Simon Jones

Recent articles by Simon Jones

Office 365 vs Apple iWork: Picking an office suite for your Mac

Office 365 vs Apple iWork: Picking an office suite for your Mac

Unlike Office, iWork is a virtual suite – in other words, you buy the individual products. So if you're a Mac user, how does iWork stack up?
Apr 17 2014, 7:05PM
Office 365 vs Office Online: how do they compare?

Office 365 vs Office Online: how do they compare?

Can you get away with using the online version of Office - Office Online - instead of the desktop version?
Apr 17 2014, 10:12AM
Office 365 vs Google Drive: what is the difference?

Office 365 vs Google Drive: what is the difference?

What is the difference between Office 365 and Google Drive? Click for a comparison.
Apr 17 2014, 9:51AM
Not sure if you should upgrade to Office 365 or Office 2013?

Not sure if you should upgrade to Office 365 or Office 2013?

This article compares the differences between Office 365 and Office 2013 and asks which version is worth choosing.
Apr 16 2014, 12:24PM
What is Office 365? A handy summary

What is Office 365? A handy summary

Ready to make the switch? This introduction explains the strengths and weaknesses of Microsoft Office 365.
Apr 8 2014, 6:58PM
What to do before support for Windows XP ends

What to do before support for Windows XP ends

Simon Jones explains what to do before support for Windows XP ends in 2014.
Jan 8 2014, 11:07AM
Tech basics: What are volume licenses?

Tech basics: What are volume licenses?

when you buy software for your business you might come across volume licenses, but what are they? Here is a basic introduction.
Jul 8 2013, 2:25PM
I want to save money: can I spend less on Microsoft Office?

I want to save money: can I spend less on Microsoft Office?

Can't afford Microsoft Office? Here is a basic introduction to some options if you're looking to save money.
Jun 11 2013, 12:08PM
Quick tip: how to create a PowerPoint show with audio

Quick tip: how to create a PowerPoint show with audio

Want a snazzy slideshow or show-reel you can play at a seminar or sales event while the audience files into the room or breaks for lunch? Here's a quick tip using PowerPoint 2013.
Apr 24 2013, 9:45PM
Known bugs in Office 2013

Known bugs in Office 2013

There are a few known bugs in Office 2013 that may trip you up. Here are a couple.
Mar 19 2013, 12:06PM
Tech 101: Can I edit PDF files in Microsoft Word?

Tech 101: Can I edit PDF files in Microsoft Word?

Office 2013 also includes the ability to “open” PDF files in Word. But here's a tip: If you’re going to need to edit a document again, save it in an editable format such as DOCX.
Jan 10 2013, 2:32PM
Tech 101: Compatibility Mode in Office explained

Tech 101: Compatibility Mode in Office explained

Not sure which file format - docx, or 97-2003 format - to save your documents in when using Microsoft Office? Here are some basic tips.
Dec 17 2012, 2:33PM
You're good to go! Office 2013's chatty new personality

You're good to go! Office 2013's chatty new personality

Opinion: Simon Jones doesn’t think many users will appreciate being talked down to by a glorified typewriter with delusions of grandeur.
Oct 25 2012, 10:55PM
Tip-sheet: 32 Windows-key shortcuts you might not know about

Tip-sheet: 32 Windows-key shortcuts you might not know about

Did you know there are more than 30 Windows 8 shortcuts using the Windows-key, many of which work in Windows 7? Click for a handy table listing them.
Aug 21 2012, 1:23PM

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