Getting students and staff started with Office 2007 – some handy help

Even amongst those universities who are moving to Office 2007 this summer, one common fear is whether students/staff will be able to quickly transition to the new Fluent interface in Office 2007. If you want more help, then I've just come across these brilliant add-ins for Office 2007. Basically, it adds a new menu bar to your tab called "Getting Started".


This is the tab for Word 2007, but there's also ones for Excel and PowerPoint 2007. And it adds on an interactive guide to find commands, links to online training, video demonstrations for overviews and getting started, and even links to the online discussion forums. If you're installing this summer, then perhaps this is another thing you can do to help your staff and students to get started quickly on the first day of term...

Download the new tabs using the links below:

Word 2007 Add-in: Get Started Tab

Excel 2007 Add-in: Get Started Tab

PowerPoint 2007 Add-in: Get Started Tab

Comments (2)

  1. Diane Price says:

    Where can I purchase PowerPoint 2007 for my son in 6th grade? He needs it for his projects.

  2. Ray Fleming says:

    Hi Diane,

    I’m guessing from your note that you’re from the US – take a look at the information on student purchasing from the worldwide website page at:


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