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Microsoft rolls out free Office for students, worldwide

Americans students received the free offer for Office about two years ago. Now Microsoft has rolled it out worldwide.

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5 essential tips for creating Excel macros

Get the most out of this powerful Excel feature with some simple rules that will make recording and using macros a cinch.

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Microsoft beefs up Office Online with new features, streamlined interface

For the new year, Microsoft is adding a few nice touches to Office Online including extra features and an improved interface.

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Sorting text in Word: 3 tips and some secret tricks

Whether in text or a table, learn how to repair those bizarre sorting results that just don’t make sense.

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Microsoft's touch-friendly Office apps now available to download for Windows 10

Microsoft announced touch versions of Office apps at its Windows 10 event last month. Three of those applications--Excel, PowerPoint, and Word--are now live, in preview.

The power of F2: An easier way to copy and move text in Microsoft Word

Keyboard shortcuts are great. More efficient shortcuts are even better, as our latest tip for Microsoft Word proves.

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How to track changes in Microsoft Word without going insane

Multiple authors. Way too many changes. Follow these tips to manage heavily edited documents without the headache.

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LibreOffice gets a streamlined makeover, native alternatives for major Microsoft fonts

LibreOffice is a great productivity suite and version 4.4 gives the suite an improved interface and new fonts to replace two popular choices from Microsoft.

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Hands-on with Office for Android tablets: polished and ready for mobile productivity

Microsoft’s productivity apps can perform plenty of tasks, though a few hiccups are still hanging around.

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The 15 function-key strokes everyone should know to zip around Microsoft Office

Master these key combos and shave hours off your projects.