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10 cool features to look forward to in Office 2010

Drag-and-drop navigation pane

One of my favorite features in Word 2010 is the new drag-and-drop navigation pane. It's a little like the Word 2007 document map -- on steroids. Whereas the document map only gives you a view of your headers and document sections, graphics, etc., the navigation pane lets you rearrange your document easily by dragging and dropping within the pane. To turn on this feature, click the View tab on the Ribbon and in the Show section, check the box labeled Navigation Pane.

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Debra Littlejohn Shinder, MCSE, MVP is a technology consultant, trainer, and writer who has authored a number of books on computer operating systems, networking, and security. Deb is a tech editor, developmental editor, and contributor to over 20 add...

4 comments
jarsafe-register
jarsafe-register

Meager additions at best...will be hard to justify upgrading at all, let alone many machines....hopefully, Office 2010 has much more to offer...

boxfiddler
boxfiddler moderator

is still a waste of screen space. And hiding it is still worse. Things popping in and out of view is annoying at best, and startling most of the time. I've been using and teaching Office 07 for four semesters. That ribbon still stinks. To put it politely.

mikejeanfreau
mikejeanfreau

I love OneNote!!! Hope MS keeps updating it.

grzollar
grzollar

It only took a decade for Office to evolve to where I might want to spend the money to change. Windows 7 and Office 2010 might be my ticket in 2010.