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Ramblings from the Restaurant at the Ragged Edge of Reason

  1. It's Not a Typewriter (Office 2007/2010)

    by , 29th June 2010 at 07:06 PM (Ramblings from the Restaurant at the Ragged Edge of Reason)
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ID:	7599The two latest versions of Office handle paragraph breaks differently to Office 2003 and this seems to cause negative reactions from some users. Lately I have been exposed to a group of people who were new to the Office 2007/2010 way of spacing text and have discovered that they dislike the default settings.

    I think that the issue is not so much based on usability but more based on inertia with regards to previously learnt behaviour. The standard behaviour ...
  2. Office 2010 Road Warrior Event at Papakura Normal School (Part 2 of 2)

    by , 26th June 2010 at 06:51 PM (Ramblings from the Restaurant at the Ragged Edge of Reason)
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    Excel
    Excel is the flagship product for the 64 bit line of Office applications, as Excel itself now has no row limit on documents it is only limited by the memory available on your computer. Excel is in fact the only program that Microsoft recommends from their 64 bit offering for users working with large worksheets of millions of rows (note: this was not from the presentation but a recommendation taken from several different Microsoft presentations).
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  3. Office 2010 Road Warrior Event at Papakura Normal School (Part 1 of 2)

    by , 26th June 2010 at 06:50 PM (Ramblings from the Restaurant at the Ragged Edge of Reason)
    The Road Warrior event at Papakura Normal was well attended attracting at least twenty participants from five separate schools to hear about the new features and improvements available in Office 2010. Part one of this blog entry contains the writeup on general features, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Publisher. The second part contains information on Excel, Office extentions like Ribbon Hero and PowerPivot along with a small amount on SharePoint, Live@Edu and Expression Encoder.

    I arrived ...