement, and a feature by feature comparison shows some differences in the visuals such as graphics, animations, and special effects.
But Microsoft has never been strong on graphic capabilities either, so you won't miss much by switching to OpenOffice. All of these programs offer similar features and functionality to Microsoft Office; some are actually better, some are just okay. However, since they are free, it won't cost anything but your time to download and review them as possible replacements to Office They added an Ignore button in Outlook that deletes selected messages and all messages currently in your Inbox, plus all future messages related to that message thread--or you can just tag the unwanted messages as junk mail.
They also added a new button called Screenshot that lets you take screen shots from within the program--or you can press Alt-Tab to exit out and use the Alt-Print Screen button on your keyboard. The Editions are listed below in ascending order of complexity and with the exception of Office Professional Academic ascending order of cost.
Office Starter also includes advertisements, which is how Microsoft underwrites the fact that Office Starter is free.
As you ascend the cost ladder, extra applications are added to the mix, but none are excluded. In this respect, Microsoft has kept your Office buying decision rather simple.
Need a particular Office app? Simply find the cheapest Office Edition that includes it.
It has the features and technicalities which provide you with the tools that allow you to manage your business, re-organize your life and connect with your customers. The Access from the Microsoft Office Professional is really ideal for those tracking inventories and customer information as it has the most enhanced process which is all simplified. This also gives you the freedom to create engaging newsletters, emails, and brochures through the exquisite designs all found on the Publisher The other included programs are the Access which allows you to feel like you are some kind of a database expert, even if you are not. It has the ability to track inventory, trends of data, and organize data information. It has Macro Designer which allows you to innovate, automate, and edit your visualized logic styles and designs. The Excel offers a clarity which is so up to date and offers a very informative organizer about all of your taxes and purchases.