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You look marvelous: How Word’s Style Sets give your documents a makeover

Your work could be great, but it won’t stand out with the default formatting in Word. Style Sets apply a sophisticated look throughout a document, so your ideas can shine.

Apple expands collaboration, adds folders and printing to iWork for iCloud

The beauty of Web apps is that a company can add features that don't require you to download anything new. And lucky you, Apple just added some new capabilities to its iWork for iCloud beta apps.

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Four notepad apps to power up Windows' own WordPad

Everyone needs to scribble a note down now and then, but on Windows, you don't have to settle for the default Windows notepad. There are much more robust alternatives out there.

pNotes review: Make sticky notes simple or fancy

A cross between a sticky-note programs and a richer-format notepad program, pNotes is a free utility well worth installing.

Metapad review: Replace WordPad with this tiny, full-featured notepad

Designed to completely replace the Microsoft's WordPad, Metapad has the small size and big feature list to make the change appealing.

Notepad2 review: Syntax highlighting make this utility a good notepad replacement for coders

Notepad2 echoes WordPad's familiar interface while adding useful features such as line numbering, syntax highlighting, and improved search-and-replace.

NotePad++ offers portable notepad features for programmers

Text editor Notepad++ is portable and (as you might guess from the name) very programmer-friendly. It's open-source and donationware, too.

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Apache OpenOffice 4.0 review: New features, easier to use, still free

Lagging slightly behind Microsoft Office in features, Apache OpenOffice has a lot of functionality and flexibility, as well as tight integration among components. It's also free and open-source.

Another borked Microsoft update tells Office Starter Edition users to buy the suite

Microsoft yesterday acknowledged yet another problem with its Sept. 10 updates, confirming that one of those fixes broke Office 2010 Starter Edition by changing the file associations of already-created documents.

Convert text to image, and image to text

Arcticsid asked the Answer Line forum about turning text into a .jpg. I'll also explain converting an image back into text.