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Office 2010 Web Apps For Dummies® by Peter Weverka

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Chapter 17. Ten Things Everyone Should Know about the Office Web Apps

In This Chapter

  • Understanding what the Office Web Apps are

  • Accessing the Office Web Apps and your files online

  • Sharing and coauthoring files with the Office Web Apps

  • Understanding the link between the Office Web Apps Office 2010

  • Running the Office Web Apps on Windows Live or SharePoint

  • Thinking about privacy issues

This chapter describes ten things that everyone should know about the Office Web Apps. Read this brief chapter and you'll get a sense of what the Office Web Apps are all about.

There Are Four Office Web Apps

There are four — count 'em — Office Web Apps:

  • Word Web App: For writing letters, reports, and other documents.

  • Excel Web App: For crunching numbers in spreadsheets.

  • PowerPoint Web App: For creating and showing slides in a slideshow presentation.

  • OneNote Web App: For note-taking and organizing notes.

Do the names Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote sound familiar? If they do, it's because you're acquainted with the four Microsoft Office programs from which the Office Web Apps take their names. Word Web App, Excel Web App, PowerPoint Web App, and OneNote Web App are online versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.

They're Free!

Not many things in this world are free, but signing up to use the Office Web Apps and running the Office Web Apps doesn't cost one red cent.

Next time you have five spare minutes, take the Office Web Apps for a test-drive. You can go to Windows Live, sign up for Windows Live, and run ...

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