How to Start Any Office Application in Safe Mode

Word starting to wobble? Excel eating itself? PowerPoint playing up? If you’re having trouble with your Office apps, then launch them in a special stripped-down Safe Mode. Like Windows Safe Mode, it loads the software in its most basic configuration, enabling you to troubleshoot issues and hopefully identify what’s… »11/09/15 10:20am11/09/15 10:20am


This Plug-In Puts Google Drive Inside Microsoft Office

The office suite wars continue apace. If you use Microsoft Office on the desktop, you’ll know Redmond’s engineers are very keen for you to turn to OneDrive for all your cloud storage and syncing needs. But a new plug-in brings Google Drive into the mix, too. Here’s how to get it up and running on your Windows PC. »10/20/15 11:45am10/20/15 11:45am

Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

This Thursday we’ve got apps you’re going to want to download on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. Microsoft ups its Android app game even further by pushing out Office for Android phones (finally). One of the best and exclusive readers out there gets a snazzy new iOS app. And if you’re a Windows Phone acolyte, a new… »5/21/15 12:25pm5/21/15 12:25pm

Edit Office Documents From Inside the Dropbox Website

To continue to compete with the likes of Google Drive, OneDrive and iCloud, Dropbox really needs an online office suite to call its own—so it's borrowed Microsoft's. You can now edit any .docx, .xlsx or .pptx file from right inside the Dropbox web interface, with no extra software required, and here's how to go… »4/16/15 9:57am4/16/15 9:57am

Google's just added a handy new feature to Gmail: you can now convert attached Microsoft Office file

Google's just added a handy new feature to Gmail: you can now convert attached Microsoft Office files to Google Docs and edit them, all within your inbox. There's also support for 15 lesser-used MS Office filetypes, and increased support for tables and charts and the like. Happy spreadsheeting. [VentureBeat via The… »12/02/14 9:05pm12/02/14 9:05pm

Go From Google Drive To MS Office By Converting Your Files with Takeout

Google includes a Takeout tool that lets you export every last drop of data associated with your Google Account—emails, contacts, Hangouts, YouTube videos, photos, blogs and more. It's primarily intended to let you archive your files or switch to another service but as far as Google Drive is concerned it's a useful… »10/17/14 3:27pm10/17/14 3:27pm