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Office 2010 Home and Student – How to Become a Power User


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When it comes to software packages, Office 2010 Home and Student is one of the best that Microsoft has ever released. Even though it’s been nearly one decade since Office 2010 Home and Student was released, there are still lots of people who are using it to this day. This fact that Office 2010 Home and Student managed to stand the test of time speaks volumes about the features and performances that this package has to offer.

What’s great about Office 2010 Home and Student is that the tools and features that it offers are so complex that most people don’t even know about all that they can do with them. Therefore, today we want to present the top three tips and tricks that will help everyone become a power user in just a couple of minutes. Without any further ado, let’s jump straight into it.

#1 How to Access a Redaction Tool in Word

Even though Office 2010 Home and Student is renowned for the plethora of features that it offers, there are still some essential ones that it lacks. The perfect example of this is the redaction tool. Luckily, there is a workaround this issue and all users can access a redaction tool for Word by installing the Word 2007 Redaction tool.

#2 Customizable Outlook Quick Steps

One of the features that make Outlook so useful is the fact that it enables users to create Quick Steps that can be used to one-click or one-keystroke email actions such as archiving messages for example. What many people don’t know about these Quick Steps is that they can also be customized. Therefore, Office 2010 Home and Student users can set up specific names, shortcut keys and even tooltips for Quick Steps that will help make their work easier.

#3 Hide White Space

The last trick for Office 2010 Home and Student that we want to present is how to hide the white space in a document that is viewed in the print layout. This is a really simple trick and the only thing that users need to do is to move their mouse cursor over the gap located between the page and toolbar, and then just double-click on it to make it disappear. Double-clicking again will make the white space come back.