SNL Revisits Your Clippy Nightmares With a New Assistant Named Pushie

Microsoft's Clippy is the oft-bemoaned helper of Windows software until the friendly and overzealous paper clip was killed off for Office 2007. Detested by consumers and Microsoft alike, Clippy didn't leave behind much adoration. But last night, SNL preyed upon our Clippy nightmares with a new office assistant,… » 2/01/15 9:00am 2/01/15 9:00am

The Best Microsoft Word Alternatives That Are Totally Free

Microsoft's titan of a word processor is used almost everywhere by almost everyone, but what if you don't want to spend seven bucks a month? Here are our favorite alternatives to Word. They're all free, they're all capable of working with the ubiquitous .docx format, and they all offer some very useful features on top… » 7/24/14 10:00am 7/24/14 10:00am

The Onion Should Develop the Next Version of Microsoft Word

Oh, Onion. Sometimes your satire cuts so deep that it comes out the other side as near-fact: "Microsoft Word Now Includes Squiggly Blue Line To Alert Writer When Word Is Too Advanced For Mainstream Audience." [The Onion] » 3/19/11 9:00pm 3/19/11 9:00pm

A Typo That Can't Be Corrected

People get tattoos commemorating the things they love most: mothers, lovers, flaming skulls, et cetera. But in this spell check era of ours, it's good to see someone who appreciates that squiggly red line enough to keep it around permanently. [Neatorama] » 10/29/10 9:20am 10/29/10 9:20am

Office For Mac 2011 Now Available

From what we've heard Office for Mac 2011 is actually pretty good! If you want to decide for yourself, today's your chance to pick up a copy of the software suite that includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and, for the first time, Outlook. It'll run you up to $150 for a single Home and Student license, and up to $280 for a… » 10/26/10 10:59am 10/26/10 10:59am

Microsoft Office and Word 2007 Banned From Sale Starting on January 11th

Microsoft's attempt to appeal an earlier decision regarding infringements against developer i4i's patents on custom XML tagging has fallen through. Microsoft will be forced to pull Word 2007 and Office 2007 off shelves by January 11th. » 12/22/09 3:00pm 12/22/09 3:00pm

Conan Captures Clippy's Horrific Response To MS Word Injunction

Sadly, Clippy's life played out much like a True Hollywood Story. Universally loathed, he faked his own death in 2007 only to resurface again in 2009 after a judge ordered a permanent injunction on Microsoft Word sales. » 8/13/09 1:30pm 8/13/09 1:30pm

Quickoffice Word and Excel Office Suite For The iPhone Now Available in…

If you are interested in an app for the iPhone/Touch that can edit both Microsoft Word and Excel documents along with file sharing and content management capabilities, Quickoffice is now available via the App Store for $20. [iTunes] » 4/20/09 1:40pm 4/20/09 1:40pm

Video: The iPhone Settings Menu and Microsoft Word + Excel Support

Here's a never-before-seen section of the iPhone: the settings. Which makes sense, because what kind of lame commercial will say "wow, look at all the cool settings the iPhone has!" » 6/22/07 2:00pm 6/22/07 2:00pm