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What are All Those Different Document Formats in Word, and Why Would I Use Them?

Ever wonder why Microsoft Word lets you save documents in so many different formats? Here's a rundown of the ones that matter.

Top 10 Google Docs Annoyances (and How to Fix Them)

Google Docs helps you collaborate easily with people across the globe, but is infuriatingly reliant on Google for most fixes and enhancements. Here are some workarounds that can quell your angst.

Can't Write? LetterWhiz has Hundreds of Business-Letter Templates

Whether you want to ask for a raise, commend an employee, or communicate with a customer, you'll find solid writing help here.

Uncover the Joys of the 'Paste Special' Command

Copying and pasting text can be a bit trickier in this Web age. Here's how to use Paste Special to strip unwanted codes and formatting.

Ribbon Hero 2 Game Teaches Ins and Outs of MS Office, Might Redeem Clippy

Ribbon Hero 2: Clippy's Second Chance is a fun, interactive way to master Microsoft Office.

Google Docs for Android: Mobile Word Processing Gets Practical

The latest version of Google Docs is cleaner, easier to read and easier to use than its predecessors, and it adds the ability to collaborate in real time.

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Five Good Reasons to Download LibreOffice 3.5

Targeting power users, this new release of the free, open source office productivity suite is built to be 'cleaner, leaner, and more feature-rich'.

Can I Safely Open a File That Contains "Macros?"

Ronald Albaitis tried opening a file and got a warning that it contained "macros." He asked me what they are and whether he should be concerned.

Free, Cloud-Based Word Processor Zoho Writer Shows Promise

Zoho Writer offers a surprisingly comfortable online writing environment, with some issues.

Free Downloads That Are Worth a Donation, Part 2

In the second part of our donationware series, we introduce a few hidden gems that you can download and use for free. All of these programs accept contributions, and some support charities.