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Office Web Apps used by 20 million, now embeddable via IFRAME, and more

Despite our woeful lack of coverage for Office Web Apps, I'm glad to announce that Microsoft has been keeping its cloud-computing cogs churning: Office Web Apps has, in its first 100 days, been used by over 20 million people, and is now available in seven more countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Russia and Switzerland. You can also now embed PowerPoint presentations and Ex...

Chrome extension opens PDFs and PowerPoint presentations with Google Docs

Do you hate the way that Google Chrome handles PDFs? Are you tired of downloading them? Well, now there's an official Chrome extension from Google that lets you view all PDFs and PowerPoint files in Google Docs by default. Docs PDF/PowerPoint Viewer seems to work well for the most part, but the ability to save a PDF to your Google Docs account would be a useful addition. It worked fine for me o...

Microsoft Mouse Mischief lets teachers involve students in PowerPoint presentations

Mouse Mischief, from Microsoft, is a free add-on for PowerPoint 2007/2010 that lets teachers create multi-user presentations. PowerPoint presentations can be boring. When I say "can be," I'm being generous; they are usually quite boring and dull. On the other hand, they have the potential to really get your point across and deliver some new information to your audience, if you do them right. When...

Facebook Docs: Facebook gets its own version of Microsoft Web Office

One of the big announcements at Facebook's f8 developer conference was Facebook Docs, a Facebook-powered version of Microsoft Web Office. Facebook Docs will let users create, upload and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, right on Facebook. It was created in collaboration with Microsoft's Fuse Labs, and the uploading system was based on Facebook's existing Photos app. Your docs are social ...

DLS @ SXSW - Sliderocket

Sliderocket is a super-powered slide machine for you PowerPoint junkies in the audience. Not only does Sliderocket build shows, the site allows you to share those slides with viewers or collaborators, buy assets for your slides on their site, and add plug-ins to make your presentations full of live data. Add onto this some metrics (you can see how your slides are performing) and a hosted meeting...

Crocodoc lets you annotate DOCs, PDFs and presentations online

Crocodoc is a free service that lets you mark up and annotate documents collaboratively. You upload a file (DOC, PDF, PPT...) and Crocodoc converts it into a PDF-looking document that you (and anyone else who knows the URL) can mark up. Note that it's mark up only. You cannot edit the text. Even worse (for me), you cannot export the text in any way. Maybe that's why they call it Crocdoc -- i...

Download 150+ PowerPoint templates for free from Microsoft

If you use Microsoft PowerPoint to create presentations, the crew from Inside Office has shared a series of downloads that may be of interest to you. The goodies include everything from slide backgrounds to animated text effects and charts. There are eight categorized download sets in all -- and they're all provided free of charge! You can also preview each category (such as the combined pictu...

Need an effective presentation? 6 PowerPoint tips

PowerPoint slideshows can be a good way to get ideas across -- when used correctly. Sometimes, they can be boring and confusing, even doing more harm than good. Here are a few tools and techniques you can use to create engaging and effective presentations. 1. Use the Lessig Method All too often, PowerPoint presentations become bogged down in graphs, long quotes and giant chunks of text. My ad...

View PDFs and Powerpoint docs in Google Docs by default

Google Docs Viewer can display Powerpoint presentations, PDFs and TIFF images right in your browser, without adding extensions or downloading the files. The problem is that you have to manually open the Doc Viewer by pasting in a URL. There's a way around that, though, thanks to a slick userscript with an unwieldy name: "PDF/PPT/TIF viewer with Google docs." With the script installed - you...

OfficeTab adds tabs to Word, Excel and Powerpoint

Tabbed browsing might be the greatest thing since sliced bread. In fact, after having tabs for so long, it's frustrating to try using an older browser that doesn't support them. We still deal with it in our office applications, though. Granted, it's rare to have as many Word documents open as we do webpages, but even 4 or 5 can turn into a mess. OfficeTab helps out by adding tabs to Word, Excel a...

DocMazy: a search engine dedicated to documents

DocMazy is a novel kind of search engine exclusively dedicated to finding documents. Instead of returning websites, it digs up PDFs, DOCs, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations and text files. DocMazy was designed to find information that gets buried in other search engines because documents often don't score well in search engine algorithms, or aren't indexed by search engines at all. Once yo...

Adobe launches online presentations app (web based PowerPoint)

When Adobe launched its online office suite at Acrobat.com last year the site was a bit on the anemic side. Sure, it featured the slick Flash-based Buzzword word processor. But it lacked a good spreadsheet or presentations application. There's still no spreadsheet app in sight, but today Adobe added an attractive tool for viewing and editing presentations to Acrobat Labs. Like Buzzword, Acrobat...

Google adds PowerPoint, Tiff viewer to Gmail

Google is bringing some of the online office technology of Google Docs to Gmail. The company added the ability to view PDF documents attached to Gmail with an online document viewer a few months ago. Now Gmail also has document viewers for PowerPoint and TIFF files. Actually, Gmail users have been able to view PowerPoint files as slideshows for a while. But now you can view presentations using a...

Microsoft to launch web versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint

It looks like Microsoft is finally prepared to launch its answer to Google Docs, Zoho Office, and ThinkFree Office. About a year after launching Office Live Workspace, which is really just a service for people to store and share documents created using desktop apps, Microsoft has announced plans to go ahead with true web-based versions of MS Office applications including Excel, Word, and PowerPo...

The power of PowerPoint in a flash movie

Ever created a PowerPoint that everyone in your organization wanted a copy of? Sure you could go ahead and clog up your corporate email server with the 200MB + file or you could just convert your PowerPoint to a smaller flash file with iSpring and publish it to an internal or external website (slideboom account required) for others to view. Converting your PowerPoint presentation to a flash movie ...