Friday, November 04, 2011

40+ Cool Features of Microsoft Word 2010

40+ Cool Features of Microsoft Word 2010
In 2006, Microsoft released Microsoft Office 2007 after finishing work on Office 12. After the release of Microsoft Office 2007 people thought that the next version of Microsoft Office will be Office 14 as Microsoft Office 2007 is supposed to be named as Office 13. So, Microsoft has recently confirmed that Office 2010 will begin shipping to business users and partners worldwide from May 12 and will go public on June 15.


Let’s talk about Word 2010. In Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft included so many great features which can help you in making your documents more effective and charming in all aspects like image processing, graphical presentation and lots more. Microsoft Word 2010 is the best for any type of documentation. You will feel the difference of between previous versions of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Word 2010. Following are some of the cool features of Microsoft Word 2010 along with their screenshots:

New Word Art Option

WordArt is being updated with new colorful effects. It will bring more attractive look in your document.
WordArt is being updated with new colorful effects. It will bring more attractive look in your document.

Preview of Paste Content

If you want to preview the content which you are going to paste in your document from other external source that how will your document look like after including it then this feature allows you to preview the paste content in your document.
If you want to preview the content which you are going to paste in your document from other external source that how will your document look like after including it then this feature allows you to preview the paste content in your document.

Customize Ribbon Button

In Microsoft Word 2010, you can customize ribbon button. You can customize it by selecting File > Options > Customize Ribbon.
In Microsoft Word 2010, you can customize ribbon button. You can customize it by selecting File > Options > Customize Ribbon.

Screenshot Feature

Now you can add screenshots in your document by using screenshot integrating feature in Microsoft Word 2010.
Now you can add screenshots in your document by using screenshot integrating feature in Microsoft Word 2010.

Remove Background of a Picture

In Microsoft Word 2010, you can remove the background of your picture which you want to add in your document. It benefits us in this sense that we don’t need to install any other picture or image processing software.
In Microsoft Word 2010, you can remove the background of your picture which you want to add in your document. It benefits us in this sense that we don’t need to install any other picture or image processing software.

Search and Navigation Pane

In Microsoft Word 2010, you can find anything in your document. You can launch this search navigation by pressing Cltr+F.
In Microsoft Word 2010, you can find anything in your document. You can launch this search navigation by pressing Cltr+F.

Artistic Effect Options

In Microsoft Word 2010, you can add effects in your document by artistic effect option
In Microsoft Word 2010, you can add effects in your document by artistic effect option

Backstage View

Microsoft Word 2010’s backstage is an awesome feature of it. It provides all the utilities like print, options, save, share and etc., in it. From here you can easily manage your documents effectively.
Microsoft Word 2010’s backstage is an awesome feature of it. It provides all the utilities like print, options, save, share and etc., in it. From here you can easily manage your documents effectively.

Protect View

Whenever you download a document then Microsoft Word 2010 will open the file for the first time in protected mode. A yellow ribbon will appear on the top of the document in which a button is given to enable the document in editing mode.
Whenever you download a document then Microsoft Word 2010 will open the file for the first time in protected mode. A yellow ribbon will appear on the top of the document in which a button is given to enable the document in editing mode.

OpenType Ligatures

In this version of Microsoft Word, you can easily enable OpenType Ligatures. You have to enable OpenType Ligatures because it is not enabled by default. Select text from your document and then Right Click > Font > Advanced Tab > Select the Standard Only option from the drop down list.
In this version of Microsoft Word, you can easily enable OpenType Ligatures. You have to enable OpenType Ligatures because it is not enabled by default. Select text from your document and then Right Click > Font > Advanced Tab > Select the Standard Only option from the drop down list.

Image Cropping and Give it a Shape

In Microsoft Word 2010, you can crop any image and can also give any shape of your choice, to use it in your document. This feature is available in Picture Tools contextual tab.
In Microsoft Word 2010, you can crop any image and can also give any shape of your choice, to use it in your document. This feature is available in Picture Tools contextual tab.

Compatibility Mode

In Microsoft Word 2010, you can open your old files which were saved in any of the old version of Word, but file will open in compatibility mode. But you can saved or convert in Microsoft Word 2010 easily.
In Microsoft Word 2010, you can open your old files which were saved in any of the old version of Word, but file will open in compatibility mode. But you can saved or convert in Microsoft Word 2010 easily.

AutoSave Option

The most outstanding feature in Microsoft Word 2010 that I feel is the option of autosave. Microsoft Word 2010 saves your changes periodically. You have to enable this feature to use your files after your system got crash (if system crashes). If you want to use this option then click on the File > Options > Save.

New Beautiful Themes

Theme of the document is the main thing of presentation of the document .In Word 2010; you can select themes from many beautiful themes. You can also create your own theme which will consist of colors, fonts and effects.
Theme of the document is the main thing of presentation of the document .In Word 2010; you can select themes from many beautiful themes. You can also create your own theme which will consist of colors, fonts and effects.

Developers Tab

Publish Blog Posts Directly from Word

You can publish your document as a post directly on your blog from Microsoft Word 2010 by selecting File > Share > Publish as a Blog Post.
You can publish your document as a post directly on your blog from Microsoft Word 2010 by selecting File > Share > Publish as a Blog Post.

Save Document to SkyDrive

You can save your document on SkyDrive from Microsoft Word 2010 by selecting File > Share > Save to SkyDrive

Convert File Type

You can change the file type of your document .For example your document is in file format of word 2007 then you can easily covert it to file format of Word 2010.

Versions

Version is an awesome feature of Word 2010 which manages saved drafts of your current document automatically.
Version is an awesome feature of Word 2010 which manages saved drafts of your current document automatically.

Preview and Print in a Single View

Backstage view of Word 2010, you can easily preview the print preview of the document which you want to print. You can view your document by selecting File > Print
Backstage view of Word 2010, you can easily preview the print preview of the document which you want to print. You can view your document by selecting File > Print

Languages and Accessibility

Microsoft Word 2010 has language tools which can translate your document into another language. You can use it from the Review tab of Word 2010.
Microsoft Word 2010 has language tools which can translate your document into another language. You can use it from the Review tab of Word 2010.

Spelling and Grammar Checker

In Word 2010, Spelling and Grammar Checker is improved from the previous versions of Word
In Word 2010, Spelling and Grammar Checker is improved from the previous versions of Word

Co-authoring and Sharing Documents

When many people work on a single file at the same time and contact each other in the process. Co-authoring feature requires Windows Live ID or SharePoint Foundation Services.
When many people work on a single file at the same time and contact each other in the process. Co-authoring feature requires Windows Live ID or SharePoint Foundation Services.

Work on your Document from Everywhere

You can work anywhere on your documents by using Word Web 2010. You have to login into your Windows Live account then open your folder of SkyDrive and now you can open your documents which you have saved to SkyDrive.
You can work anywhere on your documents by using Word Web 2010. You have to login into your Windows Live account then open your folder of SkyDrive and now you can open your documents which you have saved to SkyDrive.

Schedule a Meeting from a Shared Document

In Microsoft Word 2010, if a co-author is working on a document and you are also working on it, then it is possible in word 2010 that you can send him/her an instant message to discuss about the document editing or working on document. When you will click on the “Schedule a Meeting “then an Outlook appointment window will open.
In Microsoft Word 2010, if a co-author is working on a document and you are also working on it, then it is possible in word 2010 that you can send him/her an instant message to discuss about the document editing or working on document. When you will click on the “Schedule a Meeting “then an Outlook appointment window will open.

Document Recovery

In Microsoft Word 2010, if your system restarts or shut down without any reason and you were working on your document then after the restart, when you open Microsoft Word 2010, it will show your document in document recovery section which recovers your document
In Microsoft Word 2010, if your system restarts or shut down without any reason and you were working on your document then after the restart, when you open Microsoft Word 2010, it will show your document in document recovery section which recovers your document

File Blocking Feature

In Microsoft Word 2010, in protected view when you click for more details link in the Message Bar then you can show the File Block Settings. You can use it by selecting File > Options > Trust Center > Click on the Trust Center Settings > File Block Settings Category.
In Microsoft Word 2010, in protected view when you click for more details link in the Message Bar then you can show the File Block Settings. You can use it by selecting File > Options > Trust Center > Click on the Trust Center Settings > File Block Settings Category.

Secure your Documents by Password Protecting

In Microsoft Word 2010, you can add passwords to your documents which you want to protect from others. You can use this feature by selecting File > Info > Permissions > select Encrypt with Password from the drop down list.
In Microsoft Word 2010, you can add passwords to your documents which you want to protect from others. You can use this feature by selecting File > Info > Permissions > select Encrypt with Password from the drop down list.

Mark your Document Final

When you complete you’re working on document then you can make it final and let the people know that the document is final now, after selecting this document will be save, finalize and become read only for others. You can use this feature by selecting File > Info > Permissions > select Mark as Final from the drop down list.
When you complete you’re working on document then you can make it final and let the people know that the document is final now, after selecting this document will be save, finalize and become read only for others. You can use this feature by selecting File > Info > Permissions > select Mark as Final from the drop down list.

Recovery of Unsafe Versions of your Documents

You can recover the unsafe versions of your recent documents from Info in Backstage view. You can recover your recent documents by selecting File > Info > Manage Versions > select Recover Draft Versions from the drop down list.
You can recover the unsafe versions of your recent documents from Info in Backstage view. You can recover your recent documents by selecting File > Info > Manage Versions > select Recover Draft Versions from the drop down list.

Restrict Permission by People

You can restrict people by giving them such permission to access the file like they can only edit the file or copy the file or print the file , and you can also removing their ability from this feature. You can use this feature by selecting File > Info > Permissions > select Restrict Permission by People > Restrict Access.
You can restrict people by giving them such permission to access the file like they can only edit the file or copy the file or print the file , and you can also removing their ability from this feature. You can use this feature by selecting File > Info > Permissions > select Restrict Permission by People > Restrict Access.

Check Compatibility

You can also check compatibility in Word 2010. With the help of this feature you can see the features which were not available in the older versions of Word. File > Info > Prepare for Sharing > select Check Compatibility.
You can also check compatibility in Word 2010. With the help of this feature you can see the features which were not available in the older versions of Word. File > Info > Prepare for Sharing > select Check Compatibility.

Restrict Editing

People working on your document so you can restrict them by applying restrictions on them through Restrict Editing feature .You can use this feature by selecting File > Info > Permissions > select Restrict Editing.
People working on your document so you can restrict them by applying restrictions on them through Restrict Editing feature .You can use this feature by selecting File > Info > Permissions > select Restrict Editing.

Send your Document using Email

You can easily send your documents as an attachment, PDF and as a XPS to others by using your email in Word 2010. You can use this feature by selecting File > Share > Send Using Email.
You can easily send your documents as an attachment, PDF and as a XPS to others by using your email in Word 2010. You can use this feature by selecting File > Share > Send Using Email.

Save to SharePoint

You can your document to SharePoint in Microsoft Word 2010. You can use this feature by selecting File > Share > Save to SharePoint.
You can your document to SharePoint in Microsoft Word 2010. You can use this feature by selecting File > Share > Save to SharePoint.

Compare two Versions of a Document

You can compare two versions of documents in Word 2010. You can use this feature which is in Review tab, present in Main View of Word 2010.
You can compare two versions of documents in Word 2010. You can use this feature which is in Review tab, present in Main View of Word 2010.

Bookmark

You can create a book to assign a name to a specific point in a document. You can use this feature which is in Insert tab, present in Main View of Word 2010.
You can create a book to assign a name to a specific point in a document. You can use this feature which is in Insert tab, present in Main View of Word 2010.

View Options

You can view your documents in many forms like you can with it in Page Layout, Full screen Reading, Web Layout, Outline and Draft. You can use this feature which is in View tab, present in Main View of Word 2010.
You can view your documents in many forms like you can with it in Page Layout, Full screen Reading, Web Layout, Outline and Draft. You can use this feature which is in View tab, present in Main View of Word 2010.

Change Color of your Picture

You can change the color of the picture which you are using in you document. You can use this feature which is in Picture Tools tab, present in Main View of Word 2010.
You can change the color of the picture which you are using in you document. You can use this feature which is in Picture Tools tab, present in Main View of Word 2010.

Make Corrections on Picture present in your Document

You can make corrections on the pictures which you have added in your document like you want the picture in soft mod or you want to increase the brightness of the picture etc. You can use this feature which is in Picture Tools tab, present in Main View of Word 2010.
You can make corrections on the pictures which you have added in your document like you want the picture in soft mod or you want to increase the brightness of the picture etc. You can use this feature which is in Picture Tools tab, present in Main View of Word 2010.

Position of Picture

You can easily change the position of the picture by selecting any one option from many options given under Position options. You can use this feature which is in Picture Tools tab, present in Main View of Word 2010.
You can easily change the position of the picture by selecting any one option from many options given under Position options. You can use this feature which is in Picture Tools tab, present in Main View of Word 2010.

Style of Picture

You can change the style of the picture like if the picture in your document is so simple and you want to change the style then you have many choices from which you can select style for the picture. You can use this feature which is in Picture Tools tab, present in Main View of Word 2010.
You can change the style of the picture like if the picture in your document is so simple and you want to change the style then you have many choices from which you can select style for the picture. You can use this feature which is in Picture Tools tab, present in Main View of Word 2010.

Styles For Font

You can choose different type of style for headline, subtitle, any quotation from the option of Styles.
You can choose different type of style for headline, subtitle, any quotation from the option of Styles.

Open File Location Directly from Backstage, Saved in SkyDrive

You can easily open the file location of the document which you have saved in SkyDrive directly from Backstage view.
You can easily open the file location of the document which you have saved in SkyDrive directly from Backstage view.

Customize How Documents are Saved

You can change the format of the files. When you want to save the document in the format of Word 2003 then you have to customize the document save settings. You can use this feature by selecting File > Option > Save.
You can change the format of the files. When you want to save the document in the format of Word 2003 then you have to customize the document save settings. You can use this feature by selecting File > Option > Save.

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