Transition to Microsoft Office 2010
We're starting the transition to Office 2010 now; new and refurbished computers will come standard with Office 2010 installed, and you can choose to update your own computer at any time by choosing Start, Run, and then typing "goOffice2010" (without the quotes). The installation process generally takes about 20 minutes using a wired network connection (we do not recommond updating the software while your laptop is connecting over the wireless network). On January 3rd, we will push out the Office 2010 upgrade to all remaining campus computers, as well as update the computers in our labs and classrooms.
There is a new look for the top navigation bar which referred to as the "Ribbon." The Ribbon is a graphical interface which replaces the menu bar you are accustomed to with Office 2003. However, most of the keyboard shortcuts have been retained in the new version.
To learn more:
These overview documents give an orientation on the Ribbon plus tips that will help you get started - including how to exchange files with people who are not yet using Office 2010.
Need to find an elusive menu item? Use these interactive guides to choose the item you're looking for in Office 2003 and see where it lives in Office 2010.
Get printable lists of the Office 2010 menu commands and buttons.
Prefer to use online videos to learn about Office 2010 applications? View training videos and access other Microsoft training resources.