Microsoft has inveigled millions of people into buying Office, a suite of complicated and pricey applications, most of whose features the average person will never use. Even if you just look at Word you will find that you likely use only a small fraction of its features. And Excel? How many average home PC users [...]
Microsoft Word is on hundreds of millions of computers all over the world. Word documents are in use everywhere. Although Word is heavily used by businesses and professional producers of documents, many average PC users also employ Word on a more casual basis. Word is a powerful program with many features but these average PC [...]
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A Word file is the story-fax of the early 21st century: cumbersome, inefficient, and a relic of obsolete assumptions about technology. It’s time to give up on Word. —Tom Scocca at Slate
In my opinion, there is little reason for most home PC owners to use Microsoft Office. It costs too much and is overkill for all but professional use. There are good alternatives both in the cloud and in free desktop applications. One of the latter is LibreOffice and it has been updated. According to its [...]
Yesterday, Microsoft made its big introduction of cloud office applications for small businesses. After much preliminary fanfare, Office 365 is up. Google and Zoho, among others, already have cloud applications in place. Here are some links to discussion about Office 365: Office 365 vs. Google Apps vs. ZohoReadWriteWeb Don’t Be Fooled: Office 365 is Basically [...]
Keyboard shortcuts can save a lot of time in complicated software like Microsoft Office. Of course, you have to remember them. Anyway, Microsoft has put up a web page with a collection of many keyboard shortcuts for Office.