16 Facts About Office 2007


Microsoft Office 2007 is an office suite for Windows, developed and published by Microsoft.

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The ninth major release of Office for Windows, Office 2007 was preceded by Office 2003 and succeeded by Office 2010.

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Eligible employees of companies with volume license agreements for Microsoft Office 2007 receive additional tools, including enterprise content management, electronic forms, Information Rights Management capabilities and copies for use on a home computer.

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Microsoft Office 2007 introduces a feature called Live Preview, which temporarily applies formatting on the focused text or object when any formatting button is moused-over.

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Microsoft Office 2007 introduced a new file format, called Office Open XML, as the default file format.

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However, due to legal objections from Adobe Systems, Office 2007 originally did not offer PDF support out of the box, but rather as a separate free download.

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The ODF Alliance has released test results on ODF support of Office 2007 SP2, concluding that Office ODF support, both SP2 and other add-ons, have "serious shortcomings that, left unaddressed, would break the open standards based interoperability that the marketplace, especially governments, is demanding".

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Peter Amstein and the Microsoft Office 2007 team are reluctant to make liberal use of extension mechanisms, even though provided in ODF 1.

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In Office 2007, Microsoft introduced the Document Inspector, an integral metadata removal tool that strips Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents of information such as author name and comments and other "metadata".

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Microsoft Office 2007 includes features geared towards collaboration and data sharing.

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Microsoft Office 2007 includes Groove, which brings collaborative features to a peer-to-peer paradigm.

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Forms Server Office 2007 supports using a database or other data source as the back-end for the form.

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Forms Server Office 2007 hosted forms support data validation and conditional formatting, as does their InfoPath counterpart.

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Some users with experience using previous versions of Microsoft Office 2007 have complained about having to find features in the ribbon.

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New XML-based document file format in Microsoft Office 2007 is incompatible with previous versions of Microsoft Office unless an add-on is installed for the older version.

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Microsoft Word 2007 equation editor, which uses a form of MathML called Office MathML, is incompatible with that of Microsoft Word 2003 and previous versions.

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