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PowerPoint Makes You Dumb – I didn’t catch this article when it first came out. Apparently PowerPoint contributed to the failure of the Columbia mission. Wow.

Free Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac Beta Download v.2

Mihai Andrici said here

“While Office 2010 for Windows has been tagged with a June 2010 release date, the Office for Mac OS X was named Office 2011 for Mac, with a release date set for this holiday season. Fortunately, if you want Office 2011 for Mac and want it now, you are now able to download the beta 2, a version that has been leaked online, along with the serial key you need.

“The beta 2 version of Office 2011 for Mac you can download, is the build and comes with one major visual UI improvement called Ribbon user interface, but also adds some features such as better integration into Office Web Apps.

“And come to think of it, these are the only major problems Microsoft Office has at the moment. In my opinion, yes, the Ribbon UI is an obvious improvement, but my guess is that the main feature/improvement in Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac (as well as the 2010 Windows version) is Microsoft’s ambition to try and respond to Google Docs easiness of use when it comes to collaborating on a Word document, an Excel spreadsheet or PowerPoint presentation over the Web.

“But you can check out more for yourself by downloading Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac Beta 2 version free. When asked for the serial key, enter: TDMC8-7GYKM-DXJFD-7PVCC-6GX4J.”

Link: Free Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac Download (Beta 2 build

Geek Squeak (#99): 12 New File Formats in the Google Docs Viewer (via What’s On My PC)

I wonder if Google will allow you to define file types one day. That would be helpful for those who have legacy files.

Geek Squeak (#99): 12 New File Formats in the Google Docs Viewer Google Docs is worthy of a What’s On My PC – Geek Squeak. Cross posted on the Official Gmail blog – February 18, 2011 Google Docs has launched support for 12 new files types: Microsoft Excel (.XLS and .XLSX) Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 / 2010 (.PPTX) Apple Pages (.PAGES) Adobe Illustrator (.AI) Adobe Photoshop (.PSD) Autodesk AutoCad (.DXF) Scalable Vector Graphics (.SVG) PostScript (.EPS, .PS) TrueType (.TTF) XML Paper Specification (.XPS) Not onl … Read More

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Free PowerPoint file format converter

Free PowerPoint file format converter.  Nice Automator workflow that can simplify conversion if you have a folder or many PP’s.

Create a table of contents – Word – Microsoft Office

Create a table of contents – Word – Microsoft Office.  Pretty good guide on how to do this.  This can be a time saver.

Review: Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac 2011 IT Enquirer on OS X

Review: Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac 2011 IT Enquirer on OS X.  It’s hard to believe that this article claims that it offers a better experience than Keynote.

“An older version of the Microsoft Database Daemon is running” or “An unexpected error occurred while trying to load the Microsoft Framework library” after you install Office 2004 for Mac SP2

Office 2004 for Mac

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You receive an error message.  So the answer is to:

  1. Delete the Microsoft Database Daemon from the startup items in your Accounts > Login items tab in System Preferences.
  2. Restart the computer
  3. Download and install all Office 2004 updates: . Under the “Browse for downloads” section, click Office 2004. Download all the available updates or use Microsoft AutoUpdate.

Trying to open .xlsx, .docx, or .pptx file in Office for Mac 2004:

Trying to open .xlsx, .docx, or .pptx file in Office for Mac 2004:.  If you click on the link above you will learn that you have to download and install the Open XML File Format Converter.  Nice that you have some forward compatibility.  MS changes its download links or I would have included it in this article.