Friday, May 22, 2015

Current version plugin Microsoft Office 2010

Current version plugin Microsoft Office 2010


The current version plugin Microsoft 2010 is primarily used for accessing files on the internet through the Office tools, such as Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. Since the majority of people use Windows as their Operating System, it is safe to assume they work with documents that are created using Microsoft Office 2010. Thus it is often found that files require Microsoft Office tool such as Word to be properly accessed. What this plugin does is basically bridge the gap between the Microsoft Office tools in the Windows OS and the browser being used for accessing the internet, allowing you to open files or documents from web applications, courtesy integration with the appropriate MS Office apps.



The most reliable method of accessing the current version plugin Microsoft Office 2010 is by purchasing Microsoft's 2010 Office Suite. Microsoft has now included the plugin as a part of the entire suite and users can download this add-on after purchasing the suite. Here’s a detailed guide to help you understand the features of this plugin, and managing your way with activities like installing and uninstalling the plugin.  

The various features 

The plugin has a number of useful and efficient features.
  • Access Office documents any time that the user is on the internet, whether as email attachments or through Cloud apps.
  • A wide variety of letter styling options are made available to customize the documents.
  • The new ribbon interface makes it much easier to use the various features that Office offers in its applications and also enables new users to quickly grasp how to use Office.
  • The applications are viewable 'backstage', i.e., access options not available when the file is being worked upon.
  • Various options to view files, such as side by side or scroll in synchronization.
  • The PowerPoint application has brand new animations and images for creating better projects. Also, there are many more slide transition options to make robust, entertaining works that can keep people engaged.
  • The new Background Removal feature offers a great tool for users to easily add colors to the background on select portions.
  • There are jump lists to help users find a particular document faster by taking them directly to their most frequently accessed documents.

How the current MS Office plugin has improved

Previously, the MS Office files could be accessed through browsers in various ways, different for the various browsers available, with Chrome, Firefox and all such major browsers adding their own options to integrate Microsoft Office. Chrome uses its Office Viewer beta plugin that can open various MS Office files such as .doc, .docx, .xls, .ppt, etc. right in Chrome itself, thus negating the need to download and manually open the MS Office application to view the file, which makes the entire process more efficient.

This requires Chrome version 27 or later to use. But this is a beta project and is not very reliable, being susceptible to a number of bugs. Firefox users can download Office Web Apps Browser Plugin version 1.0, which Microsoft offers at its Downloads Center. The extension allows documents to be accessed in Office directly through Firefox. This is only for those using Microsoft Word 2003 or 2007. Now, one simply needs to buy the MS Office 2010 suite to access the current version plugin Microsoft Office 2010. There will be a notification after Office 2010 is installed, informing users of the suite's online capabilities, after which the addon can be accessed.  

How to install the plugin

The MS Office 2010 package has a file, WcPlugin.exe that can be seen in the directory when MS Office 2010 is being installed. The plugin basically ensures you can see all the Office documents in the web browser. WcPlugin.exe is the main package that manages all actions between the web browser and the Office 2010 applications.

 The browser must be restarted after the addon has been installed. The option to add a plugin is also available to users of Word 2003 and 2007 as well, but unlike Word 2010, it must be downloaded separately and is not a part of the package.


Keeping the plugin updated

The plugin requires users to update it from time to time to protect it from malware and improve performance of the extension. The current version is always accessible online. The Windows Update that the Operating System uses to search for all valid updates to Windows apps is an excellent way to keep the addon updated.

This can be accessed from the Control Panel or using the Search option. Moreover, users will also need to update their Microsoft Office as well to keep using the latest version of the Microsoft Office 2010 extension. Moreover, should users update their MS Office to 2013, then also they shall be required to update the plugin, to accommodate all the changes.  

Deleting/Uninstalling the plugin

It is very convenient and easy to remove the plugin should it no longer be required. The Control Panel needs to be opened, after which users need to go through the programs that have been installed on their personal computer. The Control Panel is accessible through the Start Menu.

The current version plugin Microsoft Office 2010 will be on the list of installed programs and can thus be removed with the click of the Uninstall Program button. Thus, this ensures that the Word Office suite is not affected in trying to uninstall only the plugin.  

Other important aspects of the extension

The plugin cannot function without a copy of MS Office 2010 as it was solely meant to interact with the Office software and the web browser to integrate and facilitate direct access. Thus, while it will not be a problem to uninstall the plugin and keep the Office suite, users should be careful about not uninstalling the Office suite with the addon still active, lest they run into issues of software incompatibility or other kinds of errors when using the browser that has the current version Microsoft Office 2010 plugin still active.