I downloaded the beta version of Office 2010 recently. It is really not much to it, there is nothing that blows my mind away or something that make me feel Microsoft has got it right.
In my opinion, the version prior to Office 2007 was done just RIGHT! All in all, it looks nice, but no truly added useful new functions to flock to buy it right now.
I personally am still a big user of Office 2007. I feel people tend to spend unnecessary upgrade money to go for the newest Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.. I suggest waiting for the SP1, SP2 versions before you upgrade. In the meantime, I want to share some neat tricks in Office 2007 that you may not be aware of, I hope to help you to get more mileage out of your expensive software before you go for yet another upgrade!
Here are some neat tricks that you may find them useful; they should help you to gain some productivity time back.
In all Office tools, do you know the way to apply a format painter to more than one place without clicking the format painter every time? Just click the format painter button twice before you start pasting the format.
In Excel 2007, if you have many tabs in the workbook, do you know the way to get the full list of all the existing spreadsheets? Simply right mouse click on the VCR button at the lower left hand corner.
In WORD 2007, do you know the quickest way to do a word count? Use your mouse to select the section of the text that you are interested in, press Ctrl+Shift+G. Of course, once you have selected the text, you can see words count at the lower left hand corner of your word container. But the Ctrl+Shift+G give you more information, for example, number of paragraphs, number of lines, and number of characters.