|Microsoft Office Standard 2007 FULL VERSION
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Microsoft Office Standard 2007 has the key tools and features that users have wanted, to make their computing experience easier. With its improved menus and toolbars, enhanced graphics and formatting, time and e-mail management tools & enhanced security, you'll be so impressed that you'll wonder how you got along without it. Office 2007 makes it easier and more enjoyable to get things done. New calendar views and appointment tools help you organize your time and communications Simple signup to RSS feeds Outlook 2007 has a new Instant Search tool helping you find any information you need -- e-mail, calendars, tasks and more Enhanced security features protect against junk e-mail and phishing Share documents securely with Document Inspector -- detect & remove unwanted comments, hidden text & other information
Microsoft Office Standard 2007 offers the core Microsoft Office applications, but significantly updated for faster, better results. Comprised of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook, this software suite empowers you to create high-quality documents and presentations, build powerful spreadsheets, and manage your e-mail messages, calendar, and contacts. With improved menus and tools, enhanced graphics and formatting capabilities, new time and communication management tools, and more reliability and security, Office Standard 2007 makes it easier and more enjoyable for you to get things done at home or work.
The new look and feel of the 2007 Microsoft Office system automatically displays the menus and toolbars you need when you need them. View larger.
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Office Excel 2007 makes it easy to analyze data. View larger.
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Tasks are easy to follow up on because they are included on the new To-Do Bar and within Outlook reminders. You can also drag tasks onto your calendar. View larger.
Improved User Interface
The Office Standard 2007 user interface makes it easier for people to use Office applications. The streamlined screen layout and dynamic results-oriented galleries let you spend more time focused on your work and less time trying to get the application to do what you need. As a result, the Office Standard 2007 interface can help deliver great looking documents, high-impact presentations, effective spreadsheets, and powerful desktop database applications.
Office Standard 2007 features the Ribbon, a new device that presents commands organized into a set of tabs, instead of traditional menus and toolbars. The tabs on the Ribbon display the commands that are most relevant for each of the task areas in the applications. For example, in Word, the tabs group commands for activities such as inserting objects like pictures and tables, doing page layout, working with references, doing mailings, and reviewing. For added convenience, the Home tab provides easy access to the most frequently used commands. Excel has a similar set of tabs that make sense for spreadsheet work including tabs for working with formulas, managing data, and reviewing. These tabs make it simple to access features because they organize the commands in a way that corresponds directly to the tasks you perform in the application you're using.
The Microsoft Office Button
Many of the most valuable features in previous versions of Office were not about the document authoring experience and instead focused on all the things you can do with a document: share it, protect it, print it, publish it, and send it. Although this focus had its advantages, previous releases lacked a single central location where a user could see all of these capabilities in one place. Office Standard 2007's new interface, however, bring together the capabilities of the Office system into a single entry point: the Microsoft Office button. This button allows for two major advantages. First, it helps users find these valuable features. Second, it simplifies the authoring process by allowing the Ribbon to focus on creating great documents.
Office Standard 2007 features contextual tabs which bring important and appropriate command options to the user's attention precisely when they're needed most. Certain sets of commands are only relevant when objects of a particular type are being edited. For example, the commands for editing a chart are not relevant until a chart appears in a spreadsheet and the user is focusing on modifying it. In current versions of Office applications, these commands can be difficult to find. In Excel, however, clicking on a chart causes a contextual tab to appear with commands used for chart editing. Contextual tabs only appear when they are needed and make it much easier to find and use the commands needed for the operation at hand.
Galleries are at the heart of the redesigned applications, and they deliver a set of clear results to choose from when working on your documents, spreadsheets, presentations, or Access databases. By presenting a simple set of potential results, rather than a complex dialog box with numerous options, galleries can simplify the process of producing professional looking work. For those who prefer a greater degree of control over the result of the operation, the traditional dialog box interfaces are still available.
Office Standard 2007 features Live Preview, a fresh and innovative technology that shows the results of applying an editing or formatting change as you move the pointer over the results presented in a gallery. This dynamic capability streamlines the process of laying out, editing, and formatting so you can create excellent results with less time and effort.
- Software suite offers the core Microsoft Office applications, but significantly updated for faster, better results
- Includes the 2007 versions of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
- Create high-quality documents and presentations, build powerful spreadsheets, and manage your e-mail messages, calendar, and contacts
- Offers improved menus and tools; enhanced graphics and formatting capabilities; new time and communication management tools; and more reliability and security
- Features the Ribbon, a new device that presents commands organized into a set of tabs, instead of traditional menus and toolbars
- Waste of money? Um, yeah.
It appears what happened was someone sitting around the old Microsoft Offices said "Hey, I got a great idea! Let's make Office look really pretty! We may have to take away some of the functionality, but hey, it will look great!" My problem is I need tools such as a workhorse spreadsheet program, a powerful word processor, a flexible database, and stunning presentation program to successfully complete my job. Upon purchasing Office 2007, I was expecting expanded features and functions to assist me in doing so, just like every update had previously provided me. Instead I found myself with a redesigned interface (which takes time to learn) and an actual reduction of features from Office 2003 (which Microsoft freely admits occurred, because they couldn't fit a few of the features into the new interface). So what you are in fact spending your hard earned money on is a group of programs designed to look really good (with neato 3D graphics, wow!), but at the expense of taking away your tools rather than expanding them.
Waste of money? Um, yeah.
I recommend waiting until Microsoft finally comes to the realization that how the software looks is truly the least of my concerns because I have work to do....more info
- A huge disappointment
While I personally use WordPerfect Suite 8, the best office suite ever programmed, for reports and writing projects, I keep a version of Microsoft Office to be compatible with my clients, and for Outlook and PowerPoint (both of which are decent programs). I decided with my new computers to move up from Office 2000 to the current version. I wish now I had bought Office 2003. Each component of Office 2007 is slow to load, slow to respond, just plain slow to do anything. The interface in not intuitive and I have to search for the old familiar functions. I am using XP Pro, so that may be an issue regarding startup speed, and yes, the computer hardware in a few years will improve to the point even this dog will appear fast.
Being a user of WordPerfect since 1985 and WordPerfect Office since its beginning I have encountered "improved" suites for both Word and WordPerfect office that actually were less functional and more buggy than the predecessor. The new programmers, using the latest and greatest programming language and methods, think that they have produced the be all and end all version, with latest jazzy snazzy interface. (This applies to WordPerfect office as well, which is why I use the Win95 era Version 8 rather than the latest.) But often they produce abominations, such as Office 2007.
So buyer beware, it is indeed a dog, at least when using XP Pro, and an ugly dog at that (considering the interface). If I hadn't already spent the money, I would give OpenOffice another try. The "user experience" surely cannot be worse, and may even be better ... and it is certainly not overpriced.
Last, I really have to wonder ... do the people that develop and oversee these software projects actually use their own product ... I mean rigorously use the software. If so, how could they let such products ship? Or does Microsoft simply not care, since they virtually own the market.
If this is useful to anyone I will be surprised, but at least I feel better. Now to a cup of coffee while I wait for Excel to load....more info
- Office 2007 versus 2000
I didn't want this software, but as Office 2000 was no longer supported, I had to upgrade. Office 2007 is hard to navigate; I can't find much of the items I want; it is not user friendly and I wish I still had 2000. Like Vista, they took a great system and made it harder to use and confusing. Nothing is where it was, so finding what I want is frustrating. Why can't they leave a good system alone?
I don't like it at all. 'Nuff said....more info
- Dumbed down and harder to use
The new ribbon design is supposed to make it easier to learn and use. It may be for some new users but for experienced users, it isn't. This version takes away some critical nuts & bolts customization features and many tasks now take longer to perform. This is not due to the learning curve, it is the inherent nature of the way the ribbon works. Once you are familiar with the program, nothing is faster than the old menu structure. If Microsoft added an option to allow users to choose between menus and ribbons, it would be the best of both worlds, satisfying the needs of both new and experienced users. The new version does not run macros as fast however. My recommedation for existing users: keep Office 2003 for as long as you can and consider going to Open Office when Microsoft no longer supports 2003 (unless they restore the functionality in a newer release of 2007)....more info
- Excellent purchase of MS 2007 Full Version
The MS Office 2007 Full Version was received much quicker than I expected and was in excellent condition. Thanks!...more info
- New User
I know that I give this office 5 stars because I never used the older versions that the other reviewers did. I did have to take the tutorials.
I have really enjoyed the office and it has been a great learning experience. Other reviewers that gave the Office low scores were the ones that had the older version. They had a lot of changes and a lot of new things to learn which they did not enjoy.
I can say that if you never used any other version of office you will enjoy the 2007 full version.
You do have to take the tutorials to get the full benefits of the office.
I have been using the office for all most 2 months at the end of August.
I would recommend this to my friends if they are interested in putting in the time to learn the software....more info
- Good Buy
This version of MS Office has made my life a breeze to keep organized. Great for college students!...more info
- Functionality improvement of Office 2007
Free Office 2007 offered in microsoft event in 2007 had a time bomb in it it's functionality would erode after a year. RAM errors would shut down machine for instance. Although I could not see this in support or literature the set-up disk in launch2007 describes that functionality of the given software would erode and the partner (myself) would have to eventually buy the product hence the Amazon purchase of office 2007 standard....more info
I am so very happy with this product. It toke a little getting used to from the old version but the transition has been much easier than I had anticipated (I bought it in Dec 08). I would say to anyone thinking about getting it - go ahead with a positive attitude and an open mind. It is not the old Office. If you are not willing to learn a new way of doing things then DO NOT get this, it is not for you. For those who are willing, the new interface is very user friendly and the 'ribbion' makes it easier to find things. I was not aware of some of the features on Office until now because they were out of sight. I for one have been very pleased....more info
- New face, new goodies.
It takes about a week to get familiar with the new menus of Office 2007. But the new features of Office are worth it.
Here are some highlights:
Word can now save your document to PDF without purchasing Acrobat as a separate install.
Word allows you to visually preview a style on a section or paragraph of your document before you permanently apply it. Great for designing on-the-fly layouts.
Print quality of a document seems to be a lot snazzier making it look like I had a professional layout artist add finishing touches.
Importing Excel tables into Acces is a lot faster and more intuitive.
I receive business data from our agents which I move into Access before loading into SQL Server 2005. Yup, Access is my Swiss knife-of-choice to handle normalizing all forms of biz info before uploading into SQL server.
All these tools work flawlessly in our Vista professional environment. And if you're like me who's worked over 20 years on Wall Street, accurate data and effective communication is priceless.
Office 2007 allows me to achieve this goal. ...more info
- Illegal Software
When I recived this software I immediately became suspicious because the disk did not contain any holographs or other security items. I logged on to the Microsoft website and looked at their ways to detect if software is legal. This disk obviously was not a licensed copy of Office 07.
I contacted DigitalAge and Amazon about the problem. I never heard from DigitalAge, but Amazon immediately refunded the amount I paid to my credit card account.
I asked Amazon if they wanted me to return the disk but they instructed me to destroy it.
The rating star system above made me select at least one star. My real opinion is "NO STARS!"
DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM DigitalAge!...more info
- MS Office 2007 is all that it is cracked up to be
I purchased MS Office 2007 for my home computer, having used it at work for a year or so. I like the features of 2007, particularly the graphics and capabilities in Excel. The one drawback, however, to 2007 is finding functions or icons for what you want to do. It is not that easy to figure out where they are...more info
- MS Office 2007
Excellent product !! Easy to use, full of features, great help area, etc. Would reccommend to any/everyone !!...more info
- works like a microsoft product
bought this about a year ago, works fine, no kinks with the upgrades, microsoft did a decent job with the new look, though i don't think anyone really likes it too much....more info
- Microsoft 2007
When I tried to install the Microsoft 2007 software, it would not install. I called Microsoft and they told me that since I apparently did not have a validation ID included in the package, the program could not be installed. After 15 hours of phone conversations over a period of two days with the Microsoft technicians (in India), they were able to provide me with a working validation ID and install the program. During the process, however, they disabled my security system and firewall for a period of 24 hours. They wanted to know where I purchased the program. I had no telephone number or e-mail address for the seller, only a mailing address. Also, the package was marked "Military Appreciation Edition." In addition, most of my defaults were deleted, I still have problems with accessing other programs, and I constantly get error messages on the screen. I am extremely dissatisfied and disappointed....more info
- Pricey but have to have it
When are we going to start the open source office revolution? I'm tired of shelling out $300 per PC so people can have email and such. Anyhow, the software is good and does what it is supposed to do....more info
- Redesigned user interface means you'll need to relearn Office
In Office 2007, Microsoft has apparently decided that the idea of menus is outdated, so they've eliminated them and replaced them with the "ribbon". While at first this seems easier to use, it will require you to relearn how to do everything in Office.
Want to insert a cross reference in Word? Hmm, well, I used to do that using the menus, now I have to hunt through all the annoying ribbon items to see if I can figure out where they've moved it. Plus, unlike the menus, you have no ability to determine what the shortcut key is.
Maybe I can search for it in the help system. Searching for "insert cross reference" returns no useful hits. (Although it does seem to be quite good at finding information about templates which I never use). How is it that they can make help so useless??
Plus, if you don't like the ribbon, there's no way of configuring it to use menus instead. You're stuck with it.
I commend Microsoft for attempting to increase usability, but this new feature certainly doesn't make me any more productive. It seems to be change for the sake of change.
If you're thinking of upgrading or buying this new, keep in mind that you'll essentially have to relearn how to use each application. Things that you've known how to do for years will now be useless.
Stay with an earlier version if you can....more info
- MS Office 2007
Product was delivered just as you would find it brand new at a retailer. Delivery was sooner than expected and was packaged with care. Completely satisfied....more info
- IF you have time to learn a totally new software.....
you might like this. I don't have that luxury. I need to be able to open the software, do what I want to do, and move on. We purchased the Basic 2007 version on our new machines, and I've already re-installed the Basic 2003 version after 2 weeks of fighting just to print an envelope. How could they mess something up so badly? WHY would they change something so radically that is the basis of so MANY offices out there? If I have to learn a new software, I might as well look around to see if there's some other software I like better. ...more info
- Office Review
Best Office Microsoft is yet to put out. Being a Microsoft Partner can honestly say this is a full product....more info
- ...and two steps back...
I would like to know which genius came up with this little gem. This must be the worst "update" of a software in history.
As I was forced to buy a new computer, I was "blessed" with this malady of a software.
Despite the appealing first impression - the new Office presents itself with a modern and colorful layout, the debilitating flaws become all too quickly obvious once one starts to work with it.
The new feature, the Ribbon, is one of those things that look good only on paper. (like those state-of-the-art kitchen which are designed by very smart men, designers, engineers... but alas no cooks...) If you, like me, are one of those frequent users who work with the software on a daily basis, are very familiar with all its features and value the option of customizing your settings and toolbars in order to streamline (=timesaving) your individual processes, you are in for a major disappointment. The Ribbon is static - no customizing. Microsoft allegedly surveyed thousands of users and put the most popular features in so-called groups on this Ribbon. Great, if you are one of those surveyed users - a nightmare, if you were taking full advantage of individualizing (=streamlining) features. It is sort of like having a closet full of nice clothes, and then a survey shows that "gray goes with everything" and we are all stuck with the same gray clothes.
Instead of doing my work, I spent hours searching for features that are now hidden, moved, or simply do not exist anymore. I have been cursing at my screen, for hours. And I am getting more and more irritated as I am looking at my work which wants to be done.
Now, don't get me wrong, I am all for innovation, but not for innovation's sake. And I don't mind at all learning new things, if they prove to, in fact, improve things. And nope, there was not one "new thing" that made me say "ah, now that's a great improvement."
Sorry, Microsoft, but simply moving things around, throwing features out and making everything more uniform (=static) does not count as innovation in my book. ...more info
- Microsoft Office Std. 2007 Full Version
In May 2007 I was a victim of a layoff, and at age 66 and 7 mos, I decided I'd much rather work at home than continue to buy gasoline to go to an office. I ordered this new version, never thinking about the fact it would be all new! Well, once I realized that none of it was familiar to me, I started paying attention, and I was very pleasantly surprised! So far it has been easy to learn. (I've been working with Microsoft programs since they first came on the scene.)
It took me about a week to get up to speed, and then I found that when I completed work and sent it out, it was not compatible with the older Microsoft systems in use at these companies! BUT ... it was super easy to "save as" and make a copy that was compatible.
I've been very happy with this 2007 version of the Microsoft Office.
- Could have been more honest
Mine absolutely was NOT the full product. It was just an upgrade version, and I was lucky to at least have had an expired student version of Word 2003. Also, there was no mention that I would have to call Microsoft every time I put it on a different computer. Given three stars for false advertising, but otherwise works well. ...more info
- Microsoft Office Standard 2007
The product works but I had to install 4 different times because it would only load one thing at a time: Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint. I don't know if it was Vista issue or product issue....more info
- Received it on time, works like a dream Love it!
I've been using Office products for years. It is nice to finally have the upgraded version of all the programs that I rely on a daily basis. I was having a few problems with my older version of Outlook and as soon as I upgraded to the new version, those issues resolved themselves. I'm very happy!...more info
- Best Version Yet
This is truly the best version of Office yet. It is much more faster and much more stable than any version.
The new Ribbon interface makes everything nice and easy to find. No more digging through all the annoying nested menus. You want formatting options, click the formatting tab. All the formatting possibilities are there.
I say grats to MS for finally starting to get things right. Keep it up....more info
- Never received, No Response from seller
I was very disappointed as I purchased this item hoping to have it with-in the time guaranteed. I didn't receive the item, I tried contacting the seller and I didn't receive any response. I did call Amazon and the customer care person was very courteous and put a claim in to guarantee my purchase. I am not happy with the seller but I was assured by Amazon's commitment....more info