Migrating to Word 2010 from Word 2003

If you’re upgrading from Microsoft Office Word 2003 (or earlier) to Microsoft Word 2010, you’ll no doubt have questions at first. For example, you may wonder where certain buttons are in the new ribbon interface. To help you get used to Word 2010, we created a short guide that answers common customer questions about the transition. Click the link below, and the guide opens as a PDF file in Adobe Reader. You can then view the guide, print it out, or save it for later use.

Open the Guide button

Inside the guide

  • A quick, visual introduction to the ribbon and other parts of the Word 2010 interface.

  • Where to find menu-to-ribbon reference guides, training, and other useful resources for Word 2010.

  • Where to find things you might be looking for, such as the Tools | Options dialog box.

  • How to customize the Word 2010 ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar.

  • How to exchange files with people who don’t yet have Word 2010.

  • How to restore your Word 2003 line spacing defaults.

  • Where to find commands for working with macros, forms, and other advanced features.

Note    If you're upgrading from Word 2007, and you want to know only about new features in Word 2010, read this article: What's new in Word 2010.

Applies To: Word 2010

Was this information helpful?

Yes No

How can we improve it?

255 characters remaining

To protect your privacy, please do not include contact information in your feedback. Review our privacy policy.

Thank you for your feedback!

Support resources

Change language