Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista or Windows 7
Processor: 500 MHz or higher
Memory: 256 MB or higher
Hard Disk: 1.5 GB - a portion of the disk space will be freed after installation if the original download package is removed from the hard drive
You don't need to replace hardware that is capable of running Office 2007 it will support Office 2010
Microsoft Word 2010 offers the best of all worlds: enhanced features to create professional-quality documents, easier ways to work together with people, and almost-anywhere access to your files. Designed to give you the finest document-formatting tools, Word 2010 helps you organize and write your documents more efficiently. In addition, you can save documents online and access, edit, and share them from almost any Web browser.1 Your documents stay within reach so you can capture your best ideas whenever and wherever they occur.
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Discover an improved search and navigation experience.
Locating the information you need is faster and easier in Word 2010. With the new and improved Find experience, you can now view a summary of search results in a single pane, and click to access any individual result. The improved Navigation Pane provides you a visual outline of your document so you can browse, sort, and find what you need quickly.
Work with others without having to wait your turn.
Word 2010 redefines the way people can work together on a document. With co-authoring, you can edit papers and share ideas with others at the same time.1 You can also view the availability of others who are authoring a document with you and can easily initiate a conversation without leaving Word.
Add visual effects to your text.
With Word 2010, you can apply formatting effects such as shadow, bevel, glow, and reflection to your document text as easily as applying bold or underline. You can spell-check text that uses visual effects, and add text effects to paragraph styles. Many of the same effects used for images are now available to both text and shapes, enabling you to seamlessly coordinate all of your content.
Turn your text into compelling diagrams.
Word 2010 offers you more options to add visual impact to your documents. Choose from dozens of additional SmartArt Graphics to build impressive diagrams just by typing a bulleted list. Use SmartArt to transform basic, bullet-point text into compelling visuals that better illustrate your ideas.
Add visual impact to your document.
New picture-editing tools in Word 2010 enable you to add special picture effects without additional photo-editing software. You can easily adjust pictures with color saturation and temperature controls. You also get improved tools for easier and more precise cropping and image correction, to help you turn a simple document into a work of art.
Recover work you thought was lost.
After working on that document for awhile, did you accidentally close it without saving? No problem. Word 2010 lets you recover draft versions of recently edited files as easily as opening any file, even if you never saved the document.
Insert screenshots and handwriting into your documents.
Capture and insert screenshots directly from Word 2010 to quickly and easily incorporate visual illustrations into your work. When you use a tablet-enabled device such as a Tablet PC or Wacom tablet, you get improved tools for formatting ink as easily as you format shapes.
Accomplish more with an enhanced user experience.
Word 2010 simplifies how you access features. The new Microsoft Office Backstage view replaces the traditional File menu to let you save, share, print, and publish your documents with just a few clicks. With the improved Ribbon, you can access your favorite commands even more quickly by customizing tabs or creating your own to personalize the experience to your work style.