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How to convert InDesign to PowerPoint

How to convert an InDesign document to a PowerPoint document There is no option to export an Adobe InDesign document to a Microsoft PowerPoint document. You must first export the InDesign document to an Adobe PDF and then convert the PDF to a PowerPoint document either in Acrobat or PowerPoint itself. From Adobe InDesign export the document to an Adobe PDF document. File > Export > Sa...
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How to convert InDesign to Word

How to convert an InDesign document to a Word document There is no option to export an Adobe InDesign document to a Microsoft Word document. You must first export the InDesign document to an Adobe PDF and then convert the PDF to a Word document either in Acrobat or Word itself. This is most likely to be of use for a short document with a "graphical" layout. From Adobe InDesign export the doc...
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Template installation

Template installation It is not always absolutely necessary to "install" Office templates in a designated folder but generally it is beneficial and to be recommended. Ideally, in a corporate environment, template installation and maintenance is performed centrally by the organisation's IS department. However, individuals and users in small organisations may be need to install and maintain thei...
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Top Tips for using Word

Top Tips for using Word Most of us think we know how to use Word, it's easy, we've been doing it for years! But there are right and wrong ways to do many different things in Word. Follow these tips below and your documents will more consistent, robust, easier to mange and look better. Styles We cannot emphasise strongly enough the importance and significance of using styles in all but the short...
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What is Office 365?

What is Office 365? The current version of Microsoft Office for Windows is Office 2013 and the current version of Microsoft Office for Mac is Office 2011. So what is Office 365? Office 365 is not a version of the Office suite, like 2013 or 2011, rather it is a brand used by Microsoft for a set of subscriptions to Microsoft services. For example, rather than buying a licence to use Office 2013 ...
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Word for Windows vs Word for Mac

Microsoft Word for Windows versus Word for Mac The latest versions of Microsoft Office for Windows and Mac are, respectively, Office 2013 and Office 2011. New versions of both are due to be released in late 2015 and, who knows, they may even get the same version name! Superficially Word for Mac 2011 appears very similar to Word for Windows 2010/2013. By and large files are interchangeable betw...
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PowerPoint 2013 changes

What's changed in PowerPoint 2013 Losses There are several significant changes in PowerPoint 2013 which we consider to be a loss. 1. Personal templates PowerPoint 2013 does not give you access to your custom templates, be they personal or corporate. There is a selection of on-line "featured" templates. To gain access to you custom templates, click File > Options > Save and type %appda...
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Personal templates in Word 2013 and 2016

Personal templates in Word for Windows 2013 and 2016 In previous versions of Word the best way to start a new document from a template was to click File > New > My Templates. In Word 2013 and 2016 this command no longer exists. In fact, there is no way to access personal templates, only the Featured templates provided by Microsoft, unless you specify the Default personal templates location....
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Features removed in Word 2013

Features removed in Word 2013 Several significant and useful features has been removed from Word 2013. 1. Personal Templates Word 2013 does not give you access to your custom templates, be they personal or corporate. There is a selection of on-line "featured" templates but these are of little interest, especially as they're formatted for US Letter size paper and not A4. For an explanation of...
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