Microsoft Office

While Microsoft Office started with a few programs, it has a larger selection today with a cloud offering. Besides sharing news on the latest packages and prices, we’ll also review different apps, provide some tips, and compare them with others.

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Microsoft Office Mobile for Android now available without Office 365 subscription

Big news today is the launch of Microsoft Office for Apple's iPad. What most tech sites seem to have missed is that there are also changes for Microsoft Office Mobile for Android. […]

Microsoft launches Office for Android, tablet users need not apply

Microsoft has already released the long awaited Office for iPhone, but Android remained only a dream and a rumor. Now the software company makes good on that with the roll out of […]

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Change the start mode and connection of multiple Office addins at once

If you have a copy of Microsoft Office installed on your PC it is near certain that several Office addins are installed on the computer as well. Office 2013 for example ships […]

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Microsoft improves Office Web Apps with Android support, real-time co-editing

Office Web Apps is built into Microsoft's SkyDrive OneDrive file hosting and sharing service.  It provides OneDrive users with access to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote right in the web app. […]

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Google releases Chrome Office Viewer, gets bad ratings

If you need to open Office documents on the Internet you have quite the arsenal of services at your disposal to do just that. From Google's own Google Drive service to Microsoft's […]

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Listen to your Word documents with AudioDocs

What ifht you could listen to your Word document being read to you from your phone or tablet? Though it may not be a need for many people, I am sure it […]

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Office Web Viewer to read Office documents on the Internet

If you are using Microsoft's cloud hosting and synchronization service SkyDrive you know that you can use it to view and edit Microsoft Office documents. Microsoft up until now did not offer […]

Microsoft Office 2013 can now be transferred between PCs

The Office 2013 lineup is Microsoft's entry into the world of subscriptions thanks to Office 365 which is available for a yearly subscription fee instead of a one-time price. Subscriptions to have […]

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Office Web Apps rolls out new features

Microsoft introduced Office Web Apps as a part of SkyDrive sometime back. The service is free to use, but the apps are limited to Word, Excel, OneNote and PowerPoint. Also, functionality is […]

Microsoft ties Office 2013 to a single PC

Prior to Office 2013 customers who bought a retail copy of the suite were allowed to  reassign a license to a different device. The purchase of a new PC for instance that […]

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Microsoft Office 2013 editions overview

Microsoft Office 2013 and 365 are now available for purchase, for instance via Microsoft's official online store. Not every online retailer seems to have it in stock right now, Amazon for instance […]

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How to uninstall Microsoft Office 2013 or Office 365

If you have installed a trial or full version of Microsoft Office 2013, the company's latest installment of the suite, on your PC and want to uninstall it again, for instance because […]

How to recover data from a damaged docx, xlsx or pptx document

Interrupted transfers, system crashes while editing documents or malware may corrupt Office documents on your system. When Office fails to open a document that it opened previously or supports, you know that […]

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Buy Office 2010 and get a free Office 2013 upgrade

If you are planning to purchase the next Office once it comes out, and holding back on the previous version of the software because of that, you may be interested to know […]

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How to save old Office formats in Google Docs

Google recently implemented a change on Google Docs that removed download and export options for older Microsoft Office formats. It is not clear why the change has been implemented, but the result […]

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Google Docs and Apps: doc, xls or ppt format downloads removed

Google's document editing and hosting service Google Docs supports a variety of formats. You can upload Microsoft Office or Open Office documents for instance, to access, edit or share those documents online. […]

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Share and Blog from Word 2013

Microsoft recently rolled out the first public beta of Office 2013, formerly known by the code name "Office 15".  While many things are still similar to the previous Office 2010 version, many […]

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Microsoft opens the Office Store

Microsoft seems to have looked closely at Apple's revenue model when it decided to build stores into its core products Windows and Office. Apple is not the only company that is profiting […]

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Download the Office 15 Consumer Preview now

Microsoft is currently holding a press conference where the next version of Office, Office 365 is presented for the first time. If you do not have time to watch the presentation right […]

Office 15 with PDF Support

Microsoft is not only working on a new version of its Windows operating system, but also on Office 15, the next installment of the popular Office suite of programs. Back in January […]

Will we Anti-Trust Microsoft in the Future?

It's not that long ago, really not a distant memory, when Microsoft were hauled before regulators in the US and Europe for several years over the anti-competitive practices of bundling Internet Explorer […]

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How To Extract Images From Office Documents

Office documents may contain images and other media besides text. I sometimes get article suggestions by email in Microsoft Word format. These articles often contain one or multiple images that I need […]

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Download Microsoft Office Starter 2010

Microsoft Office 2010 is available in different editions just like the Windows operating system. There is Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 or Office Professional 2010 for instance. And there is at […]

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How to get your Microsoft Office Files to Open after Office 2010 Trial Expires in Windows 7

It is good that Microsoft offers a 60 day trial of Office 2010, but once it expires and you try to open Word or Excel Files, you will get an error message […]

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OPA Backup, Microsoft Office Activation Backup

When you reinstall the Windows operating system you may need to reinstall other software like Microsoft Office as well. It may then be necessary to activate the software again which may not […]

Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 Released

Microsoft yesterday has released Service Pack 3 for their Microsoft Office 2007 suite. The update applies to both Office 2007 as we as Microsoft Office Project, Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer, Microsoft Office […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Using Templates in MS Excel and Word 2007/ 2010

Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 include templates in the applications. These templates are useful when you have to create customized documents such as invoices, charts, and even blogs. If you need to […]

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How to Customize Default Line Spacing in Microsoft Word 2007, 2010

When you have made the move from older versions of Microsoft Office to Office 2007 or Office 2010, one of the first things that you notice in Word is the difference in […]

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Share Microsoft Office Documents on Facebook with Docs.com

While Windows Live SkyDrive can allow you to share documents, the person with whom you wish to share an Office document with will have to sign up for a new account and […]

Overcoming Office 2010 Starter Purchase Problems

Most new PCs these days will come preinstalled with Microsoft's relatively new Office 2010 Starter.  This is the replacement for the frankly awful Microsoft Works and gives people a much better upgrade […]

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Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer Gets Office 365 Support

Microsoft's Remote Connectivity Analyzer is a tool for system administrators to verify that the Internet connectivity of specific Microsoft services is setup and configured properly. The online tool has been initially released […]

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Install Add-Ins to Office 2007 and Adapt Custom Functions

The Microsoft Office Suite is indispensable software for so many users. The ability to innovate custom functions in Office 2007 by installation of free add-ins is a practical advantage to anyone using […]

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Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 Released

Microsoft today has released the Office 2010 Service Pack 1 which combines improvements, new features and previously released updates in a single update pack. The update is available for free if downloaded […]

What will Office 365 Mean for Microsoft, Google and Us?

Next Tuesday Microsoft officially launches its Office 365 product.  This product, which was expected for several years before any official announcement came, is the company's new subscription service for business.  In short […]

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Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office

Update: Google Cloud Connect is no longer available. An alternative is to install Google Drive and open, edit and save documents using it in Microsoft Office. How are you managing your documents? […]

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OpenOffice, LibreOffice 3.3 Final Released

Oracle, with the purchase of the software company Sun, is the current main sponsor of the Open Source project. Members of the Open Office project formed The Document Foundation back in September […]

Office Live Files, Microsoft Office Add-In

The Microsoft Office add-in, Office Live Files closes the existing gap between Microsoft's popular Office suite and their online service Office Live. You see, while it is possible to save documents to […]

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Microsoft Word Free Download, Is There Such A Thing?

The majority of computer users uses computers at least partially to work with documents and spreadsheets. Microsoft Word is still one of the most popular text editing applications on the Windows operating […]

Microsoft Security Bulletin November 2010

Microsoft has released information and patches of this month's patch day. It is promising that there is no patch for Windows in this month's patch day. The three bulletins that have been […]

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Microsoft OffVis, Office Visualization Tool

OffVis, the Microsoft Office Visualization Tool, has been designed to visualize the binary file formats doc, xls or ppt. While it has been primarily created for IT professionals and security researchers, it […]


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