Wednesday, August 26, 2009


The internets are abuzz this morning with posts about OfficeTab.

OfficeTab is an addon for Microsoft Word/Excel/Powerpoint that enables you to open multiple files within a single window using Firefox-like tabs.  The initial reaction is that this is a great feature that should come standard with Word.  One drawback that I've found in the short time I've been using it (the last 20 minutes) is that there is no obvious way to open two instances of Word for purposes of comparing two documents side by side.  There is, of course, the "View Side by Side" option on the "View" tab.  However, if you're like me and have dual monitors set up you would rather have two separate files open.

Additionally, there is some concern over the fact that this is a 5-day-old addon posted from an unknown chinese programmer with questionable Terms & Conditions language.  See the links above.

Original Chinese Page | Translated Page | Direct Download


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