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Microsoft Office 2010 Home & Business (Disc Version)

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No big leap, but a lot of small improvements

  • Sep 26, 2010
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I've been using the 2007 Office suite, and have (for the most part) been enjoying it. It was a big change from the previous version both in terms of functionality as well as the overall interface.

The 2010 version is not nearly as big of a change. There are some welcome improvements in the overall interface - the menus are better designed, especially in Excel (which is the app I use the most in the suite) and Word. I don't use Word much (am more of a WordPerfect fan), but I do need to use it on occasion for some projects, and the newer menu makes it easier for a non-frequent user to find needed features.

Installation was uneventful - wish all software was this easy to install. The overall speed seems to be exactly the same as the 2007 version (running it under XP SP3). There are two installs permitted, so I'll see if the performance is enhanced under Win 7 which I have on my laptop. If so, I'll update the review accordingly.

My complaints are few, with the main one being the inability to save Excel files in DBF format. That feature was taken out of Office 2007, and I was hoping it would find its way back in. Long shot, but it's a feature I really need for some projects, and the reason why I still have a really old version of Excel still on my PC.

Is it worth the upgrade cost? In my opinion, no. I haven't seen any must have new features and, while the interface update is nice, it's not worth the cost to upgrade.

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