By Ogunleye George
Over the years, the software giant Microsoft has not only kept track of providing documentation software but has regularly improved its flexibility, features and output formats making documentation and presentation a lot easier and secured.
It is equipped with features that can basically help one draft a presentation without necessarily needing the assistance of a graphic designer.
It comes with enriched templates which can be used to create standout reports and presentations with a resultant amazing visual impact that does not only express quality but empowers your ideas. Office 2010 suite puts you in the pros corner making you your own graphic designer.
The ribbon twig is now featured on every application, including Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, InfoPath, SharePoint Workspace (former Groove), and the new Office Web Apps.
The Ribbon offers a graphic user interface toolbar filled with graphical representations of control elements which just a click on the icon gives the expected output.
its Unique features
• Multimedia Edge: Grilled with embedded eye-catching artistic effects ranging from background removal to image polish, adding a little Photoshop effect. Video editing tools like Trimming fades effects, bookmarking and triggered animation can be done using the PowerPoint on Office 2010 without the use of additional software.
• Enhanced Productivity and Flexible Navigation: The new Microsoft Office ‘Backstage view’ replaces the traditional File menu making it a centralised Navigation Pane that aids easy access to operations such as save, share, print, and publish.
With the improved Ribbon, allows easy access commands quickly and customises it to fit your work style. The integrated Find tools help to give instant search through document with all of your results highlighted.
• Embedded social Networking/communication: The gripped design of the Office 2010 suite offers a very flexible communication platform evident in the unique SharePoint feature which allows file sharing, real-time online editing, document management and file management, collaboration spaces(co-editing), social networking tools, global search, and information integration.
With SharePoint or Windows Live SkyDrive folder ones data is available real-time and can be accessed, edited from virtually any computer with an Internet connection with or without MS-Office suite installed on it due to web/ mobile platform of the 2010 Office.
• The Microsoft Lync: This platform is integrated into virtually all programs on 2010 Office. It gives a status message any time any of your colleagues is available online, thus offering room for co-authoring and Real-time Collaboration to edit document in MS-Word which also provides quick viewing of e-mails in Outlook.
Instant messaging can be initiated and conversations can be done directly from your application and even voice calls.
The improved version of Office suite 2010 and 2011 version for Mac systems, goes a long way to making productivity faster and offers clear ways of presenting projects giving vivid view of the ideas the document truly represent.
Outputs can be stored directly as Adobe PDF which in previous versions required the installation of a third-party application.
The stylish preview of print, save and share options from the home grid does not only show simplicity but also reflects class and an ideal business tool.
Edited by GABRIELLA OSAMOR