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399 Office 365 is not all cloud-based

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I still sometimes hear people say, “I don’t want to get the Office 365 subscription, because I prefer to keep everything on my own computer, rather than on the cloud”. This is a common misconception.

I should say first that the actual name for this software now is Microsoft 365, even though I sometimes still call […] Read more »

MS Office not working properly? Here’s a quick fix

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Microsoft Office is a group of programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and others. Most of the time these programs work fine, but occasionally they can misbehave. What a lot of people don’t know is that there’s a quick fix you should try before you call your computer tech for a repair.

The programs in Microsoft […] Read more »

Make an adjustment to Office 2007


Many people have now upgraded to Microsoft Office 2007. It takes a little getting used to, because Microsoft moved things around a bit. But you will get used to it, don’t worry.
There is one thing that is different about the 2007 version that you really need to change. If you create a […] Read more »

Free alternative to Microsoft Office


What is the most common format for a computer-created text document? Naturally, it is .doc. When you see a filename that ends with .doc, you know that it was created with Microsoft Word, and you will need to use Word in order to read or edit it.
Well, not really.
A growing number of people […] Read more »

Life without Microsoft Office


If someone sends you a text document, chances are very good it was created in Word. What if you don’t have Word installed on your computer? Can you still read that document?
Yes, and you have several options.
Microsoft offers the Word viewer – download here. That’s fine if you just want to read […] Read more »

Alternatives to MS Office – and they are FREE


Without a doubt, Microsoft Office is the choice of most businesses and individual users when it comes to word processing (Word), spreadsheet (Excel), and presentation (Powerpoint) software. When virtually everyone uses a particular program, you might find it difficult to use something completely different. If you send a file to someone else, they need to […] Read more »