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Uncovering Microsoft Office Labs

Earlier this year, I covered a new tool out of the somewhat mysterious Microsoft Office Labs called Ribbon Hero. Developed with input from Microsoft's XBox group, the Facebook-based social learning game represented a really novel approach to the otherwise dry topic of application training.

February 25, 2010 by

Ribbon Hero will speed Office 2010 adoption on campuses

As I reported this morning over on Between the Lines, Microsoft Office Labs has introduced a prototype training tool called Ribbon Hero. You can read the BTL post for the details, but the long and the short of it is that users will be able to compete with each other via Facebook to learn new features of Office.

January 19, 2010 by

Interesting times for OpenOffice

In troubled economic times the attractions of free software become increasingly obvious, and even for die-hard users of Microsoft Office, the prospect of upgrading to Office 2010 in Q1 next year may prove too much to contemplate. After all, Office 2007 essentially rearranged the deckchairs with the ribbon interface didn't it?

April 24, 2009 by

No News is Good News for Microsoft PowerPoint in Office 14

PowerPoint 2007 offers a lot of surprises to us when she made her debut with ribbon coat and SmartArt accessories years ago, however, those tremendous changes lead a lot of problems, such as incompatibility. Since Office 14 is going its way from alpha to beta at Microsoft labs, my only expectation on potential PowerPoint 14 is the full-featured Web presentation.

February 11, 2009

PowerPoint Tips: How to insert Flash into PowerPoint 2007

How to insert and embed Flash movie into PowerPoint 2007, and play automaticallyEnsure the Flash Player is installed on your computer, and then please follow the steps below:1. Click Microsoft Office Button on the top left corner > click "PowerPoint Options" at the bottom of the panel > go to the "PowerPoint Options" window > click "Popular" on the left column > select "Show Developer tab in the Ribbon" on the right column > click "OK" at the bottom2.

December 12, 2007

You can customize the Ribbon in Office 2007

Patrick Schmid, a Microsoft MVP and one of the most active participants in the Office 2007 beta test, has released RibbonCustomizer Professional, a $29.95 utility that provides point-and-click customization for the Ribbon in Office 2007 applications. A free edition with limited capabilities is available as is a 30-day evaluation of the product.

March 4, 2007 by

New ribbon add-in makes Office 2007 switching easier

Microsoft has released new Ribbon add-ins that provides one-click access to online content designed to help make the transition to Office 2007 a little smoother. From the new Get Started Ribbon tab you can access a command guide, tutorials, online videos, and discussions about Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (separate downnload for each application).

February 14, 2007 by

PC World picks Office 2007 as number one innovative product

Not sure I agree with the number one on the list designation but I do agree with PC World that 2007 Microsoft Office system (small "s") is one of the most innovative products released (sort of) this year. The new Ribbon UI, live previews, theme and style galleries, Smart Art, image tools, and other features will make creating better-looking, more effective documents a lot easier for most people.

December 27, 2006 by

Microsoft backs off on the ribbon In Office 2007

Lots of people commenting on Microsoft's decision to provide an auto-hide function for the new ribbon UI in 2007 Microsoft Office system (small "s"). I agree with Nathan Weinberg at Inside Microsoft that this is an unfortunate decision.

August 25, 2006 by

Microsoft rolls up Office ribbon

After beta tester complaints, company lets users set new menu system to automatically minimize when not in use. Images: Office 2007's makeover Images: Inside the Office 2007 beta

August 25, 2006 by

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