Post # 1
So I’m part of my office’s tech beta team… Meaning if we are going to install new software or update something I’m one of the test subjects. Well, apparently the beta team was updated to MS Office 2010 and the head dude forgot to notify me!! Imagine my surprise when I came in this morning and suddenly everything was all… uh… different. No one told me about, no one gave me a crash course in it and I have no clue what I’m doing.
All the tabs are reorganized and I have no idea how to find anything. It’s taking me 3x as long as it normally does just finish a memo because I can’t find any of the formatting buttons where they should be!
OMG, I am just frustrated and it’s making me feel so stupid that I can’t figure it out. I feel like my mom when we tried to show her how to check her email! I’m only 25 and I feel totally intimidated by this technology! GAH!
Post # 3
That happens to most people with MS 2010, don’t worry! They updated it at my college and I about freaked out. Once you can find everything, it starts making sense again pretty quickly.
Post # 4
Im close in age to you…and I totally feel intimidated by technology….and it used to be my field I was in!
Post # 5
@TinyTina: Ugh that happened to me when I switched versions of Office. It took me HOURS and a google search to figure out that if you click the big round Windows button that’s how you get to save as, print, etc. So annoying, and yes, I felt SUPER old, LOL!
Post # 6
I’m a teacher and have MS 2010 on only one of my 3 computers. My students have to tell me where everything is. (And I am a MASTER at the old version.) Being around teenagers always makes me feel tech-stupid.
I think the new version is way better though. It makes sense once you get used to it.
Post # 7
Our office is SO behind the times. Most of the office is still using 2003.
We are currently working on a firm wide upgrade to Office 2007. But that’ll probably take another 2 years to complete.
Post # 8
Not gonna lie. I love MS Office 2010. It can take forever to figure out though!
Word is so much easier to set up mail merges.
And the way they redid Excel makes things a lot easier to find. The locations make sense (for the most part).
I can totally understand your frustatation though!
Post # 9
Oh and when I save documents, I have to save to the lower verison (97-2003) so other people can open it.
Post # 10
Thanks guys… I’m sure I’ll get used to it soon.. Day 1 is deff frustrating though.
I haven’t even touched Excel yet, I’m so scared!! Haha, I’m dealing with Outlook and Word right now. I’m ready to tear my hair out.
Fiance couldn’t believe that we were still working off of 2007 in our offices. But we’re a non-profit with a small budget and he’s a computer geek so whatever.
@SoontobeMrsA: I’m still saving everything as a .doc!
Post # 11
I’m 22, taken classes in college on it, and I still don’t know how to use all of it either! I often find myself thinking of what I want to do, and how I did it in MS 2003, and get frustrated because I don’t know how to do it in the new one!
Post # 12
@TinyTina: is there an online tutorial for word?