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PC World Podcast 36: Office 2010, Smartphone Costs, and a Real-World Phone Battle

Join the editors of PC World for a frank discussion of the week's tech news.


Insert a Copyright From the Keyboard

BooBoo asked the Answer Line forum how to easily insert the copyright symbol (©)

Corel Home Office Suite for Netbooks Takes Office Basics on the Road

This svelte, intuitive office suite offers the document, spreadsheet, and presentation basics at a nice price.

Close a Word 2007 Document without Closing Word

I've really grown to like Word 2007, but there's one little change that bugs me--and at least one reader, too. Here's how to fix it.

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, 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.