Don't-Miss Productivity Software Stories

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Check out PowerPoint 2016's best new features: charts, effects and more

Give your slides a new bag of tricks with PowerPoint 2016's changes, which range from subtle to truly cool.

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Write! review: The text processor that can remember and redo everything

This program's breakthrough content-persistent, tabbed interface and infinite undo/redo are worth a look even if it has other limitations.

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Review: Adobe Acrobat Pro DC's electronic signatures are its killer app

Acrobat and the new Document Cloud service go far beyond what other PDF utilities do, but you now have to pay a subscription for the best features.

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Review: ShortcutFoo turns you into a keyboard hotkey ninja

Serious pros use keyboard shortcuts all the time. There are usually hard-won, the product of years of practice with an application. But here's the good news: You don't have to spend years to master all of your favorite application's most arcane shortcuts.