About Microsoft Office 2010 for Windows

Microsoft Office 2010 includes all the programs in Office 2007, and improves on the quality and features of prior versions. It has been succeeded by Office 2013 and Office 2016.

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System requirements and product activation

  • Windows 8.x or 7
  • 500 MHz or higher processor
    UITS recommends a dual-core (Core 2) processor, similar to the recommendation for running Windows 7
  • 64-bit capable processor for Office 2010 64-bit version
  • 256 MB memory or higher
    UITS recommends 2 GB total system memory, similar to the recommendation for Windows 7
  • 1.5 GB free hard disk space

For information about activating the software, see Activate or deactivate Microsoft Office 2013 or 2011 products at IU.

Office 2010 at IU

IU is licensed for Office Professional Plus 2010. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions are available for free download on IUware.

Notes about Office 2010

  • Office 2010 uses the XML-based file format introduced in Office 2007.
  • By default, Outlook 2010 enables Conversation View for all mail folders. You can disable this on a per-folder basis or for all folders at once.
  • Office 2010 has both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. To run the 64-bit version, you need 64-bit-capable hardware and a 64-bit version of Windows 7.
    • Which version to install: Microsoft recommends running the 32-bit version of Office 2010; see Choose between the 64-bit or 32-bit version of Office. Unless you have a need for some of the benefits of using the 64-bit version (as noted in the article), UITS recommends that you install the 32-bit version.

      If you are unsure whether you meet the requirements or the Microsoft recommendations above, or are concerned about compatibility issues with other programs or plug-ins, UITS highly recommends you install the 32-bit version.

    • If you wish to install the 64-bit version, you must uninstall Office 2007, SharePoint Designer 2007, Visio 2007, Project 2007, Hotmail Connector, and other programs in the Office 2007 line. You will need to reinstall the 64-bit versions of these tools, if possible. Some Office 2007 products can be reinstalled after Office 2010 64-bit installation is complete.
  • Office 2010 introduced Office Web Applications, which allows the editing of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote documents on the web. These are included as a part of SharePoint 2010, and are not a part of the Office 2010 suite. Contact your IT Pro for more information.

Accessibility in Office 2010

Office 2010 offers many accessibility tools to make content easier to read or interact with for people with disabilities. Following is a selection of tutorials and instructions:

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Last modified on 2018-11-05 12:55:50.

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