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Using Microsoft Office Starter 2010 Edition (Windows 7)

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This document pertains to HP and Compaq computers with Windows 7 and Microsoft Office Starter 2010 Edition.
Microsoft Office Starter 2010 Edition includes Microsoft Word Starter and Excel Starter, simplified versions of Word and Excel. Office Starter does not include PowerPoint, OneNote, or Outlook. Purchase Microsoft Office to activate the full-featured software.
Follow these steps to install Office Starter:
  1. Click Start , All Programs , and then click Microsoft Office 2010 .
  2. Click Use .
    Figure 1: Office 2010 selection screen
    Image of the Office 2010 selection screen
  3. Click Open .
    Word Starter opens.
Follow these steps to purchase a product key for the full version of Office 2010. If you already have a product key, see Activating the full version of Office 2010 .
  1. Click Start , All Programs , and then click Microsoft Office 2010 .
  2. Click Purchase .
    Figure 2: Office 2010 selection screen
    Image of the Office 2010 selection screen
    A Web browser opens to a Microsoft Web page where you can purchase the full version of Office 2010.
    You can also open the Web page by clicking Purchase on the Home tab of Excel Starter or Word Starter.
    Figure 3: Purchase upgrade
    Image of Excel Starter, showing the Purchase button
If you purchased an Office 2010 product key online, , you can activate the full version by following these steps. If you do not have a product key, but would like to purchase one, see Purchasing the full version of Office 2010 .
  1. Click Start , All Programs , and then click Microsoft Office 2010 .
  2. Click Activate .
    Figure 4: Office 2010 selection screen
    Image of the Office 2010 selection screen
  3. Click OK on the window that displays.
  4. Enter the product key, and then click Continue .
    Figure 5: Enter your product key
    Image of product key window
    NOTE:Use the Office 2010 Product Key that you received when you purchased the program from Microsoft. Do not attempt to use the Windows Product Key that is on a label adhered to the case of your computer.
After installing Office Starter, follow these steps to open and use Word Starter:
  1. Open Word Starter by clicking Start , All Programs , Microsoft Office Starter , then clicking Microsoft Word Starter 2010 .
  2. If prompted, enter your name and initial, and then click OK .
    Figure 6: User Name
    Image of User Name window
  3. If prompted, accept the Microsoft Office license agreement.
    Figure 7: Microsoft Office license agreement
    Image of the Microsoft Office license agreement
  4. If prompted, select the way that Microsoft Office installs updates, and then click OK .
    Figure 8: Microsoft Office update settings
    Image of Microsoft Office update settings window
  5. Use Word Starter to write and edit Word documents.
    Figure 9: Word Starter
    Image of Word Starter
This section lists a few of the features available in the full version of Microsoft Word that are not fully supported in Word Starter. For a complete list with details, see the Microsoft support article Word features that are not fully supported in Word Starter (in English).
  • Table of contents/Table of figures/Index —You can view but not create these items.
  • Comments —You can format or edit existing comments, but cannot create or delete comments.
  • Track changes —You can view changes, but cannot accept or reject the changes.
  • Protection —You cannot turn protection on or off.
  • Bookmarks —You can use existing bookmarks, but cannot create them.
After installing Office Starter, follow these steps to open and use Excel Starter:
  1. Open Excel Starter by clicking Start , All Programs , Microsoft Office Starter , then clicking Microsoft Excel Starter 2010 .
  2. If prompted, enter your name and initial, and then click OK .
    Figure 10: User Name
    Image of User Name window
  3. If prompted, accept the Microsoft Office license agreement.
    Figure 11: Microsoft Office license agreement
    Image of the Microsoft Office license agreement
  4. If prompted, select the way that Microsoft Office installs updates, and then click OK .
    Figure 12: Microsoft Office update settings
    Image of Microsoft Office update settings window
  5. Use Excel Starter to create and edit Excel spreadsheets.
    Figure 13: Excel Starter
    Image of Excel Starter
This section lists a few of the features available in the full version of Microsoft Excel that are not fully supported in Excel Starter. For a complete list with details, see the Microsoft support article Excel features that are not fully supported in Excel Starter (in English).
  • Column and row headings —You can show or hide but cannot create headings.
  • Comments —You can format or edit existing comments, but cannot create or delete comments.
  • Freeze panes —You cannot freeze or unfreeze panes.
  • Data table —You cannot create data tables.
Figure 14: Opening the Office 2010 tools
Image of Start menu, showing location of Office 2010 tools
Clip Organizer enables you to store clip art, photos, videos and other media for use in documents, presentations and spreadsheets.
Figure 15: Microsoft Clip Organizer
Image of Microsoft Clip Organizer
Microsoft Office Upload Center manages uploads of Microsoft Office files to Web servers.
Figure 16: Microsoft Office Upload Center
Image of Microsoft Office Upload Center
Microsoft Picture Manager enables you to view, manage, edit, and share pictures stored on the computer.
Figure 17: Microsoft Picture Manager
Image of Microsoft Picture Manager
Microsoft Office Starter To-Go Device Manager places the Microsoft Office Starter programs on a USB flash drive. You can use this flash drive to run Microsoft Office Starter on any computer using Microsoft Windows Vista or later.
NOTE:The computer must be connected to the Internet for Office Starter To-Go Device Manager to download the required files.
Follow these steps to place Office Starter on a USB flash drive:
  1. Connect a USB flash drive to a USB port on the computer.
  2. Click Start , All Programs , Microsoft Office Starter , Microsoft Office 2010 Tools , and then click Microsoft Office Starter To-Go Device Manager .
    Microsoft Office Starter To-Go Device Manager opens.
    Figure 18: Microsoft Office Starter To-Go Device Manager
    Image of Microsoft Office Starter To-Go Device Manager
  3. Click Start .
    The Office Starter Device Manager downloads program files.
    Figure 19: Downloading required files
    Image of Office Starter To-Go Device Manager screen
  4. When the Office Starter Device Manager finishes downloading the files, select the USB flash drive where you want to save Office Starter, then click Install .
    Figure 20: Manage devices
    Image of Office Starter To-Go Device Manager screen
  5. When the installation is complete, click Create Another Device to install Office Starter onto another USB flash drive, or click Close to finish.
    Figure 21: Installation complete
    Image of Office Starter To-Go Device Manager screen
  6. To open Office Starter on a different computer, connect the USB flash drive, navigate to the drive in Windows Explorer, then click Office Starter .