Office 2010 Tutorials Help Office 2003 Users Unlearn What They Have Learned

Last Updated May 4, 2010 3:35 PM EDT

Microsoft Office 2010 is coming soon, and by most accounts, it's the best version yet. No doubt many Office 2003 users will pull the trigger on an upgrade, having bypassed Office 2007.

Just one problem: There's a fairly sizable learning curve in moving from 2003 to 2010. That's why Microsoft recently released a batch of interactive guides to where menu and toolbar commands are in Office 2010.

These cool online tools let you choose any menu or toolbar option in, say, Word 2003, then see its corresponding location in Word 2010. For example:



Guides are available now for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Guides for Outlook, Access, Visio, and other Office apps are coming soon.

If you prefer a more tangible toolset for learning your way around Office 2010, Microsoft also offers printable menu-to-ribbon reference workbooks. You can also get a printable list of Office 2010 commands and buttons. Good stuff. [via How-To Geek]

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