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Office 2008 for Mac All-in-One For Dummies® by Jim Gordon, Geetesh Bajaj

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Chapter 45. Finding What's New in Service Pack 2

In This Chapter

  • Connecting with Document Connection

  • Editing Path Animations in PowerPoint

So what is Service Pack 2, or SP2? It's the name of an automatic update that is applied to your copy of Microsoft Office 2008 — although you can opt to decline any such automatic updates! SP2 was released as this book was going to the press. We won't get into specific settings here, but being the good souls that we are, we decided to give you an extra bonus chapter to explain the niceties peppered throughout Office 2008 once you have SP2 applied to your installation!

In a very unusual move, Microsoft included two major new features for Office 2008 in its SP2 update. In the past, except for Entourage, major new features have been included in major updates that you have to pay for. This time, owners of Office for Mac get at no additional cost two new major features, which are explained in this bonus chapter. The first new feature is a new application called Document Connection that lets you share Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations.

The second major feature introduced by SP2 is that PowerPoint gains the ability to create, edit and delete motion paths. A motion path is a path represented by a line. Objects, such as pictures or shapes, can follow the line as they travel on a slide.

The new Microsoft Document Connection is version 12.2.0 (it is the first version of Document Connection), We used Mozilla Firefox version 3.5.1 ...

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