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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: The little things in life

    I am a big fan of the mantra (and the book) "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff", so a post about the importance of small things might appear somewhat contradictory. But some times the smallest things can make a huge difference to how quickly you can get something done and therefore how happy you feel about...
  • Blog Post: Screen Clipping From OneNote

    I’m aware that we have mentioned screen clippings once very briefly already in this blog but I just wanted to highlight again how easy it is when you have Office OneNote to save any image from anywhere on your monitor into your notes. All you have to do is press “ Windows Logo and S ” and then...
  • Blog Post: A picture is worth a thousand words - especially in OneNote

    As I've probably said before, I'm a big fan of OneNote and rely on it to keep all my meeting notes, project ideas and random jottings in one place. As a result I've got a vast array of notes made up of all sorts of types of content: my handwriting, typed comments, copied PowerPoint slides, and "print...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: The joys of a known issue

    Beta software inevitably has bugs. That's part of the "deal" and a part that I'm usually pretty happy with. More often than not there's a workaround or the bug isn't such a big deal and you can cope. But not since the very early days of Beta 1 (long before the beta went public) have I come across...
  • Blog Post: Sending my Efficiency Rating through the Roof AND Saving the Rainforest ;-)

    As an infrequent user of OneNote 2003, I continue to be amazed at the difference OneNote 2007 is making to my day to day working. Sure the 2003 program was pretty cool with some really practical features and benefits that no other program can provide, but 2007 is actually changing the way that I work...