MS Office Home/Student - Questions

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  1. Principessa

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    What is the difference between One Note and Power Point? They are both on the MS Office Home/Student version. For me One Note is redundnant and therefore useless.

    As a side note I don't like the funky way in which the toolbars are set up on this new version. :12:

    There used to be an MS Office Teacher/Student which included MS Publisher as well. I found that to be much more useful for my life.

     
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    PowerPoint is for creating and giving presentations, OneNote is for taking and organizing notes.

    And yes, there's a pretty steep learning curve with Office 2007. :rolleyes:
     
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    One note is an amped up notepad/scratch pad etc. You can write, draw add pictures, audio files, other documents etc.

    PowerPoint is really just aimed at creating presentations. You could possibly use PowerPoint similarly to One Note but not really vice versa.
     
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    Be careful of how you save files with Office 2007, for those that still use 2003 or older, they are not backwards compatible. Excel files compress to about 1/2 the size they used to be with 2003. Great for disk space, but the computer has to rebuild that file when it's opened from metadata code. It's a reason why Office 2003 Excel won't open it.
     
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    And in English that means . . . ? :confused:
     
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    It means Office 2007 is too 'clever' for it's own good and won't talk its parents, who of course, don't understand it.

    Essentially, there is version incompatibility unless care is taken.
     
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    MS introduced a proprietary format for Office 2007 files, when you save them by default in that format (file save), anyone attempting to open that file with Office 2003 version or prior won't be able to open the file. You have to conscientiously save it to a format that it is compatible with. This can be done by the "file save as" and then you must/will have to manually select the prior version of Word, Excel and so on that you wish to save it as. The same holds/goes for Office 2003, Office 2000, 97 & 95 users will not be able to open them unless you conscientiously save it in an earlier version's format.
     
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    .docx = Satan
     
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