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What it's really like to be working with the 2007 Microsoft Office System Beta 2

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  • Blog Post: Over-protected spreadsheets

    Something, somewhere has changed with protected spreadsheets. In between 2003 and 2007 they decided to get a whole lot tougher. I discovered that this week when I went to paste a bunch of answers into a protected spreadsheet - only to be told that I couldn’t: "You cannot use this command on a protected...
  • Blog Post: Paint by Numbers: Back in Fashion and Here to Stay

    Never again will I have to break out in a cold sweat over the words “I’m just sending you over the spreadsheet to review the figures”. This previously meaningless (to me) list of numbers... … can be transformed into this fab chart which shows in an instant everything I need to know. Just...
  • Blog Post: Instant Gratification and Beta 2

    Yes, I have to confess I am the kind of person who can eat a bar of chocolate before dinner and I am quite happy to read the final page of a book before I start at the beginning. So, I am loving all the small and immediate benefits of Beta 2, the things that can make a big difference in an instant...
  • Blog Post: Enjoy it while it lasts….. No more Save PDF - Out of the Box

    Unfortunately one of the coolest features of Beta 2 has now been removed from the final product. The ability to Save as PDF or our own XPS format, the crowd pleaser at product demos, will no longer be included in the final release due to pressure from Adobe. But worry not, you will still be able...