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    A few days ago I posted about using Metro applications.  The more time you spend in Windows 8 and in particular the Metro interface it becomes important that even applications that run on the desktop (or desktop mode) need to be able to grab your attention with their notifications (the notification...
  • Blog Post: excel 2013 to the rescue…

    My wife had a spreadsheet with lots of references and complexity that she was working with for hours.  She saved the file in Excel 2007 and something went wrong – she was unable to open or use the file in Excel 2007.  She downloaded the original and spent hours working on a second copy. ...
  • Blog Post: office 2013 tip: touch mode for windows 8 tablets

    The Office Ribbon is a huge improvement, but on a touch screen what if these options are a little too close together? In Office 2013, there is a touch mode to give you a little extra real estate for you finger. from the customer quick access toolbar, add touch mode… now touch mode...
  • Blog Post: pptplex

    We're almost there - Windows 8 will RTM in a couple of days! Once Windows 8 hits the RTM (or release to manufacturing) milestone, there will be a wave of presentations surrounding this milestone. I was reviewing the PowerPoint templates available to me and came across PPTPlex - which allows some novel...
  • Blog Post: powerpoint 2013 tip: using smart art and actions to touch enable your next presentation

    We have a great deck showcasing 8 things about Windows 8, but like many PowerPoint decks, it is designed to be given in a certain order.  Wouldn’t it be great if someone asks you about slide 3 – how Windows 8 connects you to the cloud to jump right to that slide?  You can with Smart Art and...