Investintech Says Goodbye To Able2Doc PDF to Word Converter & Sonic PDF Creator

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We have some sad news for all our Investintech users. It was a hard decision, but after a lot of careful consideration, we’ve decided to discontinue both Able2Doc PDF to Word Converter and Sonic PDF Creator.

Both these products have been with us since the very early days of Investintech.com, and we’re sorry to see them go.  However, we believe in providing our users with products that add value to a workflow which includes being able to work with PDF documents without having to resort to more than one product.

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You may have noticed that our PDF to Word conversion and PDF creation technology have already been integrated with Able2Extract PDF Converter.  Because of this, you can benefit from an even better, more enhanced user experience. PDF conversion and PDF creation are now both within a few clicks of each other.

What Does This Mean For Existing Users?

Unfortunately, because we’re phasing these products out, we will no longer be offering any customer or technical support for them. Thus, we’ll be offering a highly discounted Able2Doc upgrade to Able2Extract 9 for $29.95 USD  (to Standard version) and $49.50 USD (to Professional version).

With this discount, you’ll not only get the PDF to Word conversion and PDF creation features you’re used to, but also the added functionalities that come with Able2Extract–PDF conversion to more than 10 formats, PDF page editing, advanced PDF creation options, custom PDF to Excel conversion, and more.

We’ll be pulling out Able2Doc and Sonic every now and again for exclusive one-time giveaways. So you’ll still be able to catch the software around in the future every now and again.

To give  Able2Extract 9 a try, you can download a 7-day free trial here.

 

Introducing The All New Able2Extract 9 With PDF Creation!

Today, we’re excited to announce that we just released Able2Extract 9.0! Our flagship PDF converter has undergone some major changes in this version which we know you’ll love.

These changes go beyond what you’d consider an average product upgrade.  This is because in addition to general PDF conversion improvements, Able2Extract 9 now comes with the ability to create  and edit PDF documents!

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Our developers have worked hard to turn Able2Extract 9 into a complete PDF solution package. And with our in-house PDF creation technology baked directly into Able2Extract, the PDF converter can accomplish a whole new set of PDF tasks from creating PDFs to editing your PDF pages.

Here’s what you’ll find in this latest version.

Create Professional PDF Documents

We made it super easy for you to create a PDF file from any document, whether it’s from within Able2Extract itself or through the brand new  virtual print driver.

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The process is just as easy as converting a PDF file with Able2Extract. From the Command toolbar, click on the Create PDF icon, select your file and simply save it to your computer.

New PDF Creation Options

If you’ve used our PDF creation tools before then you’ll know which creation features you have at your disposal.  PDF creation options include:

  • Compression- Choose from LZW, JPEG, and ZIP for your images
  • Security-Apply passwords and file permissions
  • Font & Colours- Specify if you’d like to embed orsubset fontsor convert CMYK to RGB
  • PDF viewing- Decide how you want your PDF to display when opened
  • MS Office conversion-  Choose from a number of Office-related options such as retaining hyperlinks, bookmarks, and comments from Office documents

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PDF Creation Security Features

As part of your PDF creation options, you can also create secured PDFs. You no longer have to worry if your PDF files are being tampered with or not. You get to choose what people can or can’t do with your content.

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Let users copy and paste text, print up the file, or allow them to insert, rotate and shuffle pages. As always, we leave the choice up to you!

Edit PDF Document Pages

With Able2Extract 9, you can go so far as to edit your PDF files.  Able2Extract allows you to add and adjust your PDF document’s information, the file’s viewing settings, and editing PDF pages:

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Able2Extract Print Dispatcher

Another new feature is the Able2Extract Print Dispatcher. This is an icon that sits in your system tray when you install Able2Extract 9 and allows you to keep track of newly created PDF files directly from your desktop.

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It works in conjunction with the Able2Extract Virtual Print Driver. So when you create a PDF document from another application, you can choose how and where you want to open the file.  You can also use this to adjust your PDF creation options when using the Virtual Print Driver to create PDFs.

Save Your PDF Creation Settings

Just as you can save your custom PDF to Excel conversion parameters, you can now save your PDF creation settings as a file. This means that for every PDF you create, you can apply the same file settings as required.

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Improved PDF Conversion, OCR & PDF Rendering

And now that PDF creation is a part of Able2Extract 9, the PDF rendering and viewing capabilities are better than ever! You can use Able2Extract 9 to view PDFs with the even the most complex of graphical content.

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Other enhancements include improved PDF conversion for complex PDF files. And for Able2Extract Professional, we included tweaks to the OCR engine, providing you with even more accurate renditions.

 

Test out and check out all of these newest features here.  Existing Software Advantage Plan users can upgrade to Able2Extract 9 from their account dashboard.

Give it a try and don’t forget to let us know what you think of this latest version!

Black Friday Deal: Be First To Get Able2Extract 9.0

To help keep our customer service consistent across the board, we updated our support system a few months ago to include our Software Advantage Plan. The plan, aimed towards improving the quality of your one-on-one service, essentially gives you priority status for customer support.

But that’s not all. The Software Advantage Plan also comes with a number of membership perks–one of which is exclusive access to special builds and full product upgrades.

able2extract-pdf-converter-9And if you’re an Able2Extract user on the hunt for software deals, this is the perfect perk to cash in on for Black Friday.

This is because in just a few days we’ll be releasing the all-new Able2Extract v.9.0, which will let you edit and create PDF files! No extra add-ons needed.

If you get the Software Advantage Plan now, you can get the Able2Extract 9 upgrade right before it’s released to the public!

It’s a deal you don’t want to miss out on.

Here’s what the plan includes.

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As a Software Advantage Plan subscriber, you get:

-Own Priority Support: Get your issues to the front of the line and get support when you need it most.

-Access to the Software Advantage Plan Web Portal: Log in to the Software Advantage Plan web portal and get hands on, direct  access to customer service. Submit your issues to us directly, check in on the status of open requests, and find product updates and upgrades for downloading.

-Quick Response Times To Your Issues: Get faster insights on your conversion issues and tailored solutions that can be implemented immediately.

-Annual Product Updates: We’ll send you an email notification when a new update is available so you’re constantly using the latest PDF converter technology.

-Exclusive Access To Unreleased Builds:  Users get to download and test out our latest product builds. All subscribers get the first taste of our Able2Extract v.9.0, which includes PDF creation and PDF page editing! Test out the product and its newest features before its public release.

We offer the Software Advantage Plan for only $39.95/year where you will basically own Investintech support for our Able2Extract desktop products, both Standard and Professional versions.

As soon as you purchase a subscription, you are automatically registered and can take advantage of your membership right away.

You’ll receive a Software Advantage Plan code you can reference when you phone in  or send us an email. It will automatically give your issue priority status, and will be immediately forwarded to and addressed by our customer support agents.

If you’re looking for a Black Friday deal, this is it. Subscribe to the Software Advantage Plan and get the Able2Extract v.9.0 upgrade free!

For more details, visit our Software Advantage Plan page.

 

Investintech Facebook Giveaway Shuts Down

Today, due to changes in Facebook’s user policy, our Able2Doc Facebook giveaway has been shut down.

We’re sad to see it go, but we hope you all enjoyed it while it lasted. We appreciate all the comments and feedback you’ve given us in the past. It was great to see everyone participating and spreading the word about it.

As alternatives to the Facebook free giveaway, you can always download the Able2Doc 7-day free trial or use our free Facebook conversion apps for a quick PDF to Word conversion.

And since this was a double giveaway with Sonic up for grabs as well, you can download the Sonic PDF Creator 30-day free trial as an alternative to the freebie version.

Lastly, for those who entered in the Sonic portion of the giveaway and haven’t claimed their PIN yet, we’ll still honour those entries as your PINs are still ready and waiting for you.

To receive your free Sonic license, just follow us on Twitter and tweet out to us so we can track you down. We can then send you a Direct Message on Twitter with your Sonic PIN.

Though this giveaway is ending, we’re always looking to set other promotions up.  So keep checking in to our streams for updates on the latest giveaway.

Thank you to everyone for your support!

7 Google Drive Tips To Make Online Research Easier

When you need to learn about something, the Internet is the number one resource to scout out.  And given the amount of information you can find online, no matter what area, industry, or topic you’re researching,  a huge chunk of your time will be spent recording the research you find.

As you can imagine, combined with the web pages you have to go through, this can slow you dow big time. That’s why some users like to keep their workflow online with tools like Google Drive.  But if you’re using Google Drive to quickly record data, then your biggest challenge lies in working between your research and how you use Google Drive itself.

If you’re writing for an online publication, are drafting a research paper, or are reporting on industry trends, accessing the information you record is perhaps one of your main priorities. To make things easier, try a few of the Google Drive tips below to keep your research going smoothly.

1.  Perform A Google Drive Search from Chrome

Because you can need a document at any given time, it’s important to be able to pull up the right file in an instant. Google Drive Quick Search makes it easy to start a search through your Drive directly from the Chrome URL address bar. Type “drive” in the address bar, your keywords and query, then hit enter. You’ll be directed to your drive with the related results ready and waiting for you to sift through.

2. Save Your Text to Google Drive

Save Text to Google Drive does exactly what its name implies. This Chrome extension makes it super easy to export heavily dense text webpage research from the web directly to your Google Drive.

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Once installed, simply highlight the text you’re interested in, activate the extension by clicking on it in your toolbar or extension menu, and click on the Save button. The extension will create a document with the text in the Drive you’re logged into.

3. Quickly Access Folders and Create Google Docs From Your Toolbar

To access folders and separate files instantly, simply bookmark the URL of the file or document on your toolbar.  Open the file or folder in Google Drive and bookmark the URL you see in the address bar. Admittedly, this is a simple tip, but extremely handy if you like keeping things at your fingertips.

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Moreover, this trick also works with creating new documents. Because the functionality is web based, you can bookmark the command URL to your browser. Copy these links to your Chrome toolbar by right clicking on it and selecting Add page… or via the Bookmark Manager:

https://docs.google.com/document/create

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/create

https://docs.google.com/presentation/create

 4. Search Your Google Drive Directly From Gmail

Don’t waste time going back and forth between your Google Drive and Gmail.  You can do both at the same time by adding the Apps Search for Gmail extension. This is handy for when you’re either exchanging emails regarding your research project or are working with colleagues.

It will let you extend your search to Google Docs to fish out the files you’re looking for.  You can add the extension by going into Settings>Labs from your Gmail.  Then select to enable it for your account. Don’t forget to hit the “Save Changes” button at the bottom.

5. Edit PDF Text Uploaded To Google Drive

Because a lot of research comes in the PDF format, you may want to pay attention to the “Convert Text from Uploaded PDF and image files” setting. Have you been ignoring it? Well, it’s time to start paying attention to it. This setting allows you to convert PDF to text which you can then  edit within a Google Doc.

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Go to the gear icon Google Drive and access the drop down menu. Then go to Upload Settings. From there, put a check mark in the “Convert Text from Uploaded PDF and image files”  option by clicking on it.  Select the Document language. You can have this permanently turned on, but if you want to use it selectively, keep the “Confirm settings before each upload” option checked.

6.  Save Images Directly to Google Drive

Who doesn’t clip web pages when researching online? Good news is you can do it with Google Drive. Save to Google Drive can serve as a simple web clipping tool, allowing you to instantly save content from the web to a Google Drive folder. Once you have it installed,  go to the page you’re interested in and activate it by clicking on its button to the right of the address bar.  It will then save your content in .PNG format.

7. Access Google Drive And Other Google Services From Chrome

Here’s a great Chrome extension for pushing your research productivity to the limits. Black Menu for Google allows you to access files on your Drive and to your other Google services in a side bar right within Chrome.


Perfect for Google addicts with research spread across different services. You can get the Black Menu extension from the Chrome Web Store.

Got any Google Drive tips of your own? We’d love to hear them! Add them in the comments below and let us know how they helped you deal with your web research.

 

Happy Thanksgiving From Investintech.com!

It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada and we wanted to wish all of our Canadian users and followers a safe and Happy Thanksgiving holiday this year!

A lot of you may be prepping and planning for the holiday as we speak.  A major holiday celebration like Thanksgiving is never complete without the festive dinner, family, and the all the fix-ins.   So if you’re scrounging around for some last minute ideas to make your get together extra special this year, we’ve scouted out a few Pinterest boards where you can get some fabulous ideas and tips for your Thanksgiving soiree.

Thanksgiving: Freebies:  Getting your party together with a few things you can put together for free is always a good way to go. You’ll find some nifty DIY projects for table settings, menu planning, and more.

Thanksgiving, Fall & Autumn Party Ideas: Give your Thanksgiving party a fun atmosphere. Here, you’ll find pins with a lot of tips that not only cover Thanksgiving, but Fall party themes as well.

 Thanksgiving Pinterest Boards

Thanksgiving (Craft and Food): For anyone who loves giving a personal touch to his or her dinner, this board offers up a carefully curated collection of  tutorials and links on handy crafts and food preparation to get things just right.

Thanksgiving (Recipes, tips, inspiration, décor): Check out this board for suggestions on getting everyone into the spirit of Thanksgiving.

Only four Pinterest boards may seem like a short list given the size of the network, but if you’ve ever browsed a single board, then you know that one board can leave you with a ton of ideas to explore and keep you busy!

To preserve your Thanksgiving memories, check out our post on 4 Digitally Creative Ways To Share Your Thanksgiving Memories for a few ideas. They’ll help you get your family photos and videos in top form for posting online and sharing with the entire family.

5 Great Ways To Convert Text To Speech

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As the school year starts up, you’re probably just getting yourself oriented with your classes and gauging the size of the workload you’ll have to deal with.

It may be daunting after a long lazy summer, but anticipating the amount of reading you have ahead of you is a good idea. It’s never fun to all of a sudden find yourself lagging behind. You need to get ahead of the curve way before the heavy reading assignments even start. And we have a perfect tip for that: to help lighten the reading load use a convert text to speech tool.

Converting speech to text can come in handy in so many ways.  It can free you up to get away from the screen for a bit or help you learn a language.  Also, students with disabilities can use text to speech tools to easily access digital content. Text to speech tools are perfect if you need help with proofreading, catching up on your notes, or getting some eBook reading done.

So here’s a look at 5 different ways to listen to your reading assignments with these free easy to use text to speech tools.

Listen to MP3 Files of Your Text with SpokenText

For those who need to catch up on reading while commuting, running errands, working out or multi-tasking, SpokenText is a straightforward online text to audio converter. SpokenText allows you to convert any number of files such as PDF, DOC, PPT, TXT, HTML and Emails to an MP3 file. Once you have your MP3 files are created, you can then download and put them onto a mobile device. You’ll be able to take your readings with you.

Have Online Documents Read Out Loud To You

Have a document online that needs to be proofread? If the file is shared on the web with a file sharing or collaboration tool like Google Docs, then you can have the text read to you directly from within your browser. You can listen for grammatical errors while working with other things on your computer–all without missing a beat.

SpeakIt! is available for Chrome and allows you to read text displayed in the browser (see above). For FireFox, there’s Text to Voice which can also let you download your text in MP3 format.  And Opera users can try VozMe. Once any of these extensions are installed, just highlight the text you want read out to you and activate the plugin.

Convert Text From Multiple Sources With NaturalReaders

NaturalReaders is a popular text to speech tool whose online version comes with basic yet advanced features to get the job done. Click on Add Documents and you can start building and accessing your list of files from popular services like Dropbox, Google Docs, and more. Handy for students working on public computers or using Cloud services.

Get Social With Your Text On YAKiToMe!

People who are used to in browser music players will love the look and feel of YAKiToMe! It’s a free online text to speech service and network rolled into one where you can share your audio books and files with other YAKiToMe user groups. If you’re lucky, you may find a user with an audio version of a book you’re looking for.

Text to Speech Tool

YAKiToMe! lets you convert text from .doc, .pdf, .txt, .html, .xml, and email to speech. Choose a reader, a reading speed and an input method for uploading text: Field (copy-paste text directly), File, RSS, and Email. Then click on the Run Text To Speech button.

Convert PDF Text To Speech with PDF2Speech.com

PDF2Speech is exactly what its name suggests. It’s a free online PDF to speech converter. This is perfect for professional and academic uses where PDF reading is a common task. On-screen PDF reading can sometimes be a chore, but listening to one doesn’t have to be.

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To use this tool, simply upload your PDF files to the site and hit the Convert button. This free service allows you to convert up to 20 pages which will allow you to get a good chunk of your readings checked off your list.

There are many simple yet powerful text to speech freeware tools to suit any occasion or need. The good news is that it doesn’t require a lot of money or any bloated text to speech download.

7 Enlightening TED Talk Videos Every College Student Should Watch

Summer’s almost over and it’s time to get yourself into school-mode. But with the last few reserved for back- to-school shopping and last minute registration issues, you may be too swamped to think of anything else outside of school supplies and dorm room arrangements.

And we aren’t talking about the usual back-to-school preparations. We’re talking about your life as a student. Are you emotionally and mentally prepared? Can you juggle your schedule effectively, go beyond your comfort zone, adjust to different learning styles? How do you plan on staying inspired?

Because there’s no way you can buy the help and advice you’ll need at a sale, we put together a small round up of 7 timeless and highly relevant TED Talks you’ll definitely want to check out.

These will provide you with some enlightening and trustworthy guidance in your personal development as a student.

Explore Different Things And Try Something New 

College is the place to try new clubs and sports, but getting out there might have you avoiding the sign up lines. If you need a little push, look no further than this TED Talk by Google Engineer, Matt Cutts. He shares his experience on trying something new for 30 days including writing a novel, taking a picture each day, and even hiking up Mount Kilimanjaro! What will you try?

Be Prepared For The Future Job Market

As a student, you may be worrying about economic challenges waiting for you when you’re academic career is over. What will the job market have in store for you? Watch economist Andrew McAffee as he explores what future jobs will look like and offers insight on how to prepare for a highly technical job market.

Learn How To Beat Procrastination

Procrastination. It’s inevitable. The good news is that you can overcome it. Vik Nithy, co-founder of 3 companies at age 20, offers a highly motivating TEDxYouth Talk on mentally beating procrastination with a few actionable steps you can easily put into play.

Improve The Way You Communicate With Others

From speaking up in class to delivering a presentation, most of us dread talking out loud and attracting the spotlight. However, sound consultant, Julian Treasure, makes it less scary with his break down on how and by what means we use our voice to talk to each other. Watch and get some pointers on how to feel at ease before you speak.

How Will You Make Important Decisions?

In college, you’ll be faced with choices that will have an impact on your future, and whether you like it or not, the sole responsibility of those decisions will lie on you. So how do you know what the right decisions are? There’s no definite answer, but Dan Gilbert, Harvard psychologist and Happiness Expert, offers an insightful discussion on the reasons why and how we make the choices we do.

Get The 411 Behind Online Learning

Before you join up for an online class, you’ll want to hear what Peter Norvig, director of research at Google Inc., has to say. He shares his experience on approaching and implementing effective online teaching strategies that are aimed at engaging students and enhancing the way they’re being educated. This is a great talk you’ll want to keep in mind when you’re in an online class with a thousand other students.

Stay Passionate About What You Love To Do

Amidst assignments and the daily study grind, it’s easy to lose sight of your passions. Whether you’re at school for sports, music, science, or writing, you’re there because it’s what you want to do with your life.  When you forget that, listen to some words of inspiration from the author of Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert. She discusses her successes and failures, giving viewers advice on how to continue doing what they love to do.

How To Turn Your Address Bar Into A Customized Search Engine

When searching the web on a daily basis, you naturally expect to waste more than a few minutes. You’ll spend time going to Google, finding the site, and then clicking on the site’s link to search the site itself.

Well, here’s a tip that can speed things up: customize and change your address bar search engine.

Doing so will allow you to skip Google and the homepages. Combine it with a keyword shortcut and you can start searching a website instantly from your address bar. This is perfect if you need to go through specific databases, reference sites or tutorial resources on a regular basis.

So were doing it the hard way all this time? If so, here’s a look at how to customize 4 of the most popular browsers and their search engines.

Adding A Search Engine In Firefox

1) In Firefox, click on the dropdown arrow in the search engine box.

Accessing Firefox Search Engine

2) Go to Manage Search Engines…

3) To add other search engines, click on the Get more search engines… link in the dialog and you’ll be directed to Mozilla’s search add-ons page. 

4) Select and install the search add-on provider of your choice.

5) Once installed, select a search provider and  click on Edit Keyword.

Editing Firefox SE Keyword

Customizing a search engine’s keyword will make searching through the address bar faster. So change the keyword to something quick and easy to remember, like using a “w” for Wikipedia, for instance.

5) Click on OK.

6) Repeat these steps for every search provider you want.

7) When you’re done, click on OK in the main dialogue.

Using a keyword shortcut to call up a search engine can be faster than using the standard toolbar search box. You won’t have to keep clicking to reset the specific search engine first:

Firefox Address Bar Search

Adding A Search Engine In Opera

In Opera, the process is basically the same, but you can also manually add websites. To add extra sites or search engines to your list with Opera:

1) Go to the Opera tab (upper left hand corner)> Settings> Manage Search Engines.

2) Click on Add new search.

Managing Opera Search Engines

3) Fill in the name and keywords of the site you’d like to use.

4) For the Address field, you can get the required URL by going to the site you’d like to add and performing a test search.  Use a search term you can easily identify.

Opera SE Test URL

5) Delete your search term—in this case “TEST,” and replace it with “%s” as specified to get:

www.investintech.com/resources/blog/?s=%s

6) Paste this in the URL field, set your keyword, and click on Save.  (You can decide if you’d like to search for pages using the POST method, but we skipped that step for this tutorial).

The result:

Opera Address Bar results

Adding A Search Engine In Chrome

In Google Chrome, you can change up your keywords and search engines easily. Here’s how:

1) Go into Chrome’s Menu (upper right hand corner)> Settings> Manage search engines.

2) To edit existing search engines, click on the keyword and edit it to what you want.

3) Click on Done  (this will close the entire dialogue box).

To add new sites:

1) Scroll down to the end of the list in the dialogue box.

2) Fill in the fields using the same URL method mentioned for Opera above.

Customizing Chrome Search Engine

Great bonus tip: if you use Google Drive, you can create a custom search for it, too. Use the URL:  https://drive.google.com/#search/%s

Note that when you use the search for Google Drive, you need to be signed into the account for the drive you wish to search and be logged into it as the default user.

Adding A Search Engine In Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer, like Firefox, offers the services of search providers as an add-on. You can pick from a number of search providers and add them to your address bar. Follow these steps:

1) Go to the drop down arrow in the IE address bar.

2) Click on Add and you’ll be directed to the Internet Explorer Gallery.

IE Gallery Search Providers

3) Install the search provider you want by clicking on Add to Internet Explorer and confirming the installation.

4) To access your search provider, type up a keyword in the address bar.

Adding IE Search Engine

5) Click on the drop down arrow and select the site’s favicon.

If you can’t find a site or search provider you want in the gallery, you can add your own with EnhanceIE. This is a handy tool that allows you to add a custom search provider to IE 7 and later.

Just follow the directions in the form. Once you have all fields filled out, click on Install, which is the quickest and simplest method. You can then access your new search engine in the same manner as above.

Adding IE Search Engine

 

 

 

Investintech Launches New Microsoft Office for iPad Tutorials

When Microsoft finally came out with an iPad version of their popular document processing suite, MS Office, there were over 12 million downloads in the first week.  If you were one of them, then you’ve probably been exploring and getting oriented with the apps since then.

But working on an iPad is completely different than working on a desktop which makes it a bit difficult to adjust.  Well, you’ll be happy to know that there are resources out there to help—ours included.

We just launched our new resource page for Microsoft Office for iPad tutorials!

This resource is designed to help you keep your productivity levels up while getting the most out of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on your iPad.  From working with the edit menu and typing on the keyboard to inserting charts and transferring files, our resource page has everything you need to get started.

Take a look!

Quickly Discover Tips For A Specific App

To help you get started, we’ve categorized tips by app—Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. You’ll find new ways to improve the way you work with each specific app whether for school, work, or your own personal use.

To boot, we included some extra tips you’ll find extremely handy. For example, we dug up tips on using Office for iPad for free. So even if you don’t subscribe to the apps, you can still work effectively with them.  In addition, we included a General Tips category as well. This is the perfect spot for any new users looking for basic guides on using the apps.

Office for iPad Categories

Just click on the app or category you’re interested in and you’ll find a list of available tutorial cards. Click on any one of them and you’ll be directed to the main tutorial page.

Head Straight To The Answers You’re Looking For

If you’re trying to find a specific tip, you don’t need to sift through each tutorial. Because some of these tutorial topics are general and thorough, they can cover a number of related tips.  To help you locate what you need, we broke the tutorials down into sub-sections.

Locating Specific App Tips

So when you’re in a category, like Word for example, you’ll see a little paper icon on a couple of tutorial cards. This indicates a tutorial with multiple sub-sections.  Click on the icon and a menu will appear, giving you direct links to each sub-section of the tutorial. This eliminates having to scroll through the entire tutorial page.

Discover The Most Popular Office for iPad Tips

Looking for a common tip? For convenience, we’ve pulled up the most popular tutorials on Office for iPad so you can quickly access the help you need most.

Office iPad Popular Tips

Keep checking in with us as we’ll be updating the page constantly with handy tips. And we always love getting your input. So don’t worry if you can’t find what you’re looking for. Let us know and we can look into adding it to the page.

Working on your iPad isn’t quite the same as working on your desktop. But with the help of a few of these tutorials you can start putting your iPad to work! Check them out!