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How to create and edit PDFs in Microsoft Word

You don’t necessarily need expensive PDF editing software to create and edit PDFs — try Word’s built-in tools first. We show you how.

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Surprise! Excel gets a variation of the Word DDE block settings

Tucked away in an old Security Advisory, Microsoft announces new registry settings that control the automatic behavior of Dynamic Data Exchange in Excel.

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5 tools to supplement (or supplant) PowerPoint

Looking for a PowerPoint alternative? When it comes to business presentations, it has become a lot easier to wander from the Microsoft Office suite.

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How Microsoft can win the upcoming collaboration wars

Its product lineup is confusing at best, but it could still come to dominate this emerging market.

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Office as a malware delivery platform: DDE, Scriptlets, Macro obfuscation

Powerful behind-the-scenes features in Office have suddenly stepped back into the malware limelight, with an onslaught of mostly macro-less attacks starring jimmied Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents.

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An easy update for December Patch Tuesday

The primary concern for this month are the updates to IE and Edge, but a handful of others warrant attention, too.

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8 Microsoft Teams tips and tricks

Is your team using Microsoft Teams for collaboration? These tips can help you get the most out of it.

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Microsoft sets a cutoff date for free Office app viewers

Excel Viewer, PowerPoint Viewer, PowerPoint 2007 Viewer and the Office Compatibility Pack are now slated for retirement in April.

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Microsoft is flailing with Android app support on Chromebooks [Update: The saga continues]

Something really strange is happening with Microsoft's Office Android apps on Chromebooks, and it isn't serving anyone well.

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Office 2019 release calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft plans to roll out the successor to Office 2016 sometime in 2018. Here's our best educated guess on when the software will appear – and when it will lose support.

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Microsoft's Office 365 subscription push pays off; what it means for biz

The company now has about 120 million active monthly users, and those subscriptions appear to be generating more revenue for Microsoft than it used to get from one-time licenses. That could entice the company to push subscriptions...

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OneNote vs. Evernote: A personal take on two great note-taking apps

Evernote and Microsoft OneNote have taken different approaches in their quest to be the best note-taking app. Here’s where each one shines.

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Another banner Patch Tuesday, with a Word zero-day and several bugs

Every version of Windows gets patched, as well as Edge, IE, Skype for Business and Office. Pay special attention to the Word zero-day and the DNS security problem.

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Duck! Windows and Office patches are coming

Last month’s buggy patches don’t instill confidence. For your own peace of mind, delay Automatic Update at least a few days, until the bugs have shaken out.

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Microsoft aims 365 at an enormous overlooked market – front-line workers

With its new Microsoft 365 F1 subscription, the company plans to target millions of employees on the front lines of their organizations.

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How Windows 10 S is different from the Windows 10 you know

Windows 10 S isn't just for education; Microsoft hopes the new Windows edition will find its way into homes and enterprises, too. But beneath the familiar user interface are some significant differences.

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Microsoft plans to replace Skype for Business with Teams

The company’s Slack rival, launched six months ago, will ‘over time’ become the primary communications client in Office 365.

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8 free SharePoint tools to make IT admins smile

These highly useful products help administer and configure SharePoint farms of various sizes.

Microsoft tells some Mac Office users to pass on Apple's High Sierra

Microsoft warns Office for Mac 2011 users not to upgrade to Apple's macOS High Sierra when the new operating system launches in September.

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Word, Outlook merged-cell problem arises after install of patch KB 3213656

The Aug. 8 Word 2016 nonsecurity patch renders merged cells useless in both Word and Outlook. The only known solution is to uninstall the patch.

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