Options

In 2010 this tab replaces the Popular tab from Word 2007.


User interface options

In 2007 this group was called "top options for working with Word.


 

Show mini toolbar on selection - Select this option to show the Mini Toolbar when you select text. The Mini Toolbar provides quick access to formatting tools.
Enable live preview - Select this option to preview the effects of formatting changes in the document.
Update document content while dragging - (Added in 2013)
Show developer tab in the ribbon - (Moved in 2010) This has been moved to the Customize Ribbon tab. Select this option to show the Developer tab on the Ribbon in 2007 Microsoft Office system programs. The Developer tab includes macro and form authoring tools, as well as XML-related features. Clear this check box to hide the Developer tab.
Always use cleartype - (Removed in 2013) Selected by default, this option turns on ClearType to make the text easier to read. If you change this setting, you must restart Microsoft Office Word for the setting to take effect.
Open e-mail attachments in full screen reading view - (Moved in 2013) Moved to the bottom.
Color scheme - (Moved in 2013) Moved below and renamed to Office Theme. Select an option from the list to change the color scheme of the programs.
Screentip style - Select a style from the list to control the display of the names of buttons and additional helpful information. Select Show feature descriptions in ScreenTips for names and helpful information, select Don't show feature descriptions in ScreenTips for button names only, or select Don't show ScreenTips for neither.


Personalize your copy of Microsoft Office


 

User name - Type a name in the User name box to change your user name. The name that appears here will be associated with revisions that you make when you review documents by using the Track Changes feature. It is also the author name that is associated with the documents that you create. For example, in predesigned cover pages that include the author name, the name that appears in the User name box is used automatically. (User Information tab, "Name" in 2003).
Initials - Type your initials in the Initials box to change the initials that are associated with your user name. The initials that appear here are associated with comments that you add when you review documents. (User Information tab in 2003).
Always use these values regardless of sign in to Office - (Added in 2013)
Office Background - (Added in 2013)
Office Theme - (Added in 2013)
Language settings - (Moved in 2010) Choose the languages you want to use with Office Click Language Settings to turn on the features necessary for the languages you want to use in 2007 Microsoft Office system.


Startup options


 

Choose the extensions you want Word to open by default - (Added in 2013)
Tell me if Microsoft Word is not the default program for viewing and editing documents - (Added in 2013)
Open e-mail attachments in full screen reading view - Selected by default, this option displays documents in Full Screen Reading view when they are opened from e-mail attachments. Clear this check box to open e-mail attachments in Print Layout view. (General tab, "Allow starting in Reading Layout" in 2003)
Show the start screen when this application starts - (Added in 2013)


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