- In most of the Office programs, you will be able to save a file as a PDF document, but you won't be able to open a PDF document within Office. Microsoft is working on its own document format -- Metro -- which should be very similar to PDF.
- When you save a document, the default setting will be to save as an XML-based document.
- The interface will be different, so there will be a learning curve. From CNET.com:
With Office 12, due next year, the company plans to do away with a system that depends on people remembering which series of menus lead to a particular command. Instead, users will see a "ribbon" of different commands above their document, with the options changing depending on the task.
- There will be a "live preview" that will show you the result of your choices before you accept them.
- Office 12 will not require Microsoft's new operating system Vista. However, there may be functionality which is only available if you are using Vista.