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    I think there is a bug with the video embedder. It should match the protocol to the site. If i'm not logged in, I can see it. When I'm logged in, I cannot.


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    Saw this on gizmodo this morning.  Wasted half my day playing around with Word drawing controls.  Very cool stuff that I previously just ignored.

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    That's awesome.

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    Awesome but just wondering where the impetus came for this?  Are those Germans maybe just a little crazy?

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    OMG it is crazy. I have never imagined using Word as Illustrator replacement, just too crazy.

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    @JoshRoss: Some of the drawing tools in Word are impressive (particularly picture effects, etc.), but frankly I wish the Word team focused more on making it a more robust editor for long and technical documents. Word should be a light and simplified version of FrameMaker more than a competitor of Illustrator.

    On the other hand, it would be wonderful if MS Word (and possibly PowerPoint, etc.) could import AI and PDF files and convert them to DrawingML. Or the Office team could make a drawing editor/importer program that works seamlessly with the other Office programs and keep the Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc. simpler and lighter.

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    @giovanni: The Word team proper doesn't really work on these tools, though. There's a Graphics and Visualizations team that develops the drawing and charting components used in all of Office, the individual app teams use their stuff.

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