It will take you to a page that looks like this: NOT your personal email! For example, mail. Try just using your email address without a program code. If that doesn't work, then enter the Microsoft Office military discount program code below, based on your branch of service: If you have pacom. Per John's comment below: Due to Coast Guard I. You basically have to grit your teeth and contact Microsoft for help using the guide I posted earlier below. Also, please be patient and don't take it out your frustration on the technician you get because the problem is solely with the Coast Guard's I.
D47F29C, based on John's helpful comment below. Forward this email to your personal email address so you can do the rest from home.
This will bring you to the checkout page. Select the version of Microsoft Office you would like to purchase and checkout. The whole process shouldn't take longer than 5 minutes from start to finish. Click here to start your Microsoft HUP purchase now. If you're having problems with the Microsoft HUP military program, see below the picture for some great tips from some of the commentators.
He covered exactly what to do if the Microsoft Home Use Program code you were provided by your military branch isn't working. Some service branches have multiple program codes as you may have noticed with the Coast Guard one.
Army mail. The agents that you can get in touch with can validate for you the work e-mail address and if not working they will help you out to get the Office products purchased and installed FOR FREE! They can figure out which program code to use actually.
Option 1: You first have to answer a robot some basic questions and then you get a live person. In September , Microsoft overhauled the way the Ribbon looks. The green bar at the top has been reduced as well, with the tab names now appearing on a gray background.
Click image to enlarge. To find out which commands reside on which tabs on the Ribbon, download our Excel for Office Ribbon quick reference. Also note that you can use the search bar on the Ribbon to find commands. Just as in previous versions of Excel, if you want the Ribbon commands to go away, press Ctrl-F1.
Note that the tabs above the Ribbon — File, Home, Insert and so on — stay visible. To make them appear again, press Ctrl-F1. To get to them, click the Ribbon Display Options icon at the top right of the screen, just to the left of the icons for minimizing and maximizing PowerPoint.
A drop-down menu appears with these three options: Auto-hide Ribbon: This hides the entire Ribbon, both the tabs and commands underneath them. To show the Ribbon again, click at the top of PowerPoint. Show Tabs: This shows the tabs but hides the commands underneath them. Selecting this shows both the tabs and commands. And if for some reason that nice green color on the title bar is just too much for you, you can turn it black, white or dark gray.
Just above the Office Theme menu is an Office Background drop-down menu — here you can choose to display a pattern such as a circuit board or circles and stripes in the title bar. Click the down arrow next to Office Theme and pick a color. Each location now displays its associated email address underneath it. This is quite helpful if you use a cloud service with more than one account, such as if you have one OneDrive account for personal use and another one for business.
In the works: Like the existing Ribbon, it will have tabs across the top, and each tab will have commands on it. For now, only Outlook for Windows uses the simplified Ribbon in Office However, some users can get a preview of what it will look like in Excel by going to the online version of Excel.
Not all users have this option yet. In the simplified Ribbon, all the commands are still there for each tab, but only the most commonly used are visible.
Click the three-dot icon at the far right end of the Ribbon to show the rest of the commands in a drop-down menu. In Outlook, you can toggle between the streamlined and traditional Ribbon by clicking a small caret icon at the right edge of the Ribbon.
We assume this will work the same way in Excel, but at this point we have no details. Search to get tasks done quickly Excel has never been the most user-friendly of applications, and it has so many powerful features it can be tough to keep track of them all. In Excel , Microsoft made it easier with an enhanced search feature called Tell Me, which put even buried tools in easy reach.
Now Microsoft has renamed the feature Search, but it works the same way. To use it, click in the Search box to the right of all the tab headers on the Ribbon. Keyboard fans can instead press Alt-Q. IDG The search box makes it easy to perform just about any task in Excel. More on Smart Lookup below. That makes sure that tasks that you frequently perform are always within easy reach.
And it puts tasks you rarely do within easy reach as well. One last note: You can also use it to look up word definitions using Bing, and users with Office business accounts can use it to search for company contacts or for files stored in OneDrive or SharePoint. Right-click a cell with a word or group of words in it, and from the menu that appears, select Smart Lookup.
Click any result link to open the full page in a browser. If you just want a definition of the word, click the Define tab in the pane. If you want more information, click the Explore tab in the pane. IDG Smart Lookup is handy for finding general information, such as definitions of financial terms. And also keep in mind that Microsoft is constantly enhancing its AI capabilities in Office, so Smart Lookup has improved over time.
Once you do so, it will be turned on across all your Office applications. Charts are great for visualizing and presenting data, and for gaining insights from it. If you use the older.
Handy keyboard shortcuts Show More Microsoft Windows may get all the press coverage, but when you want to get real work done, you turn your attention to the applications that run on it. And if you use spreadsheets, that generally means Excel. Microsoft sells Office under two models: When you purchase a perpetual version of the suite — say, Office or Office — its applications will never get new features, whereas Office apps are continually updated with new features. Share this story: