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Try these 15 PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts for masterful slide creation

A good PowerPoint presentation has a lot to do with what you see on that deck, and how it was put together. These keyboard shortcuts will make it all easier.

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Wunderlist tips: 4 features for better workflows

Popular to-do app Wunderlist recently received a handful of new features designed to make it easier to stay on top of your tasks and streamline your productivity.

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Sharing passwords: One way to save a lot of heartache in case of senility, accident, or death

Arrange to give loved ones access to key online accounts. Don't worry, you won't lose control.

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15 powerful Microsoft Word shortcuts you need to know

Everyone knows how to use Microsoft Word. These keyboard shortcuts will put you on the path to Word mastery.

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These 15 Excel keyboard shortcuts will help you become a spreadsheet master

This list of 15 common Excel keyboard shortcuts will help you get things done more efficiently.

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15 simple, yet powerful Excel functions you need to know

Want a better grasp of Excel, but not sure where to start? This list will help.

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Word timesaving tips: Random text, quick definitions, formatting tricks and more

Make it easier to format and read long Microsoft Word documents (and shorter ones) with these tips.

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5 Gmail helpers that make your inbox more productive

Turn emails into tasks, tame the inflow of messages, and more with these Gmail add-ons.

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Excel Boolean logic: How to sift spreadsheet data using AND, OR, NOT, and XOR

Boolean logical operators in Excel formulas make searching easier, and you can apply the same methods in Internet or database searches.

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How to embed fonts in Word documents so they stay even if you send the file

When you send a Word document to someone else, you expect it to look the way you intended. But your intended fonts don't always show up on your recipient's screen.

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Powerpoint background tips: How to customize the images, colors and borders

PowerPoint's built-in templates are convenient, but everyone knows what they look like, and you look unoriginal if that's all you use. Try these tips to make something unique that will help your presentation stand out.

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Get started with Office 2016's streamlined sharing options

Where Office 2013 made file-sharing complex, Office 2016 makes it easy as pie.


How to enable pop-up email notifications for Windows 10's Mail app

Windows 10 automatically puts new Mail notifications in the Action Center, but doesn't tell you about it. Here's how to fix that.

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Get started with Smart Lookup, Office 2016's handy Bing-powered research tool

Office 2016 has a few web-integrated smarts including a feature that lets you look up terms and phrases via Bing directly inside the Office suite.

Don't want a standing desk? Use Workrave as a break timer to remember to move around

Don't want a standing desk, but worried about the evils of sitting all day? Time yourself to make sure you take regular breaks.