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In Mark Alexieff's demonstration of the new features of Microsoft Office 2007 last Friday at TechEd 2006 in Boston, we were delighted to see that attention was finally paid to PowerPoint, usually the forgotten child among the others in the suite. We saw t

In Mark Alexieff’s demonstration of the new features of Microsoft Office 2007 last Friday at TechEd 2006 in Boston, we were delighted to see that attention was finally paid to PowerPoint, usually the forgotten child among the others in the suite. We saw t

A style choice within Office's new ribbon changes the nodes to multi-color and 3D. Notice also the pane was used to add that sixth node. Borrowing some of the graphical functionality from Visio (at long last!) the nodes in the cycle adjust themselves to m

A style choice within Office’s new ribbon changes the nodes to multi-color and 3D. Notice also the pane was used to add that sixth node. Borrowing some of the graphical functionality from Visio (at long last !) the nodes in the cycle adjust themselves to m

A quick style change removes the circular nodes and boosts the power of the arrows.

A quick style change removes the circular nodes and boosts the power of the arrows.

All the rendering tools in every Office program are now 3D capable. Here, a screen shot from Excel is dropped into a PowerPoint slide. With a simple style change, the picture perches itself along the right side of the slide in 3D, atop a shiny surface tha

All the rendering tools in every Office program are now 3D capable. Here, a screen shot from Excel is dropped into a PowerPoint slide. With a simple style change, the picture perches itself along the right side of the slide in 3D, atop a shiny surface tha

Mark Alexieff admits that there's a certain degree of PowerPoint envy these days, even among people working for Microsoft, "particularly when you're in there with your peers, and the PowerPoint product manager presents his presentation, and it looks a lot

Mark Alexieff admits that there’s a certain degree of PowerPoint envy these days, even among people working for Microsoft, "particularly when you’re in there with your peers, and the PowerPoint product manager presents his presentation, and it looks a lot

This year, OneNote - which appears in Office Professional - adds the ability to share notebooks. Here, OneNote has captured the slides from one of Alexieff's presentations, letting him add handwritten notes in the margins on his tablet PC.

This year, OneNote - which appears in Office Professional - adds the ability to share notebooks. Here, OneNote has captured the slides from one of Alexieff’s presentations, letting him add handwritten notes in the margins on his tablet PC.

In this portion of the notebook, notes written at different times can be superimposed without overlapping existing text.

In this portion of the notebook, notes written at different times can be superimposed without overlapping existing text.

This is exactly what it looks like: You can search handwriting, using examples taken from your handwriting.

This is exactly what it looks like : You can search handwriting, using examples taken from your handwriting.

It isn't a secret, but it hasn't been too publicized either: The Office Open XML document format is compressed using the common ZIP (Lempel-Ziv) algorithm. So if you took a .DOCX Word document, and simply added the .ZIP extension to it, you could open it

It isn’t a secret, but it hasn’t been too publicized either : The Office Open XML document format is compressed using the common ZIP (Lempel-Ziv) algorithm. So if you took a .DOCX Word document, and simply added the .ZIP extension to it, you could open it

The ZIP package in a .DOCX or other Office Open XML file is made up of a handful of components with their own obvious filenames. Here's the contents of one: It contains the metadata for the Word file. Conceivably, even a third-party utility could easily s

The ZIP package in a .DOCX or other Office Open XML file is made up of a handful of components with their own obvious filenames. Here’s the contents of one : It contains the metadata for the Word file. Conceivably, even a third-party utility could easily s

Here's an example of how a developer can make use of the Office Open XML format to write a utility program using .NET Framework. For this example, Mark Alexieff shows how you can write a document "cleanser" that could be made to eliminate bad or embarrass

Here’s an example of how a developer can make use of the Office Open XML format to write a utility program using .NET Framework. For this example, Mark Alexieff shows how you can write a document "cleanser" that could be made to eliminate bad or embarrass