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Weekly Roundup: Popular Word fixes, Excel row headers, and Office for iPad

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Unless otherwise noted, all instructions and screenshots are from Microsoft Office for Windows.

Now that it’s past the annual holiday season here in the US (Santa brought me a way-big monitor!) it’s back in the saddle again for the Weekly Roundup. This week: Microsoft Office blog does its own list of most popular posts (including a couple of issues that continually plague legal Office users), a quick-and-dirty Excel tutorial on printing title rows, and an exciting rumor for iPad users.

From you to us: 5 ways Word works for you — From the official Microsoft Word blog comes this list of most popular posts for 2011. Included on their list are a couple of issues near and dear to law office users everywhere: changing the separator for footnotes and restoring single spacing to documents for 2010 users frustrated with the 1.15 spacing default. Click here to read the article.

Print First Row or Header Row on Every Page in Excel — The consistently most popular post here on Legal Office Guru is Printing Monster Excel Sheets. (Very close second: How to put multiple lines in cells in Microsoft Excel.) But if you just want a quick tutorial on how to get the first row of your Excel spreadsheet to print on every page, TechnoZone has an illustrated one for you. And when I say “quick,” I’m not kidding — I’m betting a lot of people won’t even have to scroll down to read all of it. (Hey, I’m all for brevity.) Click here for the full post.

What Price Office for the iPad? Who Knows! — Harry McCracken over at Technologizer is hearing the same rumors that a lot of us are hearing, namely, that Microsoft is getting ready to release the iPad version of its Office suite. While there are other iPad apps that can edit Microsoft Office files, the really interesting part of this is the pricing. It looks like Microsoft is finally going to start pricing competitively. Of course, they may simply have no choice. Click here to read McCracken’s analysis of the rumors, and click here to do a little research of your own on Google.

by Deborah Savadra

I spend an inordinate amount of my time playing with computers and attempting to explain technology to lawyers and law office staff. It's not always easy, but someone's got to do it.

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  1. Interesting development – a company that makes a *free* iPad app called CloudOn for editing Microsoft Office documents “sold out” of its product: http://tabtimes.com/news/ittech-cloud-services/2012/01/04/cloudon-sold-out-free-ipad-app-editing-microsoft-office-docs