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Microsoft Closes PowerPoint Zero-day Hole

Today's Patch Tuesday focused solely on closing a critical, under-attack hole, and 13 others as well, in the Office app.

Need Your Presentation to Play On a DVD Player? Try DVD Creator.

Convert PowerPoint presentations to MPEG files or playable DVDs.

Microsoft Readies 'Critical' PowerPoint Patch

This month's security update provides just a fix for a single zero-day PowerPoint bug.

After Attacks, Excel Update Due From Microsoft

UPDATE: Both Microsoft and Oracle are due to release security updates on Tuesday

After Conficker: A PowerPoint Zero-Day Flaw

Microsoft warns of a e-mail pointing to virus-infected PowerPoint file attachments or on Websites.

PowerPoint Hell: Don't Let This Happen to Your Next Presentation

In the "so bad it's good" category, we honor eight PowerPoint slides that will make you say, "Holy $#@%, What were they thinking?"

iPhone PowerPoint Remotes Give Perfect Presentations

Control PowerPoint from your iPhone, with previews of the current slide, notes, and more.


How to Lock Down the Data in Your Apps

Microsoft's Remove Hidden Data tool makes sure that no embarrassing comments are left in your older Microsoft Office documents. For Office 2007, use the Document Inspector command to vet your metadata. Also: NASA tells you how to make sure blacked out info in electronic documents remains unavailable.

PPT2DVD Burns Presentations to DVD

PowerPoint files are unwieldy, but they're also useful. If your ISP nixes a PPT file's huge size--or if you have to make a presentation to someone who doesn't have a computer--PPT2DVD can help.

Powerpoint Karaoke -- More Fun Than Pie Charts

How to make presentations so bad that they might make others laugh.