Microsoft Office dev-team augmented new features in Word 2011, unlike Word 2008 which had certain IDE downsides, such as every important options & features were included in orthodox desktop toolbars, making them difficult to access. In Office 2011, you will see new revamped interface of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Microsoft dev team is leaning more towards sprucing-up Office 2011 with new fluent UI (User Interface), providing ultimate experience of editing, charting, and creating documents. Since getting hold on Office 2011, we have been excavating each & every feature, tool, added support and other improvements in Word 2011.
On launching Word 2011, you will be prompt for selecting theme for the document. The list is full of new, easy-to-edit, flexible and professional templates. The enhanced themes would not be overlooked, as it contains a lot of inherent themes, which can be accessed from new UI (User Interface) ribbon. Unlike Office 2008, where accessing features required clicking on the menus in the toolbar, in Office 2011, Microsoft brings it down right in the Word 2011 window, containing tabs; Home, Layout, Document Elements, Tables, Charts, SmartArt and Review.
The SmartArts feature has been appreciated, since Office 2008 launch. In office 2011, SmartArt graphics are updated with enhanced types, design and styles. With an added VB & Macros support, now you will be able to add, edit, customize, view code and create macros, eventually empowering advance users.
Take a visual tour of Word 2011 below.
New UI Interface
New Flamboyant templates
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