Microsoft Word 2010, and its predecessor, Microsoft Word 2007 brought a radical new appearance to the Microsoft Word product. Along with all other Microsoft Office 2007 applications, Word was overhauled, with the classic toolbar replaced with a ribbon approach which grouped certain items together. Although this required users to 'relearn' Microsoft Word, it has generally been well received. Word 2010 allows users to add images and diagrams to documents with far less clicks than earlier versions and provides the Styles, Formatting and Themes needed to produce professional looking files.
Microsoft Word 2010 uses DOCX as its default file format type. This file format is based on XML and provides business structure and meaning to documents allowing them to be interrogated by other applications more easily. The DOCX format is also more efficient at compression, providing the user with a smaller file size compared to the equivalent document created with a .DOC file extension.
A CSV file is a way to collect the data from any table so that it can be conveyed as input to another table-oriented application such as a relational database application. Microsoft Excel, a leading spreadsheet or relational database application, can read CSV files. A CSV file is sometimes referred to as a flat file.
In computers, a CSV file contains the different values in a table as a series of ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) text lines which are then organised so that each column value is separated by a comma from the next columns value and each row starts a new line. CSV is one example of a delimited text file, which uses a comma to separate values (many other implementations of CSV allow different seperators such as back or forward slash to be used). However CSV differs from other delimiter separated file formats in using a double quote character around fields that contain reserved characters (such as commas or newlines). The benefit of this approach is that it allows the transfer of data across different applications.
The CSV file format is very simple and supported by almost all spreadsheets and database management systems