Almost everyone who owns a computer will know what you're talking about when you mention Microsoft Word – the veteran word processor has been going since the early 1980s, after all. But how does it stack up in the modern, cloud-focused era, with the likes of Google Docs nipping at its heels?Here we're going to take a close look at how Word works as a word processor today, on the desktop, on mobile, and on the web, as part of an ongoing Office 365 subscription. Word is also available as a one-off Office 2019 purchase, without the regular updates and without the backup of tech support from Microsoft.Microsoft Word for Office 365: interfaceThe ribbon interface wasn't a hugely popular move when it was first introduced, but it's helped keep Word looking fresh and relevant as computing has moved away from the desktop to mobile and the web.Its constantly shifting carousel of menus and options works very well, for the most part, with the most necessary and relevant options usually … [Read more...] about Microsoft Word for Office 365 review
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Best Microsoft Office alternatives1. FreeOffice2. LibreOffice3. WPS Office4. iWork5. CalligraRead on for our detailed analysis of each appWhile Microsoft Office dominates the productivity app sector there are many flexible alternatives. In this guide, you'll learn more about some of them.Many free and open source suites such as LibreOffice support the Open Document Format, which is used by the UK government. Open standards are useful as when developers discontinue software, users may not be able to access documents stored in a proprietary format. This has happened in the past to former users of Microsoft Works.If you manage an organisation, you may be unable to pay for MS Office software licenses for every machine. For this reason all the products discussed here are available free of charge, or offer a free tier such as WPS Office.Some of the tools in this guide also incorporate useful features not found in Microsoft Office, like converting PDFs to DOC format. All of the suites listed … [Read more...] about Best Microsoft Office alternatives in 2018
Word processors are ubiquitous in schools, workplaces, and universities, but paying for an Office 365 subscription can add up over time. Merge Word costs the same as one month of Office 365, and you get to keep it for life. In this review I took a look at Merge Word through the lens of it could replace Microsoft Word in an everyday workflow. I came away impressed by Merge Word which packs a lot of bang for its buck, though there are some downsides. The app is available for $9.99 on Windows 10. See at Microsoft Store A familiar interface At first glance, Merge Word will feel extremely familiar to anyone who has used Microsoft Word. In fact, even on further inspection, you could probably fool someone into thinking it was Microsoft Word. It has a familiar ribbon design, page layout, and set of features. It even has various themes that you can switch between including older versions of Office and some attractive dark modes. Merge Word covers all the basic word processing tools such as … [Read more...] about Can Merge Word replace Microsoft Word for only $10?
Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs with snipping, Sets, Fluent Design, security, Focus assist while gaming, sound, language, and HEIC improvements. This build is from the RS5 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update the company plans to release later this year. Windows 10 is being developed as a service, meaning it receives new features on a regular basis. Microsoft has released five major updates so far: November Update, Anniversary Update, Creators Update, Fall Creators Update, and April 2018 Update. Microsoft is merging the various ways you can take screenshots (and annotate them) in Windows 10. WIN + Shift + S now brings up a snipping toolbar, which you can use for taking a quick screenshot. Immediately after taking a snip, you’ll get a notification that opens your snip into Screen Sketch, which has been turned into a standalone app (it can also be set to open with a pen click, the print screen button, or the screen snip button in the Action … [Read more...] about Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with snipping, Sets, Fluent, security, and gaming improvements
Word has always been the workhorse app of the Microsoft Office suite, and Word 2016 is no different than past versions. Nearly everyone who uses Office ends up using Word at some point, whether it be for writing memos, typing up agendas, creating reports, crafting business correspondence or any of a thousand other uses.The current version, Word 2016, was released in late 2015 when the entire Office suite was upgraded, and by now many businesses have moved to it. But although you may have upgraded to the latest version, you might be missing out on some worthwhile features introduced in Word 2016 for Windows — that’s what we’ll look at in this story.Your copy of Word 2016 may be part of the standalone Office software suite or part of an Office 365 subscription for business, home, or education. But that doesn't matter; except as noted below, all the tips here apply to whatever version of Word 2016 you're using.Share this story: IT pros, we hope you’ll pass this … [Read more...] about Word 2016 cheat sheet