eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office 2007

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office 2007

Office 2007 will officially launch on Nov. 30. eWEEK Labs tested pre-RTM Build 1011 of the Enterprise edition of Office 2007.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office 2007 - Enter Product Key

Here, Office 2007 prompts us for the product key.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office 2007 - Word Ribbon

Here is a full-page look at the ribbon interface-probably the biggest change to the Office suite.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office 2007 - Minimized Ribbon

Users can choose to work with a minimized ribbon, increasing their workspace when working on documents.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office 2007 - Compatibility with Binary Formats

When working with documents created or saved in Office 2003 or earlier, Office 2007 automatically grays out capabilities that are not available.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office 2007 - Document Inspector

Office 2007's Document Inspector feature can be used to inspect documents for revisions, comments and personal information that a user may not want to share.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office 2007 - File Format Conversion

We could convert a document created using the binary file formats found in Office 2003 and earlier to Office 2007's XML file formats.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office 2007 - Outlook

The big change in Outlook is the To-Do bar (at right). The To-Do bar provides a list of upcoming events, tasks and e-mail messages marked for follow-up.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office 2007 - OneNote

Users can now drag files from Microsoft Windows onto an Office OneNote 2007 page. Users also can export Web pages to OneNote, but only when using Internet Explorer.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office 2007 - PowerPoint Slide Libraries

PowerPoint Slide Libraries allow users to leverage existing PowerPoint slides in their presentations.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office 2007 - Prepare Document

Clicking on the Office home button pulls up the Prepare menu, which allows users to check compatibility and restrict permissions (among other things) before sending out a document.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office 2007 - Publish as PDF

After installing a plug-in, we were able to save documents in PDF and XPS file formats.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office 2007 - Publishing Files

Users can now publish directly to Office servers to share documents from within applications such as Excel.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office 2007 - Publisher

Publisher now allows the use of company brands in documents.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office 2007 - SmartArt Graphics

SmartArt allows users—even those without technical expertise—to turn something such as a chart or a bulleted list into a snazzy graphic.

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eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office 2007 - InfoPath

Enterprises that purchase Office Ultimate 2007, Office Professional Plus 2007 or Office Enterprise 2007 also will have access to InfoPath, which allows users to create electronic forms.

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