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  • Blog Post: Q&A: how do I move data from Access onto my Mac?

    Via the open question thread : I'm about to buy a Macbook as my main computer. But I also use Access a lot, especially the mail-merge function (Word/Access). I've read your comments in MacRumors about the likelihood of Microsoft creating Access for Macintosh. What do you recommend instead? ...
  • Blog Post: Office:Mac 2008 12.2.1 available today

    Today, we released Office:Mac 2008 12.2.1. This release fixes issues where some users were unable to open some of their XML-based files in PowerPoint:Mac and Excel:Mac. This issue was accidentally introduced when we introduced stronger checking of our new XML-based file formats. In short, we were looking...
  • Blog Post: Office:Mac 2008 SP2 available today

    Today, we have released Office:Mac 2008 SP2. What's in it for you? PowerPoint : In a lot of ways, this is the star of SP2 for me. (Of course, it helps that I'm on the PowerPoint team. :) In SP2, we have added two highly-requested features: the ability to create custom path animations and the ability...
  • Blog Post: data analysis in Excel:Mac 2008

    Today, Gavin made a great announcement over on Mac Mojo : Now available: data analysis for Excel 2008 . AnalysisSoft has created StatPlus:mac LE to provide analysis tools to Excel users. To quote from Gavin's post: StatPlus:mac LE is a free, downloadable data analysis application for Mac OS X...
  • Blog Post: only one of these is an April Fool's joke

    I'm going to leave it as an exercise for the reader to figure out which one is the April Fool's joke. Only one is. Short storyspreadsheet: Excel as a Trojan horse for literature . The long form of such a literary work would be called the 'novexcel', and the author of this particular one notes that...
  • Blog Post: Office 2008 12.1.3 and Office 2004 11.5.2 available now

    This is probably going to get lost in all of the discussion of the new MacBooks and MacBook Pros, but just in case you feel like taking a break from all of that, Update Tuesday has delivered new updates to Office 2008 and Office 2004. Office 2008 12.1.3 has suite-wide improvements in performance...
  • Blog Post: Solver for Excel 2008 is available today

    An announcement before my team heads out for a long weekend ... Solver for Excel 2008 is available for download today . The fine folks at Frontline Systems have released it as a free download . Make sure that you've updated to Excel 12.1.2 , Solver won't work without the latest and greatest. ...
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