Microsoft Office XP Professional Special Edition Upgrade [Old Version]
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Microsoft Office XP Professional Special Edition Upgrade includes the 2002 versions of Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, andFrontPage.
New context-sensitive smart tags pop up with options you need--right whenyou need them. No digging through menus. Tasks that once required multiplesteps are just one click away with the new task pane. New and improved tools in Access allow you to build and manage lists and databases, or analyzeinformation from databases such as Microsoft SQL Server.
The new version of Outlook in Office XP Professional condenses all your personal and professional e-mail into one central location, even your Web-based e-mail accounts like Hotmail. With AutoRecover, your work is saved at regular intervals while you work. PowerPoint includes animation effects and custom slide transitions. An editable print preview assures that your printed slides anddocuments come out right the first time.
Microsoft Publisher 2002 provides professional page layout and text toolsto help you create compelling marketing materials for your business.FrontPage 2002 lets you create exactly the Web site you want withgraphics-rich, hyperlinked, sound-enabled Web pages. New tools andfeatures like automatic Web content, PowerPoint-like drawing capabilities,a streamlined user interface, and optional HTML and XML reformatting makethis a complete Web site creation and management tool.
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Product was received in a timely manner - actually before the intended date - and has met and exceeded my expectations.
The new features in XP, be they useful (like better document recovery), bearable (like the activation procedure), or merely easily disabled (like task panes), simply do not provide a compelling reason for most users to upgrade. This software costs slightly less than my first car did... would that I could spend that kind of money on non-essentials!
So who should upgrade? I would say that group consists mostly of large businesses looking to take advantage of XP's new collaboration features and owners of Office 97 Small Business Edition who would like one of the applications not contained in that package. And why this version? Because it contains EVERYTHING, including a very cool mouse, and it's only available for a limited time.
In parting, shame on Microsoft for continuing their trend of ridiculously understated and actually steep system requirements. You really do need a new system (P-3/Athlon, 128MB RAM, and a 17" monitor) to get the most from this software - given the wide install base of 64MB Celerons with 15-inch screens, this is a travesty. Linux anyone?
For example, in File\Open, you used to be able to type in a word and every file with that word in the title would pop up. No more. Now you have to type in *word* to find your file.
If you are drafting documents in both Outlook and Word, the machine will still hang up. I could go on.
I have the newest and most powerful hardware and have all the MS-Office products. I have used them for years. I am not a Microsoft basher. I am just very disappointed in this product.
As a publisher, author of 28 Books, 109 revised editions, six translations and over 500 magazine articles as well as a consultant to the book publishing industry, I spend a lot of time using my computer. I need the best tools. Office XP is an expensive disappointment.
Dan Poynter, Para Publishing.
The most interesting feature with the largest potential is Smart Tags. Many are built into the applications, and they allow the user access to many commands right at the point of need as opposed to having to use the menus. As more people develop Smart Tags, they will be available for downloads and installation on any PC. With the capability of Smart Tags, almost any feature or function whether local or over the Internet can be implemented. Many previously custom developed applications can now be implemented with small amounts of Visual Basic code implemented as Smart Tags. Smart Tags can even be implemented in Internet Explorer with Microsoft free Web Components.
The two negative features. One is on-line registration which will limit flexibility in where Office XP is installed. The second is the fact the Outlook 2002 will not allow emails containing exe, vbs, or 11 other extensions to be read. These attachments are held by Outlook and not available to the receiving user to stop the spread of viruses. There should be a way to override this, but the release version allows no override.