jsartain

tech journalist

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

Articles by jsartain

Excel percentage formulas: 6 common uses

Excel percentage formulas: 6 common uses

Excel percentage formulas can help with many everyday applications. We'll walk through several examples, including turning fractions to percentages, and calculating percentage of total, increase, or decrease.
2 years ago
Photoshop Tips: Textures, Patterns, and Gradients

Photoshop Tips: Textures, Patterns, and Gradients

Some of the greatest features in Photoshop are the text, object, and image effects such as Textures, Patterns, Gradients, and Styles. We'll show you how they work.
2 years ago
How to get Microsoft Office for cheap

How to get Microsoft Office for cheap

It is possible to save some money by buying an older version of Office, but you need to shop carefully. Here's what to consider before you buy.
2 years ago
How to upgrade from Office 2010 to Office 365

How to upgrade from Office 2010 to Office 365

As Microsoft prepares to end support for Office 2010 on October 13, upgrading to Office 365 is one of your primary options. Here’s how it works. 
2 years ago
Alternatives for Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop and more

Alternatives for Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop and more

Adobe's move to subscriptions has left some users looking for options. Here are some good alternative programs, and more information on why subscriptions are here to stay.
2 years ago
10 pro tips for creating Excel macros

10 pro tips for creating Excel macros

Excel macros save you time and headaches by automating repetitive tasks, and you don’t have to be a programmer to write one. Use these tips to make macro recording a cinch.
3 years ago