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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: Better results faster, unless you're a teacher

    I got an email from one of our newsletter subscribers, Mark, who had been checking out the Beta and was dismayed to find out that the "Insert from scanner" feature had been taken out of PowerPoint. I must admit, I was surprised, because the 2007 release is supposed to be about uncovering "lost" features...
  • Blog Post: Update on "Insert from scanner"

    Well, I've heard back from the PowerPoint team , and they have confirmed that "Insert from scanner" has been removed from PowerPoint 2007. Mark explains: "This was a difficult call, but I think for the best of the product overall. The feature supported a limited number of scanners and the camera...
  • Blog Post: Office tongue-twister

    Smart-Art graphics. Try saying that four or five times in a hurry. :-) But, that's not so far from the truth. These graphics are fantastic and will certainly make you look smart when giving your next presentation. (Whether or not you are also a know-it-all depends on the tone of your presentation...
  • 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...