And these additions -- from a command center for related correspondence, calendars, and files, to an audio recorder that gives your typing fingers a rest -- made quite an impression.
Come take a look at the next version of one of the most important program suites for the Mac. Project Center The biggest addition in Office -- an organizational tool called Project Center -- resides in Entourage. But there's more to Project Center than e-mail.
It reaches across Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, providing a single place from which to jump to documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and e-mail messages scattered across your hard drive. Project Center is at the heart of Microsoft's efforts to make organizing and managing information with Office easier. Project Center extends existing features, combining Entourage's PIM capabilities -- contact information, calendars, and to-do lists -- with direct access to important files.
And it links related items: You can set up automatic rules that link projects to new e-mail messages as they hit your in-box. And you can share projects with other Entourage users. In the first screen, you name the project, set due dates, and enter notes to yourself. You also assign a color and an icon to your project, making it easier to identify visually. In the second screen, you create Project Watch Folders and import items into the project folder.
The third screen helps you set rules for automatically adding related e-mail messages to a project folder as they arrive in your in-box. The final screen is a summary pane with help information.
A Project Toolbox appears in the other Office applications you access it via the View menu or by clicking on an icon in the toolbar. It features nearly all the information you get from Project Center's Overview tab -- a daily schedule, a task list, a notes window, and a list of new and recent e-mail. A button at the bottom of the toolbar lets you jump directly to Project Center. A seven-day calendar displays related appointments and meetings for any week.
Two columns at the bottom of the screen offer quick, customizable access to everything from e-mail to past-due tasks. But Custom Views isn't gone altogether; it's part of the preview pane on the left side of the Entourage window. Anything that belongs to that project sports a dot of that hue. Picture ID Assigning a logo or an image to your project helps you identify the project quickly when it appears in places such as a Project Toolbox. Share Your Work Just click on the Share button to let other Entourage users look at e-mail messages, calendars, tasks, files, clippings, contacts, and notes via a network server.
If you don't want to share a part of your project, just deselect that item. Only invited users can see your shared material. The Final Countdown Project Center keeps a running count of how many days remain until a project is due. Save Your Work The Backup button lets you back up and archive projects -- a very useful feature once something is completed. You can archive finished projects to a separate database file and then remove them from Entourage. Easy Addition Click on the Add button to import files into a project -- even non-Office files.
Click on the Remove button to keep a file on your hard drive but take it out of a project. Property Management Here's where you change a project's due date or icon. Make a Note of It Use this window to jot down reminders and memos. Keep Watch Watch Folders, represented by icons in the lower right corner of Project Center, let you keep an eye on important e-mail and documents.
The Entourage Watch Folder -- its icon sports the Entourage logo -- is a folder in Entourage's Mail view that's created with each project you start. Filing an e-mail message in your Entourage Watch Folder connects it to a specific project.
The Project Watch Folder bears a Finder logo and links to a folder on your hard drive where you store all project-related files. These files also appear in Project Center's Files view. When you start a project, you can either automatically create a Watch Folder or select an existing one anywhere on your hard drive. Other Views In addition to Overview, Project Center sports six other tabs that let you see specific information about your projects. You can use these tabs to stay on top of those small details that can make a big difference in your work.
Schedule This tab gives you a more in-depth project calendar, with the option of daily, weekly, or monthly views. You can also display all calendar events or only those associated with a project.
Schedule also has a task list, where you can cross out tasks as you complete them. Mail Go to this tab to see all the e-mail correspondence associated with a project. As in your Entourage in-box, you can read e-mail messages, respond to them, and forward them. Files In this tab, you'll see lists of the assorted documents you've imported into a project, their modification dates, and their file types. The Files tab has its own Share, Add, and Remove buttons, along with a Send button that attaches a selected file to an e-mail message and sends it, so you don't have to create a new message and attach the document.
Contacts This tab resembles Entourage's Address Book but lists only project-specific contacts. Clippings The Clippings tab is where items from the Scrapbook -- a new feature of Office -- are contained.
This tab gives you quick access to all the text and graphics clippings that you've saved. Notes This tab gives you access to project-related sticky notes created with Entourage's Notes feature.
Notebook Layout View Most of us dread meetings -- especially meetings in which we have to take notes. It's not that we're lazy. It's just that we almost always neglect to write down something important, and we need a cryptologist to decipher our own scrawls. Word aims to alleviate "meeting-phobia" with its new Notebook Layout view. Essentially a beefed-up Outline view, Notebook Layout view turns your laptop into a note-taking machine by letting you embed an audio stream of a meeting or lecture in an open Word document.
As you type, Word links your notes to what is being recorded at that time. Later, when you forget whether you're supposed to call Bill or bill Carl, you can click on the audio icon next to the Bill entry and jump directly to that part of the meeting.
You can start, stop, and pause the recording, adjust the input volume, and play back audio. From this toolbar, you can also monitor a file's size. You can export recorded audio as a separate file or delete it completely to get a slimmed-down version of the document.
Quick Search Type a word in the Quick Search box and press enter, and Word highlights all instances of that term in the outline. Recording Markers To jump to a specific place in recorded audio, click on the speaker icon next to the relevant note. Word plays back the audio from the point at which you entered the note. Note Flags You can jot down reminders in page margins. While you type, use the Formatting palette's Note Flags to link text to tasks: Section Tabs The Section Tabs feature lets you divide notes into related topics.
For instance, a student could keep a semester's worth of history lectures in one document and create a new tab at the beginning of each class. Then, when studying for a test, she could quickly jump to the relevant lecture. Tabs appear only in the Notebook Layout view. When you switch back to the Normal view, tabbed sections appear sequentially, divided by section breaks. Expanded Formatting In the Notebook Layout view, you'll notice a few new headings under the traditional Formatting palette: Note Flags for marking follow-up text, settings for the document's notebook rules, and sorting options for outline items.
You'll also find many of the organizational commands from the old Outlining toolbar. Note Levels To make the Notebook Layout view truly useful, you need to get used to the way outlines organize text hierarchically. The Formatting palette's Note Levels section offers easy access to important outlining functions: You can also use the traditional keyboard commands for these tasks. As you reorganize items, any associated audio moves with them. Marginal Improvements You can quickly edit your document's margins and see how changes will alter your printout.
From Header to Footer You can preview and edit your document's headers and footers in the page layout. Now you can quickly switch between portrait and landscape modes, scale your document to fit on a fixed number of pages or to print at a particular percentage, and turn grid lines and headings on and off.
Scrapbook In OS 9, the Scrapbook utility functioned as a permanent clipboard -- you could add almost any item to the Scrapbook and then, later, retrieve it for use elsewhere. Office goes old-school with its new Scrapbook feature, available via the new Toolbox palette. You can store text and graphic tidbits in the Scrapbook by dragging them in from any Office application.
Once you've put an item in the Scrapbook, it's always there when you need it -- for example, if you've placed a photo in PowerPoint but now need to reuse it in Word.
In and Out Move items into and out of the Scrapbook in a flash with these buttons, which let you add a selected item to the Scrapbook, paste a Scrapbook item into your document, and delete items from the Scrapbook.
Sort and Search Office 's Scrapbook does the old Apple Scrapbook one better by allowing sorting and searching. You can assign keywords to items and assign items to categories and projects. Using the two pop-up menus, you can view a Scrapbook item by creation date, keyword, title, size, creation application, and project. Stay Organized The Organize section turns the Scrapbook into a miniature media database. Attaching keywords, categories, and projects to your Scrapbook items makes them easier to find later.
The company touted IRM as a way to restrict printing, forwarding, and copying of e-mail messages and Office documents. Mac users couldn't create or access IRM-protected files, and that's still the case.
And some people who run Office on Windows are out of the loop, too. To create the secure files, Windows users must have either the Professional or the Professional Enterprise version of the suite. Price Protection Office will cost the same as the previous version of the suite, across all three editions introduced by Microsoft last fall. If you buy Office v. X before June 30, , Office will cost you little or nothing.
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