When heading back to school this year, whether yourself of your children, you’ll need some quality computer software to help you be productive and complete the many tasks and homework assignments given. Office 2010 Home and Student Edition includes 4 productivity products that are essential for Back to School. This suite of products includes:
- Word 2010 – Transform your ideas into professional-looking documents
- Excel 2010 – Achieve valuable insights with powerful analysis tools
- PowerPoint 2010 – Turn your ideas into impactful presentations
- OneNote 2010 – Collect your information in one easy-to–find place
I use my Office suite of products daily between Outlook for my work and personal emails; Word for homeschooling projects, crafts and more; and Excel for budgeting and planning. My oldest started Kindergarten this year and he is already quite a computer savvy kid. I’m certain that within a few years of school he will be relying on Word for his homework projects. In the meantime, I had a lot of fun creating a colorful morning routine checklist for him using Word’s built in clip-art. After I printed out my project, I then laminated it so he could check off his tasks if he wanted and also every evening he circles what he’d like for breakfast the next morning so I can be ready to prepare his breakfast when I wake up. This has simplified our morning routine so much and he loves his chart I made for him. Using Office 2010 it was simple and quick to make and I really had fun making it also!
I haven’t used PowerPoint much since I have been out of school and really haven’t spent much time using OneNote so I made an effort this time to play with OneNote and check out its features. Word, PowerPoint, and OneNote are all very powerful tools that will likely be used on a very regular bases for students. OneNote allows you to transcribe any type of notes and take them along with you wherever you go from your laptop, smartphone, or remotely on the web at your school library. College students will especially find this tool helpful for keeping notes during class that can be referred to quickly and easily later and then studied the few minutes before test time right on your smartphone! With OneNote, you’ll find built-in templates that make it simple to jump right in to taking notes for school, meetings, or creating to-do lists and reminders.
Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Student edition retails for $149.99 with rights to use the software on three of your household PCs. Office Home and Business is $199.99 for one PC unlock codes and includes Outlook 2010 not available with the Home and Student suite. You can find Office 2010 directly through Microsoft’s website or at your favorite retailer including Amazon.
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