Office 2010 introduces new tools that improve the efficiency of the notoriously bloated productivity suite. Here, we look at time-saving tips for all versions of Office.
Xobni is a free add-on that runs in a sidebar and makes it easier to find messages, contacts and anything else in Outlook. Emails between you and each of your contacts are shown as threaded conversations, listing every message and file exchanged.
Stat fans will enjoy Xobni's running total of how many messages you've exchanged, along with more inconsequential information.
Outlook can quickly become very bloated, storing all its data, including messages and attachments, in a single .pst file. This results in the email client loading and running more slowly, and may even lead to system crashes. Kopf Outlook Attachment Remover reduces the size of your .pst file by moving attachments to a less crowded home and replacing them with a link to the file in your inbox.
Older versions of Microsoft Office are unable to open documents created in Office 2007 and later unless they have been specifically saved in a compatible file format. Microsoft's Office Compatibility pack is a free download that enables Office 2000, XP and 2003 users to open, edit and save files using newer versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.