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    SIMS and Office 2013

    Has anyone had any problems with using it? Thinking inititially of working with individual report templates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by number34 View Post
    Has anyone had any problems with using it? Thinking inititially of working with individual report templates.
    If its anything like office 2010 support won't come in for the next couple of updates. I would say April earliest most likely summer. Thats not to say it won't work but they won't help you if its broken.

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    2010 support took capita something like 2 years to fully work.

    Hopefully there are not too many changes in the new version though.

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    It's not like it works perfectly even now with 2010.
    What does 2013 bring? A touch-screen interface?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikpaw View Post
    It's not like it works perfectly even now with 2010.
    What does 2013 bring? A touch-screen interface?
    Direct PDF editing aparantly is the only amazing thing I've seen mentioned a lot. So that will be perfect for editing loads of downloaded resources from the Internet then to make them your own in 30 seconds aka remove the copyright from the bottom....

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Direct PDF editing aparantly is the only amazing thing I've seen mentioned a lot. So that will be perfect for editing loads of downloaded resources from the Internet then to make them your own in 30 seconds aka remove the copyright from the bottom....
    That is actually quite a huge feature!

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    I've been personnally using SIMS with Office 2013 since it was made available on Technet a month or so back. I must say it works flawlessly and in some ways I am preferring it over previous editions. The way file open/saving and recent docs/folders is implemented is a vast improvement and as speed up my work flow no end. PDF editing is indeed very impressive - first thing I did was to test on an old document.

    As much as I dislike ribbon as a concept, I've gotten used to it. And as much as I dislike the the Windows 2.0 2D design choices, the feature set are more important. I think this might be rolled out over the summer regardless of whether or not Capita officially support it.

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    Our data manager has been using for the last 10 days and no issues so far.

    Things we like -

    When you say attach in an email and then don't attach anything it prompts you.
    When you open a xml file file it decides if its an file that would work in excel or word.
    The PDF conversion.
    Bit more intuitive.
    It looks pretty........

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    Sounds like its worth a bang, I have downloaded it just not got around to installing it yet....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesmay View Post
    It looks pretty........
    Oh I hate it!

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    but what about reports @tmcd35 - individual reports from AM7, bulk printing, mailmerge reports, late letters, those are the things that go awry. I guess they haven't changed the underlying engine much from 2010 if things seem to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikpaw View Post
    but what about reports @tmcd35 - individual reports from AM7, bulk printing, mailmerge reports, late letters, those are the things that go awry. I guess they haven't changed the underlying engine much from 2010 if things seem to work.
    So far (touch wood) it's worked well with everything I've thrown at it. We're still a few months away from anyone other than myself even knowing of it's existence. There are a number of area's I haven't tested yet but should do naturally in due course before we roll out. I've used it mostly with assessment and one or two ad-hoc reports so far. Not looked at mailmerge or late letters yet.

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    I have found one problem. I had an RTF report set up that had macros in the templete to reformat tables, the macros have disappeared.

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