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Are you tired of pasting text into Word, only to find that the pasted text included colors, formatting, links, and more from its original source?  Here’s how you can keep pasted text from messing up your documents.

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Recently Microsoft has been indecisive with it’s Live Mesh / Sync cloud based services. After introducing Live Mesh Public Beta and some renaming, it’s now called Live Mesh 2011, and we’ll show you how to get started with it.

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The Tasks feature in Outlook is a great way to keep track of what you need to get done, but it’s also a good way to help collaborate with others and assign tasks to them. Here’s how to assign tasks to other people easily.

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OneNote is a great tool for saving and organizing your notes and information, but it can be drab looking at plain white notes all day.  Here’s how you can customize your notebooks’ backgrounds in OneNote 2010.

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Would you like to keep your projects on track and keep track of how time and resources are used?  Let’s take a look at Microsoft Project 2010 and how it can help you stay on top of your projects.

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Formatting a document in WORD is like creating a sculpture with Jell-O and chisel.

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Formatting a document in WORD is like creating a sculpture with Jell-O and chisel.

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Have you ever had a large Word document and needed to get to a specific part of it quickly? Here we take a look at how to add bookmarks to sections of documents in Word versions 2003 and later.

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Would you like to add an existing calendar to your Google Calendar?  Here’s how you can add iCal .ics calendar files or online calendars to your Google Calendar quickly and easily.

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In Office 2003 there was a reminder bell icon that would be displayed when you scheduled appointments. The bell was not available in Office 2007, but here we look at how you can enable it in Outlook 2010.

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Over at Arstechnica, they’ve figured out that the generic icon used when there’s no picture for a contact is actually a silhouette of Bill Gates.

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Have you ever been writing a document for your editor or boss and they request that you insert a word count? Today we take a look at how to do it using Field Codes in Word 2010.

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Did you know that you can solve a wide range of math problems in OneNote?  Whether you’re taking notes in class and working homework in OneNote or simply need to solve some quick math, here’s how you can use OneNote to help you out.

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Until now Office 2010 was only available in 38 languages. Starting this past week Microsoft has started releasing new language interface packs.

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Sometimes your boss might want you to create a spreadsheet or PowerPoint presentation and it’s on a deadline. This is where Templates in Office apps can be your best friend.

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Often times you will need to copy and paste text into an email from various sources. By default Outlook keeps the formatting of whatever it is that you are pasting instead of the formatting of the email you are composing. Here is a quick tip on how to change that behavior.

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Do you need to keep up with your customers, projects, sales, and more?  Here’s our look at Outlook Contact Manager 2010, a great, simple tool to help you keep your business organized.

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Have you ever wanted to create an ePub document?  Whether you’re planning on writing the next bestseller or simply want to read your quarterly performance report on your eBook reader, here’s how t0 save files as ePub directly from Microsoft Word.

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Sometimes you might want to convert your PowerPoint 2010 presentations to video so users can watch them without having PPT installed on their computer. Today we take a look at converting presentations to video.

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This week we learned how to pin an external drive to the Windows 7 taskbar, create an eBook or PDF from Wikipedia articles for offline reading, edit the hosts file, help computer users remotely with TeamViewer, minimize applications to the system tray in the simplest way, and more.

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A new feature in Outlook 2010 is the ability to apply multiple actions at once to your email messages. Here we will take a look at creating your own Quick Steps for managing your email in Outlook 2010.

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Whether you’re just getting started in the new school year or have been out of college for years, most of us have to regularly remember new information and often teach it to others.  Here’s a neat way you can use OneNote to help you memorize information with digital flashcards.

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We’ve shown you how to add automatically generated text in Microsoft Word, but they changed the text in recent versions of Word from “Quick Brown Fox” to something else. Here’s how to get it back.

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By default Outlook will block images in HTML formatted email until you allow them to be downloaded. This is due to possible malicious code that may be included. Here is how to always accept images from trusted senders.

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Over at the Technet Magazine blog, they’ve posted a very useful article that explains how to search for special characters like line breaks, tabs, or even white space. All you have to do is use a special modifier in the search box.

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