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    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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    hooray what a silly thing to bork up

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    About bloomin' time!
    That was so useful.

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    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.

    James

    Edit, Actually this works for all Office applications.
    Last edited by CAWJames; 1st November 2012 at 03:16 PM.

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    The PDF editing is pretty awesome as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    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.
    You could do this in 2010 without problems, I have been doing it all along, you just launch it from the start menu again and it works fine two windows two screens and in my case two massive spreadsheets to be ultra geeky I stretch them both across two screens and tile them job done

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    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.
    Heck, even Google apps does this!

    Quote Originally Posted by gshaw View Post
    The PDF editing is pretty awesome as well
    It's been in LibreOffice for some time now.

    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:
    http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/site...ples-FINAL.pdf

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    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?

    James.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    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?

    James.

    OMG hold the press - how will Google apps keep up. Oh wait, they were doing that 2 yrs ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    OMG hold the press - how will Google apps keep up. Oh wait, they were doing that 2 yrs ago.
    I had a feeling someone might say that hehe

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    is it available to VL yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    is it available to VL yet?
    Yep, both office pro plus 2013 and web apps 2013 are on.

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    the KMS host add is now also up

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    hmm seems the licensing site has changed.. neither of my logins work..

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    Quote Originally Posted by RabbieBurns View Post
    hmm seems the licensing site has changed.. neither of my logins work..
    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.

    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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