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  • Microsoft warns Word users of ongoing attacks exploiting unpatched bug

    Posted March 24, 2014 - 4:42 pm

    Biggest worry, says expert, is that exploits are triggered just by previewing malicious messages in Outlook 2007, 2010 and 2013.
  • 10 killer new features in Word 2013

    Posted January 30, 2013 - 8:54 am

    There's a lot to like about the new Microsoft Word 2013.
  • Microsoft quashes critical bugs in IE10, Windows 8, Word

    Posted December 12, 2012 - 9:53 am

    Microsoft on Tuesday patched a dozen vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Windows, Word and Exchange, fixing flaws in the new IE10 for the first time and crushing bugs in Windows 8 and Windows RT for the second month running.
  • Microsoft plans patch for critical flaw in Word next Tuesday

    Posted October 5, 2012 - 9:27 am

    It's the first Thursday of October. Do you know what happens on the first Thursday of each month? Microsoft provides an advance notification of the security bulletins it plans to release on the second Tuesday of the month--more commonly known as Patch Tuesday.
  • 10 Microsoft Word style secrets

    Posted August 18, 2012 - 7:03 am

    As with most things in life, there’s an easy way to do things in Microsoft Word, and a there’s hard way. Using styles might seem like too much effort when you're busy, but this feature can save you a great deal of time should you ever need to change a document's formatting later.
  • Microsoft Word nightmares--and how you can fix them

    Posted May 11, 2011 - 9:43 am

    Microsoft Word can keep you up all night, and not only because you've got writer's block. You change the font, and Word changes it back. The columns don't line up. The program freezes up, taking your work with it.
  • Microsoft Word alternatives: Wordsmiths, rejoice!

    Posted January 31, 2011 - 11:51 am

    Microsoft Word is ubiquitous: It's the standard word processor in most places of business, and it often ends up installed on home PCs due to compatibility and familiarity. It isn't the only choice, however. Whether your main concern is price, complexity, specialized functionality, system footprint, or some combination of the above, you might have many reasons to look beyond Word.
  • Microsoft warns of Word attacks

    Posted December 31, 2010 - 9:42 am

    Hackers are exploiting a vulnerability in Microsoft Word to plant malware on Windows PCs, Microsoft said.
  • Supreme Court to hear Microsoft appeal of patent judgment

    Posted November 29, 2010 - 3:58 pm

    Microsoft has successfully persuaded the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a $290 million judgment won by a Canadian technology company which claimed that the software giant infringed on one of its patents.
  • Microsoft Word Tip: Strip Hyperlinks From Pasted Text

    Posted February 10, 2010 - 9:09 pm

    I don't know about you, but I'm constantly copying text from e-mails, Web pages, and other online sources into MS Word documents, and always with the same result: a bunch of unwanted hyperlinks for Web links and e-mail addresses.
  • Microsoft, i4i square off in appeals hearing over Word

    Posted September 23, 2009 - 4:40 pm

    A federal appeals court today heard arguments in a patent infringement case involving Word that required Microsoft to pay nearly $300 million in damages and barred the company from selling the software starting Oct. 10.
  • Download Free Reference Guides for Popular Apps

    Posted September 18, 2009 - 9:43 pm

    Mom? Dad? Have I got a site for you. It's called TechPosters, and it's home to hundreds of quick-reference guides for Windows, Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, and even Google.
  • Microsoft: Word legal foe paints cockeyed tale

    Posted September 15, 2009 - 9:10 am

    Microsoft Corp. called the claim by Canadian developer i4i Inc. that it plotted to drive the company out of business "distorted," and "a breathless tale" that was not supported by the evidence, according to a court documents.
  • Microsoft Betrayed i4i, Say Court Documents

    Posted September 14, 2009 - 9:03 am

    Microsoft marketed i4i's XML software to potential customers even as it planned to drive the small Toronto company out of business by infringing its patent, according to documents i4i filed with an appeals court.
  • Microsoft stabbed i4i in the back with Word, developer claims

    Posted September 9, 2009 - 4:31 pm

    Microsoft marketed Canadian developer i4i's XML software to potential customers even as it planned to drive the small firm out of business by infringing its patent, according to court documents filed with an appeals court.
  • Microsoft sets record with huge Windows, IE, Office update

    Posted June 9, 2009 - 8:48 pm

    Microsoft on Tuesday issued 10 security updates that patched a record 31 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), Excel, Word, Windows Search and other programs, including 18 bugs marked "critical."
  • Microsoft plans jumbo patch day next week

    Posted June 4, 2009 - 4:37 pm

    Microsoft today said it will deliver 10 security updates next week to patch serious bugs in Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), Word and Excel.
  • Rigged Word docs exploit 2008 bug, say researchers

    Posted April 23, 2009 - 1:45 pm

    Attackers, probably based in China, are exploiting a December bug in Microsoft Word to hijack Windows PCs, Vietnamese security researchers warned Thursday.
  • Study: Companies use Word out of habit, not necessity

    Posted January 10, 2009 - 6:44 pm

    A Forrester report said companies are using Microsoft Word for word processing out of habit rather than necessity and are considering other alternatives.
  • Hackers exploit IE bug with 'insidious' Word docs

    Posted December 18, 2008 - 5:14 pm

    Attackers are exploiting the just-patched vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE) by hiding malicious ActiveX controls in Microsoft Word documents, a security company said Thursday.
  • Symantec warns of new Word attack

    Posted July 9, 2008 - 10:14 am

    Criminals have found a new way to attack PC users, taking advantage of what appears to be a new bug in Microsoft's Word software, according to Symantec.

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