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In October this year, Microsoft will be ending its support of Office 2016. As described on the Microsoft website, this means that
Here's an article that talks about this topic.
So what should you do if you are still using Office 2016 (or an even older version) on your computer?
18/7/2020 0 Comments
One of the features I make huge use of on my Mac (and my iPad and iPhone) is the 'text replacement' feature - where, by typing a few characters, I get a longer phrase automatically filled in.
For example, typing eitc immediately turns into firstname.lastname@example.org. Typing witc immediately turns into www.itandcoffee.com.au. I have replacements for my address, phone number, ABN, and much more. It saves so much typing and the need to lookup information that is not committed to memory.
By setting up these replacements on my Mac, they automatically sync through to my iPad and iPhone (and vice-versa).
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Setting this up in my Mac's System Preferences means that all Apple Apps on my Mac can utilise the text replacements.
However, the same set of text replacements don't work in my Microsoft apps (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook) - which are the apps that I use heavily on a day-to-day basis.
Here's how to set up the same replacements in your Microsoft products and, if you get a new Mac and don't restore from a backup (as was the case for me recently), how you get the long list of replacements you have created across to the new Mac.
30/10/2019 0 Comments
A warning to Mac users who are running Microsoft Office 2011 or earlier: if you upgrade to the new macOS Catalina, you will lose access to these Office apps and have to purchase the new Office 365 suite.
Even worse, you could lose the Outlook folders and messages that were stored on your Mac (if you were using MS Outlook for your mail).
These days, if you want to purchase a license for Office 365 for use at home, you have a few options - as shown in the image below. You have the option to purchase a one-time licence for Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote. Or, you have the option to pay a subscription that will always keep you up-to-date with the latest version of these produces - plus give you several other Microsoft apps, including Outlook and OneDrive.
If you are purchasing a subscription, Office 365 Home offers a great option if there are multiple Office users in your household.
Up to 5 users can share this licence, and each user gets 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage - perfect for storing all their files and photos and sync'ing them between all their devices. This can work out so much cheaper than cloud storage offered by other providers.
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