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  • The Modern Workplace series debuts live October 7th—register today

    Office Blogs
    Office 365 Team
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Throw away the roadmaps. Inventors have a lot to teach us about perspective. Not confined to the “rules” of business, they are free to go back to basics and create new approaches to big problems. Today’s most successful entrepreneurs and industry leaders are taking the same approach. True innovators are willing to look at their problems from new angles, invest in new ideas, fail, and learn from their mistakes. One place where they don’t take a risk: grounding their business in the right technology to fuel their creativity. Innovators count on Office 365 to help them get their work…
  • The Modern Workplace series debuts live October 7th—register today

    Office Blogs
    Office 365 Team
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Throw away the roadmaps. Inventors have a lot to teach us about perspective. Not confined to the “rules” of business, they are free to go back to basics and create new approaches to big problems. Today’s most successful entrepreneurs and industry leaders are taking the same approach. True innovators are willing to look at their problems from new angles, invest in new ideas, fail, and learn from their mistakes. One place where they don’t take a risk: grounding their business in the right technology to fuel their creativity. Innovators count on Office 365 to help them get their work…
  • Microsoft Adds to Office Line With Sway Storytelling App

    Microsoft Office News
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    Before Windows Phone and the Windows Store, some of the software most associated with Microsoft was Office. But though the Office portfolio has undergone several updates and refreshes over the years, the lineup itself has remained relatively unchanged - until now.
  • Office Lens update allows you to create Office documents with your Windows Phone camera

    Office Blogs
    OneNote Team
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post was written by Yu Ukai, program manager with Office Lens team in Japan. I’ve often heard that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and with today’s update to the Office Lens app on Windows Phone, such a translation is actually possible! Office Lens is a great app for capturing whiteboard notes and paper documents and saving them in OneNote. Today it got even better with the ability to convert pictures of whiteboard notes and paper documents directly into Word documents and PowerPoint presentations—that you can edit, author and edit again. Converting hardcopy…
  • Excel Power Map September update

    Office Blogs
    Office 365 Team
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Each month we strive to improve Excel Power Map with features that matter most to you, so you can tell richer and more creative stories with your data. This month we are rolling out two big features, Power Map Filtering and Custom Maps, to make your experience using Power Map easier and more exciting! If you have an Office 365 subscription with automatic updates enabled, you should receive this update soon. If you don’t have automatic updates enabled in Excel, go to File > Account > Update Options > Update Now. Power Map is part of the powerful and interactive data visualization…
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    Office Blogs

  • The Modern Workplace series debuts live October 7th—register today

    Office 365 Team
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Throw away the roadmaps. Inventors have a lot to teach us about perspective. Not confined to the “rules” of business, they are free to go back to basics and create new approaches to big problems. Today’s most successful entrepreneurs and industry leaders are taking the same approach. True innovators are willing to look at their problems from new angles, invest in new ideas, fail, and learn from their mistakes. One place where they don’t take a risk: grounding their business in the right technology to fuel their creativity. Innovators count on Office 365 to help them get their work…
  • Announcing Chegg Study + OneNote for students to get smarter for exams

    OneNote Team
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Chegg the Student Hub, is all about making 13 million high school and university students more successful in their classes through partnerships and offering tools to make learning easier, more accessible and more productive. It is only natural that OneNote becomes the one place for Chegg students to take and organize all their class notes and study guides, accessible on any device they are carrying in their backpack or pocket. That is why we are excited to announce a partnership with Chegg and their Chegg Study Q&A product. The 2013 Chegg Homework Help survey found that 81 percent of…
  • Kennametal: manufacturing leader creates unity and harnesses knowledge with Office 365

    Office 365 Team
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post about Office 365 was written by Steve Hanna, chief information officer at Kennametal.  Being a CIO is about more than just achieving benchmark performance and lowest costs for technology assets. I believe it’s really about collaborating with your business leaders to drive better overall results for the company. At Kennametal, we recognize the huge impact it makes on getting those results if we have the right people onboard, particularly when they work together. But with nearly 14,000 employees in more than 60 countries, it can be challenging to find and connect the…
  • Announcing Office Sway: reimagine how your ideas come to life

    Sway Team
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Today we’re introducing a brand new app to the Office portfolio. Say hello to Sway! Sway is an entirely different way to express yourself and bring your ideas to life. When your ideas are born, you want to explore, visualize and share them—quickly and easily, wherever you happen to be, and on whatever device you have. You want your ideas to be understood. Sway helps you do just that. It’s a new way for you to create a beautiful, interactive, web-based expression of your ideas, from your phone or browser. It is easy to share your creation and it looks great on any screen. Your ideas have…
  • Visio webcast on October 7: Leveraging Visio—Hyperlinks plus 6 ways to exploit data

    Visio Team
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Two of the most significant techniques to enhance the value of a Microsoft Visio diagram are to incorporate data and to create hyperlinks to external locations. This session is a deep dive into hyperlinking and will demonstrate some of the more subtle but incredibly useful features of Visio hyperlinking. Not only will you learn how to link a Visio shape to a Word document, you will also learn how to build a link that takes the reader to a specific word or phrase in that document. You’ll learn similar tricks for Excel and PowerPoint, as well as how to create hyperlinks that automatically…
 
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    Office Blogs

  • The Modern Workplace series debuts live October 7th—register today

    Office 365 Team
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Throw away the roadmaps. Inventors have a lot to teach us about perspective. Not confined to the “rules” of business, they are free to go back to basics and create new approaches to big problems. Today’s most successful entrepreneurs and industry leaders are taking the same approach. True innovators are willing to look at their problems from new angles, invest in new ideas, fail, and learn from their mistakes. One place where they don’t take a risk: grounding their business in the right technology to fuel their creativity. Innovators count on Office 365 to help them get their work…
  • Announcing Chegg Study + OneNote for students to get smarter for exams

    OneNote Team
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Chegg the Student Hub, is all about making 13 million high school and university students more successful in their classes through partnerships and offering tools to make learning easier, more accessible and more productive. It is only natural that OneNote becomes the one place for Chegg students to take and organize all their class notes and study guides, accessible on any device they are carrying in their backpack or pocket. That is why we are excited to announce a partnership with Chegg and their Chegg Study Q&A product. The 2013 Chegg Homework Help survey found that 81 percent of…
  • Kennametal: manufacturing leader creates unity and harnesses knowledge with Office 365

    Office 365 Team
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post about Office 365 was written by Steve Hanna, chief information officer at Kennametal.  Being a CIO is about more than just achieving benchmark performance and lowest costs for technology assets. I believe it’s really about collaborating with your business leaders to drive better overall results for the company. At Kennametal, we recognize the huge impact it makes on getting those results if we have the right people onboard, particularly when they work together. But with nearly 14,000 employees in more than 60 countries, it can be challenging to find and connect the…
  • Announcing Office Sway: reimagine how your ideas come to life

    Sway Team
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Today we’re introducing a brand new app to the Office portfolio. Say hello to Sway! Sway is an entirely different way to express yourself and bring your ideas to life. When your ideas are born, you want to explore, visualize and share them—quickly and easily, wherever you happen to be, and on whatever device you have. You want your ideas to be understood. Sway helps you do just that. It’s a new way for you to create a beautiful, interactive, web-based expression of your ideas, from your phone or browser. It is easy to share your creation and it looks great on any screen. Your ideas have…
  • Visio webcast on October 7: Leveraging Visio—Hyperlinks plus 6 ways to exploit data

    Visio Team
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Two of the most significant techniques to enhance the value of a Microsoft Visio diagram are to incorporate data and to create hyperlinks to external locations. This session is a deep dive into hyperlinking and will demonstrate some of the more subtle but incredibly useful features of Visio hyperlinking. Not only will you learn how to link a Visio shape to a Word document, you will also learn how to build a link that takes the reader to a specific word or phrase in that document. You’ll learn similar tricks for Excel and PowerPoint, as well as how to create hyperlinks that automatically…
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    Microsoft Office News

  • Microsoft Adds to Office Line With Sway Storytelling App

    1 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    Before Windows Phone and the Windows Store, some of the software most associated with Microsoft was Office. But though the Office portfolio has undergone several updates and refreshes over the years, the lineup itself has remained relatively unchanged - until now.
  • Entering Unicode Characters

    1 Oct 2014 | 4:01 am
    As noted in the post Symbols and Emoji we have the ability to input characters in much more powerful ways than possible before the advent of modern computers and smart phones. We can insert symbols chosen from large galleries to represent words and ideas.
  • Kingsoft's WPS Office Suite Comes to Fire OS 4

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Kingsoft Office Software today announced its popular cross-platform office suite, WPS Office, will come pre-loaded on all Fire OS 4 devices. Kingsoft Office worked closely with Amazon to develop a customized integration of WPS Office, including a new UI optimized for Fire OS 4, integration with Fire Keyboard, and automatic Amazon Cloud Drive document synchronization.
  • Safe-T Box Gets Top Industry Rating

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Safe-T Data announced that it has received a product review rating of 4A1 2 stars for Safe-T Box by SC Magazine in its September issue. The product was reviewed based on performance, documentation, ease of use, features, support and value.
  • Samsung Embraces Microsoft Word

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Microsoft makes a very popular productivity suite known as Office, Word is an integral part of the suite as its the word processor. The Office suite and its various applications are not only used by individuals and students around the world they're also used and appreciated by businesses both big and small.
 
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    Office Blogs

  • Office Lens update allows you to create Office documents with your Windows Phone camera

    OneNote Team
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post was written by Yu Ukai, program manager with Office Lens team in Japan. I’ve often heard that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and with today’s update to the Office Lens app on Windows Phone, such a translation is actually possible! Office Lens is a great app for capturing whiteboard notes and paper documents and saving them in OneNote. Today it got even better with the ability to convert pictures of whiteboard notes and paper documents directly into Word documents and PowerPoint presentations—that you can edit, author and edit again. Converting hardcopy…
  • Office for iPad now includes printing

    Office Team
    29 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Last month, we launched Office for iPad® with the robust capabilities and familiar look and feel of Microsoft Office, plus a fantastic touch experience built for iPad. Millions of people downloaded Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad and thousands sent us feature requests. Today (only 33 days later) we’re releasing the first update which includes printing (your number 1 request), SmartGuides in PowerPoint, and several other improvements. You can read Word documents, view Excel data, present with PowerPoint, and print your documents with the free iPad apps. With an eligible Office 365…
  • Word Online update: Comments, list improvements, and footnotes now available!

    Word Team
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:58 am
    Today, based on customer feedback, we’re making some updates to Word Online. These new capabilities will allow you to bring greater precision, detail, and organization to your documents. We deploy new updates region by region, so if you don’t see the changes we mention in this post, check back later in the week. Read on to find out more! Comments A long-requested improvement has arrived! Comments are a critical component of reviewing and refining a document, and now you can work with your comments in Word Online just like you can with the versions of Word you’re familiar with. The new…
  • Webinar: All about watermarks

    Doug Thomas
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    In this week’s webinar you’ll learn how to make or remove watermarks in your documents. We’ll show you how to place images behind text in Word and make sure Confidential or Draft are clearly noted. Plus we’ll cover how to customize a watermark in PowerPoint. Need a sneak peek? View our 30-second trailer. What you will learn at Tuesday’s webinar Adding a quick “confidential” watermark Customizing watermarks Finding and removing unneeded watermarks Watermarks in PowerPoint using the Slide Master  References for this webinar Insert or change a…
  • The Garage Series for Office 365: Prague road trip and apps for Office challenge

    Jeremy Chapman
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    This week the Garage Series Road Trip continues in Prague. Jeremy catches up with organizations using Office 365 in Europe. Then custom apps for Office are put to the test to help Jeremy navigate the historic city and its landmarks in record time. After Hong Kong – where we saw the impact of multiple device usage and mobility in one of the most crowded cities on earth, hearing first hand from technology strategist and IT director Kenneth Lam from Emperor Group and CIO Gerrit Bahlman from PolyU – I set out for my next road trip in Prague. Why Prague? It happened to be the next…
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    Office Blogs

  • Excel Power Map September update

    Office 365 Team
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Each month we strive to improve Excel Power Map with features that matter most to you, so you can tell richer and more creative stories with your data. This month we are rolling out two big features, Power Map Filtering and Custom Maps, to make your experience using Power Map easier and more exciting! If you have an Office 365 subscription with automatic updates enabled, you should receive this update soon. If you don’t have automatic updates enabled in Excel, go to File > Account > Update Options > Update Now. Power Map is part of the powerful and interactive data visualization…
  • The Garage Series for Office 365: What’s new in the world of apps for Office?

    Jeremy Chapman
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    This week hosts Jeremy Chapman and Richard diZerega explore what’s new in the new world of apps for Office. They look at the top 5 new features including amazing content apps for PowerPoint, Excel APIs for formatting, content apps for Access, mail APIs for body and attachments and compose mail apps. Watch as Richard masterfully demonstrates all of this along the way. Last week we caught up with Jeremy Thake to talk about the apps for Office model itself and what is new, different and better versus the more traditional extensibility options in Office, SharePoint and Exchange. This week…
  • Webinar: Understanding the Excel Data Model

    Dave Ludwig
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:16 pm
    The Excel Data Model is revolutionizing how you can work with data in Excel. In this webinar, guest host Owen Duncan teaches us how Excel Data Models provide lightning fast data analysis and visualizations. Need a 30-second sneak peek? Here’s a 30-second trailer perfect for sharing in social media. What you will learn What an Excel Data Model is How to get data into a Data Model How to create relationships between tables in the model How to extend the model by using Power Pivot References for this webinar Sample files used in this webinar (download) Create a Data Model in Excel…
  • 2048… Excel style!

    Daniel Stein
    27 May 2014 | 10:00 am
    Occasionally, we like to feature the many creative and unexpected ways in which people are using Excel to solve all sorts of problems, for both work and play. For those of you who are fans of the hit mobile phone game 2048, some ingenious Excel users have created versions of the game inside of Excel! The folks at spreadsheet1.com created a beautiful graphical version that not only lets you play the game, it also tracks your moves so that you can analyze your strategy afterwards using the power of Excel. Reddit user Krzychu81 created a sneakier version of the game that looks just like a…
  • Office for iPad now includes printing

    Office Team
    29 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Last month, we launched Office for iPad® with the robust capabilities and familiar look and feel of Microsoft Office, plus a fantastic touch experience built for iPad. Millions of people downloaded Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad and thousands sent us feature requests. Today (only 33 days later) we’re releasing the first update which includes printing (your number 1 request), SmartGuides in PowerPoint, and several other improvements. You can read Word documents, view Excel data, present with PowerPoint, and print your documents with the free iPad apps. With an eligible Office 365…
 
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    Office Blogs

  • Format Background in PowerPoint Online

    PowerPoint Team
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Over the summer, a crew of interns joined the PowerPoint team and our goal for them was to experience the excitement of designing and implementing features for PowerPoint Online. We tasked our interns with delivering a feature that you, our customers, have been asking for—the ability to format slide backgrounds in PowerPoint Online, which is known as Format Background in PowerPoint desktop. The PowerPoint Online implementation of this feature was designed by a program manager intern, coded by a developer intern and has been thoroughly tested by our engineering team to ensure that it meets a…
  • Webinar: Ways to avoid rebuilding PowerPoints over and over

    Doug Thomas
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
    Today’s post was written by Steve Birge, Content Developer for Office.com/support. You’ve got a meeting coming up where several team members will be presenting. So how do you jumble and juggle multiple PowerPoint presentations without reinventing wheels, losing pieces or looking unprofessional? We’ll look at a few ways to make a new presentation out of slides you already have, and see how you can take the same slide deck to several meetings and give customized, unique presentations at each one. Need a sneak peek? Here’s a 30-second trailer you can use on social media sites.
  • Office Lens update allows you to create Office documents with your Windows Phone camera

    OneNote Team
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post was written by Yu Ukai, program manager with Office Lens team in Japan. I’ve often heard that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” and with today’s update to the Office Lens app on Windows Phone, such a translation is actually possible! Office Lens is a great app for capturing whiteboard notes and paper documents and saving them in OneNote. Today it got even better with the ability to convert pictures of whiteboard notes and paper documents directly into Word documents and PowerPoint presentations—that you can edit, author and edit again. Converting hardcopy…
  • Win 15 computers for your school with Office Mix

    Office 365 Team
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    With the Back to School season in full swing, we’re excited to announce some cool news and great new features for Office Mix. In case you missed us over the summer, Office Mix is an easier way to make your Microsoft PowerPoint lessons more engaging and share them online. You can record your lectures while you write and draw on slides, and add video, assessments, and labs. Store them in the cloud to share them with your students, who can play them on nearly any device. See analytics for every student, quiz, and slide. And it’s all free if you have PowerPoint 2013. Win 15  Microsoft…
  • The Garage Series for Office 365: What’s new in the world of apps for Office?

    Jeremy Chapman
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    This week hosts Jeremy Chapman and Richard diZerega explore what’s new in the new world of apps for Office. They look at the top 5 new features including amazing content apps for PowerPoint, Excel APIs for formatting, content apps for Access, mail APIs for body and attachments and compose mail apps. Watch as Richard masterfully demonstrates all of this along the way. Last week we caught up with Jeremy Thake to talk about the apps for Office model itself and what is new, different and better versus the more traditional extensibility options in Office, SharePoint and Exchange. This week…
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    Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO)

  • VSTO Runtime Update to Address Premature WPF UI Thread Shutdown

    VSTOTeam
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    In the VSTO Runtime released a month and a half ago (version 10.0.50701), a small regression was inadvertently introduced, which is fixed in today’s update to the runtime. The issue impacts add-ins that call Globals.Factory.GetVSTOObject on a Word document or Excel workbook.  If Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is used for the add-in's user interface, and if the document or workbook corresponding to the "GetVSTOObject" function call is closed, the WPF UI Thread may shut down prematurely.  When this happens, rendering for WPF controls will be broken until Excel or…
  • Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 released

    VSTOTeam
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    Earlier today, Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 was released.  This update offers a number of small but useful enhancements for VSTO developers:   #1:  Support for .NET 4.5.2 and beyond, and the de-coupling of Office versions from .NET versions. We heard a lot of feedback on this on MSDN forums, with developers asking to mix-and-match versions of Office with versions of .NET Framework.  With the latest update, the .NET Framework and Office versions are fully de-coupled:  both the Office 2010 and 2013 project templates can work with any of the 4.0+ .NET Framework versions…
  • VSTO Runtime Update to Address Slow Shutdown on .NET Framework 4.5.2

    VSTOTeam
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:30 pm
    In a VSTO Runtime release earlier this year, we addressed an issue of slow application shutdown for add-ins using WPF controls on touch-enabled devices. With the release of .NET Framework 4.5.2 two months ago, and the increased usage of our latest runtime “in the wild”, we received customer feedback that the latest .NET 4.5.2 version interacts negatively with our latest VSTO Runtime version, introducing a different application shutdown issue. Today, we’re happy to announce that we’ve quickly turned around a fix in the release of VSTO Runtime version 10.0.50701.  The update is…
  • Guest Post: Resources Available for VSTO Developers Wishing to Customize the User Interface

    VSTOTeam
    2 May 2014 | 1:23 pm
    [Guest Post by Marty Andren, Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft] As a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer / Office Developer, a question I’m often asked when helping customers develop VSTO solutions is how to customize the user interface when building out their application. This question is not as simple as it sounds, as the approach used will vary depending on which version of Visual Studio you are using, and which version of Office you are targeting for your particular application. There are a number of good references available on MSDN that address this very topic. I’ve listed out a…
  • VSTO Runtime Update to Address Slow Shutdown and “Unknown Publisher” for SHA256 Certificates

    VSTOTeam
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:07 pm
    We are pleased to announce a new version of the VSTO Runtime (10.0.50325) that addresses two important issues reported to us by customers. For VSTO add-ins using WPF controls, customers using touch-enabled devices experienced a 15-20 second lag when closing Office applications. This issue was first reported via a Connect bug, which helped provide the context for investigating and fixing this bug. Additionally, for developers using SHA256 code-signing certificates, the installation Trust Prompt would erroneously display “Unknown Publisher” even when the publisher was fully trusted. …
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    Murray Sargent: Math in Office

  • Entering Unicode Characters

    MurrayS3
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:24 pm
    As noted in the post Symbols and Emoji we have the ability to input characters in much more powerful ways than possible before the advent of modern computers and smart phones. We can insert symbols chosen from large galleries (Character Map, Office Insert Symbol Dialog, Office math ribbon, soft keyboards) to represent words and ideas. We can use Input Method Editors (IMEs) to enter any East Asian character and, for that matter as we see below, any Unicode character. In Microsoft Office applications, we can use the math linear format to enter arbitrary built-up mathematical expressions. We can…
  • Symbols and Emoji

    MurrayS3
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:17 am
    The emoji symbols (literally picture characters) introduced by Japanese cell phone carriers have captured the imaginations of computer users around the world. So much so that occasionally many symbols created long before the emoji are now being treated as emoji. This post addresses the history of symbols in general and how emoji symbols fit in and have enhanced this area. Note that emoji means symbol in Japanese and is a very general term, while in this post emoji means Unicode emoji, a symbol often rendered as an image or with multiple colors. Hieroglyphics are very early examples of…
  • RichEdit Plain-Text Controls

    MurrayS3
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
    A Unicode plain-text editor appears to have a single set of character formatting properties for the entire text and a single set of paragraph formatting properties. With NotePad, for example, you can choose a normal, bold, italic, or bold-italic font of any reasonable size and your choice is used consistently throughout the text (at least if the text is all of one script). In particular, you cannot have a run of text with a bold font followed by a run with a normal weight font. Such variations are nominally the province of rich text. Paragraph properties are limited to the BiDi attributes of…
  • Math Greek Letter Bug Fixed

    MurrayS3
    26 Jun 2014 | 4:53 pm
    When Word 2007 and later versions write an RTF file that includes math alphanumeric symbols (see U+1D400..U+1D7FF), they convert the symbols back to ASCII or Greek in the BMP (basic multilingual plane) and then write the characters out using the appropriate charset, namely ANSI_CHARSET for Latin letters like a..z, and GREEK_CHARSET for Greek letters. In addition Word writes the relevant math style \mstyN (upright, bold, italic, bold-italic) and math script \mscrN (Roman, script, Fraktur, double-struck, sans-serif, monospace) control words to identify the original math alphanumeric symbols.
  • Crisp Text Display

    MurrayS3
    31 May 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Kaspar commented on my post Office Adopts New Windows Display Technology “I always wondered why the text in OneNote 2013 looks so much better than Word 2013.” Curious, I typed some math into Word and OneNote on my 3200 x 1800 resolution Samsung ATIV laptop and compared them. The two displays looked pretty similar! For finer examination, I ran the zoomin.exe applet and looked at the pixels of a math italic b in the equation The character stems in Word were black with varying shades of gray pixels on the edges, while the stems in OneNote had varying hues of colored pixels on the…
 
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    Office 2007 / 2010 / 2013 Training - The New Paperclip

  • How to add rule lines or grid lines to your OneNote page

    Paul Woods
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Out of the box by default your OneNote notebook will have lots of blank pages. But if you are using a stylus or pen to take notes with your tablet using OneNote, and you are a messy writer like me… chances are you would prefer to have some lined paper in your OneNote notebook. Not only does it make it easier for you to write neater, it also will help others to read your (horrible) writing! To add some lines to your paper in OneNote all you need to do is: Click on the “View” tab in the ribbon Look for the “Page Setup” group Click on “Rule Lines” then…
  • Rename your sheet in Excel

    Paul Woods
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Do you have multiple sheets in your Excel workbook? Want to have something more descriptive than “Sheet 1″, “Sheet 2″, or “Sheet 3″ so you can keep track of all the work in your spreadsheet, model, or budget? It is quick and easy to rename your sheets in Excel 2007, Excel 2010 or Excel 2013. Right click on the tab for the sheet you want to rename Click “Rename” Type your new name in… and then hit enter! Simple as that – now you can keep track of all those sheets in your workbook with ease. ’till next time!TNP
  • Letter sized presentation? Change the size of your PowerPoint slides

    Paul Woods
    24 Aug 2014 | 2:03 am
    Ever wanted to create a presentation which you or your audience could print out perfectly on Letter sized (8.5x11in) paper? Well you can really easily in PowerPoint 2007, PowerPoint 2010, or PowerPoint 2013. What we will do is change the size of the slide to match the size of the paper you want to print or present the presentation on.  Let’s see how to do it…   Click on the Design Tab in the Ribbon Look for the “Customize” group at the far right hand end of the ribbon Click on “Slide Size” Click on “Custom Slide Size” In the “Slide…
  • 10 Things every manager needs to know about Office

    Paul Woods
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Recently Paul Woods (the alter ego of The New Paperclip) was a guest on the Chandoo.org Excel podcast – one of the most popular Office related podcasts online today. During the interview he shared his top ten (non-excel related) Microsoft Office tips that every manager or analyst should know. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to the podcast yet – make sure you read more about it, and listen here: Podcast: my top 10 non excel Microsoft office tips on paul-woods.com or CP017: Top 10 non-Excel MS Office tips for you – Interview with Paul Woods – Office MVP & Blogger on…
  • Add, subtract or average time in Excel

    Paul Woods
    9 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    If you are like me and you want to do some kind of calculation or duration in hours, minutes and seconds – I am sure you have been very frustrated with Excel totally ignoring what you want to achieve! Well did you know that it isn’t as hard as Excel makes it out to be! You can very quickly do calculations like adding two times together, subtracting times from each other, or seeing what the average time is of a range. They key is to ensure that your cells or formatted correctly first. Here is how you do it! Select the cells that you want to add your times to Right click, and then…
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    Microsoft Word Tips, Tricks & Templates

  • Insert a combo box or a drop-down list in MS Word Template

    Editor
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    In a combo box, users can select from a list of choices that you provide or they can type in their own information. In a drop-down list, users can only select from the list of choices. On the Developer tab, in the Controls group, click the Combo Box Content Control combo-box control or Drop-Down List Content Control drop-down menu control. Select the content control, and then on the Developer tab, in the Controls group, click Properties. To create a list of choices, click Add under Combo Box Properties or Drop-Down List Properties. Type a choice in the Display Name box, such as Yes, No, or…
  • How to add content controls to MS Word Templates

    Editor
    7 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    On the Developer tab, in the Controls group, click Design Mode, and then insert the controls that you want, for example, let’s enter a series of rich text controls for a report. Click here to enter text. Enter any content that you want to repeat, including other content controls. You can also insert this control around table rows in order to repeat parts of a table. Insert a text control where users can enter text In a rich text content control, users can format text as bold or italic, and they can type multiple paragraphs. If you want to limit what users add, insert the plain text content…
  • How to Add Fields and Forms to MS Word Templates

    Editor
    7 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
    Whether you’re starting from a built-in template or updating one of your own, Word’s built-in tools help you update templates to suit your needs. To update your template, open the file, make the changes you want, and then save the template. Click File, Open. Double-click Computer. Browse to the Custom Office Templates folder that’s under My Documents. Click your template, and click Open. Make the changes you want, then save and close the template. Adding building blocks to a template Building blocks are reusable pieces of content or other document parts that are stored in galleries…
  • Using Picture Placeholders to Open MS Word Docs Faster

    Editor
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:36 am
    Use the Picture placeholders option if your document has lots of graphics. When you turn on this option it displays an empty white box in place of the graphic. This loads the document faster and let your scroll quicker. To use the Picture placeholders option, follow these steps: On the Tools menu, click Options, and then the View tab.  Under Show, click to select the Picture placeholders checkbox. Click OK. Related posts: How To Use ‘Draft Fonts’ to Open MS Word Faster 5 workarounds if MS Word won’t print images How to Turn off the Startup Task Pane in MS Word
  • How to Turn off the Startup Task Pane in MS Word

    Editor
    2 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Follow these steps to prevent the task pane from opening automatically when you start Word 2003. The startup pane is the pane that’s displayed in the right-hand side of the screen when you start Word. To turn off the Startup Task Pane, follow these steps: On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click View. Clear the Show Startup Task Pane checkbox. Related posts: Turn off Automatic Spelling & Grammar Check How to Turn off ScreenTips in MS Word How do I turn off Automatic Hyperlinks in Microsoft Word?
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  • The Modern Workplace series debuts live October 7th—register today

    Office 365 Team
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Throw away the roadmaps. Inventors have a lot to teach us about perspective. Not confined to the “rules” of business, they are free to go back to basics and create new approaches to big problems. Today’s most successful entrepreneurs and industry leaders are taking the same approach. True innovators are willing to look at their problems from new angles, invest in new ideas, fail, and learn from their mistakes. One place where they don’t take a risk: grounding their business in the right technology to fuel their creativity. Innovators count on Office 365 to help them get their work…
  • Announcing Chegg Study + OneNote for students to get smarter for exams

    OneNote Team
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Chegg the Student Hub, is all about making 13 million high school and university students more successful in their classes through partnerships and offering tools to make learning easier, more accessible and more productive. It is only natural that OneNote becomes the one place for Chegg students to take and organize all their class notes and study guides, accessible on any device they are carrying in their backpack or pocket. That is why we are excited to announce a partnership with Chegg and their Chegg Study Q&A product. The 2013 Chegg Homework Help survey found that 81 percent of…
  • Kennametal: manufacturing leader creates unity and harnesses knowledge with Office 365

    Office 365 Team
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post about Office 365 was written by Steve Hanna, chief information officer at Kennametal.  Being a CIO is about more than just achieving benchmark performance and lowest costs for technology assets. I believe it’s really about collaborating with your business leaders to drive better overall results for the company. At Kennametal, we recognize the huge impact it makes on getting those results if we have the right people onboard, particularly when they work together. But with nearly 14,000 employees in more than 60 countries, it can be challenging to find and connect the…
  • Announcing Office Sway: reimagine how your ideas come to life

    Sway Team
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Today we’re introducing a brand new app to the Office portfolio. Say hello to Sway! Sway is an entirely different way to express yourself and bring your ideas to life. When your ideas are born, you want to explore, visualize and share them—quickly and easily, wherever you happen to be, and on whatever device you have. You want your ideas to be understood. Sway helps you do just that. It’s a new way for you to create a beautiful, interactive, web-based expression of your ideas, from your phone or browser. It is easy to share your creation and it looks great on any screen. Your ideas have…
  • Visio webcast on October 7: Leveraging Visio—Hyperlinks plus 6 ways to exploit data

    Visio Team
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Two of the most significant techniques to enhance the value of a Microsoft Visio diagram are to incorporate data and to create hyperlinks to external locations. This session is a deep dive into hyperlinking and will demonstrate some of the more subtle but incredibly useful features of Visio hyperlinking. Not only will you learn how to link a Visio shape to a Word document, you will also learn how to build a link that takes the reader to a specific word or phrase in that document. You’ll learn similar tricks for Excel and PowerPoint, as well as how to create hyperlinks that automatically…
 
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  • Reader Question: How to get footnote citations to show up in Table of Authorities

    Deborah Savadra
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:34 am
    A reader contacted me recently with a real puzzler: What to do when a citation in a footnote doesn't get picked up in the Table of Authorities. If you're having this problem, there's a solution. Click through for the details.
  • Easy-to-read file folder labels for trial exhibits using Mail Merge

    Deborah Savadra
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    The last thing you need to be doing during a trial is frantically searching for the right exhibit. Laying your hands on the correct document becomes a whole lot easier when they're in file folders marked with clear, easy-to-read labels. Here's how to use Microsoft Word's Mail Merge feature to transform your exhibit list into a set of labels with the exhibit number in large spot-it-from-across-the-room print.
  • Formatting Autocorrect Entries

    Deborah Savadra
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:33 am
    If you've been working with legal briefs lately, you've probably typed "id." more times than you can count. Here, I show you a trick that one of your fellow readers told me about: having AutoCorrect turn "id." into its underlined form automagically. Click the link below or the title above to see the full illustrated tutorial.
  • How to recycle your [legal] briefs safely

    Deborah Savadra
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    In my observation, if there's one thing you lawyers love, it's repeating yourselves. No, not when you speak; it's when you write. Y'all recycle so much old material from briefs and other documents, it puts Ed Begley, Jr. to shame. Some of the problems with all that cutting and pasting are pretty obvious: another client's name being left in (oops) or funky formatting that doesn't match the new document. But others aren't. What sort of evil stuff lurks in that text you just pasted over from your last magnum opus? And how's it going to undermine your next court filing? Click the link below to…
  • Keeping Word Commands at Your Fingertips

    Deborah Savadra
    8 May 2014 | 6:45 am
    Tired of searching for frequently-used Microsoft Word features? Sick of clicking multiple times through dialog boxes to set tabs, etc.? Here are three ways to put any Microsoft Word feature or command within easy, one-click reach.
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  • Adobe Captivate 8: Watch for Large Cache Folders

    Kevin Siegel
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
    I've written about Captivate's Cache folder in the past. In case you aren't familiar with it, a cached version of your project is created in the Cache folder every time you save your Captivate project. The cached projects can make the process of opening, saving and working on a project faster than what one experienced with older versions of Captivate. However, with Captivate 8, developers are complaining about the increased size of the Cache folder. Those folks aren't imagining things. It looks like Captivate is creating more folders of each project than before. Adobe is…
  • Microsoft PowerPoint: Working with Guides

    Kevin Siegel
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    by AJ Walther     For some PowerPoint projects you may find that you would like to line up elements in a certain way and that having guides on the slide would be useful. In the steps that follow, I will show you how to make guides visible and (because there is only one horizontal and one vertical guide that intersect in the center by default) how to add extra guide lines. Show the Guides & Ruler  Click the View tab and, from the Show area, select Guides. (Two guides appear on the slide by default,  one vertical, the other horizontal.) Select Ruler from the Show area of the…
  • Writing & Grammar: Confusing Words for 600

    Kevin Siegel
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:52 am
    by Jennie Ruby    This week's confusing words pop up often in writing about training, creating a minefield of potential spelling errors. First, let's look at lead versus led. Lead is a toxic element formerly found in gasoline and other products. It is also the common term for the graphite in pencils. As a verb, lead means to go first and show the way, so many of us lead classes. But if we did that yesterday, we led the class--the past-tense form of the verb to lead. Peek, pique, and peak all three may appear in writing about training. A peek is a quick look. The…
  • Articulate Storyline: Insert Unused Screen Recordings

    Kevin Siegel
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    by Kevin Siegel    Recording screen actions with Articulate Storyline couldn't be much easier... all you need to do is click Record screen on the Storyline Welcome screen and off you go. During the recording process, Storyline records your screen actions using three different modes: View, Try, and Test. Once you have finished recording, the Insert as dialog box opens and, if you select Step-by-step slides, you can choose to insert any of the three modes into your project. But what happens to the two unused modes? And what if you change your mind about the mode you used and instead…
  • Jennie Ruby On Fire at the Online Learning Conference

    Kevin Siegel
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:28 am
    That heat you felt as you walked past that room was our own  Jennie Ruby catching everyone ablaze with her enthusiastic session at the Online Learning Conference yesterday. It was a jammed-pack room and Jennie didn't disappoint as she instructed attendees on the best practices for creating and presenting voiceover audio for eLearning.
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    Chandoo.org - Learn Excel & Charting Online

  • ABC Inventory Analysis using Excel

    Chandoo
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:07 am
    ABC analysis is a popular technique to understand and categorize inventories. Imagine you are handling inventory at a plant that manufactures high-end super expensive cars. Each car requires several parts (4,693 to be exact) to assemble. Some of these parts are very costly (say few thousand dollars per part), while others are cheap (50 cents per part). So how do you make sure that your inventory tracking efforts are optimized so that you waste less time on 50 cent parts & spend more time on costly ones? This is where ABC analysis helps. We group the parts in to 3 classes. Class A: High…
  • Drag to multi-select slicer items [quick tip]

    Chandoo
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:10 am
    Hola folks… My trip to Houston & Dallas was very successful, fun & awesome. I got back home on Friday and instantly I am in another fun, awesome & happy place with my kids, Jo (my wife), rest of the family & friends. Today, I want to share a very simple yet super awesome trick with you. I learned this from Augie, one of the Houston Masterclass participants. You can drag slicer items to multi-select them. Selecting multiple items in a slicer quickly We know that slicers are powerful, friendly and fun way to filter the pivot tables, pivot charts, power pivot tables and…
  • CP020: Top 10 time saving strategies for business analysts

    Chandoo
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:20 am
    In the 20th session of Chandoo.org podcast, lets save some time. What is in this session? We all want to save time and stay productive. The obvious answer seems like using keyboard shortcuts. But they can only get you so far. So what about the real productive strategies? That is what we address in this podcast. In this podcast, you will learn, Announcements 5 key areas of business analyst work – tracking, analysis, reporting, data management & modeling Time saving strategies for tracking for analysis for reporting for data management for modeling Conclusions Here is a mind-map of…
  • Thank you, Houston meetup & Bonus tip

    Chandoo
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:04 am
    My mom will be very unhappy with this post. She always told me to focus on one thing at a time. But in this post we are talking about 3 things, not one. Sorry mom. 1. Thank you I want to thank you for visiting chandoo.org & supporting us. As I am about to leave to USA for attending Excelapalooza conference, I couldn’t help but be amazed at how much you have given me & my family. Almost 4.5 years ago, when I left my plush corporate job to work full time on Chandoo.org, I had no clue how the future will unfold. Today my heart is full of happiness, my family is secure, my site has…
  • Please help me design our new course – “50 ways to analyze your data”

    Chandoo
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:04 am
    Hi friends & readers of Chandoo.org, I have an exciting and awesome new training program for you. 50 ways to analyze your data is aimed to give you critical data analysis & charting skills necessary for your success as an analyst (or manager). I want to make sure that this course offers you best content & value. I need your help in designing it. Please take a few minutes to read this short post & share your feedback. Here is what I have in mind: As the name suggests, this course explains 50 different ways to analyze & visualize data. There are a million ways to skin our…
 
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    Ablebits.com

  • Making a cascading (dependent) Excel drop down list

    Svetlana Cheusheva
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    The tutorial demonstrates how to create cascading drop down lists in Excel that display choices depending on the value selected in a previous dropdown. Continue reading →
  • Creating a drop down list in Excel: static, dynamic, from another workbook

    Svetlana Cheusheva
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:03 am
    The tutorial demonstrates 4 quick ways to create an Excel drop down list - based on a list of values, range of cells, named range and a dynamic dropdown. Continue reading →
  • More tools added to Ultimate Suite for Excel

    Maria Azbel
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:10 am
    Our summer has been busy with developing 3 new tools for Ultimate Suite and with fixing some major and minor bugs. Now you can try the new add-ins for swapping, flipping, and transposing columns, rows, and cells in your table. Continue reading →
  • Count & Sum by Color - the first Ablebits add-in for MAC is out

    Maria Azbel
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:11 am
    Do you have add-ins for MAC? This is one of the most popular support requests we get almost every day. It took our developers a while to look into the possibilities to create apps that would work in Excel 2011. Finally, about a week ago we received the long-awaited "Ready for Sale" from the MAC support team and Count & Sum by Color was published. Continue reading →
  • How to insert new columns in Excel

    Maria Azbel
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:44 am
    This post looks at how to add up new columns in Excel 2010-2013. Read on to learn shortcuts to insert one or more columns, including nonadjacent ones. Grab and share a special VBA macros to automate adding every other column. Continue reading →
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    Nuts & Bolts Speed Training

  • How To Create A Mouseover Text Effect In Your PowerPoint Presentation

    Nuts & Bolts
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    One of the coolest PowerPoint tricks you can use to help you during a presentation is to have text pop-ups, what is known as “rollover or mouseover text,” appear onscreen when you hover your mouse over an object. This is an especially neat trick when combined with hide and appear animations within your layouts. And […] The post How To Create A Mouseover Text Effect In Your PowerPoint Presentation appeared first on Nuts & Bolts Speed Training.
  • How To Quickly Turn A List Of Bullet Points Into Slides In PowerPoint

    Nuts & Bolts
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:46 pm
    If you find that one of the most time-consuming parts of creating a PowerPoint presentation is knocking out the framework, or taking your pages of notes and turning them into slides, then I have good news for you! PowerPoint has an ‘Outline View’ that allows you to view your presentation – as the name suggests […] The post How To Quickly Turn A List Of Bullet Points Into Slides In PowerPoint appeared first on Nuts & Bolts Speed Training.
  • How To Add Slide Numbers in PowerPoint Presentations So That They Show Up Correctly

    Nuts & Bolts
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:24 am
    If you’ve ever gone through the motions of adding page numbers, a.k.a. slide numbers, to your PowerPoint presentation, only to find that they do not show up correctly (or they don’t show up at all), fear not, you are not alone! Slide numbers are not only extremely annoying, but they can even make you start […] The post How To Add Slide Numbers in PowerPoint Presentations So That They Show Up Correctly appeared first on Nuts & Bolts Speed Training.
  • How to View Two PowerPoint Presentations at the Same Time

    Nuts & Bolts
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:09 am
    Have you ever wanted to view two PowerPoint presentations at the same time on a single monitor? Maybe you needed to: Present translations of a PowerPoint presentation in ‘Presentation Mode’ on a single screen for multiple audiences View two (or more) PowerPoint presentations side-by-side in ‘Presentation Mode’ to compare them View a PowerPoint presentation on […] The post How to View Two PowerPoint Presentations at the Same Time appeared first on Nuts & Bolts Speed Training.
  • How to Make the Overlapping Part of a Venn Diagram in PowerPoint 2007, 2010 and 2013

    Nuts & Bolts
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    Have you ever seen a PowerPoint presentation with the middle portion of a Venn diagram formatted in a different color, and wondered how they pulled it off? Yes, you could simply add a transparency to the overlapping circles, creating a “hazy” effect in the middle…but what if you want to freely format that middle piece, […] The post How to Make the Overlapping Part of a Venn Diagram in PowerPoint 2007, 2010 and 2013 appeared first on Nuts & Bolts Speed Training.
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