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If you reply to the emails with the same answer over and over, it will save you a lot of time to create a template that you can use over and over. We have previously show you how to create templates in Outlook 2003, so lets take a look at using Outlook 2010.

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This week we learned how to safely eject your USB devices from the desktop context menu, make the Kindle Fire Silk Browser *actually* fast, “disable Windows startup programs, use DNS names on your home network, & restore a vintage keyboard”, print or save a directory listing to a file, make your computer press a key every X seconds, and more.

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Generally, there are two kinds of Open/Save dialog boxes in Windows. One kind looks like Windows Explorer, with the tree on the left containing Favorites, Libraries, Computer, etc. The other kind contains a vertical toolbar, called the Places Bar.

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Once a week we share some of the reader emails we’ve answered with the greater HTG readership. This week we’re looking at how to batch resize photos, exporting Outlook Express messages from XP to Windows 7, and cleaning a filthy keyboard.

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Microsoft Office 2010 Starter edition is a free, ad-supported version of Office 2010 meant to be included on new PCs. It only includes Word and Excel with a subset of features—but it does let you make a portable version. Here’s how to do it.

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This week we learned how to get the Windows 8 Explorer ribbon in Windows 7, make ghosts in Photoshop or GIMP, remotely use a PC’s DVD drive across your network, install or enable Hyper-V Virtualization in Windows 8, enjoyed the latest set of Geek Deals, and more.

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The Document Map in Word 2007 provides easy navigation in long documents. You can jump around your document by headings or pages. It also provides a bird’s-eye view of your document’s structure.

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The Navigation Pane in Word 2010 allows you to jump around your document in several ways. You can use it to find text, Word objects, such as tables and graphics, and to jump to specific headings and pages.

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If you work with long documents in Word and prefer not to use Master Documents or separate files, you can use bookmarks to jump to specific places in your document.

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Once a week we round up some of the reader questions we’ve answered to share with everyone. This week we’re looking at how to bulk edit the authorship on Microsoft Office docs, set up port forwarding on your router, and remote controlling your Android phone.

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Are you creating a very long document, but hate the thought of dealing with Word’s master document feature? The Master document feature in Word has been known in the past to corrupt documents.

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Have you ever tried to change the type of a section break in Word and only managed to ruin your sections and have to set them up and format them all over again?

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This week we learned how to check if your CPU supports second level address translation (SLAT), speed up Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010, create your own Windows 8 shortcuts, understand those confusing Windows 7 file/share permissions, looked through a roundup of the best Linux home server apps, and more.

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Do you create really long documents in Word? If so, you probably know that Word doesn’t always play well with them. It’s usually smarter to split your long documents into multiple Word files.

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Is Word behaving sluggishly, slowing you down? There are a various reasons why Word may be slowing down, but you can easily change some settings to speed it up.

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This week we learned how to help prevent drive-by viruses using ActiveX filtering in IE9, reorganize the All Programs section on the Windows 7 start menu, store private files securely using a portable file encryption tool, auto mount partitions at Linux startup the easy way, enjoyed looking through a roundup of the best Windows Home Server apps, and more.

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Did you know you can compare two different versions of your presentation in PowerPoint and merge the changes? This is a very handy feature you can take advantage of if you work a lot with PowerPoint presentations with your team.

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It’s that Ask HTG time of week again where we dip into our reader mailbag and answer your pressing tech questions. This week we’re looking at BIOS support for USB keyboards, disabling URL warnings in Office, and accessing Linux partitions in Windows.

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Microsoft Office 2010 allows you to customize the ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar, making it easy to group commands you use often in one place. It’s also easy to back up your customized ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar.

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It’s that tips sharing time of week again! This week we’re looking at reader tips about sun glare reduction in photos, turning old credit cards into cable organizers, and activating the mouse “laser pointer” in PowerPoint.

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When you have an IQ of yogurt [9GAG]

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Every week we dip into our reader mailbag and answer your computer and tech-related questions. This week we’re looking at swapping file icons, missing volume icons, and sending links to your smartphone.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your favorite todo list apps and now we’re back to highlight your favorites.

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This week we learned how to setup Rsync backups on Linux the easy way, “always keep app windows on top, pin a custom library to the Windows 7 start menu, & fixing the IE user agent”, learned what a Virtual Machine Hypervisor is, found out your thoughts on monitoring bandwidth usage, got our hands on some great Geek Deals, and more.

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Earlier this week we asked you to share your strategy for installing applications on a new (or rebuilt) computer. The responses piled up and now we’re back to highlight your tips.

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