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Office 2007

By ssanders ·
I will surely feel like an idiot when I find out how easy this will likely turn out to be. In previous versions, one could click help, about, to see version info such as which service pack is installed. How is this done in Office 2007? I can't seem to find it.
Thanks in advance,
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Click on the Orb or whatever they call that button

by faradhi In reply to Office 2007

select Word Options.
Select Resources
You should then see a button labeled about.

Hope this helps.

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The Orb!

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Click on the Orb or whate ...

love it faradhi. Crack me up.
I spent my lab hours last night helping students print via 'the Orb'. They were lost without the file menu to which they have become accustomed.

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you should try the interactive

by Sue T In reply to The Orb! :D

You should download the interactive guides to Office 2007 from Microsoft's site. They are great and the students soon learned where everything is. The guides are free so there is no reason not to try them. It will save you frustration and the users won't be contacting you for how to do something.

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I have...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to you should try the intera ...

Posted links to the various MS tutorials in their BlackBoard.

My lab serves students in a variety of other web-based classes also. Keyboarding is one, and the one in which the most Windows questions pop up. They use a particular program for everything they do, including print, but when they get to the next level which includes formatting and using Word, they are lost.

I love my job, but the incredible reliance on programs for everything appears to - at least under certain circumstances - serve only to 'dumb down' the students.

I provide a variety of links to all sorts of interesting information related to a particular subject via Blackboard. I enable tracking, meaning that I can see who has and how many times s/he has accessed those links. Link access is dismal. Am working now on including that info in tests in order to goad students into viewing the stuff. Ugh. Trying to interest the uninterested...

tide pyto

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I swear I cannot remember what they call that damn thing.

by faradhi In reply to The Orb! :D

I am too lazy to look it up so I went descriptive.

Glad you got a chuckle out of it.

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Ummm.....

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to I swear I cannot remember ...

that would be the OFFICE button!

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That's too plain...

by faradhi In reply to Ummm.....

I am going to stick with ....

The Orb...

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One version I didn't see

by J3 In reply to Office 2007

I tried ORB>Word/Excel/Access Options (depending what program you are using)
Then RESOURCES>ABOUT>Lists the Version

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