According to the source, a very useful function has appeared in the Microsoft Word text editor that allows you to convert text documents into PowerPoint presentations in literally one click. It is still in beta version of Office 365.
The function can be used in the Transform menu of the web-version of Microsoft Word. After that, the user will be able to select a presentation design template, and then the document will be converted to PowerPoint format and saved to the OneDrive cloud storage. Alas, it is not yet clear whether the transformation of a Word document into PowerPoint is an exclusive feature of the cloud version of the office suite, or it will still be implemented in the regular version of Office installed on a PC.
Microsoft Office 13819.20006 preview version now available
Recently, Microsoft officially released the new Office Insider Preview Build 13819.20006 for Windows users. Unfortunately, this new Insider Preview does not come with any new features. However, it brings fixes for some annoying bugs. Notably, it takes care of the Excel PDF export errors but also brings fixes for issues on Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Project.
To update to the latest Microsoft Office Insider Preview Build, open any Office program and go to File> Account> Update Options> Update Now.
See the full changelog below
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Microsoft Office 13819.20006 Full Changelog
Word & PowerPoint
- Tackles the graphic issues which cause intermittent unresponsiveness that may occur when loading EMF images.
- Fixes an error that prevents users from exporting an Excel workbook to PDF.
- Handles a bug that causes formatting loss when copying a sheet while coauthoring.
- Microsoft also fixes the bug that allows users to see attachments duplicates when removing DRM protection.
- Multiple comments now come with proper alignment
- Takes care of an issue with the Read Aloud task pane keyboard shortcuts.
- Tackles an issue that updates OneDrive places to filter out as appropriate per the group policy setting.
- Fixes an issue where task splits may be wrongly created when saving a project from Project web app to a local file. This would happen if a task calendar with non-standard working times was being used.
- Tackles an issue where if the indicator column is not in the first column spot, when you cut a summary task there is no warning for the subtasks removal
- We fixed an issue where if a user selected the Add Yourself to a Task function on their Timesheet, the correctly resource availability units may not be used on the created assignment.
Windows 10 version 2004 update is finally available for everyone
Microsoft very gradually rolled out the largest update of its operating system last year – the May update of Windows 10 (version 2004).
And only now, 8 months after the release; Microsoft announced that the Windows 10 May 2020 Update is finally ready for “widespread deployment.”
Essentially, this means Windows 10 version 2004 is free of major bugs for most configurations; and is ready for installation on all PCs.
Microsoft initially didn’t provide Windows 10 May 2020 Update for all PCs. This version ended up with a long list of recognized issues; and the company blocked propagation to systems with certain parameters. Despite all the limitations, users faced Blue Screens of Death for a variety of reasons; refusing to work with the Google Chrome browser and other similar troubles.
Work on eliminating numerous critical failures was carried out for many months and only in January 2021; all locks and installation prohibitions were removed.
The “widespread” status also means that users can now directly install Windows 10 May 2020 Update on an earlier version of Windows 10, even if the PC has compatibility issues.
Meanwhile, Microsoft is gearing up to launch the next major update – Windows 10 21H1. We expect the release in May or June.