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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.

Chrome Utility Makes Viewing PDF and PowerPoint Files a Breeze

Chrome extension Docs PDF/PowerPoint Viewer lets you view PPTs and PDFs without launching a separate reader

Use Thumbnails to Navigate Your Microsoft Word Documents

Bet you didn't know that Word has a thumbnail view just like PowerPoint, making it easy to hop between pages in lengthy documents.

Enable Word Macros

Jou Baur asked how to stop Microsoft Word from blocking macros

Microsoft Office Alternatives: Productivity Software Showdown

Microsoft Office Alternatives: Battle of the Productivity Suites