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Microsoft Office 2007 Resources

Office 2007 is a major upgrade from Office 2003.  Changes include a complete redesign of the user interface and new file formats. Please allow some time to get used to this new software. We hope the resources below will help with your transition.

Office 2007 Hardware Requirements

Add-ins - Save As PDF, Compatibility Pack

Workshops and Training

Online Office 2007 Transition Resources

Office 2007 Hardware Recommendations

Hardware Recommendations

1 GHz CPU
512 MB RAM   
2 GB free hard disk space
1024x768 monitor resolution

Operating System

Windows 2000 or Windows XP or newer
Office 2007 will not install on a Windows 98 operating system


If you are not sure if your computer meets these requirements, please call the ATUS Help Desk (650-3333) before proceeding with installation.

Add-In Software

Microsoft 2007 “Save as PDF”
This download allows you to save to PDF format and send as an email attachment in the following Office 2007 programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Acces. Specific features vary by program.

Microsoft Compatibility Pack
Enables users of a prior version of Office (Office 2000, 2002/XP or 2003) to open Office 2007 files.

Workshops and One-to-One Training

Office 2007 Transition Workshops and one-to-one tutoring are offered by the Student Technology Center in Haggard Hall 121. Call 650-4300 for an appointment or register for a workshop online: Workshop Schedule.

Online Transitional Resources

TRANSITION FAVORITES: Interactive Command Reference Guides let you choose a feature from an Office 2003 toolbar, then see where the feature is located in Office 2007.

x  Interactive: Outlook 2003 to Outlook 2007 command reference guide

x  Interactive: Word 2003 to Word 2007 command reference guide

x  Interactive: PowerPoint 2003 to PowerPoint 2007 command reference guide

x  Interactive: Excel 2003 to Excel 2007 command reference guide

x  Interactive: Access 2003 to Access 2007 command reference guide

The New Interface

The following resources will help you understand the changes to the layout of Office 2007 applications.

x  Audio Tutorial: Up to speed with the 2007 Office system

x  The new Microsoft Office user interface overview

x  The new Microsoft Office user interface frequently asked questions

x  Customize the Quick Access Toolbar


Word 2007

x  Video: Up to speed with Word 2007

x  Audio Tutorial: Up to speed with Word 2007

x  Interactive: Word 2003 to Word 2007 command reference guide

x  Microsoft Office Word 2007 top 10 benefits

x  What's new in Microsoft Office Word 2007

x  Microsoft Office Word 2007 frequently asked questions

x  Add and remove styles from the Quick Styles gallery

x  Word ribbon mapping workbook


Outlook 2007

x  Audio Tutorial: Up to speed with Outlook 2007

x  Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 top 10 benefits

x  What's new in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

x  Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 frequently asked questions

x  Get out of your Inbox with Outlook 2007

x  Improve reading and editing e-mail (detailed documentation)

x  Use Outlook contacts as a data source for a mail merge

x  Outlook ribbon mapping workbook


Powerpoint 2007

x  Video: Up to speed with PowerPoint 2007

x  Audio Tutorial: Up to speed with PowerPoint 2007

x  Interactive: PowerPoint 2003 to PowerPoint 2007 command reference guide

x  Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 top 10 benefits

x  What's new in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007

x  Reference: Locations of PowerPoint 2003 commands in PowerPoint 2007

x  Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 frequently asked questions

x  Views in PowerPoint

x  Introducing: New PowerPoint Tables!

x  PowerPoint ribbon mapping workbook


Excel 2007

x  Video: Up to speed with Excel 2007

x  Audio Tutorial: Up to speed with Excel 2007

x  Interactive: Excel 2003 to Excel 2007 command reference guide

x  Microsoft Office Excel 2007 top 10 benefits

x  What's new in Microsoft Office Excel 2007

x  Microsoft Office Excel 2007 frequently asked questions

x  Create charts in Excel 2007

x  Learn about Microsoft Office Excel 2007 PivotTable reports

x  Excel ribbon mapping workbook


Access 2007

x  Video: Up to speed with Access 2007

x  Audio Tutorial: Up to speed with Access 2007

x  Guide to the Access 2007 user interface

x  Access Top 10 Benefits

x  What's new in Microsoft Office Access 2007

x  Microsoft Office Access 2007 frequently asked questions

x  How to Prevent Ongoing Security Alerts for Access Databases that use Macros

x  Transitioning Your Existing Access Applications to Access 2007

x  Access ribbon mapping workbook

For more information, please contact the ATUS Help Desk
360.650.3333
helpdesk@wwu.edu