Chapter 1. Welcome to Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft Office 2010 provides a comprehensive toolkit for tackling day-to-day productivity and communication tasks for business or personal purposes. This chapter introduces the individual Office applications and teaches you skills for getting started using them.

Learning about Office Applications

Microsoft Office 2010 offers a robust set of applications, each tailor-made to provide the best tools for a particular job. For example, if you're creating a letter, you may need to work with commands for formatting text. If you need to total sales figures, you'll need an automated way to sum the numbers.

Office provides applications that enable you to handle each of those aforementioned scenarios and more. Read on to learn which Office applications to use for creating text-based documents, manipulating numbers, presenting your ideas, or even communicating with others.


Microsoft offers several different versions of the Microsoft Office 2010 software suite, some of which are only available via volume licensing. Each version includes a different combination of the individual Office programs. Only Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft Excel 2010, and Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 are included in all versions. Therefore, depending on the Office version you've purchased, you ...

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