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Excel's IF statement made easy

If you can decide what to have for lunch, you already understand Excel's IF logic--you just need to understand the format.

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How Excel can help with metric and American Standard conversions

Excel can streamline your global activities if you set up functions to convert metric to American Standard, and dollars to euros.

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Word newsletter tutorial: Using page layout features for professional results

Word makes it easy to create a newsletter using the Page Layout tools. Make columns and multipage layouts, add images and more. Here's how.

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Use PowerPoint Photo Album to chronicle corporate or personal events

PowerPoint 's Photo Albums feature makes creating a slideshow super-easy, with intuitive menus and dialog screens.

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Microsoft OneNote for beginners: Everything you need to know

OneNote is the Great Organizer of Microsoft programs, ready to take almost any kind of content and make it available across multiple platforms. Here's how to get started.

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How to use the Skype Chrome extension to quickly add Skype call links to calendar entries

The Skype extension for Chrome lets you add call links to your calendar entries on Google and Outlook.com.

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Excel logical formulas: 8 simple IF statements to get started

This is where the number-crunching fun starts. Learn the ins and outs of the logical formulas that represent the heart of Excel.

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How to use Mentions in Windows 10's Mail app

Microsoft recently rolled out its Mentions feature to the Windows 10 Mail app. Here's how it works.

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How to make Word custom bullet points to enhance your documents

Word's built-in bullet points can give boring reports a bit of bling, but you can do even more by creating custom bullets from an image file. Here's how.

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4 ways to block political posts on Facebook

Maybe you've made a political post or two (or more) on Facebook, or maybe you're trying to hide from them. Here's how to silence the noise.

Chromebook power tips: How to work smarter online and offline

Bet you don’t know everything Chrome OS can do. Here’s what it offers, from keyboard shortcuts to Chromecast capers—and a surprising amount of offline productivity.

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How to join Microsoft's Office Insider program on any platform

Microsoft's Office Insider program gives you access to new features before they go mainstream. Here's how to join.

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Gmail is dumping Windows XP and Vista, now what?

Gmail is turning its back on Windows XP and Vista as the lights slowly go out on Microsoft's aging and unsupported operating systems.

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3 great Read It Later apps for saving articles and other content

Capture and curate articles and videos for later viewing with these bookmarking tools.

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The Evernote email trick everyone should use: How to forward emails automatically

You can email notes straight to Evernote, no muss, no fuss, assuming you have a paid plan. Here's how to set up the email addresses and filters to make this process automatic.