CALGARY (May 5, 2010) - Veer (www.veer.com), a producer and provider of affordable visual elements and design-related products, today announced the release of a Veer Add-In for Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 that can be downloaded for free at www.veer.com/addin. Once installed, the Add-In allows people to search for and buy high and low resolution images from Veer’s stylish and distinct collections while working within Word and PowerPoint.
PC users who install the Add-In will see a simple new “Veer Images” tab along the ribbon. People can make their presentations, proposals, reports and documents more creative, visually engaging and persuasive by quickly and easily searching for, buying and downloading Veer imagery while always staying within the 2007 and 2010 versions of Microsoft Word or PowerPoint.
“Connecting Veer’s online image library directly to Word and PowerPoint is a fantastic productivity enhancement for our customers,” said Sharon Meramore, Downloadable Content Manager for Office.com, Microsoft Corp. “We’re excited that the Add-In uses the ribbon, which makes finding and using Veer’s great images simple, and people can be more creative without having to leave their work.”
The Add-In is currently available in English and allows people to buy images in U.S. dollars, Canadian dollars, Euros and British Pounds. It has several distinct benefits including:
- Easily view details of images and purchase them without going through a multi-click cart process
- Edit images before purchasing to make sure they fit the visual need and then retain the image edits during the purchase process.
- Quickly drag and drop an image to the document, or just double-click it.
- Register, purchase credits and get a password reminder all within the Office application.
- Automatic replacement of the watermarked version of the image in the document at its current position and sizing once it’s been purchased.
Veer also introduces selection of free images on Office.com
Veer also announced the introduction of a selection of free Veer images that can be downloaded through the Images section of Office.com for use in Microsoft applications. Microsoft Office users can quickly and easily search for and download low-resolution Veer imagery from the Office.com site directly from within Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher. For higher resolution images or to search for additional photography, illustrations, or other visual elements, customers can click through to Veer.com from Office.com.
“Veer is known for images with imagination and style that diverge from the norm and help people be more creative,” said Aaron Booth, Senior Director, Creative Content at Veer. “These tools are a great way for Veer to introduce its brand and discerning visual elements to a broad audience within the design community, as well as providing an accessible creative tool for everyday Office users, such as education specialists, business professionals and non-profit organizations.”
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Veer sources and delivers visual elements with imagination and style to help creatives diverge from the norm and generate fresh solutions. Veer’s discerning, design-driven selection of photography, illustration and type are used daily in advertising, print and web design, corporate communications and publishing. With the addition of the community-based Veer Marketplace, Veer became the first company to offer rights-managed, premium royalty-free, and low-priced royalty-free photography on one web site. Veer is recognized for its community activity, including The Skinny blog and Veer Ideas networking web site. Veer serves its global customer base through its contact centers and award-winning web site localized for North America, the UK, Germany and the rest of the world at www.veer.com.