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In addition to the dramatically different user interface and new file
formats shared with other Microsoft Office 2007 programs, Microsoft Office Word 2007 also claims a number of improvements and new features.
- Spend less time formatting with Quick Styles and
Document Themes designed to make it easy to quickly change the
appearance of text, tables and graphics throughout an entire
- Improved formatting and organized page layout features in
the Word 2007 Ribbon make it much simpler to find the options you
want to customize your documents. Plus, context-sensitive tabs for
Picture Tools, Text Box Tools, Table Tools and other document
elements, give you easy access to the formatting features you need
when you need them.
- New SmartArt diagrams, a new charting engine that links
to Microsoft Office Excel 2007, and enhanced graphics help you
create great-looking content with 3-D shapes, transparency, drop
shadows, and other superior effects.
- Quickly assemble documents using Building Blocks, a
feature of the Quick Parts tools. Building Blocks are
frequently used, standard pieces of content in a document (contact
information, cover pages, disclaimer text, signature blocks) that
you save to be reused in other documents. These enhanced tools are
similar to AutoText entries created in previous versions of Word.
- Easily share documents with other people with the choice of
saving as Portable Document Format (PDF) or XML Paper
Specification (XPS) format without adding third-party tools.
(Free Microsoft add-in needed).
- Use the new tri-pane review panel to review, compare,
combine, and see what changes were made to a document. Reviewing is
also now more intuitive from the dedicated Review tab in the
Word 2007 Ribbon.
- Remove tracked changes, comments, personal information, and
hidden text (sometimes called metadata) from your documents using
the Document Inspector to help ensure that sensitive
information isn’t shared when your documents are published.
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Specialist (MOS) Master Instructor, certified Microsoft Applications Specialist
(MCAS) Instructor, and a certified Microsoft Office expert. Dawn shares smart
and easy ways to effectively use software through her work as a software
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