Excel spreadsheet 2010: new functionality and familiar convenience
The release of the new "Excel 14" (which is known by the serial number 2010) was a truly epochal event immediately for several reasons. First of all, Excel spreadsheets have an improved ribbon interface. In addition, Microsoft proved its superstitiousness: if you remember, the serial number of the previous version of the program was 12, but due to prejudice, it was decided to skip the 13th paragraph.
As the developers themselves say, this issue of spreadsheets is even more focused on corporate use: they have the ability to work together with documents that recently could only be obtained by users of third-party software. It is for this reason that Microsoft Excel 2010 is particularly suitable for use by managers. The developers have fulfilled one more long-standing promise: as they assured users, this version has finally come out as a package with x64 digit capacity,that allows you to fully work with table files that are larger than 2GB. And another useful feature: in the viewing mode, you can now divide the table into two identical windows, which is very convenient for viewing and comparing financial statements and the like.
New features in Excel 2010
Rejoice, developers! Differing from the old versions of the program, the new Excel spreadsheets give third-party developers a lot more room to create their own plug-ins and add-ins. They were popular in the previous version, but it was hard for programmers, since it was not easy to implement them in Excel. In addition, the pleas of users were finally taken into account, after which the corporation implemented an improved algorithm for converting old files to the new format, and the speed of this process was significantly increased. By the way, we recommend that you transfer all old documents to the new format, since in this case it will be more convenient to work with them.
About macros and not only ...
Excel spreadsheets were distinguished by the fact that their attitude to macros was completely revised. Protection against a possible launch without user knowledge has become enhanced, which has improved the safety performance of the entire system as a whole.And finally, the full backward compatibility with the "sworn friend" files - Open Office Calc applications was acquired. Creating macros in a free office, from now on you can not worry about the fact that they simply will not start in the work of Microsoft.
Providing better visibility
Inexperienced users should also be pleased: Microsoft Excel 2010 now offers much more visibility when working with tables and other functions. For example, you can simply select the range of cells you need, in the quick insert menu that immediately appears in front of you, activate Insert-Sparklines, after which mini-graphs will be displayed directly in the cells. In general, new Excel spreadsheets contain many functions designed to make life easier for the simple user. For example, the “Past versions of files” item appeared in the “File” menu, which makes it easier to recover lost documents for some reason.