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Combine Google Docs with Microsoft Office, Courtesy of SyncDocs

Syncdocs lets Microsoft Office on your desktop play nice with Google Docs in the cloud.

Two Great Distraction-Free Writing Apps For iPad

OmmWriter and Clean Writer bring focus-boosting text tools to the iPad.

Microsoft Office Alternatives: Many Are Trying, Few Are Buying

When it comes to deploying Microsoft Office alternatives such as Google Apps, Zoho or Lotus Symphony, business IT managers are in a state of intense curiosity.

Five Microsoft Word Nightmares--and How You Can Fix Them

When Microsoft Word treats your prose the way Freddy Krueger treats teenagers, one of these five solutions might get you out of the nightmare.

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.