If you have a large Office 365 mailbox, Outlook 2010 may be slowing down even if your computer is otherwise running at full speed. A new feature in Outlook 2013 – the “sync slider” – might improve performance significantly, and as a nice bonus you would also get the benefit of the other improvements in Outlook and the other Office programs. […] continuedRead more
Last week Microsoft made Office Lens available for iPhones and Android phones. It’s a free app that turns your phone into a fast and efficient scanner, able to easily capture documents, business cards, receipts, whiteboards, and more. It’s practical and useful and does some great magic tricks to make the process easy. […] continuedRead more
Microsoft has added yet another nifty feature to make OneNote easier to use. If you send an email to email@example.com with a link to a webpage, a screenshot of the webpage will automatically be added to your Quick Notes in OneNote.Read more
Here’s a guide to buying a license for Microsoft Office, followed by a description of what Office programs and apps are available for computers, tablets, and phones.
The core Microsoft Office programs – Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, plus Outlook and OneNote – have been essential tools in every business since the dawn of Windows computing in the 80s. […] continuedRead more
Offices have settled on PDF as the universal file format. PDFs are used for everything, from scanning the mail to exchanging contracts during negotiations. Offices might be creating more PDFs than Word documents and Excel spreadsheets.
Sometimes it’s necessary or helpful to edit the contents of a PDF file in Microsoft Word. […] continuedRead more
If you’re an Outlook user and iTunes is installed on your computer, you may have an Apple add-in running in Outlook that isn’t doing anything useful. In some cases, it turns out to cause slowdowns and crashes in Outlook. Since nothing is easy these days, naturally it requires an extra trick to remove the add-in. […] continuedRead more
Many things in technology are easy once someone shows you how to do them. I have “D’oh!” moments just as often as you do. Here’s one I just figured out about Outlook Contacts.
The Contacts folder in Outlook 2013 opens by default in a streamlined vertical view with names on the left and an expanded view of a highlighted name on the right. […] continuedRead more
If you experience long delays or freezes when Word or Excel are saving files to Skydrive, disable the Skydrive setting that creates a direct connection between the Office programs and the online Skydrive folders.BACKGROUND Read more
Skydrive has become more compelling for business users because it is integrated with Office (Word / Excel / Powerpoint) in two ways:
— Documents can be opened and saved in Skydrive directly from Office programs. […] continuedRead more
Office 365 is in the middle of a major upgrade. Many small business subscribers have already been upgraded and Microsoft intends to have all subscribers upgraded in the next few months. Hosted Exchange mailboxes are being upgraded to new servers running Exchange 2013; it doesn’t change the day-to-day experience of using Outlook but there are some improvements in webmail that are worth knowing about. […] continuedRead more
Here’s a very basic tip about Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
You already know the basic concept. When you’ve prepared something that you might re-use, you can save it as a template. Click File / Save As / Save as type / Word Template (*.dotx).
When you create a new file from a template, the Office programs make a copy of the template for you to work on. […] continuedRead more
A new feature in Office 2013 that deserves explanation: Word 2013 can convert PDF files into editable Word documents with a high degree of accuracy.
If you browse to a PDF file in Word 2013 and click to open it, you will see this window: “Word will now convert your PDF to an editable Word document. […] continuedRead more
There are three different paths to buy Office 2013. Choose your path based on whether you are:
– a home user (or a business that’s so small that everyone feels like family)
– a business with an existing Office 365 subscription
– a business that is not already an Office 365 subscriber
buy Office 2013 preinstalled on a new computer. […] continuedRead more
Continuing our look at a handful of new features in the updated Office suite, in case any of them get you all excited. (Hey, don’t laugh – I have to sit down and fan myself with my hand whenever I think about inline replies in Outlook.) […] continuedRead more
All the attention is focused on the subscription-based licensing of the new Office suite, but at some point you’re likely to wonder if anything has changed in the programs themselves that would make you care about the upgrade.
If you’re a home user or micro-business owner with several PCs, the subscription is priced so cheaply that you have little to lose. […] continuedRead more