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Being able to have Microsoft Word track the changes you make as you go is great, but what do you do if you need to copy previously deleted text without rejecting the work you have already done? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful suggestions for a frustrated reader’s text copying woes.

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LibreOffice Writer allows you to measure your margins, tabs, etc. in several different sets of units, such as inches, centimeters, and points. If you use something other than the default of inches it’s easy to change the unit of measurement in Writer.

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Word processing programs have rulers that help you position elements in your documents, such as text, graphics, and tables. LibreOffice displays the horizontal ruler by default and has a vertical ruler available for display. We’ll show you how to show and hide both rulers.

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The Windows 10 Creators Update–also known as Redstone 2–is due to hit PCs in April, 2017. Like other updates to Windows 10, it’s free, and includes a host of new features.

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If you’re working on a long document in Word, you’ll probably be opening it often until it’s completed. Rather than opening Word to the Start screen, and then opening the file, you can automatically open it to the last document you were working on.

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Many of us use Microsoft Office programs daily, but you may forget which version of Office you’re running. If you need to know which edition of Office you have, as well as which architecture (32-bit or 64-bit), we’ll show you how to quickly find this information on Windows and Mac.

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LibreOffice displays short tips when you hover over buttons in each of the programs. There are also extended tips available that display longer descriptions about the toolbar buttons.

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Every time you open a LibreOffice program, or even the LibreOffice Start Center, a splash screen displays. This splash screen serves no real purpose, so if you’d rather not see it, we’ll show you how to disable it in Windows and Linux.

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How many times have you migrated to a new computer, or reinstalled Windows, and lost all the little settings in your Windows programs that you had finally tweaked perfectly?

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You can always look up user accounts on a Windows system using the settings interface, but if you want to save a nice, printer-friendly file with that info, it’s easiest to turn to the Command Prompt.

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Microsoft will end support for the Windows Essentials 2012 suite on January 10, 2017. If you use any of the suite’s component apps—Movie Maker, Photo Gallery, OneDrive, Family Safety, Mail, or Live Writer—here’s what you need to know.

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Microsoft transformed the Sticky Notes app in with Windows 10’s Anniversary Update. The new Sticky Notes app supports pen input and offers reminders and other “insights”, thanks to Cortana. It’s a convenient, lightweight alternative to OneNote for taking quick notes.

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The market of electronic consumers reaches maximum growth at the end of every year. Mobile phones and tablets turn to be the hottest Christmas gifts for family and friends, but how do you get your media onto the new phone? The best way to do it is a mobile-specific video converter and iPhone file manager.

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Copying and pasting text is one of those things everybody who uses a computer needs to know, but even though copy/paste is one of the simplest functions you will learn, it can bring with it one big hassle: special formatting.

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We’ve all downloaded files from the web to our computer. However, if you’d rather download files directly to your Google Drive account, there’s an extension for Google Chrome that allows you to do just that.

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The toolbars in LibreOffice provide quick access to various shortcuts, similar to the ribbon in Microsoft Office. But if you don’t love the icons, there are several different styles available, and you can change the size of the icons as well.

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Outlook data files can get very large over time, especially if you get a lot of attachments. Even if you delete old messages, the size of your Outlook data file is not reduced accordingly.

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Evernote has limited their free plans, increased the prices of paid plans, and introduced a privacy policy that allows its employees to read your notes (Update: they’ve backtracked a bit on this, but they’ve still lost some good faith with many, including us). If you’ve ever thought about switching to Microsoft’s OneNote instead, now is probably a good time. Thankfully, Microsoft has released an official tool for migrating your Evernote data into OneNote.

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While the Windows File Explorer seems somewhat simplified compared to older versions, it still packs in a lot of options for controlling how you see the contents of your folders.

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Maybe you’ve heard of Lynda.com, a popular website with thousands of tutorial videos teaching computer skills like programming, web design, and how to use almost any software you can think of. It’s a great service, but it’s not cheap: subscriptions start at around $20 a month, and can cost as much as $30 a month if you want offline access to the videos.

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As time goes on, Apple continues to work Siri into more of its products. Its sole domain used to be the iPhone and iPad, then it found its way onto the Apple Watch and Apple TV. Now, Siri is on the Mac, and there are quite a few cool things it can do.

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If you’re using Microsoft Office 2013 or 2016, you may have noticed that the Microsoft Office Picture Manager is not included. Picture Manager was included in Office 2010 and earlier and allowed you to easily view, edit, and manage pictures.

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You love technology, but not everyone does. For many people computers are confusing, even scary. Malevolent actors know this, and try to deliberately trick people online. From ads that look like download buttons to ransomware pop-ups, the web is full of deception-based design, intended to take advantage of the less technically inclined.

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By default, LibreOffice saves files in the Open Document Format (ODF). However, it also reads and writes files in Microsoft Office formats (DOC and DOCX). If you collaborate with others on Microsoft Office documents, but you use LibreOffice, you can choose to always save files as Microsoft Office files to make it easier to exchange those documents back and forth.

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LibreOffice has many useful features, but you can add even more. Much like Firefox add-ons or Chrome extensions, you can add extensions to LibreOffice to expand its capabilities.

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