Posts Tagged ‘#office’

Office Backup

Helpful Hints, Warnings | Posted by Dennis November 23rd, 2011

I’ve discussed lots of ways to protect your data, but there’s one I missed.  If you have a lot of Word, Excel, or Office documents, there’s a slick feature in Office that you can use.  I’ve already told you about the Outlook add-on that will back up your email file, but this is about the OTHER parts of Office.  If you look at the options for Word, Excel, etc. in the SAVE section there is an option to save AutoRecover info every X minutes.  You can decide how often it does this.    The same section allows you to make local copies if you are using a network storage location.  These options can help a lot if you lose your latest draft for some reason.  Here’s a complete rundown on retrieval options for Office 2007 on the Microsoft site.

Office 2010

Helpful Hints, News | Posted by Dennis October 22nd, 2011

The newest version of Office, the productivity software that includes Word, Excel, etc., is the 2010 edition.  It’s now safe to use.  As usual, there were glitches in the initial release so we warned our customers to stay away for awhile.  Now it seems stable, so I thought I’d let you know about some of the purchasing changes.  Unlike Office 2007, this new version only has 3 purchase options.  They’ve done away with the multitude of packages they offered previously, probably because it confused customers.  Now you can buy 1) Office Home and Student, 2) Office Home and Business, and 3) Office Professional.  The Pro version is the ONLY ONE that has Publisher and Access.  Here’s a chart that shows the options.  They also did away with the UPGRADE option, which used to be available for about $100 less than the full product.  I think these were bad moves on Microsoft’s part.  More options are better.  By the way, if you don’t like having to shell out $100-300 for a license, there’s an open-source freebie out there that a friend of mine just told me about called LibreOffice.  It has a lot of powerful features and is very similar to the newer Microsoft products.  This one replaces the old OpenOffice suite that I told you about earlier.  You can download it here.

Missing Menu

Helpful Hints, News | Posted by Dennis April 20th, 2011

Looking for that menu bar that says;   File, then Edit, all the way across to Help?  Windows 7, MS Office, Messenger, and a lot of other Microsoft products have dropped this long-used set of items, but never fear, they’re simply hidden.  To make them appear, just press the ALT key and Voilà!  There it is!  You can also right-click an empty place in the bar to permanently turn the Menu Bar on.  This has helped a lot of folks who were trying to get rid of Messenger, because you have to go to the Tools section to tell it not to run at startup.