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  • Ask Paul: Remote Control a PowerPoint Presentation

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    Apple lets you remotely control Keynote presentations using the Keynote mobile app. Will Microsoft offer a similar solution for PowerPoint in Windows 10 Mobile, or on iOS (iPhone/iPad)? Doug B. asks Both PowerPoint and Keynote have their strengths. However, the ability to natively remotely control Keynote with iPad and iPhone in the Keynote app is […]

    Office Sway Now Supports Co-Authoring

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    Office Sway just got a major update and now offers real-time editing and collaboration. This will allow students, co-workers and family members to work together on sways, much as they can on documents with traditional Office applications. If you’re not familiar with Office Sway, be sure to check out Mixing and Swaying with the Latest […]

    Microsoft’s New Strategy for Office: Freemium

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    In a recent appearance at Convergence 2015, Microsoft Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela explained the software giant’s new strategy for Office: a freemium business model in which the most common features are now given away for free in order to drive adoption of the evolving platform. The most interesting bit, I think, is how Microsoft […]

    Microsoft Updates OneNote for iPhone and Mac

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    In addition to the awesome OneNote Clipper news I shared earlier, Microsoft has delivered updates to OneNote on both iPhone and Mac. OneNote for iPhone picks up note previews and notebooks reordering. And OneNote for Mac provides enhanced notebook sharing functionality. OneNote for iPhone On iPhone, the note list in each section now displays a […]

    Hands-On with Word 2016 Preview for Mac

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    Since I spend most of my day in Microsoft Word, I decided to see whether Word 2016 Preview for Mac finally lives up to the quality, usability and reputation of the Windows version. What I’m looking for is whether Word 2016 can approximate—if not duplicate—the productive experience I get in Windows. This isn’t super-important to […]

    Microsoft Launches Office 2016 for Mac Preview

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    I’ve got good news for Mac users who have been pining away for a more modern version of Microsoft Office. Today, you can access a pre-release preview version of Office 2016 for Mac, which looks and works much like recent Windows versions of the suite and provides better performance and reliability across Word, Excel, PowerPoint, […]

    Office 2013 Tip: Skip the Cloud Integration

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    In its drive to integrate OneDrive deeply with all of its core products, Microsoft has made the open and save operations in Office 2013 a bit ponderous. If you’re already syncing your OneDrive content to the PC—or if you intend to only use local folders regardless—you can configure various Office applications to open and save […]

    Mixing and Swaying with the Latest Office Offerings

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    While old-school productivity offerings like Word, Excel and PowerPoint are still very much core to the Office experience, Microsoft has really stretched the boundaries of what it means to be an Office app over the past year. And two of its most recent offerings—Office Mix and Office Sway—are interesting, forward-leaning examples of how authoring in […]

    You Can Now Handwrite and Draw in OneNote for iPad

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    Microsoft today announced one of the most eagerly-anticipated features for OneNote for iPad: The ability to handwrite notes and draw with a stylus in the popular mobile app. But don’t worry if you’re not using OneNote on an iPad: Microsoft is also adding OCR capabilities to OneNote on all platforms: Windows, Mac, the web, and […]

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