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Word master class: How to make custom interactive forms

Word uses the Developer tools to make forms and collect the data with ease. Here's how.

Three easy ways to paste plain text into Word

Pasting formatted text from the web can often be a hassle—but not if you use these tricks.

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How to turn your screencast into a GIF with Recordit

Because sometimes an animated GIF really is worth a thousand words.

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Free tax filing: How to e-file your 2015 tax returns for free

The IRS wants you to file your taxes online, and it's offering some nice freebies to lure you in—everything from free forms to free preparation software. Find the best deals and avoid the caveats with these tips.

Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

No matter how touch-friendly Windows 10 gets, there’s nothing like a keyboard shortcut to get you somewhere fast. Here are the ones everyone needs.

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What to do with Excel 2016's new chart styles: Treemap, Sunburst, and Box & Whisker

Excel 2016 gives you six new chart styles. The three we explore here make it easier to compare data and show hierarchies and other relationships.

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3 ways to make it easier to search for photos on your PC

You probably have thousands of photos in your PC. Use folders, tags, and handy utilities to sift through them in reasonable time.


Puzzle Bar for Firefox lets you stash your add-on icons where you want

Whether you move your add-on icons to the top, bottom, or side of your browser, this tool gives you options.

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You can open old Office files with these settings

Office versions may change, file formats may change, but your words and images can live on, if you adjust certain settings in the software. But there are risks.


Force Block protects you against Star Wars spoilers

The Force Awakens is here and the Internet is now a minefield of spoilers. This Chrome extension helps keep you spoiler-free until you're ready to see the movie yourself.

Fixing Windows 10's privacy problems

Windows 10 can be intrusive. If it isn't having Cortana follow you around online, it's logging your keystrokes or sending you personalized ads. We show you four ways to keep Windows out of your business.

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How to easily secure your web browsing with Hotspot Shield's free, unlimited proxy

VPN provider Hotspot Shield has add-ons for Firefox and Chrome to help keep your web browsing secure quickly and easily.

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Meet Excel 2016: 9 of its best new features, from databases to handwriting tools

Excel 2016 offers a compelling list of new features, from database enhancements to new charts and templates, even a tool for handwriting quations.