Don't-Miss Stories

Day 6: I Miss Automatic Things That Just Work

Today I turn my attention from Gmail back to Google Docs, and lament the various features that work automatically in Microsoft Word, but require manual effort in Google Docs.

30 Days With Google Docs

Today, I am kicking off a new project. Each month I will take on a new technology or tool for 30 days, and I am starting '30 Days With' by tackling Google Docs.

Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps for Business: Cloud Showdown

Two tech titans go head-to-head in a war to win over businesses with productivity tools that promise anywhere-access for mobile workers.

Microsoft Word Tip: Adjust Your Document's Line Spacing

Older versions of Word buried line-spacing settings inside formatting menus, but in Word 2007 and 2010, they're hiding in plain sight.

Insert Special Characters in Documents, E-Mails, and Web Pages

Ever wish you could add an accented 'e' to your text? Or an em-dash? Here's how.

How to Make Word 2003 Your Default Word Processor

I find Microsoft Office 2010's ribbon interface unintuitive, particularly in Word. Here's how to go back in time to Office 2003.

Automatic Capitalization

Walter Poole, complaining about recent writing habits, asked if it's possible to automate capitalization in Microsoft Word

Google Docs Secrets: 21 Power Tips for the Productivity Suite

Google Docs has become a serious contender among office productivity tools, and it keeps getting better. These 21 quick tips uncover hidden, useful features to help you get more done with the Web-based suite.

Writers Can Plan and Compose Works With WriteItNow

Not just a MS Word rival, powerful word-processing tool WriteItNow has many features aimed squarely at authors.

Automatically Insert Text with a Hotkey or Abbreviation

Tired of constantly typing in the same words, e-mail addresses, signatures, and the like? A good macro program (like PhraseExpress 8) automates that data entry for you.