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Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 English

Platform : Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista
3.6 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews

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  • Essential software suite for home computer users makes it a pleasure to complete schoolwork and other tasks
  • Includes 2007 versions of Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and OneNote
  • Intuitive user interface that exposes commonly used commands; updated graphics and formatting galleries help you to easily produce high-quality documents
  • Work with confidence and security thanks to the improved automatic Document Recovery tool and the Document Inspector tool, which removes personally identifiable information from your document
  • Enhanced Help system includes online tutorials with step-by-step instructions; includes OneNote, a digital notebook that helps you gather, organize, and search many types of information in one place
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows XP / 7 / Vista
  • Media: Software
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 299 g
  • ASIN: B000HCZ8EO
  • Release Date: Jan. 30 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #350 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Product Description

Product Description

May be installed on up to three non-commercial home computers.

From the Manufacturer

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 offers familiar programs with essential tools to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. The suite contains the following Microsoft Office programs: Word 2007; Excel 2007; PowerPoint 2007; OneNote 2007.

What's New?
The 2007 edition of this product includes many new features and benefits, including the ability to create great-looking documents faster. New graphics and visual galleries help you create more dynamic documents and presentations.

In addition, the suite enables you to find commands and help with ease. An improved user interface and help system make it easy to find the tools you need to get things done. Another key improvement is that you can now work more securely and confidently. An improved Document Inspector and automatic document recovery help to protect your work.

Familiar Programs, New Features
One of the many reasons to upgrade to the 2007 version of this suite is that you can format, present, communicate, gather, and organize your information in more dynamic ways with new versions of familiar Microsoft Office programs. Here's a preview of what each of these programs has to offer:

OneNote 2007
Gather nearly any type of information in one place and easily find the content you need.

Word 2007

  • Create great-looking documents with enhanced bullets, text effects, and visual galleries.
  • Access frequently used commands more easily with an improved user interface.
Excel 2007
  • Create eye-catching charts using 3-D, soft shadowing, and transparency.
  • Organize and analyze data with new tools such as Conditional Formatting for sorting and visualizing information.
PowerPoint 2007
  • Create dynamic presentations faster with new themes, layouts, and styles.
  • Add visual impact with new charts, SmartArt diagrams, and tables and quickly preview changes.


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By Gis A. Bun TOP 1000 REVIEWER on Dec 27 2008
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First a little note. Service pack 1 [free update if not in the package already] corrects many issues including corruption.

Second a note to a user: There is something called backing up critical data. Use it. You can't totally blame Microsoft if you don't back up.

As for the product it has many new features - some which you'll probably never need. The Home & Student is a THREE PC license. This means you can install the same copy on up to 3 systems. The suite takes up plenty of disk sapce as well. So it will take time to install.

My only wish was to include Outlook 2007 in the package which is a far superior mail client than Windows (Live) Mail or Outlook Express.
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It's fine and it has a lot of benefits over 2003 but you have to be prepared for a somewhat steep learning curve if you have used 2003 extensively. it's even worse if you are using both versions (e.g at office / at home) Overall I like it but you have to commit to it 100% and also be aware that it saves your files in a different format than 2003 (you can save in the .doc format if you wish)
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I was required to upgrade to this version due to courses I was taking.

First off, the interface is horrible. Menus have been replaced with "Ribbons" that take up significantly more screen space. If you use a widescreen monitor you will find very little space left to work on your document / spreadsheet. The "ribbons" do not reflect the menus they replace and the graphics lack word descriptors, obviously using language was unacceptable for people using a word processor. You are left searching through a series of cartoons trying to guess what they mean, or systematically going over each to get a description.

Secondly, Excel has been modified so that some equations that worked in previous editions no longer operate. If you found yourself breezing through data and formula entry before, get ready for frustration. You'll need a book to help you through the changes, unless you want to chance the help files which brings me to my next point.

Thirdly, this edition, much like Windows 7, does not have adequate support built in. Yes it is more massive than the previous version, but you need internet access to get the full help files. Without a constant connection you have to make do with the basics only.

In general a very frustrating experience. If you are have to use this version make sure to take a course or buy a desk reference.

Of course, if you have to go to the trouble of relearning your office software; why not shop around for something else?
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We bought this newer version of office to put on three separate hosehold laptops. The first one installed great, no problems. When it came to installing in on the second laptop, we kept getting an error message that would appear each and everytime we tried to open the installed programs. We could find no help or information for this online on microsofts website. It took forever to find a toll free number for customer service (none indicated on the product, had to do online search), and I read some reviews that said they may charge us for help?? We called a toll free number and were transferred around, hung up on, put on hold two or three times for more than 20 mins each time, and by the time we were finally able to reach someone that was helpful (and did not charge us for the help) it was 2 hours later. I guess the problem was that there was some trial software for microsoft on the laptop which we had no idea about, and the error message wasn't stating that (how helpful it would be if it did)!! Great product, but awful support when you come across a problem, and they may charge you for help!
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Microsoft finally seems to have gotten the best word processing package out there right!
There were so many improvements that there's just no way to list them all. However, I will say that adding headers and footers has never been easier, and the new 'intuitive' spell-checker certainly helps with catching words that are spelled similarly now by taking a look at the whole paragraph instead of just the word. Therefore, those silly mistakes where you might have spelled there instead of their are easier to catch. The menu systems have been re-vamped entirely and designed with better ease of use in mind, which is great for new users. But it might not be as easily accepted for power users of previous generations of Office, mostly due to the fact that everything has basically been scrambled, renamed, and completely re-ordered. This can be quite frustrating for people who are used to having things the way they've always been and like it that way. But the good news is that most of the common keyboard shortcuts appeared to still be funcional and the same.
Also, in regards to the new menu that was renamed to 'the ribbon', I'd like to point out that I didn't find things too hard to find within the first use, and right-clicking on everything and clicking on things I'd never seen before finally brought me into the menus and options I've always been familiar with, even though they were designed and laid out differently.
I highly recommend this software package to anyone who needs more from a word processing package than just the simple paragraph here and there and basic household budgeting.
Lastly, I'd like to point out that there is a pdf plugin for this package since I feel that is a very important step forward and worth mentioning.
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