Microsoft Office 2007 applications shown on Windows Vista (clockwise from top left: Excel, Word, OneNote, PowerPoint; these four programs make up the Home and Student Edition)
|Stable release||12.0.6426.1000 (Service Pack 2) / April 28, 2009|
|Operating system||Windows XP SP2 and later|
|Website||Official Website of Microsoft Office|
Microsoft Office 2007 (officially called 2007 Microsoft Office System) is the most recent Windows version of the Microsoft Office System, Microsoft's productivity suite. Formerly known as Office 12 in the initial stages of its beta cycle, it was released to volume license customers on November 30, 2006 and made available to retail customers on January 30, 2007. These are, respectively, the same dates Windows Vista was released to volume licensing and retail customers. Office 2007 contains a number of new features, the most notable of which is the entirely new graphical user interface called the Fluent User Interface (initially referred to as the Ribbon User Interface), replacing the menus and toolbars – which have been the cornerstone of Office since its inception – with a tabbed toolbar, known as the Ribbon. Office 2007 requires Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or higher, Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 or higher, Windows Vista or Windows 7. Office 2007 is the last version of Microsoft Office available for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.
The 'Ribbon User Interface' is a task-oriented Graphical User Interface (GUI). It features a central menu button, widely known as the 'Office Button'. The Ribbon Interface stayed in Microsoft Office 2010.
Office 2007 also includes new applications and server-side tools. Chief among these is Groove, a collaboration and communication suite for smaller businesses, which was originally developed by Groove Networks before being acquired by Microsoft in 2005. Also included is Office SharePoint Server 2007, a major revision to the server platform for Office applications, which supports "Excel Services", a client-server architecture for supporting Excel workbooks that are shared in real time between multiple machines, and are also viewable and editable through a web page.
Microsoft FrontPage has been removed from the Office suite entirely. It has been replaced by Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer, which is aimed towards development of SharePoint portals. Its designer-oriented counterpart Microsoft Expression Web is targeted for general web development. However, neither application is included in any of the Office suites.
Speech recognition and handwriting recognition are now part of Windows Vista. Speech and ink components have been removed from Office 2007. Handwriting and speech recognition work with Office 2007 only on Windows Vista or Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. However, XP users can use an earlier version of Office to use speech recognition.
The first beta of Microsoft Office 2007, referred to as Beta-1 in emails sent to a limited number of testers, was released on November 16, 2005. The Beta-1 Technical Refresh was released to testers on March 13, 2006. The Technical Refresh fixed issues in installing with Windows Vista build 5308. Office 2007 Beta 2 was announced by Bill Gates at WinHEC 2006, and was initially released to the public at no cost from Microsoft's web site. However, because of an unprecedented number of downloads, a fee of $1.50 was introduced for each product downloaded after August 2, 2006. The beta was updated on September 14, 2006 in Beta 2 Technical Refresh (Beta2TR). It included an updated user interface, better accessibility support, improvements in the robustness of the platform, and greater functionality. The beta versions continued to function in a reduced functionality mode after February 1, 2007. If users downloaded the Technical Refresh to update Beta 2, then users could use its full functionality until March 31, 2007 for client products and May 15, 2007 for server products. The Beta program ended on November 8, 2006, when Microsoft declared the product "Released to Manufacturing" (RTM) and started manufacturing the final product. After RTM, the availability of the beta download ended. Office 2007 was released to volume licensing customers on November 30, 2006, and to the general public on January 30, 2007.
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 1 was released on December 11, 2007. Microsoft published a list of changes. Official documentation claims that SP1 is not simply a rollup of publicly released patches, but that it also contains fixes for 455 total issues throughout the entire Office suite.
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 was released on April 28, 2009. Service Pack 2 is inclusive of Office 2007 Service Pack 1. It added improved support of ODF, XPS and PDF standards as well as a large number of bug fixes.
The 2007 Microsoft Office System is distributed in eight editions.
|Edition||License availability||License model|
|Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007||Retail / limited edition student license (860,000 / 55,500)||One main device and one additional portable device|
|Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007||Volume license only||Dependent upon Volume Licensing program|
|Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007||Volume license only||Dependent upon Volume Licensing program|
|Microsoft Office Professional 2007||Retail (503,300)||One main device and one additional portable device|
|OEM||One device only|
|Microsoft Office Small Business 2007||Retail (453,000)||One main device and one additional portable device|
|OEM||One device only|
|Volume license||Dependent upon Volume Licensing program|
|Microsoft Office Standard 2007||Retail(402,600 / 473,000)||One main device and one additional portable device|
|Volume license||Dependent upon Volume Licensing program|
|Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007||Retail(148,500 / 70,000 / 88,000)||Three devices in one household; for non-commercial use only|
|OEM||One device only; for non-commercial use only|
|Microsoft Office Basic 2007||OEM only||One device|
Eligible employees of companies with Volume License agreements for Office can obtain copies for use on a home computer.
In mid-2007, a cracking group released an "Office 2007 Enterprise Blue Edition", which has since circulated on the internet. The group claims it to be an edition available only to original equipment manufacturers. The package contains all component software except Accounting Express and Communicator. The "Blue Edition" contains no EULA, and does not require a product key or activation. The legitimacy of this edition is neither confirmed nor denied by Microsoft or any authoritative source.
This edition does a complete install of all Office 2007 Enterprise main programs, giving the user no option to do a custom install or select only certain programs to be installed except by running the setup program again and selecting additional functions.
The components of Microsoft Office 2007 depend on the edition.
|Standard||Small Business||Professional||Ultimate||Professional Plus||Enterprise|
|Office Word 2007||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Office Excel 2007||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Office PowerPoint 2007||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Office Outlook 2007||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Business Contact Manager||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Office Publisher 2007||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Office Access 2007||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Office Infopath 2007||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Office Groove 2007||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|Office OneNote 2007||No||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||No||Yes|
|Office Communicator 2007||No||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Integrated Enterprise Content Management||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Integrated Electronic Forms||No||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
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Microsoft markets additional software tools as part of the Microsoft Office 2007 suite, although not included in any of the Microsoft Office 2007 editions:
The new user interface (UI), officially known as Fluent User Interface, has been implemented in the core Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and in the item inspector used to create or edit individual items in Outlook. These applications have been selected for the UI overhaul because they center around document authoring. The rest of the applications in the suite will also be upgraded to the new UI in subsequent versions. The default font used in this edition is Calibri. Original prototypes of the new user interface were revealed at MIX 2008 in Las Vegas.
The Office 2007 button, located on the top-left of the window, replaces the File menu and provides access to functionality common across all Office applications, including opening, saving, printing, and sharing a file. It can also close the application. Users can also choose color schemes for the interface.
The Ribbon, a panel that houses a fixed arrangement of command buttons and icons, organizes commands as a set of tabs, each grouping relevant commands, and is not customizable. Each application has a different set of tabs which expose the functionality that application offers. For example, while Excel has a tab for the graphing capabilities, Word does not; instead it has tabs to control the formatting of a text document. Within each tab, various related options may be grouped together. The Ribbon is designed to make the features of the application more discoverable and accessible with fewer mouse clicks as compared to the menu-based UI used prior to Office 2007. However, many users feel that the existing menus should have been left alone. Moving the mouse scroll wheel while on any of the tabs on the ribbon cycles through the tabs. The Ribbon can be minimized by double clicking the active section's title, such as the Home text in the picture below. Without third party add-ins, it is not possible to remove the Ribbon, modify it, or replace it with menus with the normal Office 2007 functions. There are third party add-ins which can be purposed that can bring menus and toolbars to Office 2007 as well as add-ins which allow users to customize the Ribbon commands. However, the upcoming Microsoft Office 2010 is expected to allow users to customize the ribbon right out of the box.
In Office 2003, the toolbars were customizable, so that a user could optimize use of screen real estate as the user saw fit -- the most important and often-used icons could be made visible, while less-used features could be left in menus, leaving more screen real estate for useful work (text in Word, spreadsheet in Excel, etc.) In Office 2007, the ribbon is not customizable, and approporates a larger area of screen real estate, and requires more mouse clicks to move from one tab to another.
Some tabs, called Contextual Tabs, appear only when certain objects are selected. Contextual Tabs expose functionality specific only to the object with focus. For example, selecting a picture brings up the Pictures tab, which presents options for dealing with the picture. Similarly, focusing on a table exposes table-related options in a specific tab. Contextual Tabs remain hidden except when an applicable object is selected.
This can have the effect of frustrating users who fail to find functions in the ribbon due to not knowing that the object must be selected first. Contextual menus violate one of the most basic principles of user interface design--software must not assume that the user knows the answer before giving the user access to the answer. Command line interfaces gave way to menu interfaces in the mid-1980's precisely because menu interfaces give the user a plainly-visible list of options, from which the user can choose, without having to know a priori what the options are. (Older command line interfaces required a user to know keywords to type in order to do anything, where menu interfaces gave the user a ready mnemonic.) Contextual interfaces reflect an unlearning of basic psychology: users cannot take actions that they don't know exist. If an icon or menu item is hidden, then users often don't even know where to look to find the item.
The most perverse and sadistic thing about contextual menus is that they come into play at exactly the worst time. When a user is looking for an infrequently used feature, that feature is the one that is most likely to be hidden.
Microsoft Office 2007 also introduces a feature called "Live Preview", which temporarily applies formatting on the focused text or object when any formatting button is moused-over. The temporary formatting is removed when the mouse pointer is moved from the button. This allows users to have a preview of how the option would affect the appearance of the object, without actually applying it.
The new "Mini Toolbar" is a type of context menu that is automatically shown (by default) when text is selected. The purpose of this feature is to provide easy access to the most-used formatting commands without requiring a right-mouse-button click, as was necessary in older versions of the software. Because the Mini Toolbar is automatically displayed, it remains semi-transparent until the mouse pointer is situated on the control in order to allow an almost-unobstructed view of what is beneath it. It also appears above the right-click menu when a user right-clicks on a selection of words. The Mini Toolbar is currently not customizable, but can be turned off.
The Quick Access toolbar, which sits in the title bar, serves as a repository of most used functions, regardless of which application is being used, such as save, undo/redo and print. The Quick Access toolbar is customizable, although this feature is limited compared to toolbars in previous Office versions. Any command available in the entire Office application can be added to the Quick Access toolbar, including commands not available in the Ribbon and macros. Keyboard shortcuts for any of the commands on the toolbar are also fully customizable, similar to previous Office versions.
SmartArt, found under the Insert tab in the ribbon in PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Outlook, is a new group of editable and formatted diagrams. There are 115 preset SmartArt graphics layout templates in categories such as list, process, cycle, and hierarchy. When an instance of a SmartArt is inserted, a Text Pane appears next to it to guide the user through entering text in the hierarchical levels. Each SmartArt graphic, based on its design, maps the text outline, automatically resized for best fit, onto the graphic. There are a number of "quick styles" for each graphic that apply largely different 3D effects to the graphic, and the graphic's shapes and text can be formatted through shape styles and WordArt styles. In addition, SmartArt graphics change their colors, fonts, and effects to match the document's theme.
Microsoft Office 2007 introduced a new file format, called Office Open XML, as the default file format. Such files are saved using an extra X letter in their extension (.docx/xlsx/pptx/etc.). However, it can still save documents in the old format which is compatible with previous versions. Alternatively, Microsoft has made available a free add-on known as the "Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack" that lets Office 2000-2003 editions open, edit, and save documents created under the newer 2007 format.
Office Open XML is based on XML and uses the ZIP file container. According to Microsoft, documents created in this format are up to 75% smaller than the same documents saved with previous Microsoft Office file formats, owing to the ZIP data compression.
Files containing macros are saved with an extra M letter in their extension instead (.docm/xlsm/pptm/etc.).
Initially, Microsoft promised to support exporting to Portable Document Format (PDF) in Office 2007. However, due to legal objections from Adobe Systems, Office 2007 does not offer PDF support out of the box, but rather as a separate free download. Service Pack 2 allows users to natively export PDF files.
Microsoft backs an open-source effort to support OpenDocument in Office 2007, as well as earlier versions (up to Office 2000), through a converter add-in for Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and also a command-line utility. As of 2008, the project supports conversion between ODF and Office Open XML file formats for all three applications. According to ODF Alliance this support falls short and substantial improvements are still needed for interoperability in real-world situations. Third-party plugins able to read, edit and save to the ISO-standard Open Document Format (ODF) are available as a separate download.
In Office 2007, Microsoft introduced the Document Inspector, an integral metadata removal tool which strips Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents of information such as author name and comments and other "metadata".
In Microsoft Office 2007, the Office Assistants have been eliminated in favour of a new online help system. One of its features is the extensive use of Super Tooltips, which explain in about one paragraph what each function performs. Some of them also use diagrams or pictures. These appear and disappear like normal tooltips, and replace normal tooltips in many areas. The Help content also directly integrates searching and viewing Office Online articles.
Microsoft Office 2007 includes features geared towards collaboration and data sharing. As such, Microsoft Office 2007 features server components for applications such as Excel, which work in conjunction with SharePoint Services, to provide a collaboration platform. SharePoint works with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, which is used to host a SharePoint site, and uses IIS and ASP.NET 2.0. Excel server exposes Excel Services, which allows any worksheet to be created, edited and maintained via web browsers. It features Excel Web Access, the client-side component which is used to render the worksheet on a browser, Excel Calculation Service which is the server side component which populates the worksheet with data and perform calculations, and Excel Web Services that extends Excel functionalities into individual web services. SharePoint can also be used to host Word documents for collaborative editing, by sharing a document. SharePoint can also be used to hold PowerPoint slides in a Slide Library, from which the slides can be used as a formatting template. It will also notify users of a slide automatically in case the source slide is modified. Also by using SharePoint, PowerPoint can manage shared review of presentations. Any SharePoint hosted document can be accessed from the application which created the document or from other applications such as a browser or Microsoft Office Outlook.
Microsoft Office 2007 also includes Groove, which brings collaborative features to a peer-to-peer paradigm. Groove can host documents, including presentations, workbooks and others, created in Microsoft Office 2007 application in a shared workspace, which can then be used in collaborative editing of documents. Groove can also be used in managing workspace sessions, including access control of the workspace. To collaborate on one or more documents, a Workspace has to be created, and then those who are to work on it have to be invited. Any file shared on the workspace are automatically shared among all participants. The application also provides real-time messaging, including one-to-one as well as group messaging, and presence features, as well as monitoring workspace activities with alerts, which are raised when pre-defined set of activities are detected. Groove also provides features for conflict resolution for conflicting edits. Schedules for a collaboration can also be decided by using a built-in shared calendar, which can also be used to keep track of the progress of a project. However, the calendar is not compatible with Microsoft Outlook.
Microsoft Office 2007 places more emphasis on Document Themes and Quick Styles. The Document Theme defines the colors, fonts and graphic effects for a document. Almost everything that can be inserted into a document is automatically styled to match the overall document theme creating a consistent document design. The new Office Theme file format (.THMX) is shared between Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook email messages. Similar themes are also available for data reports in Access and Project or shapes in Visio.
Quick Styles are galleries with a range of styles based on the current theme. There are quick styles galleries for text, tables, charts, SmartArt, WordArt and more. The style range goes from simple/light to more graphical/darker.
Microsoft Office Outlook can also include an optional Business Contact Manager (included on a separate installation disc in Office 2007 Small Business and above) which allows management of business contacts and their sales and marketing activities. Phone calls, e-mails, appointments, notes and other business metrics can be managed for each contact. It can also keep a track of billable time for each contact on the Outlook Calendar. Based on these data, a consolidated report view can be generated by Microsoft Office Outlook with Business Contact Manager. The data can be further analyzed using Microsoft Office Excel. This data can also be shared using SharePoint Services.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007 is new addition to the Office suite replacing discontinued FrontPage for users of SharePoint. People who don't use SharePoint can use Microsoft Expression Web.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 allows sharing and collaborative editing of Office 2007 documents. It allows central storage of documents and management of Office documents, throughout the enterprise. These documents can be accessed either by the applications which created them, Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, or a web browser. Documents can also be managed through pre-defined policies that let users create and publish shared content, through a SharePoint site.
SharePoint Server allows searching of all Office documents which are being managed by it, centrally, thereby making data more accessible. It also provides access control for documents. Specialized server components can plug into the SharePoint Server to extend the functionality of the server, such as Excel Services exposing data analysis services for Excel services. Data from other data sources can also be merged with Office data.
SharePoint also lets users personalize the SharePoint sites, filtering content they are interested in. SharePoint documents can also be locally cached by clients for offline editing; the changes are later merged.
Microsoft Office Forms Server 2007 allows InfoPath forms to be accessed and filled out using any browser, including mobile phone browsers. Forms Server 2007 also supports using a database or other data source as the back-end for the form. Additionally, it allows centralized deployment and management of forms. Forms Server 2007 hosted forms also support data validation and conditional formatting, as does their InfoPath counterpart. It also supports advanced controls like Repeating section and Repeating table. However, some InfoPath controls cannot be used if it has to be hosted on a Forms server.
Microsoft Office Groove Server 2007 is for centrally managing all deployments of Microsoft Office Groove 2007 in the enterprise. It enables using Active Directory for Groove user accounts, and create Groove Domains, with individual policy settings. It allows Groove workspaces to be hosted at the server, and the files in the workspaces made available for collaborative editing via the Groove client. It also includes the Groove Server Data Bridge component to allow communication between data stored at both Groove clients and servers and external applications.
Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 allows one to centrally manage and coordinate projects. It allows budget and resource tracking, and activity plan management. The project data and reports can also be further analyzed using Cube Building Service. The project management data can be accessed from a browser as well.
Microsoft Office Project Portfolio Server 2007 allows creation of a project portfolio, including workflows, hosted centrally, so that the information is available throughout the enterprise, even from a browser. It also aids in centralized data aggregation regarding the project planning and execution, and in visualizing and analyzing the data to optimize the project plan. It can also support multiple portfolios per project, to track different aspects of it. It also includes reporting tools to create consolidated reports out of the project data.
Microsoft PerformancePoint Server allows users to monitor, analyze, and plan their business as well as drive alignment, accountability, and actionable insight across the entire organization. It includes features for scorecards, dashboards, reporting, analytics, budgeting and forecasting, among others.
Even though the ribbon can be hidden, PC World wrote that the new "ribbon" interface crowds the Office work area, especially for notebook users. Others have called its large icons distracting. Essentially, the GUI-type interface of the ribbon contrasts sharply with the older menus that were organized according to the typical functions undertaken in paper-based offices: for instance, the old "File" menu dealt with opening, (re-)naming, saving, and printing a file, and the old "Edit" menu dealt with making changes to the content of the file. As a result, users who were more familiar with the logic of the old menus would feel some frustration with the new, more visually-oriented ribbon. PC World has stated that upgrading to Office 2007 presents dangers to certain data, such as templates, macros, and mail messages. The ribbon cannot be moved from the top to the side of the page, as floating toolbars could be; so notebooks with smaller screens show a short horizontal slice of the document with lots of wasted space on both sides.
In general, the new navigation requires more clicks for repetitive tasks and it is more complex to visualize a path to a tool from fixed points in the screen. With the previous user interface you could, depending on the task, dock the relevant toolbars to the top, sides or bottom of the page and have the relevant tools a click away, always in the same position. With the new design you need to click back and forth tabs, which takes the attention from the content to finding the tools. There is no way to dock ribbons, re arrange the order of the tabs, or have more than one ribbon visible at a time.
Additionally, it seems that the new design is intended only for new users to locate tools more easily, with little consideration on repetitive tasks since it makes work slower and more cumbersome due to the fact that the tools are not placed in a logical order. The old toolbars had a strict order and size for each tool allowing for a simple visual scanning from one side to the other. With the new ribbons some “areas ” of the ribbon might be arranged in one line of tools, two or three in the same ribbon and this might change when the window is resized, allowing for no common pattern of visual scanning, and thus complicating the memorization of visual paths to tools for repetitive tasks.
The new XML-based .docx file format for Word is incompatible with previous versions unless an addon is installed for the older version.
The Word 2007 equation editor is incompatible with that of Word 2003 and previous versions, and when converting DOCX files to DOC files, equations are rendered as graphics. Consequently, Word 2007 cannot be used for any publishing, file-sharing and collaborative endeavour in any mathematics-based fields, including science and technology, in which users may have earlier versions of Word. For reasons unknown, Excel and PowerPoint 2007 retain the old equation format, meaning that users cannot move equations between Word and the other programs even though they are the same version. Many publishers do not accept submissions in Word 2007; for example, academic publishers have informed Microsoft that this severely impairs Word 2007's usability for scholarly publishing. One workaround is to use the older version (3.0) of the equation editor, which is still usable in Word 2007.
For some reason, equations can no longer be "recolored" in PowerPoint, but must have black text - a major loss of functionality. The 'recolor" button is still there, but it no longer works. This precludes dark backgrounds, and so renders lots of nice presentation formats unusable for scientific presentations.
Some users with experience using previous versions of Microsoft Office have complained about having to find features in the Ribbon. Others state that having learnt to use the new interface, it has improved the speed with which "professional-looking" documents can be created. Microsoft has released a series of small programs, help sheets, videos and add-ins to help users learn the new interface more quickly.
On some localizations heading style names (e.g. Russian "Заголовок 1" etc.) don't fit frames on primary Ribbon panel causing them to truncate informative level number.
The new Word 2007 features for bibliographies only support a small number of fixed citation styles. Using XSLT, new styles can be added. Some extra styles, such as the standard ACM publication format are made freely available by third parties.
Microsoft contractor Mike Gunderloy left Microsoft partially over his disagreement with the company's "sweeping land grab" including its attempt to patent the Ribbon interface. He states: "Microsoft itself represents a grave threat to the future of software development through its increasing inclination to stifle competition through legal shenanigans." He says that by leaving Microsoft, he is “no longer contributing to the eventual death of programming.”
The ODF Alliance has released test results on ODF support of Office 2007 SP2, concluding that Office ODF support, both SP2 and other add-ons, have "serious shortcomings that, left unaddressed, would break the open standards based interoperability that the marketplace, especially governments, is demanding". Particularly, SP2 has no support for encrypted ODF files and has limited interoperability with other ODF spreadsheet implementations.
The ISO/IEC 26300 OpenDocument standard specifies encryption of files, which is based on sha1, Blowfish, and RFC 2898. Microsoft Office 2007 SP2 does not support reading and writing encrypted (password protected) ODF files. Users are presented with a message: “cannot use password protection using the ODF format.”
The ISO/IEC 26300 OpenDocument standard has no spreadsheet formula language included (or referenced) in the standard specification. Office 2007 SP2 uses the spreadsheet formula language specified in the ISO/IEC 29500 Office Open XML open standard when creating ODF documents. According to the ODF Alliance report "ODF spreadsheets created in Excel 2007 SP2 do not in fact conform to ODF 1.1 because Excel 2007 incorrectly encodes formulas with cell addresses. Section 8.3.1 of ODF 1.1 says that addresses in formulas "start with a "[" and end with a "]"." In Excel 2007 cell addresses were not enclosed with the necessary square brackets." The ISO/IEC 26300 specification states that the semantics and the syntax is dependant on the used namespace which is implementation dependent leaving the syntax implementation defined as well.
Microsoft's ODF spreadsheet support in SP2 is not fully inter-operable with other implementations of OpenDocument, such as the IBM Symphony, which use the non-standardized OpenOffice.org 2.x formula language, and OpenOffice.org 3.x, which uses a draft of OpenFormula. The company had previously reportedly stated that "where ODF 1.1 is ambiguous or incomplete, the Office implementation can be guided by current practice in OpenOffice.org, mainly, and other implementations including KOffice and AbiWord. Peter Amstein and the Microsoft Office team are reluctant to make liberal use of extension mechanisms, even though provided in ODF 1.1. They want to avoid all appearance of an embrace-extend attempt."
Microsoft Office 2007
This book does not assume any prerequisites other than general computer use. It has been written for student and adults who want to learn better techniques within Microsoft office. Much of what is covered here can be applied in a general sense to open office or other office packages.
This book is about the topic of Microsoft Office 2007. It is designed for today's student who needs to learn the information quickly. It is also designed to help students better teach themselves. I will be pointing out the help features in Microsoft Office periodically so you will be able to use this feature fully. It is also intended to focus on their future by making them investigate different careers that fit their interest profile through this course.
There are vocabulary quizzes and tests available on http://www.yacapaca.com under the PC Applications authoring group and course. This is a free online resource for giving tests and quizzes for teachers and students. I have organized the quizzes and tests according to the chapters in this book and will be updating my questions as this book is being developed.
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WD 1 - Create and Edit a Flier
WD 2.0 - Create and Edit a Research Paper in MLA format
WD 2.5 - Create and Edit a Research Paper in APA format
WD 3.0 - Create and Edit a Cover Letter
WD 3.5 - Create and Edit a Resume
WORD BASIC EXAM
AC 3 - Using and updating a database
PP 3 - Proper Presentation Guidelines
POWERPOINT BASIC EXAM
PB 1 – Create a Greeting Card
PB 2– Create a Business Card
PB 3 – Create a Poster
PB 4 – Create a Banner
PUBLISHER BASIC EXAM
WD 6 - Create a Newsletter
WORD ADVANCED EXAM
EX 4 - Create a spreadsheet to show amortization of a loan payment
EX 5 - Create a spreadsheet with lists
EX 6 - Create a spreadsheet with multiple worksheets
EXCEL ADVANCED EXAM
AC 4 - Creating Forms and Reports from multiple tables
AC 5 - Creating Sub-forms
AC 6 - Creating a data access point for the internet
ACCESS ADVANCED EXAM
PP 4 - Using presentation templates and editing the slide master
PP 5 - Collaborating on a presentation
POWERPOINT ADVANCED EXAM
IN 1 - Working with OLE objects