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Why Office 365 Home Is A Better Buy Than Office 365 Personal

Having announced it last month, Microsoft’s cut-price edition of its Office 365 subscription suite, Office 365 Personal, went on sale yesterday. While it might be tempting to save $40 by purchasing the Personal edition, we think that’s a mistake and you’d be better off with the Home edition. This is why.


Office Updates: Word Online Improves Comments, Excel Stops Mangling VBA

The free online versions of Word and Excel don’t have all the features of the paid version, but they’re steadily coming closer. The latest batch of updates includes improved comment support in Word and the ability to correctly open spreadsheets which include VBA code in Excel.


Use Google Maps Instead Of Bing For Contacts In Outlook

Among its many awesome features, Microsoft Outlook allows you to easily map a contact’s address using Bing Maps, making it simple to find their location. If you would rather use Google Maps instead, a simple registry edit will fix that.


Ask LH: Will Using Office 365 On My iPad And iPhone Use Up Two Licences?

Hey Lifehacker, Following last week’s launch, I’m interested in getting Office 365 for my iPhone and iPad. I already have a 365 Home subscription, and I’m using three of the five licences. Do I need to use the remaining two licences, one for my iPhone and one for my iPad, to get full access to the apps on both devices?


Microsoft Office For iPad: Everything You Need To Know

Microsoft has officially released Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad users — and the basic apps are free. Here’s what you need to know.


How To Avoid The Microsoft Word RTF Security Flaw

Caution, Microsoft Word users: there’s a vulnerability in all versions of Word that can render your computer open to attack. Microsoft says it is working on a fix — here’s how to stay safe in the meantime.


Six Tips For Better Formatting In Microsoft Word

If you’ve worked with Microsoft Word much at all, you know how frustrating it can be getting formatting just the way you want it. While you can’t remove all of the frustration, you can eliminate a lot of it by learning how formatting works in Word and which tools are available to help you control it.


OneNote Now Free, Adds Mac Client

Windows/Mac/Web: Big update for OneNote, Microsoft’s excellent note-taking application, today. The software is also free for all users, and there’s a brand-new Mac client, adding to the existing Windows, Android and iOS options.


A Cheaper Microsoft Office 365: What The Personal Edition Will Cost In Australia

I don’t think paying $119 a year for five licences of Office 365 Home Premium for 12 months is particularly bad value, but some users have complained about the cost. If you’re in that camp, a slightly cheaper option is on the drawing board: Office 365 Personal.


Select All Text With The Same Formatting In Word

If you ever want to change the style of all the headings or captions in a document, bold all the italicised text, or otherwise fine-tune the formatting of your document in one swoop, Microsoft Word has a setting for that.