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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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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.

View tons of Evernote data at once with CardDesk's digital corkboard

CardDesk is a web app that helps you organize your Evernote content into index cards on a virtual cork board. Here's how to get started.

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Microsoft OneNote for beginners: Everything you need to know

Microsoft’s purple paper eater may just help restore your sanity when you’re fighting digital clutter.

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7 time-saving tips and tricks for Office for iPad

Take advantage of Office's hidden powers to get some serious work done on your iPad.

The power of F2: An easier way to copy and move text in Microsoft Word

Keyboard shortcuts are great. More efficient shortcuts are even better, as our latest tip for Microsoft Word proves.

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How to track changes in Microsoft Word without going insane

Multiple authors. Way too many changes. Follow these tips to manage heavily edited documents without the headache.

How (and why) to use Google Drive as a powerful note-taking tool

If you want to easily collect, search, and share your digital notes, Google Drive could be the key.

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Three distraction-free tools that force you to focus on your tasks

Need your PC to give you a little "encouragement" to write your next TPS report? Check out these apps.

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How to install Microsoft fonts in Linux office suites

If you open a Microsoft Office document in LibreOffice or OpenOffice, you’ll need Microsoft’s fonts installed on your Linux system to see the documents as they were intended to look.

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How to find images for Office documents now that Microsoft's killing Clip Art

Microsoft's nixing of an old favorite doesn't have to mean the death of fun PowerPoint presentations or Word documents.

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Office 2013 tips: How to open common files quickly and save to any cloud storage service

Office 2013 has a bunch of handy tricks that make you more productive. Here's a reminder about two of them.

Stop typing and start dictating documents in Windows

Can't type, but you still need to get that 10-page document done? Why not type with your voice?