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Read Illegible Documents With TextMaker Viewer

Textmaker Viewer is a lightweight, fast, document viewer. It contains no editing functionality, but does allow you to open, search, and copy text from a variety of common document formats.

5 Free Alternatives to Expensive Productivity Software

These five free services--including a revamped OpenOffice.org, Gubb, PrimoOnline, and Remember the Milk--can organize your tasks and save you time.

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.

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.

Paste Text, Not Formatting

Bob Engel asked the Answer Line Forum how he could copy and paste text without pasting the font and other formatting along with the actual words.

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.

Google Apps Slow to Infiltrate the Enterprise

Strides made in past year, but work still remains.

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.