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    • #339963 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      Whether you use Office 365, Office 2019 and earlier versions, or the free Office Online, the new Office — an upgraded and expanded version of the old
      [See the full post at: Office: A new Office app brings all of the Office programs under one roof]

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    • #340081 Reply

      otto
      AskWoody Plus

      I am a woody plus member, I accidently deleted the latest “Ask Woody plus” newsletter. I was clicking the link to the latest article ( Office: A new Office app brings all of the Office programs under one roof) and the link would take me no where! I had to search through my email trash and open the email to gain access!!! Why??

      • #340113 Reply

        b
        AskWoody Plus

        It is confusing that Woody posts individual entries for each newsletter article without any link to the article or newsletter (so ignore “See the full post at:).

        When Woody posts “Details in this week’s AskWoody Plus Newsletter 16.9.0”, you have to click Newsletter/Alerts in the top navigation bar, then the link next to “Issue 16.9.0 – 2019-03-11 – AskWoody Plus Newsletter:”, then the link to the article “One new Office app to rule them all”.

        Perhaps there is some method to the madness? I suspect it may be caused by not wanting broken links to remain after the newsletter becomes available only to Plus paying members.

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        • #341625 Reply

          woody
          Da Boss

          That’s exactly the problem. There’s also a timing problem.

          When we finally move to having the newsletters only available to Plus members, leaving links in the main blog (which will always be free) to the newsletters (which will be Plus for at least a few weeks) will screw things up.

          Also, the newsletters are posted here after they’re sent out. It’s a chicken-and-egg problem, similar to the one I have with Computerworld references back to this site.

          I don’t have a good solution….

    • #340492 Reply

      barcud
      AskWoody Plus

      Thanks for this Woody!

      byw, Here in the UK, the install only seems to work in ‘US English’ and not ‘UK English’.

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    • #341071 Reply

      MWmC
      AskWoody Plus

      I’m not sure of the value of this app, except for bringing together all my recently used documents across most of my applications. I say “most,” because, while it shows all my applications for Office 365 ProPlus, my Project and Visio applications are not visible. I’ve left Microsoft my “feedback” [what the h*** ever happened to the word “opinion”] on the omission.

      Thank you though for letting me know about it and giving me the chance to explore it.

    • #341589 Reply

      otto
      AskWoody Plus

      I installed this APP on March 12 after reading the write up. Initially, it seemed to be a good addition. Today, March 14,2019 when I tried to use the app, I got the Blue Screen saying system service exception. After restarting my PC and I tried to use the office app my PC completely froze up. I uninstalled the app.

       

      I am using Windows 10 Pro version 1809 build 17763.253

      Any thoughts? Bottom line for me is that I really do not need this app but it would free up space on my task bar

       

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      • #341882 Reply

        mn–
        AskWoody Lounger

        … I am using Windows 10 Pro version 1809 build 17763.253 Any thoughts? Bottom line for me is that I really do not need this app but it would free up space on my task bar

        Started the thing about twice and changed themes. Testing build 17763.379 right now… at least it didn’t break for me. Just, don’t really see how it’d free up any space on _my_ taskbar, so not even that much use from this thing.

        Though it’s clearly a workflow thing, designed to facilitate the move to all-cloud environments. What with the “upload and open online” function the app has, and… well, once the online versions have all the necessary features, maybe it’ll even be useful for someone eventually.

    • #343744 Reply

      jimmythesaint53
      AskWoody Plus

      I recently bought and installed Office 365 on 4 computers. I like the new office app and started using it right away. After the install on a Dell Precision laptop office app splash screen comes up with 4 dots going across. I tried to download from Microsoft store, but it tells me I already have it and cancels the install. So I attempted to uninstall office app in Windows 10 apps and features, but it said it was going to uninstall office. I tried office repair, but it didn’t work. Is there anything else to try before reinstalling office?

    • #343936 Reply

      otto
      AskWoody Plus

      Since you have Office 365, you get free support from them. I am sure that the Office team will help you. I have had them help me quite a few times with no hassles.

       

    • #343937 Reply

      otto
      AskWoody Plus

      The phone number for office 365 is: 866-425-4826

       

    • #343943 Reply

      jimmythesaint53
      AskWoody Plus

      Thanks Otto, I’ll give them a call.

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