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Onetastic add-in for OneNote puts your notes in a calendar

Onetastic's OneCalendar is a great way to view your notes organized by date.

How Excel logical functions can do the number-crunching work for you

When you have a big, ugly spreadsheet, logical formulas can help you make sense of it all by looking for results or patterns that you specify. We show you how to set up a simple one.

How to add a checkbox in Excel, a small but powerful data tool for spreadsheets

Adding a checkbox to Excel sounds like a little thing, but it opens up a new level of database-like possibilities for your spreadsheets. We show you how to get started.

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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.

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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.