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Malicious RTF files could execute code. Microsoft has released a "Fix it" temporary workaround which disables RTF support in Word.
The upcoming version of Office will fully support Strict Open XML and Open Document Format (ODF) 1.2, while Word 2013 will also be able to open and edit PDF files
Swiffy, a tool that converts most .SWF files into a more browser-friendly HTML5 format, is now available through Google Labs.
Microsoft's Office Web Apps -- the Webified versions of Word, Excel, OneNote and PowerPoint -- already work with Google's Chrome browser. But as of the release of Service Pack 1 of Office 2010, they'll be officially supported by Microsoft in Chrome.
Less than a week after warning that hackers were embedding malicious Flash Player files (.swf) into Microsoft Word documents to launch targeted malware attacks, Adobe plans to release an emergency Flash Player patch today to fix the underlying problem.
Hackers are embedding malicious Flash Player files in Microsoft Word documents to launch targeted attacks against select businesses, according to a warning from Adobe.This latest Flash Player zero-day attack comes just weeks after EMC's RSA Division was hit with a malware attack that used a rigged Flash (.
Xerox has announced new tools for those who want to print documents from their mobile phones or other email-enabled devices.The company's Mobile Print Solution (XMPS), which will become generally available in early 2011, will let people securely email their files, such as Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF files, to their firm's private server, from which XMPS will send a confirmation code back to the user.
CNET's Ina Fried tries to get the full browser-based versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint running on the Apple slate--and comes tantalizingly close.
IBM buys Cast Iron Systems and there's word that the feds have their eye on Apple. Meanwhile, Net Neutrality, iPad sales and browser share are all making headlines of their own.
If peer to peer traffic is clogging the Internet and slowing down Skype calls, why not mark it as lower priority and do the download overnight? The software updates and Word of Warcraft files that use P2P quite legally aren't hugely urgent and that kind of 'when you’re not busy' bandwidth usage is how Microsoft makes Windows Update polite (the Background Internet Transfer Service doesn't work quite like P2P but some of the principles are similar).
Recosoft this week released Version 5 of PDF2Office Professional, software that turns PDF files into formatted Microsoft Office files, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint. The update supports Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and offers more than 100 new features, the company said.
On December 11, some Office 2003 users discovered that they couldn't open files that included Microsoft right-management protected content. A day later, Microsoft issued a patch. There is a hotfix for Word 2003 and one for Excel 2003 that are downloadable from Microsoft's Web site designed to fix the issue.
Updated: Microsoft is barred from selling any Microsoft Word products that can open XML files (.xml, .
Microsoft partner DataViz has announced that it is now shipping Documents To Go 2.0 for the Google Android mobile platform.
Microsoft's batch of patches this month is a big one: 10 bulletins covering a total of 31 documented vulnerabilities affecting the Windows OS, the Internet Explorer browser and the Microsoft Office productivity suite (Word, Works and Excel).Five of the 10 bulletins are rated "critical," Microsoft's highest severity rating.
Amazon on May 4 will start charging by the megabyte for personal files sent to individual Kindles. Kindle has a feature where you can send personal docs (Word files, pictures, Web pages etc.
The validity of stories can never be 100% unless you get the word directly from the horses mouth. In such a case of the release to manufacturing of Internet Explorer 8, the next generation browser from Microsoft, I'm not so sure it has been released.
I was all excited to hear more details about the QuickOffice and Documents To Go clients for Android at Mobile World Congress, but was let down a bit when I saw the QuickOffice announcement. I was expecting that these applications would support full Office functionality, but the QuickOffice client is a viewer only for Word and Excel files. It remains to be seen what DataViz can do with Documents To Go.
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