Word 2010 comes with a wide range of new features and has improved many of the features from the previous version. Many of the changes are associated with the core architecture. Fluent UI, The ribbon and the Backstage view are few changes that you will see across all of the new Microsoft Office 2010 suite.
New features such as co-authoring, new graphic and text effects, and new numbering formats are the advantages Word 2010 brings with it, all with the new file format. Word 2007 files are also compatible with Word 2010. The RTF file format is no longer able to retain the new features that Word 2010 can support.Features and functionality that are new to Word 2010 and future versions of Word are lost when they are saved in RTF. In addition, Word 2010 supports a new converter interface based on Open XML Formats
Protected view safeguards your computer from malicious code running on your computer when you open files from a potentially unsafe location (such as the Internet or an e-mail attachment) or files that contain active content (such as macros, data connections, or ActiveX controls).Editing functions are inactive in this mode.
Backstage view gives you more information about the file.
Collaboration and sharing features
If your IT environment has a SharePoint 2010 (or a cobalt-enabled server), Word 2010 can support concurrent editing of documents by multiple users. A group of users can work on a document at the same time, or a single user can work on the same document from different computers at the same time, all without locking the file.
Word 2010 comes with improved editing tools with a new set of Picture Tools that enable you to transform your documents into artistically engaging documents.
- Picture Correction Options
- Artistic Effect Options
Picture Layout Options
The new navigation pane brings improved ways to navigate content by heading, page or object. The document map is replace by navigation pane. All the headings of a document, their relative positions, and the current location are visible on the navigation pane. User’s can move between various heading by clicking parts of the pane. Like in previous versions outlines can be collapsed to hide nested headings, for long and complex documents.
Cut, copy, and paste options
Word 2010 can copy and paste content in many formats. Word 2010 has many options available at paste time through the Preview before you paste. Paste options include the following:
- Keep Source Formatting
- Merge Formatting
- Use Destination Theme
- Keep Text Only
Set regions to edit while co-authoring
With Word 2010 you get to select the regions that you will be editing so that nobody overwrites those regions in a co-authoring session. Other users will be notified about the regions that others are working on to avoid a conflict.
The Print preview and the Print dialog box have been combined into the Print Place through the Backstage view. This feature is consistent across all Office applications. It can be invoked through the object model for third-party developers to create add-ins for Word 2010.The Print Preview Edit Mode was fully deprecated.