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What's In and Out of Office 2013

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Bye bye Clippy!

For a cool infographic of what features are new in Office 2013, and what current features have been dropped, visit TechRepublic at www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/infographic-whats-in-and-out-of-office-2013/7294

Office 2013 Licensing...

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 5:45 PM

...In a nutshell, here are the major changes in how Office is licensed:

 

  • There is no purchasable physical, removable media - when you buy an Office 365 subscription or one of the single user copies of Office 2013, you will receive a product key code. You will have to use your browser to navigate to office.com/setup and download the actual applications.
  • A single user copy of Office 2013 is licensed to a single machine, not to a single user. Officially: The software license is permanently assigned to the device on which the software is initially activated. That device is the “licensed device.” In the event of an under warranty failure, you can ask Microsoft to transfer the license.

Making BYOD Easier

Posted on February 11, 2013 at 4:50 PM

If you BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) to work, separating your private and work data, and synchronizing the latter acorss multiple devices, can be a pain. However, these five apps, courtesy of TechRepublic, could make your life easier...

www.techrepublic.com/blog/five-apps/five-apps-to-make-the-byod-transition-easier/1689


Latest Wordman Article Published

Posted on December 21, 2012 at 7:50 PM

My 43nd Wordman article. "Table Styles," has been published in the APMP Perspective.

Before Microsoft introduced table styles in Word 2002, part of Office XP, you had to format your tables manually. This became laborious for table designs with alternating row banding, a popular table design in proposal templates. Table styles allow you to rapidly format tables to match your proposal template, including alternating row banding, header rows, etc. However, as we shall see later in this article, table styles, while very effective, do have a few weaknesses...

All my Wordman articles published in the APMP Perspective are available to signed-in APMP members at www.apmp.org/?page=WMArchives. If you're a proposal professional, and not an APMP member, sign up today!

 

Wordman 42 published!

Posted on October 2, 2012 at 12:00 PM

My 42nd Wordman article. "Pitch Points," has been published in the APMP Perspective.

Does it contain the answer to life, the universe and everything? What does it mean when the RFP asks for your response in a 10-pitch font? A fellow proposal manager contacted me a few weeks ago, stating that her RFP mandated that the text should use a "10 pitch font,” and asked what that meant. "Is that the same as a 10 point font?" she asked. So is it?...

All my Wordman articles published in the APMP Perspective are available to signed-in APMP members at www.apmp.org/?page=WMArchives. If you're a proposal professional, and not an APMP member, sign up today!

New Wordman Article Published!

Posted on August 8, 2012 at 7:45 PM

My forty-first Wordman article, "A Matter of Styles," was published by the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) in their Perspective online newsletter at www.apmp.org/?page=PerspectiveHome. The full article is only available to signed-in APMP members. This article is the second in a series describing template creation, and deals with creating styles.

All my Wordman articles published in the APMP Perspective are available to signed-in APMP members at www.apmp.org/?page=WMArchives. If you're a proposal professional, and not an APMP member, sign up today!

Word 2013!

Posted on July 17, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Microsoft announced Office 2013 yesterday. So what's new in Word 2013?

  • Your personalized settings will now be avaiable across all platforms, including custom dictionaries
  • When you open a document, the cursor will be where you left it, not at the beginning of the document
  • You will be able to open and edit PDF documents (finally!)
  • Integration with Skydrive: keep your files in the "cloud"

For more details, see www.microsoft.com/office/preview/en/word-2013-preview

Backup that login...

Posted on July 11, 2012 at 10:40 AM

40th Wordman Article Published!

Posted on June 14, 2012 at 8:15 PM

My fortieth Wordman article, "Get a Head(er)," was published by the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) in their Perspective online newsletter at www.apmp.org/?page=PerspectiveHome. The full article is only available to signed-in APMP members. This article details the different approaches to document headers, and is the first in a series on document templates. All my Wordman articles published in the APMP Perspective are available to signed-in APMP members at www.apmp.org/?page=WMArchives. If you're a proposal professional, and not an APMP member, sign up today!

New Wordman Article Published

Posted on January 29, 2012 at 1:45 PM

My thirty-ninth Wordman article, "Your Own Ribbon," was published by the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) in their Perspective online newsletter at www.apmp.org/?page=PerspectiveHome. The full article is only available to signed-in APMP members. This article shows you how to create your own custom ribbon in Word 2007. All my Wordman articles published in the APMP Perspective are available to signed-in APMP members at www.apmp.org/?page=WMArchives. If you're a proposal professional, and not an APMP member, sign up today!


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