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Familiar tools coupled with new features and a simplified and redesigned interface make Office 2013 well worth the paid upgrade.
If you're not in a rush to receive your prints, the Office Pro 6.1 makes a worthwhile sidekick with several cloud printing options, a generous 200-sheet paper input capacity, and a 35-sheet autodocument feeder for hands-free scans on the upgraded 2,400dpi scanner.
Office for Mac 2008 may be the best pick for business users, but most people can get by with less costly alternatives.
Collide, which lets multiple programmers tap into a software development project, is open-source software now that Google has cast it off. One project member hopes it'll inspire related projects.
Overall, Microsoft Office Standard 2007 is a worthy upgrade if you need to make sleeker-looking documents and presentations to share with others, and Outlook is better than ever, but you can stick to your current software if you don't feel that it lacks anything.
Microsoft is signing up testers for a soon-to-be-released preview of "Office Mix," a new, interactive presentation application.
Microsoft's suite of online tools is designed to help small businesses build and maintain a Web presence and manage projects, contacts, and tasks.
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Corel WordPerfect Office X3 is a very good productivity suite with enough enhancements to warrant an upgrade. Microsoft Office users, though, should wait for Microsoft Office 12.
You have several software options when you need to create a document or build a slideshow. We help you figure out which one best fits your needs.
Microsoft's "freemium" switch for Office on iOS is one of the last remaining keys to the company's biggest pricing change in years.