What's new with Microsoft Word 2010? In a word - lots! One of the coolest new features of this software is called the “ribbon.” This tool, included as part of the Fluent UI, gives you the ability to use Word 2010 documentation situation in order for greater ease of use. Additionally, the ribbon features gives you a faster way to access the commands in Word, in addition to any customizations you want to make to the program. The ribbon itself is also customizable. For instance, let’s say you want to create tabs for the commands you use the most. All these features and more are available with the free trial download of Word 2010.
Today blogs are becoming more popular than ever. If you write blogs, you can now publish and maintain them directly from Microsoft Word, with the ability to create pictures and tables with advanced formatting. This is just a small list of the many new features.
Where To Get The Free Trial
Microsoft doesn't offer any specific downloads of Office Word as a standalone trial, but Word is included in the larger 60 day free trial of Office 2010. The components of the Microsoft Office 2010 suite varies by version, but all versions include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The free 60 day trial is available at www.trymicrosoftoffice.com and requires activation. It also requires that you are running valid copy of Windows. After the trial period ends, you must purchase an upgrade to maintain full functionality of the software. The full Professional version retails for $499.95 while the Home & Student version goes for $149.95. Other versions available include Standard and Small Business.
Get The Microsoft Office 2008 Trial Edition For Mac. This is another great option for Mac users. Microsoft Office 2008 is only available for Macs as a 30 day free trail, and the same conditions apply as above. This is an upgrade of the 2007 suite, and is only available for the Macintosh. Other than that, it is the exact same product. After thirty days the software loses functionality if you do not upgrade. It is available at www.microsoft.com/mac.
Mac Users Can Try iWork. Iwork is productivity software from Apple meant to compete directly with Microsoft Office. It includes a highly functional word processing program called Pages, a spreadsheet application called simply Numbers, and a presentation aid called Keynote. Pages doesn't include all the bells and whistles of Microsoft Word, but being an Apple product, it boasts a slick interface and great usability. This is a powerful substitute to consider for any Microsoft product. Iwork is available for a free 30 day trial at www.apple.com/iwork.