Word

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.

Outlook

Reorder your folders, any way you like ‘em

Sometimes, it’s the little things that really make the day easier. We understand this really well. The Outlook team gets lots of suggestions for a convenience here or a shortcut there, to make the edges of your day go more smoothly. One thing we’ve noticed is that some people like their folders in a non-alphabetical order. This allows you to have important or frequent ones near the top of your…

Outlook

Easier collaboration with Site Mailboxes

Are you working in a team that has information interspersed amongst SharePoint document libraries, emails, and message attachments?  If so then you can relate to the problems around keeping your team’s knowledge organized in a centralized location, and trying to comply with your company’s information retention policies. This is a common situation for many teams in organizations large and small.  With Site Mailboxes for Office 2013, teams can now bring…

Word

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…

Outlook

Quicker replies in the new Outlook

One of the new features in Outlook 2013 that I’ve heard a lot of positive feedback about is Quick Response, which lets you write replies or forwards without leaving your inbox. This feature came about when we observed that people using Outlook often have a number of reply windows open, taking up screen space and complicating their experience of using Outlook. To simplify the experience of responding to email, Outlook 2013…

Office Online

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.…