Monday, September 10, 2007

Word 2007

I was talking with my mom about technology because she teaches the technology courses at my old high school and she told me that a new Microsoft Office came out. The most impressive change, she thought, was the new Microsoft Word 2007. After taking about the various tools that I have been discovering rediscovering in Word 2003, she informed me that in the new version, Word has become even more efficient and classroom friendly. There is a function that allows you to scan and transfer script into type. There is also more templates, help/troubleshoot options, as well as an updated thesaurus and dictionary. I was wondering though, with these new improvements to Word, do you think it is still advantageous to study the functions of and use Word 2003. I feel that it is very useful to study the functions of 2003 because these functions have only been improved upon, their cores left alone. However, there are arguments that would say using an outdated technology or technological program is, for lack of a better phrase, a waste of time (those who argue for Vista over XP or Macs over PCs for example).

2 comments:

Leah Nillas said...

All the features you have learned should be available on the new Word 2007 version. When its time for you to transition from 2007 to 2003 it should not be difficult after you give yourself a little time to get with the new features and format of the new version. In this case the basic features are not outdated but enhanced in the new version.

Kathryn said...

I don't think learning an outdated form of technology is a waste of time because you will never know what programs certain school districts offer or the kinds of home children will be going home to. By knowing older versions, adapting to new ones shouldn't be as hard.

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