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  • In December of 2016, Microsoft announced a new feature coming soon to Office 365 subscribers: Automatic Alt-text, part of a host of new features aimed at improving accessibility across the Microsoft Office applications.

    Automatic Alt-Text

    In December of 2016, Microsoft announced a new feature coming soon to Office 365 subscribers: Automatic Alt-text, part of a host of new features aimed at improving accessibility across the Microsoft Office applications.

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  • Late last night I learned that my course for Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning finally went live! The course is called PowerPoint 2016: Animation in Depth, and I have been dying to create this course for many, many years!

    PowerPoint 2016: Animation in Depth

    Late last night I learned that my course for Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning finally went live! The course is called PowerPoint 2016: Animation in Depth, and I have been dying to create this course for many, many years!

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  • Last summer, when Pokémon Go debuted, the world around me appeared to go crazy, at least according to local media. Reports of people wandering into traffic, car crashes, armed robbery, even people falling off cliffs in attempts to capture tiny cartoon “pocket monsters” appearing in the physical space around us, abounded (though I never witnessed these events personally).

What I did see was my suburban town of Schaumburg, IL transform from a place I liked living to a place I simply loved. I couldn’t wait to go outside, to the PokéStop-rich town square, not just to catch Pokémon, but to see, walk, and interact with neighbors I’d never met—who seemed to have been in hiding since I was a little girl.

    Why I Still Play Pokémon Go

    Last summer, when Pokémon Go debuted, the world around me appeared to go crazy, at least according to local media. Reports of people wandering into traffic, car crashes, armed robbery, even people falling off cliffs in attempts to capture tiny cartoon “pocket monsters” appearing in the physical space around us, abounded (though I never witnessed these events personally). What I did see was my suburban town of Schaumburg, IL transform from a place I liked living to a place I simply loved. I couldn’t wait to go outside, to the PokéStop-rich town square, not just to catch Pokémon, but to see, walk, and interact with neighbors I’d never met—who seemed to have been in hiding since I was a little girl.

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  • If you are a developer who teaches or who has a presentation coming up, then this app is one you need.

    Must-Have App for Developers

    If you are a developer who teaches or who has a presentation coming up, then this app is one you need.

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  • In this short video tutorial, Microsoft MVP Heather Ackmann discusses the differences between the hyphen, en dash, and em dash, as well as how to insert these different symbols in Microsoft Word.

    Hyphens, En Dashes, and Em Dashes in Microsoft Word

    In this short video tutorial, Microsoft MVP Heather Ackmann discusses the differences between the hyphen, en dash, and em dash, as well as how to insert these different symbols in Microsoft Word.

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  • It doesn't matter what kind phone you have, be it an Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone; OfficeLens is available for all platforms and it is so worth your time!

    Must-Have Phone App: OfficeLens

    It doesn't matter what kind phone you have, be it an Android, iPhone, or Windows Phone; OfficeLens is available for all platforms and it is so worth your time!

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  • If you've ever wanted an easy way to share and showcase your Office files and documents with others, or curate a collection of your favorite links, videos, articles, tutorials, presentations, and documents--all in one easy-to-share and modify location, then look no further than Docs.com.

    Introducing Docs.com

    If you've ever wanted an easy way to share and showcase your Office files and documents with others, or curate a collection of your favorite links, videos, articles, tutorials, presentations, and documents--all in one easy-to-share and modify location, then look no further than Docs.com.

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  • Yep, I wrote a book, a mini-book actually, all about Office 2016. This book, and one of the reasons I am most proud of it, clears up any confusion about […]

    New Book: Conversational Office 2016

    Yep, I wrote a book, a mini-book actually, all about Office 2016. This book, and one of the reasons I am most proud of it, clears up any confusion about […]

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  • In this clip, PowerPoint MVP Heather Ackmann demonstrates how to use Designer, a newer PowerPoint 2016 feature for Office 365 subscribers, and talks about some of the newest updates and additions to Designer as of March 2016.

    Instant Slide Makeovers with PowerPoint Designer

    In this clip, PowerPoint MVP Heather Ackmann demonstrates how to use Designer, a newer PowerPoint 2016 feature for Office 365 subscribers, and talks about some of the newest updates and additions to Designer as of March 2016.

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  • In this clip, PowerPoint MVP Heather Ackmann demonstates how to quickly animate slides using a great new feature called Morph, available now to most Office 365 subscribers.

    Animate Faster with PowerPoint Morph

    In this clip, PowerPoint MVP Heather Ackmann demonstates how to quickly animate slides using a great new feature called Morph, available now to most Office 365 subscribers.

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