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Have you ever find yourself frantically clicking your mouse to get to the right slide that your audience ask you? If you do, we have some simple tricks that you can use to move between slides easily.

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Conditional formatting is an Excel feature you can use when you want to format cells based on their content. For example, you can have a cell turn red when it contains a number lower than 100. But how do you highlight an entire row?

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You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. Today we look at how to boot into Windows after uninstalling Linux, sharing folders between a Mac and a Windows computer, and how to reinstate the missing Outlook reminder bell.

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Progress bars are pretty much ubiquitous these days; we’ve even seen them on some water coolers. A progress bar provides instant feedback on a given process, so why not bring some of that graphical pizzazz into your spreadsheet, using Excel’s Conditional Formatting feature?

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This week we take a look at flaky DSL connections, extracting media from PowerPoint presentations, and how to lock down IE to a single website without any additional software or network configuration hacking necessary.

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This week we learned how to change window transparency in Windows 7 with a hotkey, backup web-based email accounts using Thunderbird, “temporarily halt autorun, enable Android’s power control, & securely wipe CDs/DVDs”, “block text messages, prioritize Wi-Fi connections, & revitalize a Windows 6 phone”, learned what Bitcoin the virtual digital currency is, and more.

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This week we learned how to backup and copy data between iOS devices, use Linux commands in Windows with Cygwin, boost email writing productivity with Microsoft Word Mail Merge, be more productive in Ubuntu using keyboard shortcuts, “restore the FTP service in XBMC, rename downloaded TV shows, access the Android Market in emulation”, and more.

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Microsoft Word’s mail merge is an excellent productivity tool. Knowing how to create personalized subject lines and attachments that Word’s mail merge basic feature doesn’t support can be a life saver when you have to write emails in bulk.

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You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers. Today we highlight how to master the new Office interface, USB boot a computer with outdated BIOS, and snap windows to preset locations.

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If you want to make the switch from Outlook Notes over to Evernote, there’s now a tool to help ease the process. It does run on the command line, but since you only need to use it once, that shouldn’t be a problem.

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This week we learned how to “back up photos to Flickr, automate repetitive tasks, & normalize MP3 volume”, enable “stereo mix” in Windows 7 to record audio, create custom papercraft toys, read up on three alternatives to Apple’s flaky iOS alarm clock, decorated our desktops & app docks with Google icon packs, and more.

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If you have an eBook reader it’s likely you already have a collection of eBooks you sync to your reader from your home computer. What if you’re away from home or not sitting at your computer? Learn how to download books from your personal collection anywhere in the world (or just from your backyard).

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While many users see desktop printers as the best way to print photos, compared to cheap printing services, they may be more expensive. In this simple How-To, learn how to compare the cost per print to commercial options.

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Have you ever struggled to get the formatting of a long document looking like you want in each section?  Let’s explore the Breaks tool in Word and see how you can use breaks to get your documents formatted better.

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Creating greeting cards can be a lot of DIY fun around the holidays, but printing them can often be a nightmare. This simple How-To will show you how to figure out how to perfectly print your half fold card.

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Looking for a  little DIY fun this holiday season? Open up familiar tool MS Word and create simple, beautiful Christmas and Holiday cards, and impress your family with your crafting skills.

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Want to switch to OneNote as your default notetaking app without losing your Evernote notes?  OneNote doesn’t include a way to import notes from Evernote, but with the new free Ever2One Converter, you can move your notes to OneNote in seconds.

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If you’ve switched over from Microsoft Office to Google Docs, you’ve probably noticed there’s just one problem: creating a new document takes far too many steps. Here’s how to create new documents with single click—or even a shortcut key.

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Want to see what all of the major Office apps for iPhone and iPod Touch offer without wasting money purchasing them all?  Here’s our definitive guide to the best iOS Office apps, so you can learn before you buy.

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In today’s article we’ll cover the basics of using pptPlex, how to use it to organize our slides, and we’ve even put together a small PowerPoint presentation that we created to help get you started making your slides more interesting.

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This week we learned how to recover specific files from a Windows system image, create custom charts for better Excel spreadsheets, become familiar with the basic menus in Photoshop, refresh the thumbnails on Google Chrome’s new tab page, get started with beginning photo editing in Photoshop, and more.

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The world today has way too much data, but very little information. In today’s article we will show you how to extract information from your spreadsheet’s data and present them in custom charts.

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Delivering a presentation is not just about giving good slides, it is also about making sure that our presentation finishes by the time our audience wants to have their tea break—so practicing how long to speak for each slide is essential for a proper presentation.

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Our monitor only gives us a limited space to edit Word documents. Jumping from one page to another consumes too much time, so today we will show you some simple tips to maximize the Microsoft Word editing area for a better writing experience.

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