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Seven More Keyboard Shortcuts You Need to Learn Right Now

If you spend a lot of time in Word and other text editors, these simple shortcuts will help you type more and mouse less.

Disaster! How to Retrieve a Lost Windows Password

We show you techniques and tools that help solve the problem.


Keyboard Shortcuts From Hassle-Free PC

PC World blogger Rick Broida shares editing shortcuts for most word processors, plus Windows Quick Launch tips and more.

How to Lock Down the Data in Your Apps

Microsoft's Remove Hidden Data tool makes sure that no embarrassing comments are left in your older Microsoft Office documents. For Office 2007, use the Document Inspector command to vet your metadata. Also: NASA tells you how to make sure blacked out info in electronic documents remains unavailable.

Productivity Tips From Hassle-Free PC

PC World blogger Rick Broida helps you use common apps more effectively, including Firefox, Adobe Reader, and Microsoft Word.

Hackers Use IE Bug to Taint Word Docs

ActiveX control in Word file downloads malware to unpatched PCs, says McAfee.

Quick Fixes and Troubleshooting Tips From Hassle-Free PC

PC World blogger Rick Broida tells you how to troubleshoot PC performance, speed up your Internet access, open .docx files, and more.

Add a Word Count Button to Microsoft Word

Are you constantly menu-diving to get your document's word count? Save time with this quick and easy toolbar button.

Open Docx Files Even if You Don't Have Office 2007

Tired of Word docs you can't open with your older version of Office? Here are three free paths to total compatibility.

Make Office 2007 More Compatible

Change default file formats so that alternate office software and operating systems can still open your work.