Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sneak Peak at Office 2010

Some images have leaked showing some of the new user-interface for Microsoft Office 2010. If interested, read this article from ars technica.

Monday, May 18, 2009

OffiSync to bring Google Docs to Word

Do you prefer the ease of file sharing that Google Docs provides, but wish you could use Word as the editor? Soon, you can. OffiSync will be an add-in toolbar to Word that will allow you to open and save Google documents and collaborate on them or define collaborators from within Word. Sorry Mac users, it's not available for you yet. [Read more about it at Information Week]

Saturday, May 16, 2009

MVP of PowerPoint does a presentation makeover

MVP, Julie Terber, does a case study to make over a presentation for a law student to make her presentation better using Microsoft PowerPoint.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Microsoft says hackers trying to hack PowerPoint users

You should have downloaded the patch before now, but if you didn't and thought it was no big deal, think again. [Read full article]

Get the 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 2 (SP2) here.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Rules for borrowing images from the web

After teaching a PowerPoint session the other day, a student asked, "You suggest good presentation design use lots of images and you showed us how to search for them on the web but, how do I know when I need permission or not to use them?"

Wow, great question! It's an area that can have a lot of gray area depending on it's use. I found this article that give a really good explanation for the rules of Borrowing Images from the Web: An FAQ to know when you need to ask permission and when you don't.

Friday, May 1, 2009

If I tweak this just a bit...

First, let me say that I'm not a programmer. Nothing against them, I envy their skill, but I do like to tinker with my applications a bit. If you do as well, you may find this article from Inside Office Online interesting. You're no geek, but...

Word 2007: Line Breaks Without Bullets or Numbering

When you're creating a bulleted or numbered list in Microsoft Office Word or Microsoft Office PowerPoint, you might want an item to appear in the list without a bullet or without incrementing the number. You can start a new line without a bullet by pressing SHIFT+ENTER. This will create a manual line break in the paragraph, but not a new paragraph. The next time you press the ENTER key, the new line will continue the bulleted or numbered list.