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Word macros: Three examples to automate your documents

Use these step-by-instructions to turn complex procedures into one-click wonders.

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Turn your Word doc into a PDF with a live table of contents

You can create a table of contents in Microsoft Word where every chapter title links to the appropriate chapter. Then you can keep these links live when you convert the document to a PDF.

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How to add virtual desktops to your PC without upgrading to Windows 10

Not making the switch to Windows 10, but love the idea of multiple desktops? Here's how to add that to any PC running Windows XP or higher.

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Two tools that help you stop over-using words in your documents

Are you over-using a few words in everything you write? Here are two tools to help check yourself.

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Panic Button for Chrome hides your online shenanigans

Panic Button hides all those tabs you shouldn't have open and makes it look like you're doing what you should be.

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How to download and install the Office 2016 Preview

Want a sneak peek at the future of Office? Here's how to get started.

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Never miss a word with Microsoft OneNote 2013's synced audio notes

Did he really say that? With Microsoft OneNote's Record Audio feature, you can quickly zoom to the relevant bit of information.

Todoed makes creating task lists as easy as a right-click

Can't be bothered to write down a to-do list? Todoed lets you create tasks by highlighting text followed by a right-click.

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Streamline keyboard shortcuts even more with Sticky Keys

Tired of constantly hitting that Windows key when you want to take multiple screenshots? Try using Sticky Keys instead.

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How to turn Evernote into a handy read-it-later service

Evernote has a great browser extension called Clearly that helps you clip articles for later in a reader-friendly view.

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Get Office, Dropbox, and your photos to work together on your iPad

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint now support Dropbox on an iPad or iPhone. Unless, of course, you want to insert photos. Here's the workaround.

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How to send Gmail attachments to Dropbox automatically

Use this trick and you'll never have to wade through your inbox for buried files again.

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Free OCR: Turn a picture of text into real text without spending a dime

From a computer's point of view, a photo of text isn't real text. But you don't have to invest in OCR software to fix that.