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7 PowerPoint text effects that add sizzle to slides

Enhance headlines or illustration text with fills, shadows and other effects

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Microsoft buys LiveLoop, a tool that makes PowerPoint web-friendly

The software giant continues to buy companies to strengthen its Office apps and services

Microsoft: Office will be free for devices under 10 inches

Microsoft believes that screens smaller than 10 inches aren't used by 'professionals,' so don't expect it to charge for editing and viewing Office documents. Oh, and the Surface Pro mini -- probably dead.

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Try these 5 undiscovered Google Drive tricks

Leverage these little-known features to work without an internet connection, keep track of document changes, and more.

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Microsoft pursues Android users, preloading Office on Samsung, Dell tablets

The company's eager to extend its services beyond Windows, but some users may see this freebie as bloatware.

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5 tips for creating macros perfectly in Excel

Shrink hours of labor to minutes with these easy time-saving techniques.

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Adobe Acrobat flexes new muscles: Form filling, e-signing, mobile apps and more

Acrobat DC promises to ease our daily bureaucracy of forms with features for converting paper documents, and (through the Document Cloud service) signing and tracking electronic ones.

Microsoft launches Office 2016 developer preview, with a focus on business

Microsoft is going heavy on enterprise features in its first public peek at Office 2016, which is available now to Office 365 Business subscribers.

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5 ways to manage emails and control spam in Outlook

Blocking senders, setting rules, and other ways to keep the email pile safe as well as sane.

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Microsoft's Office 365 reportedly being bundled into Samsung KNOX for Android

Now that the legal enmity between Microsoft and Samsung has ended, it's opened the door for greater collaboration, it seems.

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First look: Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac doesn't feel like an afterthought

A free preview is available to try, and surprise, it provides a seamless experience with Office on other platforms.

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Haiku Deck's Zuru tool uses AI to help you create PowerPoints fast

Haiku Deck Zuru scans your PowerPoint and tries to help you find a sharp, attractive relevant layout, and do it fast.

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Google brings app messaging to its cloud

Google Cloud Pub/Sub messaging service can tie together different components of an enterprise cloud application