JD Sartaintech journalist, PCWorld

JD Sartain is a technology journalist from Boston. She writes for PCWorld, Network World, CIO, & several other tech magazines.

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This is not spam: How to create bulk emails in Microsoft Outlook 2013

With a little help from Microsoft Word, Outlook makes it easy to create and send mass personalized emails.

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The top 10 keyboard shortcuts in Word and Excel that help you work faster

From formatting to editing, these combo-key wonders will save time and tedium every workday.

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Outlook organization tips: 5 ways to tame the email pile

These helpful tips can help you cut through inbox clutter and organize Outlook.

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5 must-know Excel macros for common tasks

Automate repetitive text, data sorting, and more with these shortcuts.

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How to create relational databases in Excel 2013

Are you still putting your data in plain, old spreadsheets? Excel 2013 makes it easy to link tables, create reports and more.

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How to create and customize tables in Microsoft Word

Wrangle unruly text into easy-to-read formats using Word 2013's improved tables features.

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Add sizzle to your PowerPoint presentation with shapes and special effects

Toss out those text-heavy slides and revive your deck with customized graphics.

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Make your PowerPoint presentations pop with charts, graphics, and images

We all know what a picture's worth. Make your message memorable with these design alternatives.

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From data to doughnuts: How to create great charts and graphics in Excel

With Excel's versatile chart tool, putting together data visualizations is as easy as pie (groan).

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How to edit PDFs in Microsoft Word

For light PDF users, everything you need is in a tool you use every day.

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How to create 3D Worksheets in Excel 2013

Need to summarize a set of worksheets? Excel's 3D reference feature makes it easy.

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How to create and share custom Style Sets

Make your Microsoft Word document stand out by creating your own one-click formatting with Style Sets (formerly known as style sheets).