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1st November 2012, 11:22 AM #1
Already found a reason to install it.
Excel finally allows the opening of two completely separate windows instances again so you can have one on one screen and another on a different screen. Yay, they broke that back in 2007 and it has only taken them three versions to make it right again.
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AngryTechnician (1st November 2012), gshaw (1st November 2012), jamesfed (6th November 2012), Soulfish (8th November 2012), sparkeh (1st November 2012), speckytecky (10th November 2012), ZeroHour (8th November 2012)
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1st November 2012, 12:39 PM #2
hooray what a silly thing to bork up
1st November 2012, 12:51 PM #3
About bloomin' time!
That was so useful.
1st November 2012, 02:14 PM #4
It can be done in the preceding versions on W7, but only if you right click on the active excel icon in the taskbar and select Excel, it will spawn a completely seperate instance rather than a new 'tab' inside the already running instance, then you can move one to one screen and one to another.
Edit, Actually this works for all Office applications.
Last edited by CAWJames; 1st November 2012 at 02:16 PM.
1st November 2012, 02:17 PM #5
The PDF editing is pretty awesome as well
6th November 2012, 09:20 PM #6
6th November 2012, 09:30 PM #7
Heck, even Google apps does this!
Originally Posted by SYNACK
It's been in LibreOffice for some time now.
Originally Posted by gshaw
What I'd like to know more about wrt office (we only have a nominal number of Office installs) is its reported ability to save in ODF 1.2 and OOXML strict.
Is OOXML strict the default? can you make strict the default ? what about old documents, does it save them in OOXML strict?
It has important implications given recent govt strategy:
6th November 2012, 10:57 PM #8
Have you you seen the new Excel Survey Dedicated WebApp? :-) that allows you to create a survey of some form and it populates the data live, allowing you to have real time states etc. real simple!
also, have you seen the apps that are now embedded across the Office 2013 range.. like if you have an address in an email it automatically shows you in Bing, and appointments it picks it out of the email and tells you when your available etc.
They also have the new powerpoint presentation mode! ;-)
All Pretty Good Stuff, As this thread is about Excel though see here - Excel Blog - Excel Web App - What's now available in a browser near you?
6th November 2012, 11:00 PM #9
Originally Posted by EduTech
OMG hold the press - how will Google apps keep up. Oh wait, they were doing that 2 yrs ago.
6th November 2012, 11:51 PM #10
I had a feeling someone might say that hehe
Originally Posted by CyberNerd
7th November 2012, 07:28 AM #11
is it available to VL yet?
7th November 2012, 09:58 AM #12
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Yep, both office pro plus 2013 and web apps 2013 are on.
Originally Posted by RabbieBurns
7th November 2012, 10:20 AM #13
the KMS host add is now also up
7th November 2012, 10:22 AM #14
hmm seems the licensing site has changed.. neither of my logins work..
8th November 2012, 11:21 AM #15
There is a link down the bottom that says, legacy licencing site or something like that, that is the one you want. I had the same issue.
Originally Posted by RabbieBurns
I've already got a select few of the staff from each school using 2013 with good results so far and a view to roll it out January 2013 if only for the great 365 support.
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