Its easy to embed Creative Commons licenses directly into Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.Â Microsoft has released an tool for copyright licensing that enables the easy addition of Creative Commons licensing information for works in popular Microsoft Office applications.
Creative Commons Add-in for Microsoft Office is a free software download at Microsoft Office Online that will enable users of Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office Excel, and Microsoft Office PowerPoint to easily select Creative Commons licenses from directly within the application they are working in.
A Creative commmons press release says that the Microsoft Office tool allows users to choose from a variety of Creative Commons licenses. These allow authors to retain copyright ownership, yet permit the work to be copied and distributed with certain restrictions, such decide whether it can be used commercially or modifications be made
Clear about the rights to grant to users of your creative work? Then embed Creative Commons licenses directly into Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents.