Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Improvements in Setup
One of the most noticeable changes in Office 2003 is its simplified installation.
Gone are the glitches and hitches of earlier versions, and because Office
doesn’t modify the system files, you don’t have to reboot after installation is
complete. Office gives you the choice of creating a local cache for installation
files, which enables you to repair, install on first use, and update Office later
without using the CD. In a corporate environment, the new Custom Installation
Wizard will step you easily through the setup process.
Changes in the Office 2003 User Interface
The next obvious change in Office 2003 is its look and feel. Office now sports
a more “sophisticated” look, following the color schemes and element designs
in Windows XP. You’ll notice a similar theme right from first use—a “pipe”
effect and gradient colors in the task panes and menus; changes in the menu
options and task panes. (See Figure 1-1.)
Figure 1-1 The new Office 2003 interface has a more sophisticated look
that follows Windows XP themes.