The Verge: Microsoft Word is getting a to-do feature to help people manage documents. “Microsoft is starting to test a new to-do feature in Word today. The software maker found that a lot of people leave notes in their Word documents as placeholders to add more text, images, or charts. Microsoft is now making these notes a lot more powerful with a to-do feature that automatically tracks when you’ve left these little notes for yourself or others.”
eWeek: Microsoft Uses AI to Tighten Word’s Translation Tool in Office Update. “Thanks to Microsoft’s accelerated software release cadence, Word now features an improved built-in translation tool that can help users make sense out of documents from their overseas colleagues.”
Genealogists, check this out. Rondina Muncy sent me a heads-up about her extensive (27 pages!) free ebook, Automatically Numbering Your Genealogy in Microsoft Word. This is a PDF file, I think, and can be downloaded.
Microsoft Word has gotten an interesting research feature. “Researcher uses Microsoft’s Bing Knowledge Graph to query content from the internet and then pull it straight into Word. Microsoft has a curated list of trusted sources and reference materials which the company plans to expand upon over time. If you add source material, it will even automatically create the citation in your bibliography as part of your research paper.”
From BetaNews, and I hope you never need it: Five tools for recovering corrupted Word documents.