Office software archive

  • Google launches tool to open Office docs in Chrome
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    Google launches tool to open Office docs in Chrome

    By 25 April 2013

    Google has launched Chrome Office Viewer in beta form, allowing users with the Chrome Beta on Windows or Mac to open documents in the Redmond format. Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files can be directly opened in your browser, saving time from downloading....

  • Microsoft Office 365 for Professionals goes live, priced, now waiting for your docs
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    Microsoft Office 365 for Professionals goes live, priced, now waiting for your docs

    By 28 June 2011

    Microsoft has upped its online Office ante with the announcement of the Office 365 for Professionals suite. Essentially a revamped version of what was Business Productivity Online Suite, the package comes in two different forms ready for you to save and...

  • Google introduces new Docs interface
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    Google introduces new Docs interface

    By 13 April 2010

    Google has rolled out a new version of Google Docs to its users, significantly revamping the interface and adding a pile of new features in the document, spreadsheet and drawing applications. The majority of the changes can be seen in the video above....

  • Microsoft promotes Office by giving away... MacBooks
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    Microsoft promotes Office by giving away... MacBooks

    By 22 February 2010

    Microsoft has hit on a novel idea for promoting Microsoft Office - by giving away MacBook Pros. Okay, so it's promoting Office for Mac, but even so, it's an odd move for the software giant to be sending out one of the best-selling products of arch-rival...

  • Google Docs gets web clipboard
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    Google Docs gets web clipboard

    By 18 February 2010

    As months pass, the functionality of Google Docs seems to be getting closer and closer to that of a real office suite. The latest addition is that of an extended clipboard, storing any copied or cut text in the cloud and then allowing you to paste into...

  • Microsoft Office 2010 pricing revealed
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    Microsoft Office 2010 pricing revealed

    By 17 February 2010

    Microsoft has revealed more information on pricing for its due-in-June Office 2010 software, with the "Starter" version due to be available for free. Office Starter 2010 replaces Microsoft Works and will offer consumers basic productivity features via...

  • OpenOffice 3.2 now available
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    OpenOffice 3.2 now available

    By 11 February 2010

    OpenOffice.org, the open-source office software package, has released version 3.2 of its free Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access replacement tools. Simultaneously, the team also revealed that it's hit 300 million downloads since the suite launched in...

  • Microsoft announces Office for Mac 2011 for "later this year"
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    Microsoft announces Office for Mac 2011 for "later this year"

    By 11 February 2010

    Microsoft has chosen Macworld as the venue to announce that Office for Mac 2011 is due to be available later this year. "You, the Mac community, have a voice", says Microsoft, somewhat dramatically, in a press release. "And at the Microsoft Macintosh...

  • Microsoft loses Office patent appeal
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    Microsoft loses Office patent appeal

    By 23 December 2009

    The US Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling from May 2009 that Microsoft is infringing the patents of a database design company called i4i. Microsoft has been ordered to stop selling Microsoft Word and Office by January 11. The suit revolves around Word's...

  • Office 2010 to ship in June
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    Office 2010 to ship in June

    By 1 December 2009

    Over recent days, rumours have been floating around that Microsoft had accidentally released a notice that Office 2010 would be made available in June. Well, it's now been confirmed by a Microsoft spokesperson that the rumours are true, and June will...

  • Ten reasons to try out Microsoft Office 2010
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    Ten reasons to try out Microsoft Office 2010

    By 19 November 2009

    Microsoft Office 2010 has now entered its public beta phase, and it's already looking like a pretty substantial upgrade to the 2007 version, and a huge improvement on earlier editions of the omnipresent Office app suite. Here's ten reasons why you should...

  • MS Office 2010 beta now available
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    MS Office 2010 beta now available

    By 18 November 2009

    Microsoft has revealed that the 2010 edition of its phenomenally successful Office suite has now entered beta. The software can be downloaded directly from Microsoft.com/office/2010. The new version has a whole host of improvements, many of which will...

  • Microsoft issues update for Office 2008 for Mac
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    Microsoft issues update for Office 2008 for Mac

    By 12 November 2009

    Microsoft has updated its Office 2008 for Mac software, with version 12.2.3 now available to download from the Help and Support section of Microsoft's website.   As well as the usual security and stability fixes, the update includes fixes for vulnerabilities...

  • Microsoft introduces Office Starter 2010
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    Microsoft introduces Office Starter 2010

    By 9 October 2009

    Microsoft has announced that it's dumping its Office-lite software, Microsoft Works, in favour of an ad-supported "Office Starter 2010". The idea is that PC makers will install the full version of Office on computers they sell, but that users will be...

  • Office 2010 Web Apps go live...
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    Office 2010 Web Apps go live...

    By 17 September 2009

    Microsoft has started opening up its Office 2010 Web Apps on Thursday with a select handful of Technical Preview invites via Windows Live SkyDrive. "SkyDrive customers will be invited to try out a technical preview of the online versions of Microsoft...

  • Office 2008 for Mac Business Edition announced
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    Office 2008 for Mac Business Edition announced

    By 16 September 2009

    Microsoft has announced the launch of “Office 2008 for Mac Business Edition” an updated offering in the Office 2008 for Mac product line. As well as the Business Edition, the only other product in the simplified range is "Office 2008 for Mac Home...

  • Microsoft Office 2010 leaks to Bittorrent
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    Microsoft Office 2010 leaks to Bittorrent

    By 9 September 2009

    Microsoft Office 2010 is due next year, but a version has already leaked out to Bittorrent websites. It's the first that uses the term "beta", indicating that development of the software may be further along than previously believed. The release, which...

  • Microsoft to kill Entourage for Mac, new features coming 2010
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    Microsoft to kill Entourage for Mac, new features coming 2010

    By 13 August 2009

    Microsoft has announced new details of its Outlook 2008 package and said that it will be ditching Entourage when the application suite is updated late next year. Going on the back of earlier predictions by Pocket-lint over the launch of an update to the...

  • Nokia teams with Microsoft Office
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    Nokia teams with Microsoft Office

    By 12 August 2009

    Microsoft is to announce on Wednesday that it is working with Nokia to create a mobile version of Office for the Symbian OS platform. The new companies have called a press briefing for 3pm GMT on Wednesday titled "Microsoft and Nokia Alliance Announcement."...

  • Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac SP2 released
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    Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac SP2 released

    By 20 July 2009

    While Microsoft has confirmed that it won't be bringing Office 2010 to the Mac at the same time as the PC version, that hasn't stopped the company launching Service Pack 2 for Office 2008 for Mac. The new 182.6MB update that takes 268MB of your hard drive...

  • Microsoft Office 2010: What you need to know
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    Microsoft Office 2010: What you need to know

    By 14 July 2009

    Wondering what the new Microsoft Office 2010 will bring? Well Microsoft has released a host of screen shots from the new Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel to give us an understanding of what to expect as well as detailing a bit more information as to...

  • No Microsoft Office 2010 for Mac users
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    No Microsoft Office 2010 for Mac users

    By 13 July 2009

    Apple Mac users shouldn't expect to get any of the new features being touted in Microsoft's Office 2010 in the near future the company has said. Microsoft has said that the new office suite, announced on Monday, will go on sale in the first half of 2010...

  • Microsoft Office 2010 enters technical preview
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    Microsoft Office 2010 enters technical preview

    By 13 July 2009

    Way back in October 2007 Microsoft announced that it would be bringing its suite of office applications online, and we've not heard much from the company on the subject since, with the exception of a beta of Live Office Workspace earlier this year. Well,...

  • VIDEO: Office 2010: The Movie part deux
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    VIDEO: Office 2010: The Movie part deux

    By 9 July 2009

    We've already seen one cheese ball trailer from Microsoft for its yet to be announced Office 2010 suite, however that hasn't stopped them employing "the voice of cinema" once again for another all out bash at trying to impress office types. With classic...

  • ABBYY PDF Transformer 3.0 Pro - PC review
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    ABBYY PDF Transformer 3.0 Pro - PC review

    By 8 July 2009

    Thankfully there are a range of ways to convert and manage PDF documents without shelling out for the full Adobe package, and ABBYY’s PDF Transformer 3.0 Pro attempts to offer a worthy alternative to rivals such as Expert PDF. The bulk of PDF Transformer’s...