Microsoft mac:Office v. X Goes GM

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Date: Thursday, October 18th, 2001, 00:45
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Sources tell Go2Mac that Microsoft’s highly-anticipated mac:Office for Mac OS X went Golden Master (“GM”) yesterday. Looks like the US$499 productivity suite is on track for wide release in November 2001.


Sources tell Go2Mac that Microsoft’s highly-anticipated mac:Office for Mac OS X went Golden Master (“GM”) yesterday. Looks like the US$499 productivity suite is on track for wide release in November 2001:

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Thumbs up on the package design and Holy icons batman! Also, anyone else think they should capitalize the the “M” and the “O” ?

New features in Office v. X

- Clear Formatting: With the Clear Formatting feature in Microsoft Word X for Mac, you can easily reset character and paragraph formatting, set the default text style, and restore hyperlinks throughout your documents.

- Multi-selection: Use the command click function on multiple selections throughout Word documents to apply formatting, spelling, searching or any other operation that wasn’t previously applied to the sections.

- AutoRecover: In Microsoft Excel X for Mac, the new AutoRecover feature lets you set specific time intervals to automatically save the latest version of the spreadsheet you’re working on. Should you experience a power outage or system failure, Excel automatically recovers the file that was last saved automatically.

- Customizable keyboard shortcuts: In Excel X, you can now customize your keyboard.

- PowerPoint packages: In Microsoft PowerPoint X, you can copy and collect links in one PowerPoint Package, which allows you to easily transfer intact movies, sounds, and images to other computers and electronic media, such as CD-ROMs.

- QuickTime movies: The QuickTime Movies feature in PowerPoint X has been improved to allow you to incorporate animation for richer video clips.

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