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All the hype about hyperlinks

When writing, sometimes you need to give readers more information – or a reference — but you don’t want to distract too much from the document. Enter the hyperlink. If you read blogs or use social networks (or, well, anything online), you’re used to connecting to external websites via hyperlinks, and you can add the [...]

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Stay in Office for Mac for definitions

Many of us are familiar with the built-in spell and grammar check in Word for Mac and other Office for Mac programs, but did you know there’s also a dictionary built-in so you don’t have to open a browser tab or window to look up a word? Or do you have a print dictionary close [...]

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Join us Tuesday for a 15-Minute Webinar on Office for Mac 2011

The Office Content Publishing team hosts free 15 minute Webinars every Tuesday. This week the session showcases how Mac and PC work better together with Office for Mac 2011 and SkyDrive. The session starts at 9:15 am Pacific Time with a Q&A to follow. Click the link below or go to http://aka.ms/offweb for more information on [...]

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When it comes to editing pictures for your documents, don’t overlook all of the options built right into Word. When you click a picture in a document, the Format Picture tab appears on the ribbon. From here, you can quickly apply the styles and formatting you want. For example, I used the Format Picture options [...]

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Planes, Trains, and Notebook Layout View

It’s summer now! I plan to visit the United Kingdom and decided to use Office for Mac as my trip planner. Before the trip, I booked flights, train tickets, hotels, and tours and received all the confirmations in email. Now how was I going to keep all this information organized and decrease my chances of [...]

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Questions about Custom Equations in Word

First of all, thanks to everyone for your comments in response to my last tip on equation editing in Word for Mac 2011. I was thrilled to see the conversation spread and decided to postpone my planned Power Tip for this week in favor of answering your questions. As you read through this, if you [...]

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Kurt’s Power Tip #3: Optimize equation editing in Word for Mac 2011

For users who add or edit equations in their Word docs, the new equation editor in Word for Mac 2011 is a welcome new feature that makes equation editing cross-platform with Word for Windows. I’ve been editing equations on the Mac for many years (after all, in a previous life, I was the leader of [...]

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Kurt’s Power Tip #1: Bring Your Words to Life with Advanced Typography

As a follow up to last week’s post on how to turn your Word doc into a work of art, I’m here to tell you more about the advanced typographic controls we added to Word for Mac 2011 and how you can use them to design some really impressive looking text. Take these, for example: [...]

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Turn your Word doc into a Work of Art

When you think of research papers, quarterly reports, or even Word documents, you don’t exactly think of beauty, right?  With Word for Mac 2011, we wanted to give you something more – the tools to create beautiful, polished documents that may not keep you on the cutting edge of fashion, but will certainly turn heads [...]

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VIDEO: Microsoft Word and PowerPoint for Mac 2011 Tips!

If you now have Office for Mac 2011 in hand, but are curious about the full potential of new Word and PowerPoint features, you won’t want to miss the following demo videos straight from the show floor at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. We’re walking you through how to read, create and fine tune your documents with [...]

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