Should you buy Microsoft Office or subscribe to it?

These days you can buy Office 2016 outright or subscribe to Office 365. Which is right for you? To being with, let’s be clear about the naming of the products. “Microsoft Office 2016” refers to the latest version of Office when bought outright. Bought in this manner, you are not entitled to ongoing product updates. …
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Is the Desktop PC about to disappear?

Do PC’s still have a place in a world of laptops and tablets? Over the last few years, a lot of people have replaced PCs (consisting of system unit, monitor, keyboard, and mouse) with laptops. The reasons aren’t hard to find: Laptops are much neater and take up less room than PCs. The price differential …
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Office 365 Re-visited

Why would you upgrade to Office 365? A while ago, I blogged about Office 365, pointing out that in this version you no longer purchase the software outright, but license the use of it via a monthly or annual subscription. I have no doubt that this change is intended to increase Microsoft’s sales. Let’s face …
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Moving Email Folders in Outlook (and more!)

Recently, I decided to tidy up my Outlook email folders This entailed moving lots of sub-folders between folders. You can move a folder (or sub-folder – which simply means a folder that is within another folder) either by “cutting and pasting” it or by simply dragging it from one location to another. The latter is …
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Word – Changing Options

We can exercise a (tiny) bit of control over Microsoft programs! Individual programs in the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint and OneNote) have their own set of “Options” that can be used to help you to use the programs in the way that you want. Here is a guide as to how …
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Some Follow-Ups

The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for the iPad Mini I recently blogged about the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for the iPad Mini. Well, it has now arrived in the shops (John Lewis and Apple, for instance). From what I had previously read, there were some minor gripes about some keys being too small to hit …
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Buying Office 2013

Have Microsoft released a product they don’t want us to buy? Years ago it was usual to buy Microsoft Office “bundled in” with a new computer. You acquired the package cheaper than buying it separately but it was only licensed for that specific computer: you couldn’t transfer it to a new computer later on. Fair …
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Treepad

A lot of business users and home computer users automatically turn to Microsoft Word every time they want to create text that needs to be saved. Word is a great fully-featured “word processing package” but using it often seems like using a sledge-hammer to crack a walnut, and it doesn’t necessarily offer a good solution …
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