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Could you get by with Office Web Apps?

Businesses could make significant savings by foregoing Office for Office Web Apps, says Simon Jones

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Headings vs headers: how to use both in Word

Simon Jones explains how to use headings in Word

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Invoices and VAT: how to set up your documents correctly

Simon Jones reveals why it's important your invoicing system is up to scratch

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Tips for the best PowerPoint presentations

Simon Jones explains how to create effective slideshows in Microsoft's market-leading tool - and keep your audience from boredom or nausea

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The end of Windows XP support: what it really means for businesses

Simon Jones explains the full implications of the looming deadline for Windows XP support

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Phone numbers: lost in translation

Simon Jones explains how to validate phone numbers and translate them into E.164

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Office Web Apps: forthcoming new features

Simon Jones runs down what we can expect from the Office Web Apps in the coming months

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How to switch back to the old Find and Replace menu in Word

Simon Jones reveals how to turn back the clock for those who don't like Microsoft Word's new Find navigation pane

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Three alternatives to Word's spelling and grammar checker

You don't have to rely on Microsoft Word's built-in spelling and grammar tools. Simon Jones tests three alternatives

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Microsoft Office and the death of upgrades

Microsoft Office has long since stopped offering upgrade discounts. Simon Jones explains the new pricing models

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How to measure the success of a new IT system

Simon Jones reveals how to measure the impact a new software application has had on your business

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Office 2013: the best features of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote

Simon Jones reveals what he likes most about each of the apps in Office 2013

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How to stop Microsoft Word changing your spellcheck language

Simon Jones reveals how to stop Microsoft Word's spellchecker from slipping into a foreign language

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What is Word's Compatibility Mode?

Simon Jones explains how Microsoft's Words Compatibility Mode works

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Making sense of Office 2013's file formats

Simon Jones reveals some subtle changes to the file formats used in the latest version of Microsoft Office

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Office 2013's unhealthy obsession with an internet connection

Simon Jones wonders if Microsoft's latest Office suite puts too much emphasis on connectivity

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Creating stand-out graphics in PowerPoint

Simon Jones reveals how to add special effects to photos in PowerPoint

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Hidden commands of Windows 8

Simon Jones wonders why Microsoft is abandoning the Fluent UI for Metro style apps, putting commands where most users won't find them

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Why you can't force Outlook to send email in HTML

Simon Jones delves into the issue of which format is most appropriate for email messages

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Metro Style apps vs desktop applications

Simon Jones takes a look at how applications can and will change in Windows 8

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Simon Jones

Simon Jones

Simon is a contributing editor to PC Pro. He's an independent IT consultant specialising in Microsoft Office, Visual Basic and SQL Server.

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