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About Office 2010

During the migration project, the Office 2010 suite will replace Office 2007 (or, for some, Office 2003).

If you are currently using Office 2007, the visual and functional changes coming with Office 2010 should be relatively easy to navigate. For those who are currently using Office 2003, however, the upgrade represents a big jump.

One notable difference for those coming straight from the 2003 programs will be the Microsoft “ribbon,” a visual panel of features that continually displays options previously found through menus and toolbars. Another conceptual change in Office 2010 is called “Backstage View,” which groups document management commands like save, share, print, and publish, into a single screen. Office 2010 also includes improved formatting features, built-in PDF support, new audio and visual tools in some programs, and a real-time co-authoring tool for document collaboration.

Excited about Office 2010? Upgrade now!

We strongly recommend that any Loyola staff or faculty still using Office 2003, or Office 2007 users who want extra time to get familiar with the new version, move now to Office 2010.

To launch this upgrade, select Loyola Software, Useful Tools, Microsoft Office, Office 2010. You’ll need Windows XP SP3 and 200 MB free space on your C: drive to upgrade; if you do not see the Office 2010 option in Loyola Software, your machine may not meet these technical requirements. If that’s the case, please email windows7@luc.edu for information on how to proceed.

Installation time varies depending on the speed of your machine, and could take 25-45 minutes. You’ll see a progress bar on screen during the installation, though it may not always look like it’s moving. You’ll be asked to reboot your computer when the process is complete.

Personal Purchases

Loyolans interested in upgrading to Office 2010 on their home computers can buy the full suite at a significant discount ($9.95 for an electronic download) through a special purchasing program. Please visit our Varsity Buys page for more information.

Help with the Transition

Links to documentation, videos, and classes for Office 2010 are available on our Documentation and Training page.  


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