What can Microsoft Office 2010 Starter Edition do and not do?

Microsoft has introduced the Office Starter 2010, as a free but ad-supported version. But it has its limitations!

Microsoft Office 2010 Starter Edition can do the following things:

  1. Create and edit simple Word documents and Excel spreadsheets
  2. Open existing Word and Excel files
  3. Manage a simple budget
  4. Writing letters
  5. Basic text work

Microsoft Office 2010 Starter Edition cannot do the following things:

  1. Create PowerPoint presentations
  2. Sending emails and keeping track of his calendar with Outlook
  3. Organize notes with OneNote
  4. Using macros
  5. Modify toolbar
  6. Retrieving external data in Excel
  7. Insert table of contents, footnotes and bibliography
  8. Remove advertisements.
  9. Track Changes Add comments and use Track Changes
  10. Analyzing data with pivot tables
  11. Create professional documents with SmartArt graphics.

Office Starter 2010 is designed for home users who are not ready to buy a full version of Office 2010.

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