I’m coming to the end of my trial period with Microsoft Office 2013. Over the weeks it has been a reasonably solid experience with one or two quirks causing me no end of frustration. But do I want to upgrade? Do I want to pay for a subscription or full purchase or would I prefer to stick with Microsoft Office 2010, a suite that I’ve been using successfully for several years now? Indeed, should I even think of abandoning Microsoft in favour of an open source alternative?
You step up to the podium. Your palms are sweaty, your heart is racing, and just as you’re about to open your mouth and speak, your mind goes blank. Need help?
Microsoft PowerPoint can do much more than boring presentations. It’s PowerPoint 2013’s time now and the search for creative and uncommon uses of PowerPoint continues. Here are five.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have the ability to just open up an Excel spreadsheet or a Word document, and without having to do anything at all, data gets read directly out of a text or CSV data file and loads directly into a chart embedded onto your spreadsheet or Word document? This is a form of automation using Office products, because if it’s possible to automate the charting of data in Office, just think of the possibilities.