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PowerPoint tips from Duarte's Five Rules Presentation

Duarte's Five Rules is a classic PowerPoint presentation that can make you an instant expert. Study the slides and read these tips to learn more.

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4 reasons to kick off the New Year with an Office 365 Subscription

Office 365 is a great way to stay productive. Here are the main reasons you should give Office 365 a try.

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How to record audio with OneNote to supercharge your note-taking

OneNote's audio recording feature links your notes to specific points in the recording. Here's how it works.

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4 Gmail Labs features you should be using

Email can be adventurous! Make your Gmail inbox more productive with experimental add-ons like Undo Send, Canned Responses, and more.

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The best OneNote 2016 tips: 10 ways anyone can get organized

Microsoft’s OneNote is a surprisingly versatile tool for jotting down and organizing notes, random facts and more. These tips will help you make the most of its features.

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How to quickly use today's date as the title of a OneNote page

OneNote doesn't make it easy if you want to use the date as the title of a section page, but here's how you can do it.

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Excel Date & Time functions tutorial: EDATE, YEARFRAC, EOMONTH, NETWORKDAYS.INTL

We delve into the Excel Date & Time functions EDATE, YEARFRAC, EOMONTH, and NETWORKDAYS.INT. All are handy for going back and forth in time on retirement dates, expiration dates and more.

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How to create Motion Paths in PowerPoint

Building motion into PowerPoint slideshows makes them come alive like no static images could ever hope to do. Here's our step-by-step guide through all the features and options.

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Excel tips: 6 slick shortcuts, handy functions and random-number generators

You can't have too many Excel tips. These cover some handy shortcuts, and useful functions for calculation payments or generating random numbers.

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Mastering Excel Date & Time: Date, Days, Days360, Time, and Weekday

Excel's Date & Time functions help you calculate a day's serial number, move to a 360-day accounting calendar, and more. We cover Date, Days, Days360, Time, and Weekday

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Mastering Excel Date & Time: Serial numbers, Networkdays, Datevalue, and more

All businesses need to calculate dates and times for payroll, expenses, inventory and more. We show how Excel turns dates into serial numbers for easier calculations, and we discuss Networkdays, Datevalue, and Excel for Mac's 1904 calendar

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Excel formula tips: How to troubleshoot by tracing dependents and precedents

In Excel, when you need to debug a complex web of formulas, you need to trace dependent and precedent formulas. Here's how they work.

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Excel power tips: 3 handy ways to tame hyperlinks

Excel does its best to handle hyperlinks, even though they're ungainly in spreadsheets. Here are tricks you'll need to keep them under control.

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Word pro tips: Use Wildcards for faster, more accurate search-and-replace results

Wildcards work in Word much like they do in Scrabble or Poker, representing whatever you need to find or change in a document. Here's how the basic wildcard features work and what you can do with them.

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How to get special characters using Alt key codes or the Word Symbols library

Alt key codes give you access to hundreds of special ASCII characters, from accent marks to tiny icons. We show you how to use the Alt codes and also Word's Symbol library.