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Title: A Look at Microsoft Office 2007


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A Look at Microsoft Office 2007
  • Thomson/Course Technology

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  • Trish Bobst
  • trish.bobst_at_thomson.com

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Overview
  • Key Features of Microsoft Office 2007
  • The Office 2007 Applications
  • System Requirements
  • Course Technologys Office 2007 product
    development
  • SAM 2007/SAM ProGrader

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Visit these websites
  • http//www.course.com/
  • For all your technology needs
  • http//blog.course.com/Blog.aspx
  • Office 2007 Blog
  • http//www.course.com/events/
  • For upcoming events and webinars
  • http//www.course.com/events/webinars.cfm
  • For webinar archives including Office 2007

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Office 2007 User Interface
  • Makes applications easier to work with
  • Tools are more accessible
  • Microsoft says Better results faster
  • Makes Power Users out of average users!

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IntroducingThe Ribbon
  • The heart of the new User Interface
  • Replaces toolbar and task panes
  • Makes features easier to access
  • Minimizes steps for common tasks and saves time

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The Ribbon
  • Unique set of tabs in each application

Word 2007 Ribbon
Excel 2007 Ribbon
PowerPoint 2007 Ribbon
Access 2007 Ribbon
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Ribbon Layout
Tabs
Groups
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Ribbon Tabs for Word 2007
  • Write
  • Insert
  • Page Layout
  • References
  • Mailing
  • Review

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Temporarily Hide the Ribbon
Double click the active tabto hide the ribbon
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Contextual Command Tabs
  • Appear within the Ribbon only when needed
  • Anticipate what you want to do with objects in
    your document
  • Make it easier to edit certain objects
  • Available in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

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Galleries
  • Make it easier to produce documents that look
    professionally designed
  • Examples page layouts, objects, design themes,
    and colors
  • Can appear in drop-down menus or in the Ribbon
    itself

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A Formatting Gallery in Excel
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A Themes Gallery in Word
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A Colors Gallery in PowerPoint
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Live Preview
  • Allows you to instantly preview certain changes
    to a document before committing
  • Makes selecting the perfect font, size, format,
    and design template a breeze
  • Available for most Galleries in Office 2007

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This Live Preview in PowerPoint allows you to
instantly see what font changes will look like by
rolling over the options
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New Office Button
  • Provides easy access to frequently used commands
    like Print, Save, and Open.

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Mini Toolbar
The Mini toolbar will appear in a faded fashion.
If you point at the Mini toolbar, it will become
solid, and you can click a formatting option there
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Quick Access Toolbar
  • Now can be customized to include frequently used
    commands right at the top of your screen.

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New Zoom Control
  • A new slider in the bottom right to zoom in

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Better Format Painter
  • The Format Painter stays on after one click
  • To turn it off, click the button again, or press
    ESC

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Reference
  • Automatic Layout for Citations and Works Cited

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File Menu
  • The right side of the File menu lists recently
    opened documents

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Tool Tips
  • Now includes the name of the tool and a
    description and picture, if applicable

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Open XML File Formats
  • Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents will use
    new Open XML file formats
  • Word .doc .docx
  • Excel .xls .xlsx
  • PowerPoint .ppt .pptx
  • Any Word, Excel, and PowerPoint document can be
    opened in an XML processing program
  • Results in smaller file sizes
  • Improved recovery of corrupted files

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Ribbon Tabs for Excel 2007
  • Sheet
  • Insert
  • Page Layout
  • Formulas
  • Data
  • Review

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Sheet Tab
  • The everyday commands that people use the most,
    some that used to be on the Standard and
    Formatting toolbars
  • Cut, Copy, Paste, font, commands to quickly
    format cells, in addition to the commands to
    insert or delete cells, columns, rows, and
    sheets.

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Insert Tab
  • As the tab says, go here to insert things
    charts, PivotTables, pictures, diagrams, symbols,
    and hyperlinks

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Add Headers and Footers
  • The insertion point in the page layout view for a
    header is at the top of the screen

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Page Layout Tab
  • Prepare your worksheet for printing
  • Change page orientation and margins, set print
    areas, turn gridlines on and off, and print
    headings

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Formulas Tab
  • Work with formulas no matter what tab youre on.
    Switch to the Formulas tab to work with more
    complex formulas.
  • Select functions, work with named cells, and to
    do formula auditing.

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Data Tab
  • With the Data Tab, get external data into Excel,
    sort and filter data, convert text to columns, do
    data validation, do What-If Analysis, and outline
    data

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Microsoft Excel 2007
  • Worksheets can now include 1 million rows and
    16,000 columns
  • Structured Referencing feature that lets you
    right-click on any cell inside a table of data
    and select Create Table from the pop-up menu

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New Layout Views
Normal
Page Layout
Page Break
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File Menu
  • Template Categories are available such as
  • Business, Education, Sports, and Finance

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Opening Files
  • Open files created in previous versions of Excel
    from 95 through 2003

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Excel Saves in XML
  • XML spreadsheets make documents safer by
    separating scripts and macros (zipped)
  • Files are compressed about 50 smaller
  • Files are less susceptible to corruption since it
    will open the parts of the files not corrupted
  • XML can be opened by other programs

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New File Types
  • Excel Workbook (.xlsx)No macros
  • Excel code (.xlsm)With macros
  • Templates (.xltx)
  • Template file
  • Templates code (.xltm)With macros
  • Excel Binary Workbook (.xlsb) Binary format
    instead of XML
  • Older Format (.xls)

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Goodbye, FrontPage
Hello, Expression Web!
  • The new generation in Web design tools
  • Allows information workers to create and deploy
    interactive solutions without writing code
  • Ensures an intuitive design experience
  • Allows you to format pages quickly with Cascading
    Style Sheet tools
  • Makes changing layout and format of sites easier

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Microsoft Office Groove 2007
  • New collaboration software
  • Designed to help teams work more effectively on
    projects, regardless of place
  • Facilitates file-sharing, discussions, meetings,
    business forms, and more

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Office 2007 Pricing
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Office 2007 Versions
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System Requirements
Component Requirement
Operating system Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack (SP) 2 or later or Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (or higher) required
Computer and Processor 500 megahertz (MHz) processor or higher 256 megabyte (MB) RAM or higher DVD drive 1 gigahertz (GHz)
Hard Disk space 2 gigabyte (GB) necessary for install a portion of this disk space will be freed after installation if the original download package is removed from the hard drive
Monitor resolution Minimum 800x600 1024x768 or higher recommended
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What you should knowabout Vista
  • Office 2007 will run on Windows XP or Vista
  • 57 of all PCs are Vista-ready
  • Improved security
  • Enhanced productivity
  • Staying more connected than ever before

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Flavors of Vista
  • Home
  • Vista Starter
  • Vista Home Basic
  • Vista Home Premium
  • Business
  • Vista Business
  • Vista Enterprise
  • Vista Ultimate

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Vista Starter
  • Very limited operating system
  • Only 3 applications can run at the same time
  • Does not accept incoming network connections
  • Developed for emerging countries
  • Limited graphics ability
  • Not available in retail locations

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Vista Home Basic
  • Home Edition
  • Budget users
  • Graphics are limited
  • Parental controls
  • No Windows Media Center
  • Aero desktop is not included
  • Not recommended for laptops
  • Retail pricing

Retail 199.00
Upgrade 99.95
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Aero Glass
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Vista Home Premier
  • All the features of the Vista Home Basic plus
    HDTV support and DVD authoring
  • Premium games
  • Scheduled backups
  • Includes Aero desktop
  • Perfect for the gamer
  • Retail pricing

AERO
Retail 239.00
Upgrade 159.00
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Vista Business
  • Aimed at the business market
  • Does not include some home features such as Media
    Center
  • Includes IIS server, system back up, and remote
    desktop
  • Includes Aero desktop
  • Includes many business tools
  • Retail pricing

Retail 299.00
Upgrade 199.95
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Vista Enterprise
  • Combines Vista Business edition with large
    network capabilities
  • Multilingual user interface
  • Unix support
  • BitLocker Drive Encryption
  • Includes Aero desktop
  • Not available through retail sales

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Vista Ultimate
  • Combines features of Home Premium and Business
    Editions
  • For high-end PC users
  • Includes Ultimate extras such as downloadable
    media, and a game performance tweaker
  • Includes Aero desktop
  • Retail pricing

Retail 399.00
Upgrade 259.00
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Vista Ultimate
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Try Office 2007 for 60 Days
  • http//us1.trymicrosoftoffice.com/

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Office 2007 Course Technology Strategy
  • Books began publishing in March
  • 2 versions of Office Intro books
  • Windows XP Edition
  • Windows Vista Edition
  • All other titles will be based on Windows Vista
  • SAM is based on Windows Vista

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Instructor ResourcesNew Tools
  • CourseCasts reinforce lectures and add another
    dimension to learning
  • Learning on the Go always available always
    relevant
  • Library of podcasts
  • Ken Baldauf, Florida State University
  • http//coursecasts.course.com
  • Enhanced Test Banks now include critical-thinking
    questions

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A Guided Tour
  • Eleven 5-minute movie tutorials covering the new
    features of Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
    plus a bonus tutorial dedicated to Windows Vista.
  • Offers a fun quiz for each movie, allowing
    students to test themselves.
  • Offers a full test bank so that instructors can
    verify that students have completed their
    assignments.
  • Runs on Flash 8. Flash does not need to be
    installed for our CD to run.
  • Yours for only 10

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The SAM 2007 Family
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SAM 2003 ProGrader
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Visithttp//samcentral.course.comto learn more
about SAM products!
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Thank You!
  • Trish Bobst
  • trish.bobst_at_thomson.com
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