Word 2011 for Mac Gets It Right

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Word 2011 for Mac Gets It Right

by P. J. Connolly

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Full-Screen Mode Adds Functions

The full-screen view of Word 2011 provides users with a useful subset of tools for performing common editing tasks.

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Quick Styles Add Pizazz

A number of predefined Quick Styles are furnished with Word 2011; users are able to define their own and save them to a document template.

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Take Control of Typography

Word 2011 includes new typographic features that work with OpenType and TrueType fonts, including ligatures and stylistic sets.

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Equation Editing with Ease

Rendering complex mathematical equations is child's play in Word 2011, thanks to its built-in tools and preloaded styles.

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Visual Basic for Applications Is Back

The built-in VBA editor allows users to record and edit macros and other automations without leaving Word 2011.

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Save to SkyDrive

Personal copies of documents are easily saved to the Web thanks to Word 2011's support for the Microsoft SkyDrive service.

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Add Effects to Text

The new text effects available in Word 2011 give users more flexibility than ever before and are just a menu click away.

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Use Media from iPhoto and iTunes Libraries

Adding images, music and video to a document is done easily with the new editing tools and media browsing capabilities of Word 2011.

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