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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.

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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.