Although Office 2010 works with many different versions of Windows, innovations in Windows 7 are seamlessly integrated with Office 2010 to help you work more efficiently. Here are just a few of the ways that Office 2010 and Windows 7 are better together.
Fast access to Office 2010 programs and files.
The Windows 7 taskbar puts your Office 2010 programs and files right where you need them. To add an Office 2010 program to the taskbar, just drag the program’s icon to the taskbar. To open a new document using that program, click the icon and you’re ready to go.
Jump Lists, which are new in Windows 7, provide instant access to the Office 2010 files and programs you use every day. For example, to see a Jump List that displays all of your recently opened Word documents, right-click the Word icon on your taskbar.
Create Outlook 2010 attachments in an instant.
When you use Microsoft Office Outlook with Windows 7, attaching files to e-mail, tasks, and calendar items is hassle-free. Just drag a document from a Jump List and quickly attach it to your:
E-mail. Before Windows 7, when you wanted to attach a file to an e-mail, you had to open a new e-mail in Outlook, browse to the right directory to find the document you wanted, and then attach it to your e-mail. Now you can drag that document from the Jump List and drop it into your Outlook inbox, and Outlook will automatically open a new e-mail message with your document attached.
Tasks. In the same way that you use Jump Lists to attach documents to e-mails, you can also use Jump Lists to attach documents to Outlook Tasks. Select your document from the Jump List and drop it into the Task section of Outlook, and Outlook will create a new task with your document as an attachment.
Calendar items. When you want to schedule time on your calendar to work on a particular document, drag the document from the Jump List and drop it into the Calendar section of Outlook. When it’s time to work on the document, you won’t have to search for it—it will be attached to the appointment reminder, and you can get to work right away.
View multiple Office 2010 documents with Snap.
Do you ever find yourself resizing windows so you can view two documents at the same time? With the new Snap feature in Windows 7, comparing documents or taking notes while reading through a spreadsheet or presentation is easy. Drag one document to the left side of your screen and the other to the right, and Windows 7 will automatically adjust the window size to perfectly align the documents for a side-by-side view. When you’re done, drag each window away from the side, and the documents will return to their original sizes.
Stress-free presentations with PowerPoint 2010.
With Windows 7, showing your PowerPoint 2010 presentations is much easier, thanks to improved support for external displays such as LCD projectors. Just press the Windows logo key+P, and Windows 7 will present all available display options, making it a breeze to switch between your laptop screen and the external display.
Simplify the way you find and organize your Office 2010 files.
With Windows 7 Libraries, you can view, organize, manage, and search for your Office 2010 files without having to organize those files into specific folders. By using Libraries, you can view groups of files in a single location, even if the files are in different places on your PC or on multiple computers.
Put Office 2010 at your fingertips with Windows Touch.
Office 2010 takes advantage of the touch-navigation capabilities in laptops and touch-enabled PCs running Windows 7 with Windows Touch, so now you can set aside that mouse and keyboard and use your fingers to flip through your documents.
Keep your Office 2010 files in sync with Windows 7.
If you use a laptop to work with Office 2010 files over a network, you’ll never have to worry about keeping your work in sync. With Windows 7, you can make your files available offline so you can work with them even when your laptop is not connected to the network. When you reconnect with the network, all the files you worked on offline will automatically be synced with their network versions.
Consistent design across Office 2010 and Windows 7.
Office 2010 users will feel right at home when using Windows 7 programs. The consistent use of the Ribbon across Windows and Office makes it easy to discover features and be more efficient.
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