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5 tricks to take control of your Gmail inbox

Take advantage of these built-in features to make processing your email painless.

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5 ways to get more out of Google Drive storage

Drive can transform the way you share documents, email files, collect web content, and more.

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How to add virtual desktops to your PC without upgrading to Windows 10

Not making the switch to Windows 10, but love the idea of multiple desktops? Here's how to add that to any PC running Windows XP or higher.

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Excel's best tricks: How to make a calendar

Excel's formidable talents stretch into word processing and even graphics. Here's how to create a calendar, customized just the way you want it.

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Essential add-ons for Google Sheets: Workflows, advanced find and replace, mail merge

Try these tools to help manage document approvals, find hidden data, personalize bulk emails, and more.

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Two tools that help you stop over-using words in your documents

Are you over-using a few words in everything you write? Here are two tools to help check yourself.

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Syncing's not enough: How to back up and restore your Evernote data

Syncs can go awry. Cloud services can go down. Here's how to ensure your notes are there when you need them.

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Mail Merge master class: How to merge your Excel contact database with custom letters in Word

In part three, you're finally ready to use the data you exported from Outlook to Excel, to create a mail merge with a Word document.