Microsoft Office Home & Student 2010 Key Card - 1PC/1User
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- Rich and powerful new ways to deliver your work on your computer, Windows Mobile-based smart phone or a web browser
- Easy-to-use tools, customizable templates, color schemes, and photo-editing capabilities
- Work with people from different places at the same time with the new co-authoring experience
- More ways to access your files from almost anywhere, Office 2010 puts you in control of getting things done according to your schedule
- Simplifies your tasks and creates amazing results
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Microsoft Office 2010 gives you powerful new tools to express your ideas, solve problems, and connect with people.
With Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010, you and your kids can create great schoolwork and home projects from multi-page bibliographies to multimedia presentations. Capture ideas and set them apart with video-editing features and dynamic text effects. Then easily collaborate with classmates without being face-to-face thanks to new Web Apps tools. The results go well beyond expectations with a little inspiration, a lot of creativity and Office Home and Student 2010.
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About Microsoft Office 2010 Product Key Cards
A Product Key Card provides another way to purchase Office with a PC. It includes a 25-character Product Key designed to activate Office software on a preloaded PC.
Product Key Card features
- Includes 25-character Product Key only, no disc.
- Designed to activate Office on 1 PC preloaded with Office 2010 suites. For a limited time, customers buying a PC without Office 2010 preloaded, can download the software at www.office.com/productkeycard.
- Licensed for 1 install on single PC only.
- License cannot be transferred to another PC.
- Download backup available at www.office.com/productkeycard.
- Customers buying a PC who need Office for new PC only; don't need to upgrade other home PCs.
- Customers buying a PC who don't require DVD media and/or are okay downloading software (if Office not preloaded).
- Customers buying a new PC (best experience if customer simply uses the Product Key to activate a PC already preloaded with Office 2010 suites)
For customers who require Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 with a license for three machines in the same household, Office may be purchased in a traditional disc version.
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Included ProgramsEnjoy the same great features you know and love with Office and get some new ones when you upgrade to Office 2010.
Looking to stay connected?
Step up to Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 and you'll get another helpful program--Outlook 2010. Now you can access projects, people and plans wherever your work takes you. Use efficient new email, calendar and social networking tools to manage your world from your PC, mobile phone or online.
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Which leads me to this product; I got Word 2012 for my laptop and hated it almost as much as I did Windows 8! They've tried to offer more and more functions and features, things that most people will never need or use and in doing so they've made the program so cumbersome and annoying to use that it just drove me nuts. When you need a two page laminated cheat sheet to use Word something has gone horribly wrong. So, went with Word 2010 and I love it.
I did have issues with downloading it from the Microsoft site though, because it's old software you have to really search for the link, the one provided with the package no longer works so don't even bother. And even once I found the rigth link it was a chore, it refused to download correctly until I finally had to call Microsofts helpdesk for assistance. Twice actually because the first call connected me with a woman in India who was very nice but had a very heavy accent, that and the terrible connection (it is a few continents away after all) made it impossible for us to have a conversation. I understand the Microsoft pretty much has a monopoly here but when are they going to stop subjecting their customers to this type of nonense. Wasn't inflicting Windows 8 on us enough??
So after it being much harder than it should have been or could have been I got the softward downloaded. Does anyone remember the good old days before code keys when the software actually came on a CD? I know, I sound like a dinosaur but you have to admit, it was a lot easier, and no calls to Mumbai!
In closing, love Word 2010, not all that fond of the company that produced it.
So this is just three stars instead of five for two reasons. First, I find that this software like most Microsoft software is only moderately user-friendly and not particularly intuitive. And second, because although the Key packaging says you can download it from Microsoft's website, I couldn't get the website to accept my key number and neither could the very patient customer service rep I called. So it took him over 2 hours to load it for me. It was a lot of work for him, not so much for me, but it should have been unnecessary. Still, of the choices available to acquire Office, I would do it again - so overall, three stars.
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Unfortunately, whilst the new version can read the older version of word in compatibility mode, some formatting is lost. You have to work on it as it is and not convert it to the new version, which is easy enough. If you do convert it, it cannot be read by the old version, unless it is again saved in the previous version. Expect some formatting to be lost. This makes switching work between two computers using different versions of Word difficult, unless your documents are the simplest text documents. If the document contains such things as drop caps, as mine do, these are lost and have to be redone - not very helpful when there are dozens of them.
In 1998 I purchased Microsoft Office Professional, which came with a thick manual of instructions to assist using it; those days are long gone. I have found the `Help' facility often somewhat convoluted, giving answers to the question I did not ask. I gave up on it and sussed it out for myself. For example, how do you break the link between the `Same as Previous' default function in the header/footer? Only when you double click on the header or footer is the control for this displayed on the ribbon (the new style menu bar). The `Help' feature did not mention this but merely instructs to click on the button to switch it off, and so you search for a button that will only appear when the header/footer is selected. Simple when you know how, but infuriating if this simple instruction is missing. If you have work on earlier versions of Word, be prepared to do some extra work.
However, Installing / Downloading / Activating this software isn't particularly easy. Firstly, it takes well over an hour until you have it finally on your desktop. Secondly, you have to go through a series of steps and you need to read everything very carefully. This includes having to set up an account with Microsoft (presumably so that you can get updates and help) Often you are presented with different options - including an option to get a CD version of the software at extra cost - so you have to ensure that you click on the right option.
So, beware if you are elderly / not very computer literate (like me) - you might find it useful to have someone young & up to date, to assist you.