Microsoft Office XP in the test: The new Office version can do that
If an Office program crashes in the future, you will get the following message from the program, which is supposed to prevent the worst.
The problem report does not have to be sent to Microsoft, but can also be sent to the system administrator r or have the PC manufacturer send it (provided that Office has configured it accordingly before installation). If you leave the “Restore work and restart Microsoft Word” field activated, you will see another, more or less new function in Word on the left. Here you can choose whether the last version saved by the user or by Word should be restored. You can also save all versions under different names. In previous versions, the last automatically saved version was automatically restored. This feature works very reliably in all applications, except in Outlook, where it is not needed.
Also new are the so-called Sharepoints (German: team websites). This makes it easier to work with several people online on one document. With Sharepoints it is basically onlyweb pages where documents can be saved and edited by various other users specified by the author. Microsoft will probably not offer any team websites itself but leave this to the Internet providers, for example, who will probably charge fees for them.
The expanded clipboard will be even easier and more powerful thanks to the new areas of responsibility: All of the maximum 24 elements of the Office clipboard are displayed in the “Clipboard” task area and can be pasted from there with a click of the mouse. You can also delete individual or all elements or insert all elements at once.
In my opinion, this is a very practical feature in Word 2002 (yes, you read that correctly: The applications in Office XP are called Word 2002, Excel 2002 etc. and not Word XP, Excel XP etc.) it is possible to mark several non-contiguous text sections at the same time. This is useful, for example, if you want to format individual words in a text that has already been written in bold. Translating individual texts or passages of text is at least as interesting a function as marking several text passages. You have the choice between a web translation or using a dictionary. The number of languages on offer is somewhat limited, however, from German only into English, from English into various other languages. In the test of our preliminary version, however, this did not work properly, whereby the web service was not even available.
On the next page: Outlook 2002