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  • Blog Post: Don’t forget about the Office Developer’s Conference

    LIVE DEMOS. REAL CODE. HOT NEW INFO. The 2008 Microsoft Office System Developer Conference February 10-13, San Jose California ODC 2008 is the premier event for Microsoft Office and SharePoint developers, bringing together architects, developers, industry technical experts, Microsoft insiders...
  • Blog Post: 2007 Office System Sample: Open XML File Format Code Snippets for Visual Studio 2005

    Pretty nice set of snippets This download includes snippets for use when customizing Microsoft Office Excel 2007, Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007, and Microsoft Office Word 2007. Download and install these snippets to your Visual Studio code snippet folder and use them with the Visual Studio Code...
  • Blog Post: Office 2007 Webcasts

    Attend three webcasts and get a free copy. Definitely not a bad deal!
  • Blog Post: Auto Preview with Word 2007

    A very cool feature that I ran across was the ability to auto preview with Word. Many times while I am working on a document I find that I want to change things like the font. The problem is that I don’t know what the output will look like in my document or how it may fit in to the flow of the text....
  • Blog Post: Zooming with Word 2007

    Ever read a Word document and want to either zoom in or out on a particular area or see the whole document at once? Another cool Word feature I ran across was the zoom. There are two ways to get to the zoom feature In the bottom right hand corner of the screen Or from the view menu in the...
  • Blog Post: Combined Out of Office

    With Outlook 2003 I always had to remember to turn on two out of office indicators. One was the internal and the other was the external out of office tools. With Outlook 2007 these have finally been combined very nicely into a single interface found in Tools – Out Of Office Assistant Not only can...
  • Blog Post: Split Screen Email

    Every write a large email or edit a document that would be nice to see both the top and bottom at the same time. I ran across the capability to do split screen within Outlook 2007. Start with a basic email and split the screen by selecting the upper right hand corner Then you should be all set
  • Blog Post: The Panning Hand

    A very cool feature that I just ran across within Outlook and Word is called the panning hand. Let’s say you are reading an email or a news feed in your inbox. If you want to scroll down you can use the scroll bars or turn on the panning hand. Once turned on this gives you the ability to make the...
  • Blog Post: The Floating Toolbar

    In the category of nice feature… Within Office 2007 the floating toolbar so far is one of my favorite timesavers. How many times have you been typing and need to change the format of some text? Select your text and it appears.
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