Archive for the ‘Microsoft Office 2007’ Category

Docx2Rtf

In a previous post, I wrote about an online docx converter. Today I’m going to write about a similar product. Docx2Rtf is a free application that goes one step further then just being a docx converter. This application not only converts docx files, but it also converts OpenOffice .sxw and .odt files.

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Of course this application is not perfect since it converts into an .rtf file and you might lose few headings and formatting, but it does a pretty decent job. It can also convert the .docx and .odt files to PDF format, and its latest edition supports reading and converting ebooks that were stored in the PalmOS database (.pdb) and the Aportis (.pdc) format. 

Docx2Rtf 

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How-To: Retrieve Your Windows or Microsoft Office Product Key

I just wanted to post three freeware tools that I know that you guys can use in case you want to retrieve your Microsoft Office or Windows key from the program in case you have lost your CD with the product key. You could go through the long process of contacting Microsoft for retrieving your key or you can use these freeware utilities to get it in a second.

Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder – is a freeware utility that retrieves your product key that was used to register your Windows operating system or Microsoft Office Suite. It works on Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Windows Vista, Office XP, Office 2003, and Office 2007.

WinkeyFinder – is a website that offers several different freeware utilities to help you find not only your Office product key, but Vista’s product key. Beware: they have reported bugs and are still in the process of being fixed, so the utilities are still not stable.

RockXP – is a freeware program that is specifically designed to retrieving your Windows XP product key, but it will retrieve other Microsoft’s product keys. It has received high ratings and it’s recommended by many users.

Microsoft – The Ultimate Steal Promotion

Microsoft is offering Microsoft Office 2007 Ultimate for U.S. university students for the price of $59.95. You have to have a valid U.S. university email that contains the domain suffix .EDU and be enrolled in 0.5 credit courses, upon request to prove this as well. Microsoft® Office Ultimate 2007 includes the following applications:

  • Access™ 2007
  • Accounting Express 2007
  • Excel® 2007
  • InfoPath® 2007
  • Groove 2007
  • OneNote® 2007
  • Outlook® 2007 with Business Contact Manager*(see Obtaining Software below)
  • PowerPoint® 2007
  • Publisher 2007
  • Word 2007

Students have a choice of either ordering a CD for the Office 2007 or downloading it on-line. However, the Business Contact Manager will require are separate download, but if ordering a CD then it will come on a separate CD.

The Ultimate Steal

Online Docx-Converter

Microsoft introduced a new file format in Microsoft Office 2007 called the Open Office XML Format or simply known as .docx. This file format is not compatible with the older versions of Microsoft Office (2003, 98, 97), OpenOffice, Lotus 123, or NeoOffice. Microsoft has made compatibility patches that can be installed in the older versions of Microsoft Office, so they will support the .docx format. But what if you are at someone else’s house or using a different computer and the person doesn’t have the patch?

Docx-Convert.com has made a converter for the .docx format with a user-friendly interface. It is very easy to use and it sends it to your email. They also offer a desktop version. It does get rid of some of the formatting and it gets saved in html and not .doc, but over all it does a nice job if you need it on the go.

To do a quick online conversion of your file:

  1. Click the Browse Button Below.
  2. Select your .docx File
  3. Enter your email
  4. Click “Convert It!”
  5. Check your email

Docx-Converter

How-To: Insert a Horizantal Line in Word Quickly

When you are in a rush trying to type up your report for school or work, you don’t have time to waste. Instead of wasting time going through the Borders and Shading box here is a quick shortcut to add a horizontal line to save you time.

To separate two sentences or two paragraphs with a horizontal line, put your cursor
at the beginning of the sentence that you want under the horizontal line. Then type “—“(3 dashes) and press enter. It will automatically change to a horizontal line.

It doesn’t have to be just a horizontal line; you can change it by using different characters for the short cut.

To remove it
Put the cursor directly above the line.
Select Borders and Shading from the Format menu.
Click the None box and click OK. 

To prevent the automatic insertion of borders
Select AutoCorrect Options from the Tools menu.
Click the AutoFormat As You Type tab.
Uncheck Border lines.
(In Word 97, the menu item is AutoCorrect and the check box is labeled simply Borders.)

Get Yourself a Free Copy of Vista Ultimate for Your Feedback

You can get a free copy of Microsoft Office 2007, Windows Vista Ultimate, or Microsoft Money Plus by participating in Microsoft’s Windows Feedback Program. You have to sing up to participate before December 31st, and you have to do BOTH the survey they will give you and the automated-over-the shoulder -watch of your machine from Microsoft. Microsoft will be watching how you use your computer for three months by signing up for the automated feedback software, giving them permission to invade your privacy that might not be worth for a $400 software.

Window’s Feedback Program