Excel is an incredibly powerful tool which has yet to make much of an impact online. Office Apps is great as it allows users to work on documents anywhere in the world but the functionality is still limited and essentially it is just Excel on the cloud.
As well as plenty of walkthroughs to help you use the service, Microsoft have produced two sample applications: Read the rest of “Microsoft Excel Mashups”
Microsoft have announced updates for their Office Web Apps based on feedback from users. Microsoft Excel Web App is one of the web based Office Apps available free to Hotmail users allowing you to create, access, edit and share documents anywhere with an internet connection and a browser. For full details on how to use Excel Web Apps and why they are useful read our previous post Excel Web App in Office 365. Office Web Apps are the free alternatives to Office 365 which has a monthly fee.
Microsoft Office Web Apps have faced criticism for lacking the features of Google Docs. This update addresses some of the issues associated with Excel Web App that regular Excel users have been asking for. Microsoft have had a year to listen to feedback since the launch of Office Web Apps and so this update should reflect what users have missed.
Excel Web App – New Features
Merge and Autofit Cells in Excel Web App
There have been two useful additions to cell formatting in the update – Merge and Autofit. To Merge Cells simply highlight the cells you want to merge and click the button: Read the rest of “Microsoft Announces New Features for Excel Web App”