Tagged With office 2010

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Running Office 2010 or SharePoint 2 across your organisation? The beta version of Service Pack 2 for the platform was released this week. One key benefit of the update is easier deployment on Windows Server 2012. Hit the link for more details.

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Microsoft has offered a cut-down, ad-supported free Starter Edition of Office 2010 for quite a while now, but it has only been available pre-installed on netbooks and other low-spec PCs. At the moment, however, you can download the whole thing for free from Microsoft's servers.

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Dear Lifehacker, I have Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 installed on my PC but I have found that I'm not using anything more than Word and Excel. I'm wondering if there is a way to uninstall the applications I'm not using (Powerpoint, Access, OneNote and so on) without completely uninstalling the lot and doing a fresh install? Thanks, Office Clutter

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First, a good taste warning: this post mentions Clippy, the irritating helper paperclip that Microsoft thankfully dumped from Office back in Office XP. If the mere mention of that digital excrescence doesn't send you running to the hills screaming for gin, then you might want to check out Ribbon Hero 2, a game designed to teach migrating Office users how to use the Ribbon found in Office 2007 and Office 2010.

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Windows 7 has been on sale since October 2009, and if you're a dedicated geek you've probably been running it for 18 months or more at this point. But corporations move to a different and much slower drum, and 2011 is the year many will finally make the shift away from Windows XP and towards Windows 7. If you work in IT, what do you need to know about that process?

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PowerPoint 2010 offers a host of image cropping options, but where to find them isn't always obvious. Office blogger Helen Bradley walks through image cropping in the latest version of Microsoft's presentation application, including how to handle making images fill the available size.

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PowerPoint 2010 includes a 'Package Presentation for CD' feature which claims that it will include the "Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer to play this presentation". But all it actually does is embed a link allowing you to download the viewer on the target machine, which doesn't seem especially helpful.