1eWEEK 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.
2eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office 2007 – Enter Product Key
Here, Office 2007 prompts us for the product key.
3eWEEK 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.
4eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office 2007 – Minimized Ribbon
Users can choose to work with a minimized ribbon, increasing their workspace when working on documents.
5eWEEK 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.
6eWEEK 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.
7eWEEK 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.
8eWEEK 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.
9eWEEK 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.
10eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office 2007 – PowerPoint Slide Libraries
PowerPoint Slide Libraries allow users to leverage existing PowerPoint slides in their presentations.
11eWEEK 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.
12eWEEK 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.
13eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office 2007 – Publishing Files
Users can now publish directly to Office servers to share documents from within applications such as Excel.
14eWEEK Labs Walk-Through: Office 2007 – Publisher
Publisher now allows the use of company brands in documents.
15eWEEK 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.
16eWEEK 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.