Whats New In Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook for 2019

I recently attended Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Florida which presented many new useful features and function for Office products. What’s New In Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook Desktop LIST TO GRAPHICS Microsoft want out of its way to show of the Artificial Intelligence that is built into desktop Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.  The coolest new Office feature demonstrated at Ignite 2018 was a simple but powerful suggestion to move text lists into dynamic graphics using…

SOLVED: How To Insert Video Into PowerPoint or Word 2010

It can appear that changes to Word and PowerPoint are few and far between, but there was some serious improvements made to handling embedded videos in Office 2013.  If you have Office 2007 or Office 2010 you will find inserting videos to be… not obvious. Fortunately there is an easy way to insert a video into Office 2010 products without using add-ins: Start Word, Excel or PowerPoint 2007 or 2010 Click the INSERT tab Click…

SOLVED: Word 2016 Grammar Checker Doing Too Much

If you are finding that the ‘grammar check’ in Office products (Word, Outlook…) are pointing out more than you would like, you can adjust it.  The latest version of Office 2016 offers two Grammar settings: GRAMMER Typical grammar checking GRAMMER AND MORE Typical grammar + things like “Wordiness” and “Vague Adjectives” You can easily toggle between the two options or even set your own grammar checking details by: Start WORD Click FILE > OPTIONS >…

SOLVED: How To Disable SHARE Button in Office 2016 Using a GPO

If you have Office 2016 and you want to block your staff from easily saving content in the cloud, you can disable the SHARE button using the following Group Policy Object (GPO): User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> “Office Product Name” -> Disable Items in User Interface -> Custom -> Disable Commands > ENABLE and enter 26594 26594 does seem like a random number and it probably is, however, Microsoft has made it possible to…

SOLVED: Overtype / Insert Is Not Working in Word 2013

The short answer is, you are correct.   Microsoft has intentionally disabled that functionality in Word 2013.  In Excel 2013 the INSERT key still overtypes as you would expect. The long answer is, you can easily change it!  Click FILE > OPTIONS > ADVANCED and near the top you will see USE THE INSERT KEY TO CONTROL OVERTYPE MODE; put a check mark beside that.  The USE OVERTYPE MODE check box is like forcing the INSERT…

SOLVED: How to Use Email Templates in Outlook 2013 (or 2010)

Well the answer is, use Word 2013 to send your email.  You may not be aware that Outlook dropped its own text editor somewhere around Office 2000, so when you are creating an email in Outlook, you really are just using Word.  The problem is that Microsoft removed the EMAIL links from the typical ribbons in Word.  Fortunately you can easily get them back: Open Word 2010 or 2013, click FILE then OPTIONS Click QUICK ACCESS TOOLBAR,…

SOLVED: Missing HEADING 2 in Word 2007 2010 2013

If your STYLES are in a messed up order or are missing a few items like STYLE 3 or HEADING 2, on the STYLES group of the HOME tab in Word 2007, 2010, 2013, or 2016 you can “correct” the situation by: Click the STYLES WINDOW popup Click the OPTIONS button Click the RECOMMEND tab Click the item you are missing (like HEADING 2) or out of order Click the SHOW button or the MOVE…

Whats New In Office 15?

Office 15 (likely Office 2013) is in private beta now and will have a public beta your can play with next month, in June 2012.  The product should release to manufacturing (RTM) late this year and likely be available to buy very early in 2013.    Initially users will notice that the new products all use a Metro styled “washed out” look with only a few important items having colour but past that there are many changes. …

SOLVED: How To Reset Word 2007 2010 2013 Settings Without Reinstalling

If you have changed your default font, boarders, page size, and you can’t remember how to undo those changes or if you just have a weird Word 2007 2010 2013 problem, you can easily reset your settings back to default by deleting a few files. Before you begin, close Word. Delete NORMAL.DOTM and BUILDINGBLOCKS.DOTX Normal.DOTM and BuildingBlocks.DOTX usually reside in C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates The default NORMAL.DOTM files used for new profiles are stored C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates These…

Office 2010 Starter and Office WebApps are Two FREE Versions of Office (Word and Excel)

In addition to several new features like the Social Media pane in Outlook and the use of the fantastic new “Ribbon” on all programs, Office 2010 brought us two completely new versions which are completely free! Office 2010 Starter Edition – FREE: Starter includes only Word and Excel and they have some advanced features removed which I doubt 99.99% of users would notice.  It also has a small panel on the bottom right which contains…