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Microsoft's new Sway tool blends Office apps into a platform for presenting ideas

Sway can apply the functionality of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote to a new, intuitive kind of document that formats itself automatically and can even pull data from the web.

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Microsoft rolls out Groups feature to Office 365 users, but only on the web

If you've been trying to figure out out how to better work collaboratively with coworkers, Microsoft has a new tool for Office 365: Groups. But right now, it's only for those using Microsoft's Office 365 web apps.

How to use Microsoft Word's works cited tools: Sources, footnotes, and more

From bibliographies to footnotes and beyond, here's everything you need to know to use Microsoft Word's works cited tools.

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How to start blogging with Microsoft Word

You can draft or even post blog updates directly from Word to the most popular blogging platforms. There's even a workaround that helps with other blogging tools.

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5 must-know Excel macros for common tasks

Automate repetitive text, data sorting, and more with these shortcuts.

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How to create and customize tables in Microsoft Word

Wrangle unruly text into easy-to-read formats using Word 2013's improved tables features.

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Google Docs gains better track-changes integration with Microsoft Office

Google keeps encroaching on Microsoft's Office territory, with a new capability to import tracked changes into Google Docs.

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From data to doughnuts: How to create great charts and graphics in Excel

With Excel's versatile chart tool, putting together data visualizations is as easy as pie (groan).

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Microsoft seeks Office testers, possibly for Android tablet and Metro versions

As Office branches out beyond desktop software, Microsoft seeks beta volunteers.

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Google quietly announces plan to kill Quickoffice apps after beefing up Drive's editing

With Google's own productivity apps doing almost everything that Quickoffice does, the search giant is retiring its Office-compatible mobile apps.