Tuesday, January 25, 2011

25 Years of EXCEL-lence

On September 30, 2011, Microsoft Excel will celebrate 25 years. In this video, you'll see Nebraska-boy, Jeff Raikes, talking about his contribution and experience working with Excel.

Friday, January 14, 2011

PowerPoint for Mac 2011 at CES 2011

Removing the background from images (which can also be done in Word) has been a great feature in both the PC and Mac latest versions. Thank you for making it so easy!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Word for Mac 2011 at CES 2011

Reading view in Mac 2011 is so much better than in PC 2010/07. And don't even get me started on the layers. Come on Word for PC development staff, we want this, too!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Office for Mac 2011 at CES 2011

I've begun to play around with the new Office for Mac 2011 and written in the past that it's much closer to the PC version. But here is a great video that will help you get to know the new UI (user interface).

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Microsoft Office: Open documents that Office wants to block

Old stuff ain’t safe. At least according to Microsoft. Therefore, when you try to open files in the 97-2003 file format (or earlier), Office 2010 will block editing (and macros) of these files until you decide they are safe. The problem arises when you upgrade, all your files are in the previous format and blocked from editing. You can easily click the Enable Editing button that appears in the yellow bar under the ribbon, but if you want to be proactive, you can change this setting.

In Word or Excel, go to the File tab, click Options, click Trust Center on the left, and then click the Trust Center Settings.. button. On the left, select File Block Settings, and remove the checkmarks from the older Office files that you want Office 2010 to open. There are additional settings for how to open at the bottom of the dialog box.