Consistency Across All Applications
Unlike Office 2007, the Ribbon Interface is consistent across all the Office applications. Office 2007 did not carry the contextual menus and certain other elements in all its applications. For example, Outlook 2007 has the traditional interface instead of the Ribbon interface.
I am listing some of the features I liked most in Office 2010:
The Ribbon Interface - I need not say much about this as most of you are already acquainted with the navigation of Office 2007. If you think the Office Ribbon is a problem, Office 2010 offers adjustment of tabs the way you like it. Office 2007 did not present this facility.
The Office BackStage View - These options apply to an entire file instead of a part of the file. Using the Backstage View, you can create and save files, recover unsaved files, email files, share, publish and more. You can access the options from the File menu. It offers you a plethora of options to autosave files, enable AutoRecover, check documents for metadata, and much more. You can get info about any document using the Document Properties. The AutoRecover option helps you recover files if you closed them without saving. In short, the File menu contains plenty of options that will save you time when working on commands that apply to the entire document or file.
The Mini Translator - It seems that Microsoft is working hard on creating a perfect solution for translations. Even as Office 2010 is offering a mini translator, Microsoft also released a translating telephone so that you can talk to any person in any language. The Microsoft translating tools take care of the translating. You can toggle the Mini Translator on/off using Review -> Language -> Translate. However, this facility is available only in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook 2010.
Fonts – One can use Office 2010, especially Word, as a mini graphic editing program. Office 2007 already carried several image-editing tools. Office 2010 further extends the graphic capability by introducing fonts that offer better look and helps both graphic and web designers.
To take advantage of the features of Office 2010, just start playing with the options (file menu and tabs) and check out what all is available.