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May 17, 2018
Score 8 out of 10
I use Microsoft Office 2016 for composition, everything from blog posts and web articles to ebooks and print materials. I use Access to keep track of clients, projects, and payments. I use Excel for data analysis. I use PowerPoint for occasional slideshow presentations. Previously, I was using free alternatives, which I found to be less than stable and sometimes incompatible with my clients' needs. Microsoft Office 2016 is a solid product with exceptional documentation and support communities.
- Microsoft Office 2016 is exceptionally stable, which means I'm not fighting with updates and incompatible programs.
- Office documents are universally-accepted around the world, and converters and emulators just don't do the job quite right.
- Office runs offline, which means I don't have to worry about connectivity issues working with an online-only program.
- Office (Excel and Word) works on Android, so I can review and edit documents on the go.
- The subscription model is kinda disappointing, but everyone seems to be doing it, so I guess I can't complain.
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Honestly, Office seems to have everything covered, at least for what I use it for. Offices everywhere need it, from one-man-army to Fortune 500 companies. A home user on a personal computer might have less use for a paid Office subscription, though, because it's simply too powerful for writing the occasional letter or homework.
April 02, 2018
Microsoft Office is used all across the organization in every department. Human resources uses Excel to create databases of personnel of the company and of resumes received; Word to write memorandums and notifications and Powerpoint to present indicators to the CEO. In engineering, we use Excel mostly for macro programming, automation of processes, and for mathematical calculations since it comes with several preprogrammed functions. We also use Microsoft Word to create documents for our clients and Powerpoint for visual representations.
- Microsoft Excel is an excellent tool with all its pre-programmed tools and functions.
- Microsoft Words allows to create documents easily and it's the go-to tool for technical writing in engineering.
- Microsoft Powerpoint is really easy to master and creates excellent presentations, and since almost everybody uses Office all the presentations can be displayed at almost every computer.
- The ability to activate the developer option in almost all of Microsoft Office programs allows us to automate several of the tasks needed to do on a regular basis.
- The programs are really compatible. For example, creating different documents with Word by using Excel databases is really easy and consumes almost no time at all.
- When automating processes with Microsoft Excel it sometimes need lots of processing power. If it was made somewhat lighter and the iterations faster it would be great.
- Powerpoint presentations can be a little bit rigid and the transitions could be smoother.
- Microsoft Word sometimes feels a little bit clunky, especially when working with titles and page breaks.
Read Manuel Aguilar's full review
In spite of the small limitations I mention, Microsoft Office is the best tool for any business. Microsoft Excel alone works as a swiss army knife. It has so many options and functions that can make a simple spreadsheet work wonders. I can't seem to find any scenarios where it's less appropriate. Working as a developer with Excel is just great and having the ability to automate tedious repetitive work easily is the best.
It is actually used throughout the Church for administrative duties but my outfit uses it to mainly project PowerPoint slides of songs and others during church service mostly. I use the other products as well a lot for your information: for reporting tasks, spreadsheet tasks, and so on. The Admin staff use it for their day to day activities like making weekly bulletins, and minutes preparation.
Read Richard Bemile's full review
If you want to make a presentation to a number of people, you shouldn't miss using ppt package for such tasks. I've the others and now Office 2016 and results have really paid out. It really simplifies things. Also for documentations, if you want to send out a report, Word comes in handy and you can add lots of features to your report to make it more appealing to read.
April 19, 2017
Score 9 out of 10
Microsoft Office is used by corporate office personnel and select managers who operate remotely. We use the e-mail, Excel, Word & Powerpoint applications. This suite of applications addresses most of our needs and wants. Actually, I wish that other remote users within our company would make use of the applications.
- Excel spreadsheets & charts.
- Powerful Powerpoint presentations for use by our sales personnel.
- e-mail which affords us the opportunity to communicate effectively, organize our correspondence.
- Menu options for accessing specific features could be more easily located or arranged.
- Help menu could more powerful with more specific solutions.
- Customization could be easier.
Read John Bevilacqua's full review
[Microsoft Office is well suited for] Budget preparation, Tracking expenses, effective and efficient communication; it is a necessary and very suitable suite of applications for any finance or accounting group. Sales personnel love the slide feature of PowerPoint for emphasis during a presentation to a customer or sales prospect. I do not see scenarios where the Office suite is not suitable for use.
May 18, 2018
Microsoft Office is used across the company. It's everywhere.
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- VBA is the Power Behind the Curtain in Microsoft Office
- It’s fun to criticize Microsoft Office tools as complex and hard to control. Beginners are daunted by the feature set, and experienced users still find certain features to be perplexing. It’s true that in some cases, a special-purpose, non-Microsoft tool might better suit your needs. But think of Office as a huge toolset that is jammed with untapped features, and the more you know about them, the more you’ll appreciate and rely on them for sophisticated solutions.
- The most significant untapped feature of every Office app is the built-in, user-accessible programming language. It’s called VBA (Visual Basic for Applications). With a qualified programmer, VBA can manipulate the user interface features such as menus and toolbars, drive custom user forms and dialog boxes, import and export data to other Office and non-Office applications, and accomplish almost anything your brain can conceive.
- Just as it’s impossible to list everything that software can do, it’s impossible to list what VBA can do. Suffice to say that, if you see anyone at work perform the same task more than once, it’s worth investing in a VBA macro to perform that task for the rest of time.
- If you’re willing to invest in VBA macros, you’ll see that they create efficiencies that far outweigh or totally eliminate the frustration you may have had with an individual feature.
April 13, 2017
Many of us use Microsoft Office 2016. All different departments of the company does. We use Excel for pricing workbooks, cabling workbooks, for reporting, etc. and for many other things. We use Microsoft Word for proposals, as well as PowerPoint if we want them to be a bit more flashy. It is very very useful, not one day goes by that we do not use it. It is very user-friendly, even the technicians can use it with no issues even if they aren't in the administrative department.
- Very user-friendly, easy to use.
- In Microsoft Excel, you can use formulas to add up prices automatically, so you don't have to keep using a calculator- it automatically calculates it for you.
- In Microsoft PowerPoint, it is very easy to use and it can really make a presentation look amazing! I love all of the different options.
- For Microsoft PowerPoint, I would like to see more themes added.
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Microsoft Office 2016 is well-suited for data entry, keeping track of reports, accounting, etc. Microsoft Word for example, is very user-friendly for typing up a letter, or creating a proposal. However, it may not be well-suited for those who are always on-the-go.
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About Microsoft Office 2016
Microsoft Office 2016 is the familiar suite of Office products including applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for use on a single PC or Mac. The Office 2016 package is a one-time purchase. The applications are not automatically updated; to get the latest version, you must purchase Office again when the new version becomes available.
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