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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7 PowerPoint text effects that add sizzle to slides

Enhance headlines or illustration text with fills, shadows and other effects

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5 tips for creating macros perfectly in Excel

Shrink hours of labor to minutes with these easy time-saving techniques.

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5 essential tips for creating Excel macros

Get the most out of this powerful Excel feature with some simple rules that will make recording and using macros a cinch.

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Sorting text in Word: 3 tips and some secret tricks

Whether in text or a table, learn how to repair those bizarre sorting results that just don’t make sense.

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PowerPoint animation tips: Don't be that person whose slides are deathly boring

Yes, your presentation is already riveting, but you could still apply a little Disney-like magic to make your bullet points pop. Try it. They'll like it.

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How to track changes in Microsoft Word without going insane

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The 15 function-key strokes everyone should know to zip around Microsoft Office

Master these key combos and shave hours off your projects.

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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.