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  • Launch documents and get started right away with the new Office 365 home page

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    Office 365 Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Starting something new. We’ve all been there. The first day of school, starting a new job, or even moving to a new town. As we become familiar with the new surroundings, buildings, new faces and personalities, schedules, and rhythms we start with a home base from which to explore. Using technology is no different. It’s important to have a home base where you can start, a place where you can access all of your services, downloads and settings and launch into new experiences, applications and adventures to expand your possibilities. Today we’re announcing a new home page experience in…
  • Launch documents and get started right away with the new Office 365 home page

    Office Blogs
    Office 365 Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Starting something new. We’ve all been there. The first day of school, starting a new job, or even moving to a new town. As we become familiar with the new surroundings, buildings, new faces and personalities, schedules, and rhythms we start with a home base from which to explore. Using technology is no different. It’s important to have a home base where you can start, a place where you can access all of your services, downloads and settings and launch into new experiences, applications and adventures to expand your possibilities. Today we’re announcing a new home page experience in…
  • Microsoft Office, Windows Details Leak

    Microsoft Office News
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    Codenamed "Office 16," the next version will reportedly include the "Tell Me" tool to save users time digging through menus. Details about unreleased Microsoft products leak online almost daily, but most of the recent rumors have revolved around the next version of Windows.
  • 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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  • Launch documents and get started right away with the new Office 365 home page

    Office 365 Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Starting something new. We’ve all been there. The first day of school, starting a new job, or even moving to a new town. As we become familiar with the new surroundings, buildings, new faces and personalities, schedules, and rhythms we start with a home base from which to explore. Using technology is no different. It’s important to have a home base where you can start, a place where you can access all of your services, downloads and settings and launch into new experiences, applications and adventures to expand your possibilities. Today we’re announcing a new home page experience in…
  • Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 016 with Andrew Connell on SharePoint workflow

    Office 365 Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    In episode 14, Jeremy Thake chats to Andrew Connell, a SharePoint MVP, about SharePoint workflow with regards to versioning and calling remote web services. http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP16_AndrewConnell.mp3 Download the podcast. Weekly update Deploy Workflows to Host Web with Integrated Workflow Apps by Vardhaman Deshpande Developing Apps against the Office Graph by Richard Dizerega O365AngularLearning by Steven Follis Angular Learning by James Cunningham Dev.office.com Code Samples Show notes Authoring Markdown – What, Why, How by Andrew Connell…
  • Building a global brand with local flavor  

    Office 365 Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post about Office 365 was written by Anders Munck, enterprise architect with the Carlsberg Group.   The past 14 years have been some of the most tumultuous in Carlsberg’s 167-year history of manufacturing beer. We used to license our beer to other breweries, but when our competitors started buying them up, we had to change our business model. So we began acquiring our own breweries. We’ve grown from serving four small markets in 2000 to successfully reinventing ourselves as a global beer brand. Becoming the fourth-largest brewer in the world brought with it a huge…
  • OneNote announces the Share extension for iOS 8

    OneNote Team
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Today’s post on OneNote was written by Avneesh Kohli, program manager on the OneNote team.  Today, we’re announcing the OneNote Share extension update for your iPad and iPhone, making it easier than ever to send content from your favorite apps to OneNote. All you need is an iPhone or iPad running iOS 8, the new operating system. Get started by downloading OneNote for iPad or OneNote for iPhone for free from the App Store. If you already have OneNote installed, simply open the App Store and get the latest version from the Updates tab available. As soon as your phone updates to iOS 8,…
  • Office 365 APIs Starter Project for Windows

    Office Dev
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:29 pm
    We’re building a set of starter projects that are intended to help you become familiar with the different Office 365 client libraries on the platforms you care about. In each project, we’ll show you how to use the client libraries to integrate your users’ Office 365 data into your app. Using the Office 365 client libraries can simplify your life greatly as you code against the Office 365 APIs from your app. Here are just a few  examples: Use the client libraries’ authentication business logic for getting the client access token. This means you don’t have to implement the…
 
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  • Launch documents and get started right away with the new Office 365 home page

    Office 365 Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Starting something new. We’ve all been there. The first day of school, starting a new job, or even moving to a new town. As we become familiar with the new surroundings, buildings, new faces and personalities, schedules, and rhythms we start with a home base from which to explore. Using technology is no different. It’s important to have a home base where you can start, a place where you can access all of your services, downloads and settings and launch into new experiences, applications and adventures to expand your possibilities. Today we’re announcing a new home page experience in…
  • Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 016 with Andrew Connell on SharePoint workflow

    Office 365 Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    In episode 14, Jeremy Thake chats to Andrew Connell, a SharePoint MVP, about SharePoint workflow with regards to versioning and calling remote web services. http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP16_AndrewConnell.mp3 Download the podcast. Weekly update Deploy Workflows to Host Web with Integrated Workflow Apps by Vardhaman Deshpande Developing Apps against the Office Graph by Richard Dizerega O365AngularLearning by Steven Follis Angular Learning by James Cunningham Dev.office.com Code Samples Show notes Authoring Markdown – What, Why, How by Andrew Connell…
  • Building a global brand with local flavor  

    Office 365 Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post about Office 365 was written by Anders Munck, enterprise architect with the Carlsberg Group.   The past 14 years have been some of the most tumultuous in Carlsberg’s 167-year history of manufacturing beer. We used to license our beer to other breweries, but when our competitors started buying them up, we had to change our business model. So we began acquiring our own breweries. We’ve grown from serving four small markets in 2000 to successfully reinventing ourselves as a global beer brand. Becoming the fourth-largest brewer in the world brought with it a huge…
  • OneNote announces the Share extension for iOS 8

    OneNote Team
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Today’s post on OneNote was written by Avneesh Kohli, program manager on the OneNote team.  Today, we’re announcing the OneNote Share extension update for your iPad and iPhone, making it easier than ever to send content from your favorite apps to OneNote. All you need is an iPhone or iPad running iOS 8, the new operating system. Get started by downloading OneNote for iPad or OneNote for iPhone for free from the App Store. If you already have OneNote installed, simply open the App Store and get the latest version from the Updates tab available. As soon as your phone updates to iOS 8,…
  • Office 365 APIs Starter Project for Windows

    Office Dev
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:29 pm
    We’re building a set of starter projects that are intended to help you become familiar with the different Office 365 client libraries on the platforms you care about. In each project, we’ll show you how to use the client libraries to integrate your users’ Office 365 data into your app. Using the Office 365 client libraries can simplify your life greatly as you code against the Office 365 APIs from your app. Here are just a few  examples: Use the client libraries’ authentication business logic for getting the client access token. This means you don’t have to implement the…
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    Microsoft Office News

  • Microsoft Office, Windows Details Leak

    20 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    Codenamed "Office 16," the next version will reportedly include the "Tell Me" tool to save users time digging through menus. Details about unreleased Microsoft products leak online almost daily, but most of the recent rumors have revolved around the next version of Windows.
  • Resume writing reminders

    20 Sep 2014 | 3:24 am
    I recommended you consult with someone experienced, who can review and suggest changes to your resume and cover letter. Spelling and grammar checking is elementary, in addition to making sure you are using the right word in its context.
  • Transferring emails is a complicated endeavor

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:53 pm
    Q: I have enjoyed your column. My question is how can I transfer old emails from Outlook Express to a Windows 7 OS computer? I only want to save copies of the messages, not answer or edit them.
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    19 Sep 2014 | 8:18 pm
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  • Project Self Sufficiency plans program for women

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:37 pm
    The 16-week HOW Program combines intensive computer skills training with classroom instruction and off-site internships to prepare income-eligible women who have been out of the work force or underemployed to seek entry-level office administrative positions. Computer training and classroom instruction will take place at the agency's campus, located at 127 Mill Street in Newton.
 
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Propose New Time—a new feature for Outlook Web App in Office 365

    Outlook Team
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Will Holmes is a senior program manager on the Exchange engineering team. We all have lots of meetings, which means our schedules are busy and it’s often hard to find a good time when everyone can meet. Now, with the Propose New Time feature in Outlook Web App in Office 365, resolving scheduling conflicts is easier than ever. When you receive a meeting invitation, Outlook Web App (OWA) empowers you to suggest better times with just a few clicks, so there’s no need to simply decline or engage in time-consuming back-and-forth with meeting organizers to find better times. As a meeting…
  • Webinar: Archiving items in Outlook

    Doug Thomas
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    Old emails can be wrapped up for safe keeping in Outlook. You can think of archiving as a way to clean up your inbox (especially if you’re running into limits) or as a backup. We’ll show you what you need to know about AutoArchiving and Online Archiving in Outlook. Need a sneak peak? Here’s a 30-second trailer for posting on social media sites. What you will learn at the webinar: Adjusting Outlook’s automatic archiving Retrieving email that has been achieved Microsoft Exchange Personal Archiving A few other ways to control big mailboxes References for this webinar Archive…
  • Which email application is right for you: Outlook or Gmail?

    Arushi Agrawal
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    In the modern cloud-connected world ubiquitous access to email, files and contacts is key to your productivity and effectiveness—at work and in your personal life. The Microsoft email solution comprised of Outlook and Outlook Web App (OWA) can not only increase your productivity, but also ensure you can collaborate with others, right within your email, in a highly secure environment. However, only you can decide which email solution is right for you. To help with that decision, we have created an interactive infographic that shows a side-by-side comparison of OWA, Outlook and Gmail. This…
  • Webinar on Using Outlook Web App

    Doug Thomas
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    Outlook Web App (OWA) provides secure access to your email, calendar, contacts, tasks, and Global Address List via the internet. For Office 365 business customers, it’s a great way to work with other devices like iPads & iPhones. Need a sneak peek? Here’s a 30-second trailer good for sharing on social media. Things you’ll learn at Tuesday’s webinar: The basics of Outlook Web App Working offline Getting OWA on your mobile devices Latest features including side by side viewing with docs References for this webinar: Getting started in Outlook Web App for Office 365 or if you are…
  • Garage Series Road Trip Dubai: Taking Project and OWA offline to the desert

    Jeremy Chapman
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:18 pm
    This week, join Jeremy and Microsoft Gulf co-host Asad Ahmed for the Garage Series Road Trip finale in Dubai, the gleaming innovation hub of the Emirates. Watch as they demonstrate Office 365 project management in construction, testing offline capabilities and file syncing in the desert; uncover the explosive growth factors fueling industry adoption with DNATA and enjoy working from anywhere on one of world’s first smartphone watches while sailing through the Dubai marina. Dubai is a staggering achievement of modern urban development and the region has transformed itself unlike any other…
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  • 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…
  • Office Mix Is a Game-Changer for Teachers

    Office 365 Team
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    Last month, Microsoft announced the customer preview of Office Mix, a tool designed to make it easier for teachers to incorporate online content into their lesson plans. Since then, we’ve been gathering feedback about what educators find most useful about the tool and how to make it even better, and we’re sharing what we’ve learned at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Atlanta this week. Overall, we were pleasantly surprised to see teachers using Office Mix in ways we hadn’t anticipated (for example, asking students to create their own mixes),…
  • Webinar: 5 steps to a better PowerPoint

    Doug Thomas
    22 May 2014 | 6:21 am
    Know the best way to start a PowerPoint? Do you think about where to sit in a meeting room? We’ll show these are other simple steps to make your next presentation do more with less sweat. Need a sneak peek? Here is a 30-second video. What you will learn at Tuesday’s webinar How not to open PowerPoint quickly The KISS rule Use the Notes section and Presenter View Stop! Unless your audience is 6-year-olds (animation) Sit, but not there References for this webinar Using Presenter View in PowerPoint (Office 15-Minute Webinar) How to view your notes privately (how-to for PowerPoint…
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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

  • 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…
  • OpenType Math Tables

    MurrayS3
    27 Apr 2014 | 12:53 pm
    The math tables created for the math facility in Word 2007 and other Microsoft Office applications are now officially part of the OpenType standard ISO/IEC CD 14496-22 3rd edition. See Section 6.3.6 MATH. You can download a copy of the whole standard from here. We always hoped that the tables would become part of the official OpenType standard so as to encourage people to create math fonts with the power and elegance of the Cambria Math font which ships with Windows. I’ve been sending the math-table specification to anyone who asked for several years now, but it’s…
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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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  • 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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  • Launch documents and get started right away with the new Office 365 home page

    Office 365 Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Starting something new. We’ve all been there. The first day of school, starting a new job, or even moving to a new town. As we become familiar with the new surroundings, buildings, new faces and personalities, schedules, and rhythms we start with a home base from which to explore. Using technology is no different. It’s important to have a home base where you can start, a place where you can access all of your services, downloads and settings and launch into new experiences, applications and adventures to expand your possibilities. Today we’re announcing a new home page experience in…
  • Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 016 with Andrew Connell on SharePoint workflow

    Office 365 Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    In episode 14, Jeremy Thake chats to Andrew Connell, a SharePoint MVP, about SharePoint workflow with regards to versioning and calling remote web services. http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP16_AndrewConnell.mp3 Download the podcast. Weekly update Deploy Workflows to Host Web with Integrated Workflow Apps by Vardhaman Deshpande Developing Apps against the Office Graph by Richard Dizerega O365AngularLearning by Steven Follis Angular Learning by James Cunningham Dev.office.com Code Samples Show notes Authoring Markdown – What, Why, How by Andrew Connell…
  • Building a global brand with local flavor  

    Office 365 Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post about Office 365 was written by Anders Munck, enterprise architect with the Carlsberg Group.   The past 14 years have been some of the most tumultuous in Carlsberg’s 167-year history of manufacturing beer. We used to license our beer to other breweries, but when our competitors started buying them up, we had to change our business model. So we began acquiring our own breweries. We’ve grown from serving four small markets in 2000 to successfully reinventing ourselves as a global beer brand. Becoming the fourth-largest brewer in the world brought with it a huge…
  • OneNote announces the Share extension for iOS 8

    OneNote Team
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Today’s post on OneNote was written by Avneesh Kohli, program manager on the OneNote team.  Today, we’re announcing the OneNote Share extension update for your iPad and iPhone, making it easier than ever to send content from your favorite apps to OneNote. All you need is an iPhone or iPad running iOS 8, the new operating system. Get started by downloading OneNote for iPad or OneNote for iPhone for free from the App Store. If you already have OneNote installed, simply open the App Store and get the latest version from the Updates tab available. As soon as your phone updates to iOS 8,…
  • Office 365 APIs Starter Project for Windows

    Office Dev
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:29 pm
    We’re building a set of starter projects that are intended to help you become familiar with the different Office 365 client libraries on the platforms you care about. In each project, we’ll show you how to use the client libraries to integrate your users’ Office 365 data into your app. Using the Office 365 client libraries can simplify your life greatly as you code against the Office 365 APIs from your app. Here are just a few  examples: Use the client libraries’ authentication business logic for getting the client access token. This means you don’t have to implement the…
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    Legal Office Guru

  • 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…
  • Why I’m turning off comments here at Legal Office Guru

    Deborah Savadra
    15 May 2014 | 6:15 am
    Copyblogger recently decided to turn their blog's Comments feature off. I'm following suit ... sort of. Here's why (and how) I'm doing things differently and what difference that makes for you (hint: new courses! new Member-only content!).
  • 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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  • Writing & Grammar: Confusing Words for 500

    Kevin Siegel
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:39 pm
    by Jennie Ruby    This week we examine two of my pet peeves--the confusion of appraise and apprise and the confusion of flesh out and flush out. And some other bonus words may appear in the problem sentences! To appraise something is to estimate its value: I need to have my used car appraised before I decide on a selling price. To apprise is to inform (Webster's says "to give notice to") someone or something: The officer apprised the motorist of her rights. To flush out: something that happens in plumbing or with birds who suddenly fly up: The dog flushed the…
  • Adobe RoboHelp: Multilevel Lists

    Kevin Siegel
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    by Willam Van Weelden     Multilevel lists are an often overlooked RoboHelp feature... a shame because multilevel lists are very powerful. As the name suggests, Multilevel lists allow you to create complex lists with multiple levels. For example: consider what you would have to do if you need a list that uses upper alphanumeric characters on the first level, lower roman on the second level and bullets on the third level. You can achieve the numbering scheme shown above by using a standard numbered list, but you would need to assign the correct list styling to every list level. That's…
  • Localization: Training and Development in Italy

    Kevin Siegel
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    by Jen Weaver     We love their wine, culture, and food. But what do we know about Italians and their expectations when it comes to training and development? If your answer is "not much," keep reading! Test Your Knowledge of Italian Culture The modern Italian language evolved from what region in Italy? Sardinia Tuscany Rome Who is the head of the Italian government? True or False. The official religion of the Republic of Italy is Roman Catholic. Quick Tips for Training & Development in Italy1: Italians are fans of refined and formal interactions, appreciating a dignified and…
  • PowerPoint: Another Character Challenge Submission

    Kevin Siegel
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    by AJ Walther     A few weeks ago I presented the Character Challenge and asked readers to send in their PowerPoint-created eLearning characters. Our one brave submission was from Tracey Stokely. But, her creativity got someone else's creative wheels turning. I received one more submission that I'd like to share this week.Thanks Ricardo Llanes for this awesome submission!    And, in case you missed it, here's Tracey Stokely's submission from last week.  *** If you love AJ's articles, you'll love her Optimizing PowerPoint Design for eLearning &…
  • Fundamentals of Designing and Developing Cost-Effective eLearning

    Kevin Siegel
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    When: September 22-25Where: McCormick Place, Chicago (Part of the Online Learning Conference Certification program) There are multiple tools available that will let you create compelling eLearning content including Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, TechSmith Camtasia Studio, and Adobe Presenter. But which tool is the best, most affordable option for your needs?Once you select your eLearning tool, what's next? How do you get started creating your first eLearning content? Once you start, how long is it going to take you to finish? What's the real cost for your effort? Are there…
 
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    Chandoo.org - Learn Excel & Charting Online

  • 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…
  • 3D Max Formula for Excel

    Chandoo
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:10 am
    We all know about the MAX formula. But do you know about 3D Max? Sounds intriguing? Read on. Lets say you are the sales analyst at ACME Inc. Your job involves drinking copious amounts of coffee, creating awesome reports & helping ACME Inc. beat competition. For one of the reports, you need to find out the maximum transactions by any customer across months. But there is a twist in the story. Your data is not in one sheet. It is in multiple sheets, one per month. Like this: How to get the max value for all months? Using 3D MAX formula We can use 3D formulas in such cases. 3D formula?!? Lets…
  • Replace formulas with values with a simple wiggle

    Chandoo
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:10 am
    Here is a very simple & fun way to replace formulas with values. (Earlier, we talked about how to do this with keyboard) Just wiggle. Wiggle what? Follow these steps Select all the cells that contain formulas Right click on the selection border (your mouse pointer changes to 4 sided arrow) Right click + Drag the selection a few cells away and drop them back at original place (ie wiggle) A menu appears. Select Copy here as values only. You are done See the demo aside. More fun & productive ways to use mouse in Excel You can do a lot of powerful & useful things in Excel with mouse.
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  • 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 →
  • Excel VLOOKUP not working - solutions for N/A, NAME and VALUE errors

    Svetlana Cheusheva
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:13 am
    The tutorial explains how you can quickly cope with VLOOKUP not working problems in Excel 2013, 2010, 2007 and 2003, troubleshoot and fix common errors and overcome VLOOKUP's limitations. Continue reading →
  • How to remove rows based on a cell value: shortcuts, VBA macros, delete every other row

    Maria Azbel
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    This article lists several ways to delete rows in Excel 2010-2013 based on a cell value. In this post you'll find hotkeys as well as Excel VBA. Delete rows automatically or use the standard Sort and Find options in combination with helpful shortcuts. Continue reading →
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    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.
  • Create Your Own Type of PowerPoint Animation, the Intentional False Animation

    Nuts & Bolts
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:43 am
    Most people have heard of and used PowerPoint animations in their presentations. However, here at Nuts & Bolts Speed Training, we almost never use the ready-made animations found in the Insert tab. Why? Because animations don’t show up when you print your deck, and more often than not, they’re distracting. Instead, we create our own […] The post Create Your Own Type of PowerPoint Animation, the Intentional False Animation appeared first on Nuts & Bolts Speed Training.
 
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