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Juiced. Pickled. Canned. Use Word templates to label your holiday goodies

My handwriting is about as legible as a doctor’s.  And this year my Italian plum trees pumped out fruit like a post-recession factory, producing enough for three different kinds of chutney, and yes, Slivovitz (plum brandy). I didn’t want someone slathering garlic-ginger chutney on their English muffin so I decided to create spiffy, READABLE, holiday labels with the help of Word templates.

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Starting from blank: Design templates in the Word 2013

Last month, we introduced the Start screen in the new Word and discussed how templates and built-in content can be used to quickly create great looking documents. We know that over half of all Word sessions start from a blank document. These documents can end up looking very different, but in previous versions of Word they all started with the same settings. In the new Word, we have made it easier…

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New Office Web Apps, now live on SkyDrive

  The new Office Web Apps are now live across SkyDrive! Since first available in 2010, Office Web Apps have ensured that the most common Office tools are always within reach. With just a browser, you can access your documents and communicate and work with anyone, from anywhere. And in this new release you’ll see new editing and formatting controls, consistent co-authoring/collaboration support across the web apps and expanded device support, including touch-friendly editing from tablets.…

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Optimizing Word 2013 for Windows RT

Like you, we here on the Word team are pumped about Windows 8 and Windows RT. We’re equally excited to be shipping Office Home & Student 2013 RT with Windows RT devices. Knowing this, one question you might have is: “How is Word being optimized for Windows RT?” If you haven’t seen it already, definitely check out Josh and David’s blog post about our overall experience with Building Office for…

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What’s new in Word Automation Services

In Office 2010, we introduced a brand new SharePoint service called Word Automation Services. Word Automation Services allows developers to harness the capabilities of Word on the server. Word Automation Services allows developers to perform the following types of file operations: Converting between document formats (ex. DOC to DOCX) Converting to fixed formats (ex. PDF) Updating the Table of Contents, the Table of Authorities, and index fields Recalculating all field…

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Working with images gets simpler in the new Word

How many times have you tried to move an image or a chart in Word and gotten frustrated when it unexpectedly landed somewhere other than where it was dropped?  Working with images is one of the top pain points that we hear about from customers, so in the new Word, we’ve simplified the experience with 3 great new features: The Layout Options button gives you quick access to change how…

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Starting off right: Templates and built-in content in the new Word

We know you put a lot of effort into making a document look great. At the end of the day, you want a polished document that invites people in. One that is professional looking, with obvious attention to the details, and that you can be proud to share with your friends, family, colleagues, coworkers, or the world. In this release, we wanted to make it easier than ever for you…