Chapter 20

Ten Ways to Make Office 2019 Easier to Use

If you haven’t noticed by now, plenty of features are buried in Office 2019 that you probably don’t need most of the time. However, if you’re a die-hard Office 2019 power user, you may want to peek at some of the more advanced features available to make your life easier.

Although these advanced features may take time to learn and master, you may find the effort worth it to make Office 2019 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. However, if you find yourself wishing Office 2019 could do something more, you may want to take some time to develop your own apps for Office 2019.

To create apps for Office 2019, you need to use industry-standard programming languages such as HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3 (Cascading Style Sheets), and XML. By creating your own Office 2019 apps, you can extend Office 2019’s capabilities. If you create a particularly useful app, you can even sell it or give it away. To learn more about creating your own Office 2019 apps, view the brief tutorial on how to create your first Office 2019 app:

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