Microsoft® Office® 2003 Features
Get to know more about the features of different editions of Microsoft Office 2003
Microsoft Office is a product from Microsoft Corporation which provides an office suite of inter-related and useful desktop applications, servers and services for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. The first version of Microsoft Office consisted only of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. Microsoft Office 2010 is the current version released by Microsoft. Microsoft Office 2003, which was the successor to Office XP and the predecessor to Office 2007, is the productivity suite engraved and disseminated by Microsoft for Windows operating systems. Microsoft Office 2003 has been introduced with a new Office logo. The two encompassed applications are: InfoPath and OneNote. OneNote is an organizing and note-taking application relevant for text, handwritten notes or diagrams, graphics and recorded audio. Microsoft Office 2003 is the first version in which Windows XP style icons and colors are espoused. Microsoft Office 2003 is crafted in such a way that it can run only on NT-based versions of Windows i.e., not supported for Windows 98 or Windows Me.
Below are the features of Microsoft Office 2003 and the comparison of different editions of Microsoft Office 2003:
- Features of Microsoft Office 2003
- Comparison of Office Editions
- Office Editions Without the Applications
Features of Microsoft Office 2003
The basic applications of Microsoft Office 2003 like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access have been seen only minor improvements. Outlook 2003 got a refurbishment and amended functionality in many features like calendar sharing and information display, Kerberos authentication, search folders, better e-mail, colored flags, RPC over HTTP and Cached Exchange mode. Microsoft Office 2003 has seen improvements in smart tags such as smart tag Lists. The PowerPoint and Access applications is provided with smart tag recognizers. It also features fully customizable toolbars, Office Web Components, Office Assistant, the ability to slipstream service packs, etc.
Comparison of Office Editions
The main editions of Microsoft Office 2003 are: basic edition, standard edition, student and teacher edition, small business and professional edition and professional enterprise edition. All the above editions of the Office 2003 have Word, Excel and Outlook applications. Outlook 2003 possesses an improved junk mail filter and Word 2003 is familiarized with a reading layout view, a Research Task Pane, voice comments and document comparison.
The PowerPoint application is not included in the basic edition of Microsoft Office 2003. The basic, standard and the student and teachers edition does not have Publisher, Access 2003 and the InfoPath 2003 Office applications. Access 2003 and InfoPath are also not available in the small business edition. Access 2003 is provided with a backup command, error checking in forms and the ability to view object dependencies.