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(NPR)   The Microsoft Office World Championships have been cancelled for this year. In a related story, there's a Microsoft Office World Championship   (npr.org) divider line
    More: Strange, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, year's competition, Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac, different parts, lot of people, Seth Maddox, Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship  
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422 clicks; posted to Geek » on 02 Aug 2020 at 1:35 AM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-08-02 3:26:22 AM  
4 votes:
I imagine the PowerPoint challenge is reminiscent of those sauna competitions where the person who endures it the longest wins.
 
2020-08-01 11:31:25 PM  
3 votes:
It's rigged. Clippy won it last year.
 
2020-08-02 8:55:43 AM  
1 vote:

wxboy: For anyone curious as to what this actually entails, I looked up and copied the following from the official rules:

" HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST: During the Event, eligible entrants will be given a high-resolution copy of a Word document, an Excel workbook, or a PowerPoint presentation to recreate. The format each entrant will receive will be dependent on the exam each entrant won during the Qualifying Round Contest (i.e., winners of Microsoft Office Specialist Word exams will receive a Word document to recreate). Entrants will be required to test in one of the available languages at the Event, regardless of native or first language. Tests are only available in English. Entrants will compete in one (1) of the following six (6) Microsoft Office Specialist exam categories (each, a "MOS exam"); (i) MOS 2016 Word; (ii) MOS 2016 PowerPoint; (iii) MOS 2016 Excel; (iv) MOS 2019 Word; (v) MOS 2019 PowerPoint; or (vi) MOS 2019 Excel. Entrants will receive a printed set of guidelines containing specification for the document, workbook, or presentation, and data files that can be used as building blocks to speed up the recreation of the document, workbook, or presentation. Entrants will be allowed up to fifty (50) minutes to recreate the document, workbook, or presentation they are provided. "

It doesn't sound all that impressive.


The LibreOffice Championship is much more productive.
 
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