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Convert text to image, and image to text

Arcticsid asked the Answer Line forum about turning text into a .jpg. I'll also explain converting an image back into text.

Improve your prose with a word processor cliché detector

Darthdusty asked about software that will "detect and alert" him when he types certain phrases

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Secure location sharing with Glympse for smartphones

Running late for a meet up with friends or an appointment? Share a location securely and for a limited time period with smartphone application Glympse. It's a free download for Android, iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry.

Tech Tip: Share real-time location with Glympse

Available for all mobile platforms, Glympse lets users share their location via email or text.

Add checkboxes to an Excel spreadsheet

Tgood37 asked the Answer Line forum how to add checkboxes to Excel spreadsheets, and make sure that checking a box will have an effect.

For security's sake, upgrade to a newer version of Office

Russell Caplan still uses Office 2003, which Microsoft will stop supporting next year. He asked if he will need to upgrade to a more current version.

How to switch between Ribbon views in Office 2013

Microsoft's new suite gives you the option of hiding or downsizing the toolbar in favor of more screen estate.

Four desktop email clients that can improve your Gmail experience

Not wild about using Gmail in your browser? You don't have to. These free desktop clients give you a better interface and more options.

Old vs. new Microsoft Office file formats

Ankush khandelwal asked about compatibility issues between files created in different versions of Microsoft Office--specifically the big changes in file format that came with Office 2007.

How to print from a mobile device with Google's Cloud Print

Just because you're on a smartphone doesn't mean you can't print. In a few easy steps -- and with Google's Cloud Print -- you'll be printing from your mobile device in no time.

Windows 8 deep dive: Get to know the Mail and Calendar apps

We spare no details in our deep-dive look at Windows 8's Mail and Calendar apps.

How to run your business in Evernote

Evernote isn’t just for taking notes on the go. Here’s how to turn the must-have app into an essential part of your small-business workflow.

10 Word Table Secrets

Stop making tables the hard way. Use these tips and tricks to produce better-looking documents.

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How to Analyze Data Using Excel PivotTables

Learn how to use one of the most powerful tools Microsoft Excel has to offer.

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