Microsoft Office 2010 - Editions - Starter Edition

Starter Edition

Office Starter 2010 is an ad-supported product which includes Microsoft Word Starter 2010 and Microsoft Excel Starter 2010. These are reduced-functionality versions for viewing, editing, and creating documents. Office Starter 2010 is only available to original equipment manufacturers (OEM) for preloading on Windows PCs and is intended to replace Microsoft Works. It is only compatible with Windows Vista and Windows 7. The advertisements are displayed in the lower right area of the task pane. It also includes PowerPoint Viewer 2010, to view and print PowerPoint slides and shows. Users who have Office Starter preinstalled are allowed to load it on a USB drive and run it temporarily on any computer to which the USB drive is connected.

Office Starter 2010 is available to OEMs for pre-loading on new computers as part of the Office 2010 OEM Pre-installation Kit (OPK). It installs as a virtual application using Microsoft App-V application virtualization technology and can therefore co-exist with full editions of Office. Office Starter 2010 omits several features available only in the full paid version of Microsoft Office. Specifically, it lacks the following features:

  • Customizable quick access toolbar buttons in both programs
  • SmartArt
  • Math and equation editing
  • Full screen reading view in both programs, custom views in Excel Starter
  • Reference features (Citation, Bibliography etc.)
  • Tracked changes and comments
  • Compare and combining documents
  • Document permissions and protection
  • Automatic table of contents and table of figures or authorities
  • Macros
  • Add-ins
  • Any additional custom commands not exposed in the ribbon
  • Customized ribbon tabs
  • Bookmarks
  • Cross references
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Captions and index
  • Signature line and digital signatures
  • AutoText
  • Content controls and objects
  • Building Blocks Organizer
  • Language packs to change the user interface
  • Built-in sharing via fax recipient or saving to SharePoint
  • PivotTables and PivotCharts in Excel Starter
  • Slicers in Excel Starter
  • Connections to external data, data validation rules, consolidated data and data tables in Excel Starter
  • Error checking, calculation steps and circular references in Excel Starter
  • Modifications to column and row headings in Excel Starter
  • Ability to toggle row groupings, panes and workbook windows in Excel Starter

Read more about this topic:  Microsoft Office 2010, Editions

Other articles related to "starter edition, starter":

Windows XP Editions - Starter Edition - Market Adoption
9, 2006, Microsoft announced that they reached a milestone of 1,000,000 units of Windows XP Starter Edition sold ... In the mass market, however, the Starter Edition has not had much success ... (only uses 1 CD) compared around $30 USD for a properly licensed copy of XP Starter ...
Player Test Realm - Gameplay - Subscription
... World of Warcraft is available as a free Starter Edition, which is free to play for an unlimited amount of time ... Starter Edition characters are unable to gain experience after reaching level 20, and there are other restrictions in effect for Starter Edition ...

Famous quotes containing the word edition:

    Books have their destinies like men. And their fates, as made by generations of readers, are very different from the destinies foreseen for them by their authors. Gulliver’s Travels, with a minimum of expurgation, has become a children’s book; a new illustrated edition is produced every Christmas. That’s what comes of saying profound things about humanity in terms of a fairy story.
    Aldous Huxley (1894–1963)