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Microsoft Office Excel Home and Student 2007 [Old Version]

by Microsoft
Windows Vista / XP
2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Student version intended for student and educational use only
  • Features a new, results-oriented user interface to make powerful productivity tools easily accessible; offers an increased spreadsheet row and column capacity of one million rows by 16,000 columns
  • Gives you the option of displaying a spreadsheet dynamically as HTML for easier online access; Excel Services users can navigate, sort, filter, input parameters, and interact with PivotTable views -- all within a Web browser
  • Resizable formula bar and context-based Formula AutoComplete help streamline the formula authoring process; keep track of assignments, grades, research notes and citations by creating personalized spreadsheets in minutes
  • Dramatic visual effects in just a few clicks, quick table formatting and a completely redesigned charting engine help you better communicate your analysis

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows Vista / XP
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000HCVR26
  • Item model number: 79C-00007
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 22, 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,416 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Product Description



Analyze, share, and manage information more effectively with Microsoft Office Excel Home and Student 2007, the latest version of the most widely-used spreadsheet tool. Featuring new spreadsheets that hold more data than ever before, allowing you to import, organize, and explore massive data sets quickly and easily, and the advanced analysis tools help you make the right decisions for any situation. Whether you need to create a table or write a formula, Excel 2007's new user interface keeps things simple and straightforward.

Quick table formatting and a completely redesigned charting engine that will help you better communicate your analysis in stunning charts. View larger.
Licensing Restrictions
The Home and Student version of Excel 2007 has all the same great features of original Excel 2007, but is intended for student and educational use. Please note the following licensing restrictions: this product is for non-commercial, non-commercial location, and educational use only. This is a personal learning license for qualified educational users only. (Example: In a household, only the students are eligible to use the software, however parents can use the software when assisting students). You can install this edition on up to three PCs in your home, and this product does not qualify for future upgrade pricing or installations). You may not transfer your usage rights to another individual or allow them to install the program at another location. You are only eligible to use this product while you are a qualified educational user. Microsoft provides only installation support for this product.

Use the Data Connection Library to import external information, and then explore this data with Office Excel 2007 View larger.

Office Excel 2007 helps you analyze information by improving PivotTable view creation and conditional formatting and providing full support for SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services. View larger.

With the new user interface, you can immediately view the most important cell-editing, formatting, and navigation tools. View larger.
Helpful Tools For Students
Students don't have time to waste learning new software, which is why Excel 2007 features menus and commands that present the right tools at the right time. The improved Help system provides tooltips and links to relevant information in Microsoft Office system programs or on the Internet when connected. Get started easily by taking advantage of online tutorials with step-by-step instructions or by using some of the new out-of-the-box templates. Keep your documents and sensitive information safe and secure by detecting and removing unwanted comments, hidden text, or personally identifiable information in your class notes or papers by using the Document Inspector. You can also keep track of assignments, grades, research notes and citations, and other important information by creating personalized spreadsheets in minutes. Or develop stunning graphs and charts to liven up presentations. Finally, integration with Excel Services opens up a whole world of options for creating and managing study groups, group projects, and computer-integrated courses.

Create Better Spreadsheets
Excel 2007 takes advantage of a new, results-oriented user interface to make powerful productivity tools easily accessible. It also offers more room for you to work in and delivers faster performance. Based on the job you need to accomplish, whether it is creating a table or writing a formula, Office Excel 2007 presents the appropriate commands to you in a clear cut manner.

The Tools You Need For the Results You Want
Excel 2007 gives you the option of displaying a spreadsheet dynamically as HTML for easier online access, and Excel Services Users can also navigate, sort, filter, input parameters, and interact with PivotTable views--all within a Web browser. You can also publish spreadsheets to Office SharePoint Server 2007 and set controls over which users can view and modify spreadsheets on the server. Need to share research data? Build a custom report from an online analytical processing (OLAP) database and connect to external sources of data more easily using the Data Connection Library.

Increased Spreadsheet Row and Column Capacity
Excel 2007 offers an increased spreadsheet row and column capacity of one million rows by 16,000 columns that enables you to import and work with massive amounts of data and achieve faster calculation performance with support for dual or multicore processors. Quickly format cells and tables exactly as you want them by using Cell Styles and Table Styles galleries. Tables also include AutoFilters while column headers stay in view when you scroll through the data, so you can keep better manage data. For added convenience, AutoFilters populate and expand any table automatically.

Office Excel 2007 and Excel Services provide the means to share and interact with spreadsheets in a Web browser. View larger.
Formula Authoring Options
To help streamline the formula authoring process, Excel 2007 offers a resizable formula bar and context-based Formula AutoComplete. You can also refer to named ranges and tables within formulas and functions.

Professional-Looking Charts
Excel 2007 helps you create professional-looking charts with dramatic visual effects in just a few clicks, quick table formatting and a completely redesigned charting engine that will help you better communicate your analysis. By using predefined Chart Layouts and Chart Styles, or manually formatting each component, (such as axes, titles, and other chart labels), you'll save time and increase productivity. And to make sure your charts really stand out, take advantage of stunning effects such as 3-D, soft shadowing, and anti-aliasing to help identify key data trends and create more compelling graphical summaries. Page Layout View lets you see exactly how your spreadsheet will print and direct visual feedback where the page will truncate gives you the help you need to properly adjust page margins. For seamless interaction between different software applications, the Excel charting engine is consistent in the 2007 versions of Word and PowerPoint 2007.

Improve Spreadsheet Analysis
New data analysis and visualization tools help you analyze information, spot trends, and access your company information more easily. Use conditional formatting with rich data visualization schemes to discover and illustrate important trends and highlight exceptions in your data with colored gradients (heat maps), data bars, and icons. When it comes to sorting and filtering, two of the most important types of basic analysis that you can do with data, Excel 2007 offers new tools, such as multiselect in AutoFilters, sort or filter by color, and quick filters for specific data types. You can also create a PivotTable or PivotChart view more easily by using data fields to reorient data quickly to summarize and find the answers you need--simply drag the fields to where you want them to display. Additionally, full support for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services enables you to query your most current business data by using the flexibility of Excel 2007.

New Excel XML Format
Reduce the file sizes of spreadsheets and improve their interoperability with other data sources by using the new Excel XML Format. This option enables a more efficient exchange of information and helps keep your business running smoothly.

Share Spreadsheets
Excel 2007 makes sharing spreadsheets and information easier than ever before, thanks to integration with Excel Services and the new Microsoft Office Excel XML Format. Excel Services renders an Excel spreadsheet as HTML so others can access the information within a Web browser. This option is particularly ideal for study groups or computer-integrated courses where students work together to complete assignments. You can also enjoy the flexibility of saving files as XPS or PDF for easier sharing with the installation of an add-in.

Effectively Manage Sensitive Information
Excel 2007 and Excel Services enable you to manage and control spreadsheets on a server to help protect important personal information. Publish spreadsheets to Office SharePoint Server 2007 to help ensure that you, and everyone in your study group, are working with the most current information. This also helps prevent the spread of multiple versions of the same file. For added peace of mind, you can protect confidential academic information while helping to ensure people can view the data they need with report management features.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars VBA Macros Run Terribly May 14, 2007
By Shear
We use Excel for some in-house data entry and processing. Much of this was automated using VBA, which was programmed in previous versions of Excel. It was decided that we would go ahead and upgrade the machine used for this function to the newest version of Excel, so it would be "future proofed" for some time to come. Well, that was a mistake.

Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that Microsoft would have changed so much in Excel, that the VBA macros would effectively be destroyed. Programs that use to take 2-5 seconds to run, now take minutes. It is a complete waste. I will have to spend many hours trying to figure out why the VBA code no longer functions as it did in previous versions of Excel.
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Dumbed down and harder to use July 28, 2007
The new ribbon design is supposed to make it easier to learn and use. It may be for some new users but for experienced users, it isn't. This version takes away some critical nuts & bolts customization features and many tasks now take longer to perform. This is not due to the learning curve, it is the inherent nature of the way the ribbon works. Once you are familiar with the program, nothing is faster than the old menu structure. If Microsoft added an option to allow users to choose between menus and ribbons, it would be the best of both worlds, satisfying the needs of both new and experienced users. The new version does not run macros as fast however. My recommedation for existing users: keep Office 2003 for as long as you can and consider going to Open Office when Microsoft no longer supports 2003 (unless they restore the functionality in a newer release of 2007).
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars excel 2007 vs 2003 March 5, 2007
By Dave
I love excel and have run excel 2003 for years - but I sure don't like excel 2007 - the menus are busy, over-developed and non intuitive - and you can't modify them back to the "classic" look and feel - what a step backward - I'm throwing away the money I put into buying 2007 and getting 2003 back - it's a super program, but 2007 is a real step backwards interface and useability wise. Buy 2003 if you have the chance - it might be forced out sometime - then I go to a mac running XP and I'll stay non upgraded.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Crippled by basic function September 26, 2007
Creating a plot with a few thousand data points cripples Excel 2007. There is no problem creating the same plot in Excel 2003, while in Excel 2007 the program grinds to a halt and takes minutes to resume working, or begins to consume large amounts of memory until the program crashes. A web search shows others experience the same problem and also that Microsoft has known of the problem since June of 2007 yet, as of September 2007 has not made a fix readily available. The inability to handle basic functionality such as this is a deal breaker.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star Is a Gift - October 20, 2007
By way of background I have used Visicalc, Supercalc, Lotus and several earlier version of excel. I have used one of the programs an average of perhaps 2 hours a day for the past 25+ years.

Even the latest version of Excel lacks the productivity of 1990's supercalc with many more keystrokes and mouse movements required to perform simple operations. The 07 version of Excel is nearly unusable in a productive environment as it struggles to perform basic and complex jobs. It may be great at graphics, but the far greater need is to generate accurate, quality spreadsheets.

Microsoft has sacrificed performance for the sake of change ;the increasing dependence the mouse not only slows the user but adds to physical problems.

The problems are not my opinion alone. I loaned the laptop to several grad students who returned it with a very negative reaction to the new version.

Many of our clients, including some large public agencies, intend to defer the changeover due to the loss of productivity with both the operating system and Excel 2007. We will defer equipment upgrades to avoid problems with this software.

Being Microsoft means being too large and perhaps too arrogant to say you are wrong and to take a more customer friendly path. However, in this behavior they have created a real opportunity for a competitor to deliver a functional competitive product. Microsoft's anti competitive practices can protect it from danger while it delivers inferior products but can not be relied upon to protect it from delivering defective products.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrific new interface January 27, 2009
Did MS purposely move everything around to make Excel harder to use? The placements of functions/menu items simply does not make sense to me. I have spend countless hours looking for simple things that are now buried in this completely unintuitive interface. I keep thinking, maybe if I just get used to the new interface, it will start to make sense. Nope. It just is not intuitive at all.

If there's one thing Microsoft has perfected lately, it's how to deliver a terrible product. It really is astonishing. It's almost as if Microsoft has stopped reviewing their ideas with users and they're just flailing about releasing junk.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars MS Office "Upgrade" Garbage April 23, 2009
Only a total beginner who has never used a spreadsheet product before, a person who uses a spreadsheet for nothing more than summing a grocery list, or an MS employee or paid shill, could possible find the 2007 version of Office an improvement. It is by far the WORST upgrade of any S/W I have seen in 25 years of using S/W of every kind, including developing many tools myself. Horrible, and another example of MS going for glitz in place of functionality. Remember Bill Gate's "Bob" concept, and how stupid and horrible that was,,,,, this is a modern version of those stupid ideas. Office 2007 is absolutely terrible. Just see what the vast user community has to say about it. I know no one who likes it. Anyone who gives it any kind of a positive review must have a questionable motive. Garbage. If you don't believe me buy this turkey and see for yourself.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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love it
Published 1 month ago by RMonson
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Published 1 month ago by FRANK LE BEAU
1.0 out of 5 stars office
I was very disappointed in it as it would not install. Please make sure that these work before sending them.
Published 10 months ago by chouk
4.0 out of 5 stars Glad I could still find it on Amazon!
The software program performed exactly what I expected. I thought I would not be able to buy it as I'm still running Windows XP.
Published 15 months ago by Larry Kwok
4.0 out of 5 stars It's Excel
What can I say, it's Microsoft Excel and it works as expected. I received in a timely matter and have been using it as required by my work.
Published 24 months ago by Ronald W Wyand
1.0 out of 5 stars Unused purchase
My computer crashed, and I lost MS Word 2007. The product was not what I expected, and could not use it.
Published on October 22, 2012 by John H. Kennaugh
4.0 out of 5 stars Installation is a !!#%##**
I would have rated this program 3.5 if that was a choice.

As an experienced but semi-casual user I needed to upgrade from "Home & Student" "Non-Commercial" version to... Read more
Published on September 10, 2011 by David P. Sullenberger
5.0 out of 5 stars Office
I needed something for my computer to half way keep up with my daughter to help her out on a few things. This is what I wanted and just what I needed.
Published on May 28, 2011 by Jaunita Nolan
1.0 out of 5 stars What Were They Thinking?
This is not about being "reluctant to change"...it's anger at being required to take much longer, 4 times more clicks to do what you used to do, and learning new ways of doing... Read more
Published on December 15, 2010 by Dynamo
5.0 out of 5 stars Excel 2007 upgrade
After a small problem with the installation the program is working very well. The vendor was very prompt and helpful in resolving the problem.
Published on November 19, 2010 by James L. Bowman
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