Chapter 20

Almost Ten Ways to Make Office 2016 Easier to Use

If you haven’t noticed by now, there are plenty of features buried in Office 2016 that you probably don’t need most of the time. However, if you’re a die-hard Office 2016 power user, you may want to peek at some of the more advanced features buried inside the operating system.

Although these advanced features may take time to learn and master, you may find the effort worth it to make Office 2016 behave exactly the way you want it to. Best of all, you can learn these new features by playing with them at work — so that way, you can learn something new and get paid for doing it at the same time.

Build (and Use) Your Own Office Add-Ins

If you’re like most people, you probably just want to use a program, make it do what you need it to do, and then go home afterwards. However, if you find yourself wishing Office 2016 could do something more, then you may want to take some time to develop your own apps for Office 2016.

To create apps for Office 2016, you just need to use industry-standard programming languages like HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3 (Cascading Style Sheets), and XML. By creating your own Office 2016 apps, you can extend Office 2016’s capabilities. If you create a particularly useful app, you can even sell or give it away to others. To learn more about creating your own Office 2016 apps, visit the Microsoft site ( that provides a brief tutorial on how to create your first Office ...

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