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James crowley c3 crowley computer consulting

James Crowley

C3 – Crowley Computer Consulting

Microsoft Office 2003 to Office 2007 Transition


What version of Office do you use?

What edition?

  • 95

  • 97

  • 2000

  • 2002

  • 2003

  • 2007

  • Basic

  • Home and Student

  • Standard

  • Small Business Edition

  • Professional

  • Ultimate


  • Do you love Office?

  • Have you tried alternatives? Like WordPerfect, Lotus, OpenOffice

  • What is the cost of Office? And what is the Return On Investment in your application?

  • What do you want to learn today?

Versions and extras
Versions and extras

Where is help1
Where is help?

  • ? Button in upper right hand corner of window.

    • Office help programs access Microsoft web pages for improved results.

  • Web searches, Google works!

The ribbon heart of the new user interface ui
The Ribbon – heart of thenew User Interface (UI)

  • Same commands, new places

  • No menus

  • One toolbar

  • Not customizable

  • Easy to learn, but tough to unlearn menus and toolbars

  • More extensive tooltips

  • Most items will preview




  • Access

  • Excel

  • PowerPoint

  • Word

  • Open items of Outlook (mail, contacts, appointments)

  • OneNote

  • Publisher

  • Accounting Express

  • Groove

  • Infopath

  • Main Outlook screen

Cutting the ribbon to pieces
Cutting the Ribbon to pieces

  • Tabs

  • Groups

  • Commands

  • Dialog boxes

Lost commands
Lost commands

  • Many specific, contextual commands do not show on the ribbon until the proper context is available. For example, there are no picture formatting commands until a picture is inserted or selected.

Ribbons adjust to fill window
Ribbons adjust to fill window

Mice are for wimps
Mice are for wimps

  • Navigate the Ribbon by tapping the Alt key and then resulting KeyTips.

    • ESC moves to previous selection

  • There are many keyboard shortcuts.

    • Most are unchanged from older Office editions.

    • From Help, search for “keyboard shortcuts.”

Where did my ribbon go
Where did my ribbon go?

Minimize the Ribbon

Click on tab titles to use

  • To minimize or restore the ribbon:

  • Choose Minimize the Ribbon or Restore the Ribbon from the Customize Quick Access Toolbar

  • Double-click on the active tab name

  • Press Ctrl+F1

Microsoft office button
Microsoft Office Button

  • Think of the 2003 File menu

  • Application options are found on the bottom right.

Quick access toolbar
Quick Access Toolbar

  • Only easily customized part of the UI

    • Ribbon can be customized programmatically and via add-on apps

  • Save, Undo and Redo

  • Customize menu

Customizing the quick access toolbar
Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar

  • Select common tools from menu

  • Add more tools from More Commands…

  • Show below or above the Ribbon

But not everyone has office 2007
But not everyone has Office 2007!

  • Office 2007 can run on Windows Vista and Xp

  • All users running Office 2003 through 2000, running Windows 2000 or newershould install the compatibility pack from

    • http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=941b3470-3ae9-4aee-8f43-c6bb74cd1466&displaylang=en

    • Or Google “microsoft office compatibility pack” and it will be the first link

  • There are always winners and losers…

Smart art
Smart Art



Not reviewed

  • Word

  • Excel

  • Outlook

  • PowerPoint

  • Publisher

  • Access

  • Accounting Express

  • Groove

  • InfoPath

  • OneNote

Accounting express
Accounting Express

  • Accounting by Microsoft. Can they supplant QuickBooks?


  • Groove is like instant messaging with application sharing. Allows for collaboration anywhere you have an Internet connection.


  • Server based technology to create web browser fillable forms, manage form templates and collect data. Use requires a Share Point server.


  • Note-taking and information-management in electronic notebooks that can be shared.

  • Notebooks on steroids!

  • Incredible with a tablet.