Introduction Of New Features In MS Word 2007 And Their Benefits

Introduction Of New Features In MS Word 2007 And Their Benefits

Microsoft has launched Word 2007 with the pretty new appearance along with some additional features when compared to previous version. The Microsoft Word 2007 helps to get the things done in more powerful and faster way.

However along with the fresh appearance of Word 2007, you will also need to know about the features and functioning of this brand new version. However, once you learn the tricks about using this office 2007, you might not really feel like the emerging to the older versions of Microsoft word.

Following are various newly enhanced features in Word 2007 which can speed up your efficiency in your everyday work.

1. Pretty Nice Graphics

New 3D effects along with transparency and drop shadow graphics are merged in SmartArt so as to provide a more beautiful look to your documents. To make use of the graphic into SmartArt, just click on the Insert tab and then go to the Ribbon, pick SmartArt.

2. Access Commands With Easy and Enhanced interface

Word 2007 includes latest, instinctive user interface which is named as Ribbon. This feature helps you to make documents more rapidly than you could in the earlier version of Microsoft Word.

Ribbon is provided with task oriented Command tabs with which you may reduce the clicks to execute assignment or commands, which were managed from the menus, dialog boxes and toolbars in the older versions. Ribbon feature provides you the simplicity to access the things, and it is much easier to use. For example, adding header and footer and add shapes, chart, table, and picture

3. Simply Compare and Merge Various Types of Document

There are several fresh superior features which facilitate you to track the modifications made into your documents. You may easily compare and merge various types of documents.

4. Remove Hidden and Unnecessary Comments

The feature Document Inspector detects and removes any unnecessary or hidden comments simply to make your data private.

You should go to Microsoft Office button   placed in the left most corner, after that click on Prepare, next Inspect Document. The pop up dialog box will be displayed to ensure that you have checked the Reviewing Versions, Comments and Remarks, after checking the click Inspect. Click on the tab “Remove All” to remove all unnecessary and hidden annotations.

Note: You should be cautious while executing this task because you can’t undo this utility once you’ve removed it.

5. Prevent Your Documents Editable By Others

You can mark as “Final” to create your document file as final version. Therefore, other people will not find the need to edit your document.

Go to the Microsoft Office button and click on Prepare tab and next click on the “Mark as Final” and after that save the file.

6. Save File as PDF and XPS Formats

One more well-liked feature demanded by MS Word users is the feature to save the file as PDF or XPS formats, and many users are very thankful to Microsoft Word 2007 for having finally given them this feature.

7. Enable the Reliability of Documents by Digital Signatures

You can make sure that the document is not altered after its creation by just signing the respective document by means of a digital certificate. You can attach the digital signature to your document by going through Microsoft Office button, and then click on “Prepare”, and then “Add a Digital Signature”.

Hit the OK button within the message box and enter the purpose of signing your file. Click on the “Sign” button.

8. Live Word Count

This feature keeps tracking the total numbers of words in the document while typing. The number of words in the document is shown in bottom left corner.

Check Out The New Features And Improvements In Ms Office 2007 Sp2

Check Out The New Features And Improvements In Ms Office 2007 Sp2

Microsoft has released SP2 (Service pack 2) for MS Office 2007 suite. MS Office 2007 SP2 comes with several enhancements and features to offer productive and reliable business productivity software.

Below mentioned is a list of enhancements, updates, fixes and features that are introduced in 2nd service pack for MS Office 2007.

Along with the release of MS Office 2007 SP2, Microsoft has also published KB953195 which gives you an overview of the improvements in SP2, known issues as well as behavior changes expected after installation.

MS Office 2007 SP2 for Office Desktop Programs:

  • The SP2 installation will not be slipstreamed or integrated into present MS Office setup. Instead, you will be provided with an uninstaller tool which you can use to uninstall MS Office service packs and revert back to MS Office 2007 Service pack 1 without having to reinstall MS Office.
  • SP2 comes with an improved cryptographic functionality which supports all cryptographic algorithms being offered by the OS.
  • Offers a built-in native support for saving documents as ODF (Open Document Format), XPS (XML Paper Specification), PDF (Portable Document Format)due to which you do not need to install any additional plug-ins or add-ons.
  • Possesses an ability of ungrouping SmartArt graphics.

MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint

  • Redefines the way SmartArt graphics are offered in XML code.
  • Supports additional file formats including ODF document format (.ods, .odt, odp), PICT image format.
  • Supports other third-party add-ons for opening and saving any unsupported file formats.
  • Object Model support to create charts in Word and PowerPoint.

MS Access

  • Re-include facility for exporting report form to MS Excel.

MS Excel

  • Enhanced functionality for charting
  • Ability to fix minor bugs associated with table or chart display, printing, cell lock and Euro conversion.   

MS PowerPoint

  • Facility for adding animations to SmartArt.

MS Outlook

  • Offers enhanced performance, especially while you deal with Solid state drive (SSD) and big database.
  • Superior calendaring reliability.
  • Better event reminding capability and improved calendar synchronization.

MS OneNote

  • In case you accidentally close a note, it will be auto loaded when you restart your system the next time. You may close this feature by going to “OneNote settings”.

Other Features

  • Ability of exporting UML models to XML file in compliance with XMI standard using MS Visio.

MS Office 2007 SP2 for Servers

  • Improvements in manageability and performance have been made to variations in ECM (Enterprise Content Management) including STSADM commands used to repair links between the source page and the target pages.
  • Office Project Professional of 2007 has made way for improvements concerning the web access of Office projects.
  • Additionally, Windows SharePoint Services version 3.0 has been enhanced with timer jobs of indexing rebuild, along with the improvements on contents databases with read only permissions.