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10 cool features to look forward to in Office 2010

OneNote Ribbon interface

OneNote has been a bit of a forgotten stepchild in previous editions of Office, perhaps because it only came with the "lowest" and "highest" editions of Office 2007 -- Home and Student edition and Ultimate edition. Most Office users have the Standard, Small Business, or Professional edition. Microsoft obviously wants to get more exposure for OneNote. According to early reports, Office 2010 features will follow the same pattern as Windows 7; that is, each successively more expensive edition will contain all the applications of those editions "below" it, and more. That means OneNote will be included in all editions of Office 2010. The most obvious change to OneNote, as with Outlook, is that now it sports the Ribbon interface.

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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.