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Microsoft Word 2007 [Old Version]

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  • Document authoring program helps people create and share great-looking documents
  • Combines a comprehensive set of writing tools with an easy-to-use interface
  • Quickly construct documents from predefined parts and styles; compose and publish blogs directly from within Word
  • Add Building Blocks of predefined content and reduce the errors associated with copying and pasting frequently used content;
  • Quick Styles function saves you time by helping you format text and tables throughout your document
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Microsoft Office Word 2007 059-05468 Business Management Software

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Microsoft Office Word 2007 is a document authoring program that helps people create and share great-looking documents by combining a comprehensive set of writing tools with an easy-to-use interface. Thanks to a host of new tools, you can quickly construct documents from predefined parts and styles, as well as compose and publish blogs directly from within the Word. Advanced integration with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and new XML-based file formats make Word 2007 the ideal choice for building integrated document management solutions.



Use Quick Styles in a Word document to easily choose and apply a new style. View larger.


The new tri-pane review panel of Office Word 2007 enables you to quickly compare or merge two versions of a document and helps identify moved text and tracked changes within tables. View larger.


You can use the Document Inspector to remove comments. View larger.


The new user interface of Office Word 2007 enables you to create documents more quickly than ever because it presents the right tools when you need them. View larger.


Office Word 2007 enables you to digitally sign your documents, so readers know they haven't changed since they left your hands. View larger.
Gather Information, Create Documents, and Communicate Effectively
Rich review, commenting, and comparison capabilities help you quickly gather and manage feedback from colleagues, and advanced data integration ensure documents stay connected to important sources of business information. With Word 2007 you can spend more time writing, less time formatting and communicate more effectively than ever. Initiate, manage, and track document review and approval processes from within Word 2007, and accelerate review cycles across your organization.

New Interface and Tools
Together with a new, streamlined, results-oriented interface, Word 2007 gives you the tools you need to create professional-looking content. You can add Building Blocks of predefined content and reduce the errors associated with copying and pasting frequently used content, while the Quick Styles function saves you time by helping you format text and tables throughout your document. And to make sure you documents are consistent, Document Themes apply the same colors, fonts, and effects.

Professional-Looking Documents
SmartArt diagrams and a new charting engine help you add a professional look to documents, while shared diagramming and charting with Microsoft Office Excel 2007 spreadsheet software and the Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 presentation graphics program help ensure a consistent look across your documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. You can even compose blogs directly from within Word, and complete your blog posts with pictures, rich formatting, spelling checker, and more. When it's time to publish your blogs you can do so directly from Word to many common blog services including Office SharePoint Server 2007, MSN Spaces, Blogger, TypePad, Community Server, and more.

Display Important Information
Word 2007 offers a variety of tools and functions to help you express and display important information. The Equation Builder helps you construct editable, in-line mathematical equations using real mathematical symbols, prebuilt equations, and automatic formatting. Live word count keeps track of the number of words in your document as you type, and is always in view in the new user interface. Typographic capabilities offer improved bulleted and numbered lists, numbered list styles, and new fonts designed to improve on-screen reading.



Add Building Blocks to an Office Word 2007 document to increase efficiency and reduce errors. View larger.
In addition, the Citation Manager and Reference Builder give you the ability to add references, footnotes, endnotes, tables of contents, tables of figures or tables of authorities. To save time, format your references automatically by selecting a predefined style guide, including APA, MLA, The Chicago Manual of Style, and others. There's even a Contextual Spelling Checker that helps you avoid common mistakes and misuse of similarly spelled words.

Editing and Reviewing Tools
Word 2007 provides editing and reviewing tools that help you create professional documents faster than ever before. Live visual previews, predefined style galleries, table formats, and other options are always at your fingertips. To help minimize time wasted re-typing, take advantage of new Building Blocks designed specifically for the addition of frequently used content to your documents. You can even create your own Building Blocks to simplify the addition of custom text, such as legal disclaimer text or other frequently used materials. For that professional touch, select from a predefined gallery of cover pages, pull quotes, headers, and footers.

High-Impact Graphics
Word 2007 helps you communicate more effectively with high-impact graphics. New charting and diagramming features that include 3-D shapes, transparency, drop shadows, and other effects help you create professional-looking graphics that result in more effective documents. Quickly apply a new look and feel to your documents using Quick Styles and Document Themes to change the appearance of text, tables, and graphics throughout your entire document to match your preferred style or color scheme.

Share Your Documents and Content Confidently
With Word 2007, you can share documents with colleagues to gather feedback efficiently. You can also help prevent unwanted distribution of your documents and even remove private comments or hidden text prior to publishing. Additionally, the tri-pane review panel makes it easy to compare and combine two versions of a Word document, so you can detect even the smallest differences when dealing with changes from reviewers.

Participate in Office SharePoint Server 2007
To help make users more efficient when working in a managed environment, participate in Office SharePoint Server 2007 workflows without leaving Word. You can start workflows, interact with workflow tasks, or get information about your documents from the new Document Alert Bar. Managed document repositories can also be accessed from within Word 2007, so you have greater control over document versions. For added peace of mind, information management policies consistently enforce the labeling, auditing, and expiration of documents stored in SharePoint Server 2007 managed document repositories. You can also choose to keep track of your documents with the Document Information Panel which can help add workflow and tracking information directly to your documents. And Word 2007 uses a separate file format (.docm) for macro-enabled documents, so you can quickly tell whether a file is capable of executing any embedded macros.

Keep Your Documents Safe and Secure
Word 2007 offers the Document Inspector feature to help you detect and remove unwanted comments, personally identifiable information, hidden text, or other information from documents so that private information stays that way. You can also add digital signatures to help others verify that content has not been changed since it was published. Another option is to add a new signature line to prompt other Word users for their signature, or to provide a visible digital signature within your documents. Additionally, the Reading Mode offers you an immersive, full-screen reading experience that makes online reading easier, reducing the need to print the document. And because quality editing depends on the ease of viewing text, new navigation controls and typography display improvements make the reading experience better than ever.

Convert Your Word Documents
With Word 2007, you can share documents in Portable Document Format file (PDF) and XML Paper Specification (XPS) format without using third-party tools. XML support facilitates smaller, more robust documents and deep integration with information systems and external data sources. Because Office Open XML Formats are compressed, segmented file formats, they offer a dramatic reduction in file size and helps ensure damaged or corrupt files can be easily recovered.

Facilitate Important Business Processes
Word 2007 offers a host of integration points to enable organizations to build powerful solutions that are easy for users to utilize successfully. XML Formats give developers unprecedented access to the contents of your documents, enabling broad interoperability with a wide range of programs and solutions. The Document Information Panel means users enter correct metadata by making it possible for you link document properties to Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services or to other external data sources. Content Controls help you structure the document authoring process by requiring specific types of information or by adding sections of documents that may not be edited or reformatted.

Tools For Developers
Custom-defined schema support of the Office XML Formats enables developers to host their own content within Word documents, using their own custom XML vocabularies. Instead of expensive translations, custom XML content is hosted directly within the file. You can also take advantage of Data Bindings and provide developers with an easy way to link the contents of external data sources and custom-defined schemas to their word documents.


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  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
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  • ASIN: B000HCZ8GW
  • Item model number: 059-05468
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 7, 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 1.7 out of 5 stars 81 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,000 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Microsoft has taken a gigantic leap backward with Word 2007. The interface is horrible...virtually unusable. Everything takes forever to find now. The simplest commands are no longer located in any logical place. I spend 75% of my time hunting for stuff that used to be easily and predictably placed in the interface. This product is an attempt by Microsoft to impress somebody with a slick looking interface. Unfortunately, usability was not just a low priority - it was completely excluded from the list. I cannot use this garbage. I need a word processor that let's me spend my time writing instead of looking up stuff in help.
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The new version of office should be provided as part of a training seminar on what not to do when building a user interface. The new ribbon style of interface fails in all points, putting specialty features used in a fraction of documents, such as mail merge, reviews and citations, front and center while burying standard features amidst a bewildering array of outsized toolbar buttons. With no "classic view" option or equivalent, the end effect is to reduce professionals, who have become accustomed to a standard interface over many years, to spend several minutes hunting through an interface that makes little logical sense to accomplish what should be a five second task.

If that were not enough, the new version of office breaks backwards compatibility for a number of standard features when working with documents saved in older formats and with 3rd-party plug-ins. Indexes do not port over nicely between versions, nor do a number of other minor features, while the 3rd-party application Camtasia caused Power Point to crash to desktop repeatedly.

In return for these types of headaches, the new version offers almost nothing new in the way of features or fixes to longstanding bugs and quirks. Essentially we are offered the same word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications spruced up with an unintuitive user interface that may look "gee whiz" during a demo, but quickly fails to impress when it comes to actual usage.

As a professional who heads up a technical publications department for a software firm, I've watched productivity drop dramatically when it comes to using the new office for creating materials. I can only hope that Microsoft in the future spends less time worrying about how snazzy the gradient fill effects are and starts to again to look at the functionality that made its products great in the first place.
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By P. Heuton on October 20, 2007
Microsoft had done it again. An updated product where the user interface looks slick on the surface but is a nightmare to use. It seems like they are so large that all they care about is looking good, actual ease of use does not seem to be a priority. The beauty of the original was the ability to customize the buttons you use often to be right in front of you when you needed it. The ones you didn't need could be in drop down menus to go get here and there as required. Now you have to literally search for the command you need through multiple pages of options, most of which you will never use. You get to see what a great product it is every time you need to perform a function by having to search through all the other functions Word can perform trying to find the one hidden one you are looking for. And apparently they are so concerned about their customer's needs and wants that they left no option to use the classic view. They seem almost to have known just how awful the new interface is so to avoid nobody actually using it they left you no option if you upgrade or buy a new computer.
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We purchased this program thinking that it would eliminate some of the bugs from earlier versions of Microsoft Word. Instead, it multiplied and amplified them. Whoever designed this program seems never to have spoken with a secretary. Our word-processing staff, who have years of experiece with many different systems, including earlier versions of Microsoft Word, found it frustrating and unusable. Documents that took only minutes to type took an hour or more to format. The simplest functions, from inserting page numbers to aligning paragraphs, required extensive searches through a maze of templates. Nothing was simple or intuitive. And when we attempted in desperation to escape from the program into a friendlier alternative environment, we discovered that even that had become a major project. The program offers seductively pretty graphics, but ruins office productivity.
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Microsoft claims that the new "ribbon" interface allows users to more easily find and explore options. This may be true for new users; I wouldn't know. For those who use office programs daily and are well versed in the various options available, the new ribbon is infuriating. Worse, Microsoft offers no option to return to the classic menu system. I have seldom been so frustrated with an update. It's as if the people who traditionally use their products were completely ignored for the sake of new users.
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Word 2007 is a perfect example of why you shouldn't try to fix something that was never broken. Instead of improving Word, they made it ugly and just plain annoying. An experienced user can figure out how to use it...but the hunting and searching for functions that used to be a snap to find is a frustrating, time-consuming waste. The toolbar is now a "ribbon" that's a cluttered mess of icons instead of quick, simple pull-down menus. I wish I'd done more research, and I'd have ordered an older version of Word with my new laptop. THIS SYSTEM SUCKS. I think they were trying to court Apple users and instead alienated their loyal MS customers. One star isn't low enough.
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