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1 UNDERSTANDING MICROSOFT OFFICE 2007 John F. Hall IT-User Services

2 Overview 1. The Office Suites UDs Campus License Agreement 2. Understanding the User Interface 3. Working with New Office File Formats 4. Getting Further Assistance

3 UNDERSTANDING MICROSOFT OFFICE 2007 John F. Hall IT-User Services 1 The Office 2007 Suites 1 The Office 2007 Suites

4 The Office 2007 Applications Word 2007 Excel 2007 PowerPoint 2007 Outlook 2007 Access 2007 Publisher 2007 InfoPath 2007 Groove 2007 OneNote 2007 Communicator some others..

5 Office 2007 Suites Microsoft Office Basic 2007 Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007 Microsoft Office Standard 2007 Microsoft Office Small Business 2007 Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007

6 Complete Comparison Matrix Business contact mgr Accounting Enterprise includes all except:

7 Campus License Agreement Office 2007 Enterprise Download from udeploy.udel.edu Office 2007 Enterprise Download from udeploy.udel.edu University Owned Machines Limited Work at home rights for Faculty (soon) Does NOT cover students, grad student personal machines

8 What will students have? Most likely Basic or Home & Student or Standard All 3 have Word/Excel May or may not have Outlook, OneNote & PowerPoint Likely wont have Access, Publisher, InfoPath, Groove or Communicator Can get Ultimate for $249

9 UNDERSTANDING MICROSOFT OFFICE 2007 John F. Hall IT-User Services 2 Understanding the User Interface 2 Understanding the User Interface

10 GUI Redesign :: The Ribbon

11 GUI Redesign :: Goals Jensen Harris blog – The Why of the New UIThe Why of the New U Fitts Law 1.The further away something is, the harder it is to click 2.The smaller something is, the harder it is to click

12 GUI Redesign :: The Ribbon Office Button

13 Button Design Matches Vista

14 GUI Redesign :: The Ribbon Quick Access Toolbar

15 Mile High Menus

16 Magic Corners

17 Magic Corners on Vista

18 Right-Clicking Right-clicking brings up Mini Toolbar Context Menu

19 3 Tips 1. Maximize Office Creates Mile-High menus and Magic Corner 2. Right-click for Mini Toolbar & Context Menu 3. Customize Quick Access

20 Tip #4 Complaint: The ribbon takes up too much space and/or I dont like looking at it all the time Solution: Minimize the Ribbon Right-click on Ribbon Double-click any Ribbon tab Looks like menus, but clicking pops open tabs Close when you click an item Easier than dragging menu, esp trackad/pen

21 UNDERSTANDING MICROSOFT OFFICE 2007 John F. Hall IT-User Services 3 Working with New Office File Formats 3 Working with New Office File Formats

22 The X Files

23 New File Formats.DOC =>.DOCX.PPT =>.PPTX.XLS =>.XLSX What does this X mean?

24 The Goal of Open Office XML …to enable the implementation of the Open Office XML formats by the widest set of tools and platforms, fostering interoperability across office productivity applications and line-of-business systems, as well as to support and strengthen document archival and preservation, all in a way that is fully compatible with the large existing investments in Microsoft Office documents. Lets break that down…

25 Open Office XML Nothing to do with Open Office or ODF Folder of files compressed with ZIP Open Standard : ECMA-376 Microsoft Apple Barclays BP British Library Intel Novel Toshiba Library of Congress

26 Compatibility Office 2007 will read and write earlier versions Earlier Office versions wont open 2007 docs You can add a compatibility pack for 2003 on Windows A converter is available for Word 2007 docs on Macs An add-on allows saving to PDF from 2007

27 Actually more… PowerPoint.pptx or.pptm - Presentation.ppsx or.ppsm - Show.sldx or.sldm - Slide.potx or.potm - Template Macro-enabled add-in.ppam Office theme.thmx

28 UNDERSTANDING MICROSOFT OFFICE 2007 John F. Hall IT-User Services 4 Getting Further Assistance 4 Getting Further Assistance

29 Further Training Classes Word 2007 – 1/11/2007 Excel 2007 Access 2007

30 Help is a click away…

31 Further Online Training us/help/FX aspx?pid=CL us/help/FX aspx?pid=CL us/training/HA aspx us/training/HA aspx (each all one line; visit MS links in IE)

32 References Save as PDF Add-in milyid=F1FC413C-6D89-4F15-991B- 63B07BA5F2E5&displaylang=en milyid=F1FC413C-6D89-4F15-991B- 63B07BA5F2E5&displaylang=en Mac XML converter ownload&location=/mac/download/Office2004/Conv erterBeta_0_2.xml ownload&location=/mac/download/Office2004/Conv erterBeta_0_2.xml


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