Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
First steps with Office 12 Beta
Posted on 20-Nov-2005 10:59 by M Freitas | Tags Filed under: Blog


It looks good so far. I've downloaded all the applications, and installed the most important ones first: the essential Office package (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook) and will work on the next ones a little later.

I know the software is not certified to run under a Virtual PC machine, but I decided to go this way - still not confident enough to install a beta over the tablet PC versions I use on a daily basis. So I have created a Windows XP Pro virtual machine with 384MB RAM and installed these new versions there.

I expected very little conflict with any other software for the time being, seeing that this is a fresh Windows XP install.

What I've seem so far looks good. A completely redesigned set of menus, save as pdf options, RSS feeds in Outlook, etc. Since this is my first day with Office 12 Beta I won't post much more until I have more experience. I will be using this Virtual Machine in my tablet PC, so I will try and use it on a daily basis.

By the way, there's a download for backwards compatibility, which allows Office 2003 versions to open Office 12 documents. I will try this for sure.

Just a few images of the new software:












comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Netflix and Spark agreement
Created by freitasm, last reply by tdgeek on 27-Feb-2017 21:18 (33 replies)
Pages... 2 3


The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by DarthKermit on 28-Feb-2017 03:57 (3364 replies)
Pages... 223 224 225


Best way to network my computers
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by Rikkitic on 24-Feb-2017 11:24 (75 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Vodafone / SKY merger
Created by wingbat45, last reply by Rikkitic on 27-Feb-2017 11:22 (138 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


US citizens can buy grenade launchers
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by Geektastic on 27-Feb-2017 22:15 (28 replies)
Pages... 2


Did Chorus Increase its Layer 2 speed ?
Created by Mikek, last reply by darylblake on 24-Feb-2017 22:46 (14 replies)

I paid the wrong Bank Account, what can I do - advice wanted?
Created by harlansmart, last reply by joker97 on 27-Feb-2017 19:48 (54 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Geekzone ads are out of control
Created by 1101, last reply by andrewNZ on 25-Feb-2017 22:25 (66 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5