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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: Hat wasn’t quiet what I waned too right

    Sorry… that wasn't quite what I wanted to write. One of the drawbacks with the spell-checker in Office 2003 was that it could only check words on an individual basis. So while the title of this post makes no sense whatsoever, each word is correctly spelt. As such, if you were to rely solely on the...
  • Blog Post: Plucking needles from a haystack

    The "Find" function in Word just got a whole lot cleverer. Now, when you go to find a word, you can select the option "Reading highlight" which highlights every occurrence of the search term in your document. Just like this: Simplicity itself, but incredibly handy. Darren was using it yesterday...
  • 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: Blog Direct from Word 2007

    Word 2007 now provides the opportunity to publish a blog directly from a document. Writing to a blog can be unreliable if you type directly into a blog post. Issues can often arise with work being lost if the browser times out or if the window is accidently closed. Writing a document in Word first is...