Archive for the ‘Office’ Category

Could Skype be the one communications client to rule them all?

June 23, 2014

Google has Google Voice (soon to be part of Hangouts, expanding their footprint for the ailing – or morphing – Google+ by forcing users to switch), Facebook has their Messenger client, there’s Viber and Line in the Voice space and WhatsApp and SnapChat delivering text and image messaging. The iPhone has Visual Voicemail and iMessage. Where is Microsoft fit in all of this? (more…)

Powerpoint crashing in BootCamp

December 9, 2010

On my MacBook Pro I just upgraded to the latest BootCamp 3.2 and boom… my PowerPoint 2010 started crashing every time I tried to edit a document.

I ended up trying a bunch of things – reinstalling Office, reinstalling BootCamp, using Remote Desktop to edit PowerPoint on another machine but… turns out the issue might be related to keyboard drivers so…. if you are having unexplained crashes in PowerPoint and other apps when you try to edit text see if these steps help you

1/ Open Control Panel and select “Change Keyboards or other input methods”

2/ Select “Change keyboards…”

3/ If you only have the “United States (Apple)” keyboard installed then add the “US” option from the list. If you are not in the US select the equivalent default for your country

4/ Click okay lots of times to get back to the desktop, and then start Powerpoint again… and hopefully enjoy a crash-free experience

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