Microsoft Word 2010

Microsoft's excellent word processor

  • Vote:
    5.9 (7820)
  • Category:

    Office Suites

  • Version:

    2010

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Full version

Microsoft Word 2010 is a document-editing software, ideal for students and professionals alike. It’s primarily used for writing and creating documents and is part of the Microsoft Office software package. This software is perfect for writing reports, brainstorming creative ideas, drafting business documents, and more. It’s incredibly easy to get started writing with Microsoft Word 2010. Users with basic skills will find themselves quickly adapting to Microsoft Word’s user-friendly interface. For more advanced users, there are plenty of keyboard shortcuts and formatting techniques to achieve just what is needed at an efficient pace.

Microsoft Word 2010 offers many helpful tools to create just the right document. It’s easy to check spelling, translate words, save work in a wide variety of formats, and insert organizational formatting like bullets, italics, headlines, and charts. The developers added many new features with this version, from background-removal tools to the ability to modify fine details like ligatures in text and shadows below pictures. It’s also possible to recover unsaved work in the event of a computer crash or power outage with AutoRecover. Overall, Microsoft Word 2010 offers an easy way to create a highly-customized document.

One of the most notable features of Microsoft Word 2010 is the ribbon. It provides an organized way to access plenty of tools and features. Everything is sorted into tabs, with the most-used tools for things like font size, text alignment, and heading formats available on the home tab. It’s even possible for users to create their own tabs and customize which tools are available, making for a more user-friendly and efficient experience. This feature was first implemented in 2007, so there has been time to work out all the kinks of this software.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Organized interface
  • Popular
  • Versatile
  • Wide variety of file formats available upon export

Cons

  • Outdated
  • Some users prefer Word without the ribbon

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