SC Magazine: Hackers rush to new doc builder that uses Macro-exploit, posing as DocuSign

SC Magazine: Hackers rush to new doc builder that uses Macro-exploit, posing as DocuSign. “Researchers at Intel471 have identified a new malicious document builder that has gone from a new, relatively unknown exploit to being incorporated into the attack chains of top cybercriminal groups in less than a year. The builder, dubbed EtterSilent, comes in two flavors: one version exploits an old remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Office and another uses a Macro-based exploit and is designed to look like DocuSign, a popular software program that allows individuals or businesses to electronically sign documents.”

Pocketnow: Microsoft’s new tool turns Word files into PowerPoint presentation using AI

Pocketnow: Microsoft’s new tool turns Word files into PowerPoint presentation using AI. “Microsoft has announced a new feature that uses AI to turn Word files into a PowerPoint presentation. Called Export to PowerPoint presentation, the feature has started to roll out for Word and PowerPoint on the web, and users with an Office 365 subscription can now access it. All you have to do is open a Word file on the web, hit the Export button on the left sidebar, then tap on the Export to PowerPoint presentation, and you’re good to go.” Apparently this feature only supports text-based Word files, so we’re still at step one, but what a great start.

Make Tech Easier: How to Use Subscript and Superscript in Google Docs

Make Tech Easier: How to Use Subscript and Superscript in Google Docs. “For most of your day-to-day writing, your text will sit on one line. This seems so obvious, it’s not worth noting. Though, there are many times you’ll use text either above or below the line. These are ‘subscript’ and ‘superscript’ characters, and through a quick couple of button presses, you can add these in Google Docs. We show you here how to use subscript and superscript in Google Docs. First, let’s talk more about what both are.”

Gizmodo: 21 Tips To Make Google Docs, Sheets And Slides Work For You

Gizmodo AU: 21 Tips To Make Google Docs, Sheets And Slides Work For You. “Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides have evolved to become very component online productivity tools, enabling you to churn out documents, spreadsheets and presentations from any computer (with other collaborators, if necessary). But are you taking full advantage of everything these web apps have to offer? These 21 tips will save you time, improve your work, and help you do more with these apps.”

Make Tech Easier: Google Docs Update Includes Improved Braille Integration

Make Tech Easier: Google Docs Update Includes Improved Braille Integration. “If you have never had to use the accessibility features on your computer or your device, you may not know how visually-impaired users read information on their computer or how they navigate around the screen. If you are someone who needs that assistance, Google Docs has just stepped it up with an update that brings improved braille integration.”

BetaNews: LibreOffice 7 lands with a new look, better compatibility, Vulkan acceleration and more

BetaNews: LibreOffice 7 lands with a new look, better compatibility, Vulkan acceleration and more. “LibreOffice has long offered itself up as a free alternative to Microsoft Office, and today a major new version has been released. LibreOffice 7.0 sees a number of key changes and improvements, not least of which is greatly improved compatibility with Microsoft’s suite.”

BetaNews: LibreOffice 7.0 Beta 1 arrives with ODF 1.3 document support

BetaNews: LibreOffice 7.0 Beta 1 arrives with ODF 1.3 document support . “The Document Foundation has released the first public beta of its upcoming LibreOffice 7.0 office suite for Windows, Mac and Linux. Users are encouraged to download and test the software — which installs alongside any existing production release — ahead its final release, expected to be in August. The new release doesn’t boast any major new features, but does update ODF support to 1.3, plus unveils improvements both major and minor to the suite’s major components — in particular Writer.”

CNET: Zoho offers free work-from-home software for coronavirus-careful businesses

CNET: Zoho offers free work-from-home software for coronavirus-careful businesses. “As businesses look to reduce coronavirus risks by telling workers to stay home, there’s a definite need for work-from-home options — tech that allows everyone to communicate, collaborate and remain productive. Zoho Remotely is a new suite of apps designed precisely for that purpose, and it’s free until July 1.”

The Next Web: Microsoft just combined Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into a single handy Android app

The Next Web: Microsoft just combined Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into a single handy Android app. “…today Microsoft publicly released the first unified Office app for Android. The app was previously only available for Office Insiders during a preview period that began in November with a small group of users, according to Thurrott.com. Now it’s available publicly right in the Play Store.”