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Work together with Office Online

Office Online makes it easy to work with other people on the same document, at the same time. You can see changes being made to your document as they happen, right on your screen. This keeps everybody in sync as ideas develop.

  • Office Online is free – there is nothing to install, buy, or download.
  • Everyone can work together on the same document, whether they’re working on a PC or Mac or even a compatible tablet, as long as they have Internet access.
  • Your document is automatically saved to OneDrive while people edit.

Just click Share in the toolbar above your document to invite others to work along with you.

 

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Handy Microsoft Office 2013 tips, tricks and hints

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A good morning to all our Joxicraft followers, this week and the coming up one we will dedicate to exploring the new features found in the new Microsoft Office 2013 compliments of TechRadar website.

Whether you’ve bought the apps as one-offs, the whole Office 2013 suite or signed up for Microsoft’s new Office 365 subscription package, there’s lots to like about the new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

If you’ve taken the plunge with the new-look touch-friendly apps, these tips and tricks can help you go further with the software – from tailoring the interface to embedding online clips, there’s plenty to explore.

We will focus on the new features in Office 2013 (though you will find some tricks that work across the board), while providing a mix of quick hints and more in-depth tips to suit every level of user.

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Microsoft Presses Ahead with Office for Android

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Prepare another entry into your File Of No Surprise: Microsoft is moving ahead with its efforts to bring the highly lucrative Office franchise to Android tablets.

According to The Verge, Microsoft is currently prepping a private beta of the new software. A sign-up page has been mostly taken offline since the news broke.

A full Office suite for Android tablets is roughly as surprising as San Francisco morning fog. Microsoft confirmed that it was building the native suite earlier this year, and rumor followed that the Android apps would beat a touch-first build of Office for Windows out of the gate.

To see Microsoft begin to ramp up testing is hardly surprising.

Office for iPad has been a material success for Microsoft. Despite some market doubt that the apps were too late to make an impact, or that users wouldn’t use them due to Office 365-related restrictions, Microsoft’s latest sally into iOS has gone well. Android may be no different.

The mystery that I can’t unravel is why touch Office for Windows tablets is so damned late.

The above is merely another plank in the current Microsoft effort to have its corporate focus be both mobile-first, and cloud-first. Office, of course, is now heavily based on OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage service. What will be interesting to gauge is market response to Office for Android, measuring if it can match the prior response to the iOS suite. Microsoft saw 27 million downloads of its iOS Office apps in 46 days.

Microsoft declined to comment.