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Beware Microsoft Word

By the way, don’t take this as some sort of anti-Office rant or reason not to upgrade. I like Office 2007 and strongly recommend that folks upgrade when they’re ready. I believe it’s important to know what’s going on behind the scenes, though. Perhaps "Beware" is too strong a word in its normal context; Word’s […]

When is a Ribbon not a Ribbon?

When it’s a menu – or at least acting like one. I guess enough people have complained about Office 2007’s ribbon taking up too much room, so this week Jensen’s written a post (so I don’t have to) about minimizing the ribbon. When minimized into Tabs it acts quite menu-like, albeit with more graphical elements […]

Office 2007

Also currently in beta from Microsoft is Office 2007. Mike McBride got his Office Beta Blog going again, good info there. There are huge user interface (UI) changes. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook’s message window now sport the ribbon, while oddly enough Outlook’s main window doesn’t. As for that whole ribbon thing, there’s obviously plenty […]

Outlook 2003 – Insert Signature

Matthew E. sent me a nice e-mail message to say that he’d been “searching for 2 hours trying to figure out how to turn on the ability to insert a signature in Outlook 2003” and finally found the solution in a comment I’d left on Mike’s site. I’m glad it helped. Hopefully this will make […]

MS Word Locks Up, Errors

Two similar and related errors to talk about today: Microsoft Word has encountered a problem and needs to close. and Microsoft Word has generated errors and will be closed by Windows. You will need to restart the program. These are related in that they both are often caused by a corrupted file – a file […]

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