Looking for an easier and faster way to get the most out of Microsoft Office Suite? Add-ins software is the answer.
Add-in software is third party programs or utilities designed to enhance Office. Now, with add-in software, such as Wordware for Word, you can save your file in two different places with a click of a button. If something happens, like your computer crashing, you can restore your original document.
Also, you can open new applications without closing the program you are in. Think how easy this tool will operate if you’re fine-tuning a Power Point presentation and open an electronic dictionary to check the spelling of a word.
And, if you send faxes to your contacts, you can send a fax without closing your word document. You can even tailor your favorite fonts in Microsoft Word and eliminate scrolling through the countless selection.
With Wordware’s file manager, you can stay organized and on top of all your business tasks. Have you saved a document and could not locate it? Wordware’s file manager provides you an option to save your files in a specific place so you can find them later.
Plus, you can track daily tasks with time management tools and lists. Reminding yourself of important business engagements is easy; you can set the electronic alarm.
And, don’t miss a potential sale because you cannot locate contact information or you’re tired of thumbing through your stacks of business cards. Card Scan will scan business card information and allow you to incorporate the text into a database. You can search for a customer’s phone number in seconds.
Also, another Office add-in is Office Ready Professional 3.0. This software has extra templates for generating professional presentations, letters, reports and more. In minutes you can produce a dynamic document without artistic talent or skills.
In the OzGrid Excel Add-ins Collection pre-formatted calculations are a breeze which can help you reduce errors. One click and the software initiate Excel to calculate your data. You don’t have to enter a formula.
More importantly, software designed to enhance Microsoft Office products will give you the flexibility to customize what you need, thus saving you time.
What’s more, many companies offer demos for you to download, for free. Testing the software can help you select which is right for you.
If you want to know more about add-in software for Microsoft Office, check out these popular brands and their websites.
1. Card Scan ($79.00)
The business card is an effective marketing tool for all business owners. It is a great way to keep up with potential customers but what if your card collection exceeds the number you can search.
This can lead to lost time and a possible missed sale. An alternative is Card Scan, version 6.0.4. The software, developed by Corex Technologies, allows you to scan the business card’s text and images into a searchable database, which synchronizes with Microsoft Outlook.
2. Wordware for Word for Windows ($39.95)
Wordware is a collection of over 22 tools and templates designed to help you create professional looking documents, for examples business letters, envelopes, and reports.
Wordware has a fax component where you can send a fax to your contacts with just one click of a button. Also, the software has an information manager, which serves as a daily planner, has a full calendar and a scheduling system for appointments and events.
Wordware provides other features such as a CD Player, quick command line, word lock security, document back up features and professionally designed templates including business card creators, CD label creators, floppy disk label creators and more.
3. Office Ready Professional 3.0 ($79.95)
Office Ready Professional helps business owners gain the best out of Microsoft Office Suite with the hundreds of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint templates. The templates save you time and results in professional looking documents and presentations.
4. OzGrid Excel Add-ins Collection ($69.95)
Microsoft Excel add-ins are designed to help you manage and use Excel easier. Some of the software in the Microsoft add-in collection includes:
Excel Duplicate Manager Add-in. The component locates and manages duplications in your lists or tables
Excel Formula Manager Add-in. It helps you to manage Excel formulas
Excel Text Manager Add-in allows you to work with text in your spreadsheet, especially text that has been imported into Excel
Excel Number Manager Add-in provides you 15 additional number formats that are not part of Excel’s built in number formats
5. PowerPRESENTER (897/year)
The PowerPRESENTER is a suite of software products designed to enhance your presentations, distribute them faster and allows you to add animations and voice narration. You can purchase the suite as a package for $897 per year or separately based on the software you need. The Power PRESENTER has three components, which are the PowerCONVERTER, EmailPRESENTER and the OnlinePRESENTER.
The PowerCONVERTER sells for $399. It makes the process of distributing Power Point presentations faster and easier. The Power Point plug-in converts your presentations to the Macromedia Flash format. Then, your presentation is converted to a Flash file, which is smaller and secure. The streamlined format is ideal for posting your presentations to websites or creating self-running CD-ROMS
The EmailPRESENTER is $399 per year. The software converts graphics, animations and narrations to Macromedia Flash that is distributed to your recipients by email. Through email notification, you can track when someone opens your presentations
The OnlinePRESENTER allows you to access your presentations from your online account from any location and computer. Also, the OnlinePRESENTER allows you to track when your audience has logged onto your presentation. The best part is the viewers do not have to have download or install special software. The presentation is viewed from a standard web browser. The cost of the OnlinePRESENTER is $499 per year
Other products available through Presentation Pro are (1) PowerDESIGN. This software provides you with 3500 power point templates, animations, 3D clips and more. (2) PowerVOICE allows you to add narrations to your website presentation
Staying competitive is simple if you have the right tools. And, in today’s high-speed business world, you need the right tools that will help you manage the day-to-day operations of your home office/small business.
Add-in software such as Wordware for Windows, Card Scan and more will allow you to gain the most from your Microsoft Office products.
So, next time you’re searching for software to increase productivity while producing high quality business documents and presentations, consider add-in software. They are a practical option for your business.