Office 2010–Big Improvement

by Bill Good Marketing on May 13, 2011

I recently upgraded to Microsoft Office 2010. I am still getting my arms around this monster, but this I can tell you: the Print utility is vastly improved.

Just consider the problem of printing a spreadsheet and squeezing it a bit so everything appears on one page.

In Office 2003, which I only recently graduated, you had to have an advanced degree in nerdiness to pull it off.  (I do qualify.)

But in  the Office 2010 version of Excel, it is so much easier. There are just a few simple check boxes:

__ Do you want all rows on one page?

__ Do you want all columns on one page?

__ Do you want all rows and all columns on one page.

Looks like Microsoft has banished the screen design nerds to a windowless room somewhere and brought in some people who can actually think the way ordinary people think and then write what they think. Amazing!

I am enjoying learning this program.

{ 1 comment }

mike August 24, 2011 at 12:15 pm

I think your assessment of Excel 2010 vs. 2003 was/is premature. I just migrated to 2010 and I can’t figure out how to do anything I used to do in 2003. Chartign is a freaking nightmare. I can’t for the life of me figure out how to delete the legend for a single variable plot. This was very easy using 2003.
Another example: The formatting paint brush was hidden on the 2010 version and I had to have it placed at the top of the screen next to the print icon, which I can hardly see.
Personally, I think MS, once again, took a reasonably good product and screwed it up with all the crap that has been added.
Mike

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