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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: *That's* a button?

    An embarrassing confession. I'd spent the morning working on a Word document, and beyond being mildly irritated that the blank document opened up at 10% (why does it do this??), it was all going well. Feeling very pleased with myself, I went to send the document to a colleague. My colleague...
  • Blog Post: Lost and found

    The learning curve for the beta, for the most part, appears to be short and sharp! I feel like I'm getting up to speed pretty quickly (I'll certainly not forget where "save as" is located) and although a couple of features have gone walkabout, they've usually been pretty easy to track down. ...
  • Blog Post: Help!!!

    Back to the theme of finding those lost little functions in the Beta. So, with all the new user interface, the ribbon, and fancy super functional buttons , including the snazzy “Office button”. Sometimes, my mind reverts to complex menu systems and I just can’t think where I would go to perform a...
  • Blog Post: What does Create Document Workspace mean in Office?

    If you are unfamiliar with a Microsoft product called SharePoint Services then it is unlikely that you will know about the functionality that is available with the ‘Create Document Workspace’ feature included in Office. The Create Document Workspace description included on the button informs...
  • Blog Post: Be Refreshed by The Mini Bar

    The Mini Bar, formerly known as the ‘floatie’ (luckily that got changed) is a new solution to combat the irritating command loops involved in changing simple effects in text documents like font size, type face, font colour etc. In order to view the Mini Bar you simply highlight a selection of text...