Office 2003 to 2010 – What’s New?


Transitioning from Windows XP/Microsoft Office 2003

COURSE LENGTH: 1 day
TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
PRICE: $295 per student
INSTRUCTOR: Sheila Weisensale


If your business has recently transitioned from an older version of Microsoft Office, then you need to learn the new and exciting features of MS Office Suite. Explore the newest features in Microsoft Office and learn how to optimize your MS Office experience. Learn how to use the new user interface and the Ribbon feature to increase productivity and efficiency. The Ribbon has replaced the menus and toolbars in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and groups items according to context and usage. Explore the new features in Microsoft Office 2010 and learn how tools have been upgraded to enhance user productivity and create captivating projects using Microsoft Office Suite.

Training Class Prerequisites:

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite 2003

You’ll be in demand when you learn the newest features in MS Office!

  • Work with the Office 2010 User interface
  • Work with 97-2003, 2007 and 2010 file formats
  • Gain basic familiarity with several new features of Office 2010 Suite
  • Gain familiarity with program-specific features in Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint 2010

Class Outline

    Lesson 1: What’s New with Windows 7

  • Differentiate between Windows 7 and the Office 2010 suite
  • Windows Explorer Button
  • Improved Searches
  • Peek, Snap, and Shake
  • Jump Lists

Lesson 2: Introduction to the Office 2010 User Interface

  • Tour the Office 2010 Window
  • Work with the Microsoft Office Backstage View (File tab)
  • Work with Quick Access Toolbar
  • Interface with Ribbon and its main components—tabs, groups, and commands
  • Use view controls
  • Use Help button to access program specific-help
  • Practice using the new user interface

Lesson 3: Office 2010 File Formats

  • Compare Office 97-2003 and 2010 file formats
  • Compare Office 2007 and 2010 file formats
  • Discuss the MS Compatibility Pack
  • Save a copy of a 2010 file as a 97-2003 file format
  • Open a 97-2003 file format in 2010 (Compatibility Mode)
  • Convert a 97-2003 file format to a 2010 file format

Lesson 4: New Features Available throughout-Office 2010 Suite

  • Work with Themes
  • Access Live previews
  • Use the Mini Toolbar
  • Customize the Ribbon
  • Streamlined print options
  • Paste preview
  • Insert a screenshot or screen clipping

Lesson 5: Word 2010

  • Gain familiarity with default document formatting
  • Review Word 2010 views
  • Use the View Ruler button
  • Display word counts
  • Use the alternating repeat/redo button
  • Navigation pane
  • Work with the new blue squiggly
  • Apply enhanced text effects
  • Lesson 6: Excel 2010

    • Learn the capacity differences between Excel 2003 and Excel 2010
    • Use the Insert Worksheet button
    • Use the improved AutoCalculate feature
    • Use the Page Layout view to add headers or footers
    • Format using the improved Conditional Formatting feature
    • Work with Sparklines

    Lesson 7: Outlook 2010

    • Review the main window setup
    • Use the collapsible Navigation Pane feature
    • Use the collapsible To-Do Bar
    • Easily work with tasks
    • Access the Normal and Reading views
    • Use the updated message form
    • Use the attachment preview feature
    • Work with Quick Steps
    • Reduce the size of attached pictures
    • Schedule View
    • Quick View
    • Send a calendar snapshot
    • Overlay calendars
    • Expanded Instant Search Feature

    Lesson 8: PowerPoint 2010

    • Work with the updated New Slide button
    • Use PowerPoint 2010’s new slide layouts
    • Convert a bullet list to SmartArt
    • Apply a different theme to presentation
    • Create a multiple section presentation
    • Use Dynamic Alignment Guides

    This training class is designed for:

    Microsoft Office users who are transitioning from Office 2003-20120 and looking to optimize their user experience and increase efficiency

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