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Office 2010 Web Apps For Dummies® by Peter Weverka

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Chapter 1. Introducing Office Web Apps

In This Chapter

  • Understanding what Web applications are

  • Storing and sharing files on the Internet

  • Using the Office Web Apps to collaborate with others

  • Examining how the Office Web Apps work with Office 2010 software

  • Looking at how to get up and running with the Office Web Apps

  • Resisting the urge to right-click and press shortcut keys

The Office Web Apps are online versions of four popular Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Respectively, the Office Web Apps are called Word Web App, Excel Web App, PowerPoint Web App, and OneNote Web App.

This chapter looks into what a Web application is and how Web applications such as the Office Web Apps are different from other applications. It shows how you can use the Office Web Apps to share files with others and collaborate with others on Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote files. You also see how to use the Office Web Apps in conjunction with Office 2010 programs and what you need to know before setting up your computer to use the Office Web Apps. Finally, this chapter looks into a few peculiarities of using online Web applications.

What Are the Office Web Apps, Anyway?

In my opinion, Microsoft could've chosen a better name than "Office Web Apps." Say Office Web Apps three times and you soon discover that the name is a tongue twister. What does the name mean, and what are the Office Web Apps?

Introducing Web applications

The "Web App" portion of the name "Office Web Apps" stands ...

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