If you are comfortable using the 2007 versions of Microsoft Office applications, upgrading to Office 2010 programs should be refreshingly simple for you. Most of the ribbon commands are in the same location, and with the ability to customize the ribbon you can tailor it to suit your needs even more.While there are some new file formats in Office 2010, most of the familiar ones, such as .doc and .docx still apply. You can also work in compatibility mode, which allows you to work on files created in older versions of the program and share files with others who are using previous versions.
Individual Microsoft 2010 programs give you some exciting and fun new features, as well. For instance, Outlook 2010 has a new feature called Quick Steps. There are predefined, built-in steps that automat the process of performing specific, common actions. You can create custom Quick Steps as well, enabling you to create and modify them to perform actions that you often require.
Another feature found in many Microsoft Office 2010 programs, such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint is the screen clipping feature. To use this feature, go to the Insert tab and click Screenshot. Choose Screen Clipping and your pointer becomes a cross. Drag your mouse over the part of the screen you want to capture. The screenshot is inserted into the file. If you have more than one window open, select the window from which you want to clip before you click Screen Clipping. After you have inserted the screen clipping, go to the Picture Tools tab to edit the image.