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18 Tricks to Make Yourself a Microsoft Word Master

Microsoft Word is packed with with all kinds of features, many of which you might never come across when you’re typing up a report, short story, essay, or whatever else you might be working on. To help you uncover some of the lesser-known tricks the software is capable of, we present a bunch of our current favourites. Here are 18 tricks that will turn you into a master of Microsoft Word. Read More >>

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Game of Thrones Characters are Now in Microsoft Word’s Spellcheck

Anyone who's ever tried to read about fantasy characters will know that the names tend not to play well with spellcheck systems. George RR Martin famously hates spellcheck for that very reason, which is one the excuses he uses for writing on an old DOS machine. Thanks to Microsoft he might have a compelling reason to upgrade. Read More >>

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Microsoft Office for iOS Now Supports Apple iCloud

Do you use Microsoft's Office apps on iOS devices? Word, Excel and Powerpoint now come complete with iCloud integration on iPhone and iPad. [Microsoft (App Store)] Read More >>

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Microsoft’s Android Tablet Apps Lose Their “Beta” Stabilisers

Microsoft has released new versions of its famed productivity triumvirate, taking the the Android tablet versions of Office, Powerpoint and Excel out of their beta phases and releasing them for all to... enjoy. Read More >>

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Microsoft Office Just Got Way Better on the iPhone

Do you like using work and productivity apps on your mobile device? Yeah, me neither, but Microsoft wants to change our minds with its new — free — apps for iPhone and for Android tablets. Read More >>

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The Best Microsoft Word Alternatives That are Totally Free

Microsoft's titan of a word processor is used almost everywhere by almost everyone, but what if you don't want to shell out money for your word processing needs? Here are our favourite alternatives to Word. They're all free, they're all capable of working with the ubiquitous .docx format, and they all offer some very useful features on top as well. Read More >>

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Watch This Madman Recreate the iOS 7 Homescreen in Microsoft Word

Observe, citizens, as this delightfully talented and probably unhinged gentleman recreates the iOS 7 from scratch using only the tools in Microsoft Word. There is no good explanation for this, but I still can't tear my eyes away from it. Read More >>

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The Longest Words in Different Languages are So Much Fun to Say

Though we know the real longest word in English takes three and a half hours to pronounce, more reasonable ones can be done in less than five million breaths. Like these! This video lets you hear the longest word in different languages like Czech, Danish, Slovenian, Dutch, etc. and boy some of them are a doozy. Read More >>

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Microsoft Office for iOS is Live in the UK, and We’ve Got the Full Hands-On

After countless months of "will they" or "won't they," Microsoft has finally conceded to give iOS users their very own version of Office in app form. Most iOS users, that is. Assuming they want it in the first place, which is no safe assumption given its many, many limitations. Read More >>

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Do You Actually Need Word Anymore?

Google Drive now automatically syncs your files for offline editing, breaking the final stronghold of the traditional Office app. So, the time has come to ask the question: Do we really need anything but Google Docs anymore? Read More >>

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Office 365 Home Premium: This Is as Good as Word Gets

You're never going to love Office, because it's Office — it's the thing you use to make money and do things you actually enjoy. But that doesn't mean it can't be (relatively) painless, affordable, and smart. Starting today, it is. Read More >>

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Hands On The New Microsoft Office: It’s Finally Getting Better

Does anyone really want to use Microsoft Office? Of course not. It's a work tool. It's a utility. But does it have to be so utilitarian? So bleak? No—not anymore. The new Office is the best Office. Read More >>

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Microsoft and Novell Still Fighting War Over Windows 95

An antitrust case over Windows 95 has just hit the US courts, with judges about to resolve the confusing mystery of Windows 95 and the missing WordPerfect software. Read More >>