‘Snow problem, unless you’re stuck with the kids!

Beautiful (and entertaining) as the snow is, I’m sure many of you will have shared that sinking feeling that school closure can bring. Especially when you have an important meeting scheduled or a deadline to make. So, with a third day of being at home with the kids on the cards, here’s some ideas which…

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Top tips for using Office 2007 on your netbook

I wanted to share this article which my colleague in Mexico, Adriana, recently published. Hope you find it useful :). Thanks Adriana! First things first: Everything you need to know about installing Office 2007 on your netbook Most netbooks come with a free 60-day trial of Office 2007 pre-installed, so if you want to try…

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Keep the kids busy with Easter craft ideas

The school holidays are upon us again, so here’s a couple of Easter projects to keep the kids occupied, without breaking the bank. It’s easy to find Easter craft themes and you can get hold of craft supplies such as coloured feathers, pom-poms and googly eyes easily and cheaply at local stationary suppliers. Time to…

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Spring comes to Office Online

Well it’s four days into March and I’m very happy to see the first of the spring flowers out in the garden and a hint of milder weather to come! We’re celebrating spring-time on Office Online with a bonanza of free resources for you to use and enjoy. Planning a wedding? Visit the Templates section…

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Making thank-you cards easy

Embarrassing confession: for whatever reason, I always struggle with thank-you cards. My excuse is that the effort involved in getting Christmas cards out to family and friends around the world leaves me so exhausted that I can’t even think about thank-you cards until February, by which time they’re out of date and not worth doing….

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Most popular templates in 2008

So we’ve seen which how-to articles were the most popular this year, but what about templates? I’m a big fan of the free Office Online templates and regularly try to point out some of the hidden gems contained on the website, so I was really interested to see which templates have been downloaded the most…

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Dazzle with PowerPoint

We regularly say that there’s so much good stuff on Office Online that it’s hard to keep up with it all. So full marks to the PowerPoint blog team for spotting these amazing text and picture templates. Here are a few of my favourites: NB: Don’t be disappointed if the download page on Office Online…

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Most popular how-to articles in 2008

How do you know what you don’t know… You need to know something exists in the first place, to know that you don’t know anything about it… Because of this conundrum, I’m always interested to see what people are searching for on Office Online — and I almost always discover a new feature that I…

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…for Absolute Beginners

No, this isn’t a post about that questionable ’80s movie adaption of the classic British coming-of-age novel. However, if you’re new to Word, Excel, Powerpoint or Outlook you might be interested to know about the new ‘Novice’ training content available on Office Online. These colourful training articles have loads of screenshots, introducing you to using…

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Unleash your creativity (and share it with the rest of us!)

A lot of Office Online visitors head for our Templates section to make everything from birthday invitations to school reports. If you’re super-creative (and I know you are) you can now share your masterpieces with our 4 million visitors a month by submitting your own templates. The process takes a few minutes but stick with…

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