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Just when you were getting used to using the new Ribbon feature in Office 2007, it’s now time to take a look at Office 2010. Right now it’s in Beta stage and we’ll show you how it looks and what you can expect.

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Printing the content contained in Windows directories can sometime be complicated and confusing. Today we look at Directory List & Print which is a free utility that gets the job accomplished in a very simple way.

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If you have a large spreadsheet with tons of data, it’s a good idea to create a Pivot Table to easily analyze data more easily. Today we take a look at creating a basic Pivot Table to better organize large amounts of data to identify specific areas.

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If you’re moving to Office 2003 to 2007 you might have a hard time finding the right commands for creating your documents using the Ribbon. Search Commands is a cool add-in that lets you search and find commands quickly.

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Want more free stuff? Today we we’re giving away 5 copies already gave away 5 copies of DisplayFusion Pro, a multiple-monitor taskbar and desktop wallpaper rotating application that we’ve been fans of for a very long time. And it now supports Windows 7!

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Organizing and keeping track of numerous emails at the office everyday can be a job unto itself. Today we take a look at using color codes to make it easier to identify message subjects and who is sending them.

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Earlier this week, Microsoft released their completely free anti-virus/anti-spyware solution, and we already gave it a thorough review—but it deserves our official endorsement, and that’s right here.

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Sometimes you might need to pull items from an Access database and put them into Excel so you can organize them for a report or presentation. Here we will take a look at how to import the database using Access and Excel 2007.

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In these tough economic times it can be frustrating or impossible to shell out a lot of money for MS Office productivity suite. Today we take a look IBM Lotus Symphony, which is a full suite of office apps built on Open Office technology and produces quality documents and presentations.

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WordPad and Paint are often overlooked accessories included in all versions of Windows since 95. They are still included in Windows 7 and now have a new look with some enhanced features. Here we will take a look at some of the new improvements.

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Microsoft Web Apps will allow you to edit, view, and share MS Office documents over the web with the same functionality as their desktop suite. They recently launched a limited technical preview to users last week and today we will take a look at what they have to offer so far.

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Creating charts in Excel spreadsheets is a great way to represent data in a visually appealing way, but can be too time consuming finding the appropriate one. Today we take a look at Chart Advisor from Microsoft Office Labs which makes the process more efficient.

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During a busy business day, sometimes it seems impossible to keep up with emails coming in. Today we take a look at a utility from Office Labs which let’s you pause incoming mail and easily sort them by priority.

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This guest article was written by Askar, the geek behind the DemoGeek tech site.

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If you like the convenience of easily sharing documents with Google Docs and also love the powerful functionality of Microsoft Office you can now have the best of both worlds.  Today we look at the OffiSync Beta plug-in that brings the power of Google to your MS Office Documents.

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Sometimes you might want to share information from other documents in Microsoft Excel.  Here we will show you how to create a hyperlink to another document.

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If you rely on your Outlook calendar for some tasks and the Google Calendar for others, it can be annoying having to switch between the two.  Today we look at Google Calendar Sync beta that allows us to share events between the two for easier organization.

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If you are looking for an easy way to share your Outlook 2007 calendars with others, one solution is to publish your calendar to Microsoft Office Online service.

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In previous articles we have shown you how to Share an Outlook Calendar and How to View Your Google Calendar in Outlook.  These are great for sharing scheduling tasks with co-workers and colleagues which may not always be much fun.  But today we will take a look at way to subscribe to more interesting and fun Web calendars.  These calendars are for sports, movies, music, and other areas of interest.

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Sometimes you might want to add a watermark or “background” image to your Word documents to add a company logo or identify the document status.  Today we will look at the process to easily add them into your Word 2007 docs.

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In Word 2007 you probably notice that the default formatting is Calibri, line spacing is expanded, and space is added automatically after a paragraph.  Today we will show you how to change the default document format into a style of your own.

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If Microsoft Outlook loads slower than dirt and hangs every time you try to do anything, there’s a very good chance that your problem is an Outlook plug-in gone haywire—but we can easily disable them.

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Have you ever noticed that Microsoft Outlook uses the feeds from your IE7 or IE8 common feed list? If you don’t actually use Outlook as an RSS reader, there’s really no reason to have that feature enabled and wasting space in your mailbox.

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When you have a lot of data to review in an Excel file it can be tedious finding duplicate values.  Today we will look at how to easily identify duplicate values with Conditional Formatting. 

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If you, like myself, have done your best to avoid the bell-and-whistle laden world of Windows Vista, you’ll have undoubtedly run into some pitfalls along the way. One of the most significant is that of compatibility.

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