Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview

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  1. David

    David Regular Member

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    Has anyone been accepted into this preview program? I just got my acceptance email today and am downloading it to check out now!
     
  2. Nick

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    Haven't even heard about it until now, to be honest. Too bad, because now the Technical Preview Program is closed.

    Be sure to share with us how it is! :)
     
  3. David

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    That sucks! Glad I signed up when I did then :w00t:

    Ran in to my first problem though, have to uninstall my old office (it was 32 bit any way :D).

    But according to the installer, if I had the 64bit version installed, I would have been able to directly upgrade! Why i didn't install the 64bit to begin with is beyond me :D
     
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    Here are some screenshots from Word 2010. I'm working on getting screen shots right now from the other programs.

    (sorry about the watermarked screens, I posted em on my forums first and forgot to save without watermarks)
     
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    How much more can they add to Office to justify the cost of updating?
     
  6. David

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    Honestly after sitting here and playing for the last hour or so I dont think I'd recommend an update over office 2007. Over office 2003 I would though.

    So far, the biggest difference is the Speed of everything. Compared to Office 2007, everything feels about 40-50% faster. I say feels because I didn't bench mark 2007 before uninstalling it, and it was a 32 bit version compared to a 64bit version now though.
     
  7. Wayne Luke

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    Can't say that Office 2010 adds any features that I am actually looking forward to. Been converting my OneNote notebooks to Evernote and primarily using Open Office Writer lately because I can save as a PDF. Don't need Powerpoint for anything and don't really use spreadsheets anymore so... Maybe Outlook but really can buy it standalone for $100.00.

    I've used every version of the Office Suite since 3.0 though and currently have Office 2007 installed but don't use it often anymore.
     
  8. Nick

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    I can't recall if it is because I am using an add-in or if it is default, but I use Office 2007 and can save all of my documents (in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) as PDF files. It's extremely handy and I use it all the time.
    In the past, I had to use an external program such as PrimoPDF.
     
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    You should be able to save as a PDF if you have acrobat reader installed, or it may take the acrobat program itself perhaps.
     
  10. Wayne Luke

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    Requires Acrobat. Saving as a PDF isn't a standard feature in Office. Didn't see the point of purchasing a $249.00 application when Open Office 3 does it for free. Can save as XPS in Office but no one that I know uses that format. Though since XPS is done through a pseudo-print driver, I can do that in any application.
     
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    Werd! I wouldn't pay $250 for it either just to save for a common file format that can be done for free. I only use it on my work computers which had Acrobat pro installed so I never knew if it was for reader or pro either.

    I wonder if XPS usage will increase with Windows 7 release and Office 2k10?
     
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    Looking at those screenshots, I think I prefer the layout of Office 07.
     
  15. Wayne Luke

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    Why not include this in the package then? Why make people look for it?

    Again another addon. Takes time to update these and make sure they are working. Also have tried free things like this before and they embed advertising in your output.
     
  16. Nick

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    True, but I'm just pointing out that it is possible with Office 2007.

    I've never had to update my PrimoPDF installation (and I've been using it for almost two years), and it doesn't add any advertising whatsoever to the output. I'm very pleased with it.
    But I do understand that the same can't be said about some other products.
     
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    Doesn't look more useful that the one I have now.
     

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