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Download Office 2010 Service Pack 1

The Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) — a bundle of updates based on what we’ve learned during Office 2010′s record-breaking first year– was released yesterday. Learn more about it in the SP1 announcement on the Microsoft Updates (Sustained Engineering Team) blog, or just go ahead and download it now from the Download Center. SP1 will be available through Microsoft Update as an automatic update in 90 days. It’s available…

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10 new SmartArt graphics available for Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word

Thanks for your interest in the Office SmartArt graphics. You’ve reached an expired content page. Please visit the below links on Office.com for more on how to create and use SmartArt in Office 2013: Create a SmartArt graphic Animate your SmartArt graphic Change the color of a shape, style, shape border, or entire SmartArt graphic Choose a SmartArt graphic Keyboard shortcuts for SmartArt graphics Video: Animate charts and SmartArt  

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Out of the office? Reply to messages with Outlook

Matt Shelton contributed today’s post about how to use Out of Office and Automatic Replies to send email responses when you’re away from the office. Matt, a senior writer, focuses on creating Office content for teachers and students. If you can’t reply to e-mails during the work day (or if you’re away from your computer), you know how emails can pile up. And it can be frustrating when you email…

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You asked about … watermarks

So many Office customers ask about watermarking that we’ve gathered the best answers here–links to our top instructions for using watermarks in Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Excel. (Excel doesn’t have an actual watermark feature, but you can still create watermarks in Excel using photos or words.) Not sure what we mean by watermarks? Not to be confused with backgrounds, which fill the entire page, watermarks are usually ghosted words, such…

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How to embed a PowerPoint presentation on a web page

You can display a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation on your web page, such as your blog or SharePoint wiki page.Here’s a step-by-step guide: The presentation is stored in a public location in Windows Live SkyDrive, where you copy an HTML tag that you paste into the HTML of your blog or wiki page. That way, people can see the presentation without having to go to the SkyDrive folder. They advance through…