Office For Mac

Faster than a speeding bullet

Don’t want to show your hand all at once when making your points in a PowerPoint presentation? Try animating each bullet point one at a time. You can make text fly in, float in, or bounce in one line at a time —or just sedately appear. In PowerPoint for Mac 2011, you can do it [...]

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Carpe Diem with calendar templates

Do you have a lot of events and activities to keep track of? Do you want a way to print these events out so you can put them on your fridge or carry a copy with you? Do you know that you can organize these items with Office calendars? If you’re like me, you probably [...]

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No time for finances? Excel template saves the day!

Household budgeting just got easier! Are you a stay-at-home mom or dad, which is a 24/7 job? Well Office for Mac can help keep your life organized with the home budget template created in Excel for Mac 2011. You can set a spending target each month and then use the template to calculate the differences [...]

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Need to “Solver” Something – More Math for Excel

Have you ever wondered? • How should I allocate my retirement portfolio among high-tech stocks, value stocks, bonds, cash, and gold? • How can my company determine the monthly product mix at a certain location that maximizes profitability? Now, after the release of Office for Mac Service Pack 1, you can answer these profit-maximizing or [...]

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What’s a picture worth?

According to the saying, a thousand words. True perhaps unless you’re referring to a poorly animated paper clip, which is more on the order of a few choice words. Valuations aside, did you know that you can get thousands of images to use in your documents, presentations, and spreadsheets for the low, low price of [...]

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Ease eyestrain with Office for Mac

• Do you spend a lot of time in front of the computer? • Do you have trouble seeing small type on-screen? • Do you ever wish you could zoom in on a particular area? If you’re like me, you probably spend a lot of time in front of the computer. I read and write [...]

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Give the Paste button the boot

Is Office for Mac sometimes, uh, a little too helpful? If you’ve ever been busy copying and pasting text from a bunch of documents, you know what I mean. Every time you paste, the button shows up in your document, and it can be annoying. It looks like this: This Paste Options button that appears [...]

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Kurt’s Power Tip #7: An undocumented Shapes feature in PowerPoint 2011

In Power Tip #6, we talked about the basic Shapes in Office for Mac, today I will show you one really powerful undocumented Shapes feature in PowerPoint 2011. What if you need a graphic that is somewhat more complex than the basic Office shapes? For example, if you need graphics like any of these: (And [...]

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Kurt’s Power Tip #6: All about shapes

Shapes is one of the more underutilized features in Office for Mac 2011, and in this week’s Power Tip I will show you why it should be used more often. In presentations and documents (and in spreadsheets, but to a lesser extent), quality graphics can often convey a wealth of information in a minimal amount [...]

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Share files across Office for Mac and Office

Cell formatting, sparklines, and data bars look great in Excel for Mac 2011, and you can easily share files with people who have Office 2010 without losing your formatting. Doug and Jessica show you right here, almost live, from Mom 2.0 in New Orleans. And here is how Jessica uses Excel for Mac 2011 to [...]

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