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Office 2013 vs. Office 2016


I had a chance yesterday to sit down with 2 computers in front of me and compare the ribbons (toolbar) in Office 2013 with the new Office 2016.  While Excel had a few changes, I was happy to discover that not much has changed with the layout of the ribbons in Word, Publisher and PowerPoint.  I like and was comfortable with the 2013 ribbons so I was glad that they had not changed dramatically.  I would estimate that 95% is the same.  In some cases a feature is in the same location but the button appears slightly different.

The main changes to Office involve the ability to create and edit documents and presentations with other people and the ability to access your documents, on the go, across all your devices.

Here is a link that describes some of the changes…

See What’s New in the Office 2016 Apps


Uploading Microsoft Office Files to Google Drive


• This lesson includes step-by-step instructions and screenshots for uploading a Microsoft Office Document (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) into Google Drive.

• You can edit, download, and convert Microsoft Office files in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

• Once you’ve edited a Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides file, you can then save and share it with others.

• It also includes a video link to learn how to add the Google Drive Plugin for Microsoft Office.

• With this plugin, you can now edit your Office files stored in Google Drive directly in Microsoft Office!

• If you use Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, you can save your files directly to Google Drive, open them from Drive, or share them, all from within your Office programs.

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Link to get the plug-in…


Link to video explaining how to download and use the Plugin…


Click on the link below to download this lesson…

Uploading Microsoft Office Files to Google Drive


Office 365 now Free for Students

Office 365 is now FREE for Students!  I heard about this at the Connect technology conference I went to last week. To compete with free Google Drive, Microsoft is now offering Office for free to students who are enrolled at qualifying schools.

Install Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on other mobile devices, including Android, iPad®, and Windows tablets.

Click on the image below to go to the Office 365 website…

Slide1Click on the link below to visit the Microsoft website and find out about this new offer…

Microsoft Office 365 Website