In This Chapter
Using the right Web browser
Installing the Silverlight add-on
Getting signed up to use the Office Web Apps
Creating, opening, and closing files with an Office Web App
Looking at Office Web App oddities
Getting acquainted with the Office Web Apps interface
Finding more room to work on-screen
Chapter 1 explains what the Office Web Apps are. This chapter tells you how to set up your computer to run the Office Web Apps and how to do basic tasks such as creating new files, opening files, and closing files. You also find out which browser to use with the Office Web Apps, how to install the Silverlight add-on, what the Office Web Apps interface is all about, and how to get more room to work on-screen in an Office Web App. Full speed ahead!
A browser, also known as a Web browser, is a computer program that displays Web pages on the Internet. Browsers come with commands for going from Web page to Web page, bookmarking Web pages, and doing any number of things to make your adventures on the Internet more rewarding.
To use the Office Web Apps, Microsoft says you should have one of these browsers:
Firefox version 3.0 or later
Internet Explorer version 7.0 or later
Safari version 4.0 or later
Chrome 5.0 or later
Chapter 3 explains how to download, install, and update these browsers, as well as how to find out which version of Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, or Chrome is on your computer.