MS Office 2010 vs MS Office 2007

Microsoft is leaving no stone unturned to promote its new Office suite. Recently Microsoft announced a “technology guarantee” program that read “Sell Office 2007 today and your customer can download Office 2010 free”. The customers purchasing and activating Office Home and Student 2007, Office Standard 2007, Office Small Business 2007 and Microsoft Publisher 2007 between March 5 and September 30, 2010 will be eligible for free upgrade to a comparable version of Office 2010. However, before moving to an upgraded Microsoft Office version you would always look for advantages of installing it over the previous version. Microsoft ensures that those looking to go for an upgraded version of Office 2007 have enough reasons to support . We draw a comparison to elucidate how MS Office 2007 better’s Office 2010.

Updated Ribbon

Office 2007 made headlines with innovative ribbon menu system Office 2010 takes it to the next level with a more intuitive ribbon. It provides a new home menu system. Instead of opening up a dropdown the entire window changes color and provides the save, open, close preview and other options. The enhanced Ribbon across Office 2010 applications allows users to access commands quickly and customize tabs to personalize the experience in your working style.

The home menu system offers detailed information on modifications, authors, file size, and permission. The new print and print preview menu that definitely changes the layout most PC users are used to. The new menu by simply cleaner than that of Office 2007.

Better multimedia Editing

The clear that Microsoft upped the multimedia editing options form the last iteration. Image editing has been improved in office 2010. There are new tools for screen capture in Word 2010 and PowerPoint 2010. You can even remove the backgrounds with the new Office. Now Microsoft PowerPoint has in-video editing. You might even remove backgrounds with the new Office. All this implies you can do so much more without even using Photoshop.

This features takes Office 14 to a new level. Suppose you wanna trim some parts of a video clip before presentation or you might be looking to apply professional styles to a video like reflection coupled with 3D rotation. PowerPoint 2010 now includes some powerful video editing features.

Broadcast Slideshows within PowerPoint

This is one of the most exciting new features of PowerPoint 2010. Now you can deliver live PowerPoint presentations over the web and anyone sitting in any part of the world can get connected to the web browser.
Distribute the slides as video

In PowerPoint 2010 you can convert your presentation into a video file that can be uploaded on YouTube or distributed on a portable media player such as the iPod. Moreover, the video conversion runs in the background that allows you to use PowerPoint while creating the video.

More visually enhancing

Office 2010 comes with an array of design options to help you generate better ideas. It includes new and improved picture formatting tools such as color saturation and artistic effects that allow you transform your document visuals into a work of art. Office 2010 offers new SmartArt® graphic layouts and a wide range of new pre-built Office themes to create fantabulous designs in Word.

Real time collaboration and communication

Not just the web version, the desktop version of Office 14 also sports a real time buddy list of sorts that shows what individuals are currently editing within a document. Now you can see who is online and who is working on what. This is a great revamp when compared to Office 2010.

Stronger Security Settings

Office 2010 improves upon Office 2007 with respect to author settings, restricted editing and protect mode. This stops you from accidentally editing a file you download until it is enabled.

Embed Web Videos in the Presentation

Office 2010 provides a significant advantage over Office 2007 by allowing users to embed video clips from the Internet into PowerPoint presentation. Now users can just copy and embed code from YouTube or any other video sharing site. The video can be pasted anywhere on a slide.

Quick Steps in Outlook

Microsoft Outlook includes a new Quick Steps feature in the Outlook. With Quick Steps you can create a sequence of commands and apply them to the Outlook item with just a click. For an example, you can use quick step for Send and Delete that will delete the email from your inbox after replying.
Now users can compress the long e-mail threads into a few conversations that can be categorized, filed, ignored, or cleaned up.

Built-in PDF Writer

The Office 2010 programs include a built-in PDF writer that helps you to save documents into PDF format with a click. In 2007 you had to use add-on separately but now you will have native PDF support.

Simpler Document Printing

Microsoft Word 2010 has completely revamped the print dialog. Take an instance, you can tweak printer settings like margins and preview the changes side-by-side.

Creating better data insights and visuals

Excel 2010 introduces a Sparkline feature that tracks and highlights important trends with new data analysis and visualization. The Sparklines feature allows clear and compact visual representation of data with small charts within worksheet cells. Filter and segment into PivotTable data in multiple layers using Slicers to spend more time analyzing and less time formatting.


10 responses to “MS Office 2010 vs MS Office 2007

  1. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on Office 2010. If you have more feedback that you’d like to share, I invite you to join the Microsoft Office community on Facebook at

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  2. hey whats your myspace page.

  3. “The enhanced Ribbon across Office 2010 applications allows users to access commands quickly…” – how quickly? just a words…
    “The Office 2010 programs include a built-in PDF writer” – ohhmyGod! in 2010 it’s incredible, unbelievable! (in OOO it was in 2005 or earlier)

  4. In my Home & Student Word 2010, the Word-Art Feature is almost non-existent. It shows on the “Insert” ribbon but doesn’t offer any features, or at least we cannot find them. In 2007, Word Art functions the same as 2003 (XP). How can I get Word Art to be the same as it was in 2007?

  5. Office 2010 is a pain in the arse. Many Excel users work for living and use complicated spreadsheets. The pretty pictures and crazy menus are just more gumpf you have too wade through. Like there isn’t enough crap in the world to contend with. Quite frankly the ribbon is frigging annoying. Tasks that took one or two mouse clicks in 2003 now take 3 to 4 times longer. I learn’t how to read and write using words not hieroglyphics. IT’s like people can’t read simple menus any more! It’s user friendly to the point of not being user friendly. I wish Microsoft would realise that we are not all morons and some of us do work on our computers and introduce a “classic option” for Office 2010. I feel like I’m living that movie Idiocracy.

  6. So many shills for Microsoft… Fact is that 95% of the World would be just as happy with office 95, as 2003, and 2007 and 2010 are simply ways to extort more money from users, by leaving happy users of previous MS Office versions in some technological hinterland.
    The object has always to follow and insane acceleration of “software obsolescence” to separate hapless citizens and business people from their money.
    Bet you all the rah-Rah comments don’t come from people who aren’t on expense accounts and eligible for tax deductions.
    The software companies pay of shills to tout virtues, not one in a 1000 will use, but we all will payfor, the same way HuffPo encourages extremists to make inane and insane political comments.
    Obviously people who shill have no moral fiber, and would sell their grandmothers, to get on the tech express

  7. edited doc file of ms 2010 behaves differently on 2007

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