Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft Office 2010 is Microsoft's popular office productivity suite. This page will provide information about our support for Office 2010. For a demo of the new features you can go to Microsoft's site.
Office 2010 Frequently Asked Questions
- Where do I get Office 2010?
- What are the known issues with upgrading to Office 2010?
- How do I find a feature from Office 2003 in Office 2010?
NOTE: The network installation for Office 2010 requires activation against a WPI license server initially and then again at least once every 180 days. This requires a VPN connection to renew the activation, which will reset the counter for another 180 days. Systems regularly on the WPI network will not have problems but we recommend that for personal systems off the WPI network that you purchase the CLA media. For any issues with activation please go to the Office 2010 Activation page.
To install Office 2010, Map a drive to \\shares.wpi.edu\applications\Windows\Microsoft\Office. You should run the Install Microsoft Office 2010 shortcut. If you are running Windows XP you should also run the Install Windows Desktop Search to enable the Instant Search features in Outlook 2010 and OneNote 2010. You may also purchase installation media via the WPI CLA page.
There are a few known issues when upgrading Office 2010
- Access compatibility
- Access 2010 does have some changes that may cause errors to occur in older Access databases. In most cases these can be fixed without too much work. IT does not support custom Access databases but if you contact the Helpdesk we may be able to recommend a consultant to help you upgrade your database.
- 3rd Party Add-ins
- 3rd Party Add-ins may need to be reinstalled after Office is upgraded to work correctly. Some add-ins may not work with Office 2010 and may have newer versions that are specifically designed for Office 2010.
- EndNote: Older versions of EndNote may cause a delay when starting Word 2010. EndNote users should upgrade to latest version of EndNote (versions X4, X5, X6) as it has been designed to work with the Office 2010.
- Adobe Acrobat: We recommend that users upgrade to Adobe Acrobat 10.x. Users may contact the Helpdesk for information on how to purchase an upgraded license of Adobe Acrobat 10.x If you only need to save Word, PowerPoint and Excel files as PDF, you may not need Acrobat Acrobat as Office 2010 has the ability to save documents directly to PDF.
Microsoft has several interactive guides that allow you to use a virtual Office 2003 menu to find a feature and it will then show you how to access the same feature in Office 2010.