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If you’re using Word, Excel, or PowerPoint 2016 and you often share your files with people using older versions, it can get tedious to select the option for saving files in the old format every time. Here’s how to change the default file format for the Save dialog.

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The Calendar app included with Windows 10 is a modern, universal app that integrates wonderfully with Mail and other Windows 10 apps. If you’re looking for a place in Windows 10 to manage your days, weeks, and months, here’s how to set up a Calendar in Windows 10’s Calendar app.

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If you have a VBA function that turns Microsoft Excel into a CPU munching beast, is it possible to tame things down so that you can continue to use your computer for other activities while Excel is finishing up? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post comes to the rescue to help a frustrated reader get Excel back under control.

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If you occasionally need to use mathematical symbols in your documents that aren’t available in Word’s “Insert Symbol” dialog box, there are a couple of easy methods for entering your own custom compound characters.

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Microsoft thought they were being helpful when they set up notifications for new email. However, a constant barrage of notifications can also disrupt your train of thought. You can turn the notifications off completely, or–better yet–you can set up Outlook to only notify you about important emails.

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The Microsoft Office Upload Center was a new feature added to Office 2010 and still available in Office 2013 and 2016. It allows you to manage documents you upload to OneDrive. If you upload a lot of documents at a time, this can be a helpful tool.

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Creating tables in Word is easy using the commands on the ribbon. However, if you want to quickly create a table without removing your hands from the keyboard, you can easily create a basic table using the keyboard.

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By default, Word uses Arabic numbers (1, 2, 3, etc.) when you create numbered lists. However, you can change the numbers to a different type or to letters. The character after the number or letter can also be changed.

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You can customize the bullets on bulleted lists in Word using different symbols and colors. However, what if you want to use your own picture as the bullets on your list? Replacing the standard bullets with pictures is easy and we’ll show you how.

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A numbered list in Word is simply a series of numbered paragraphs. There may be times when you want to have a paragraph or two without numbering in the middle of a numbered list and then start the numbering again after the unnumbered paragraphs.

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By default, the plain black circular bullets are used when creating bulleted lists. However, you can customize your bulleted lists. We will show you how to change the symbol used as the bullets on the list and how to change the color of the bullets.

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If you have a label or heading on a spreadsheet in Excel that you want to center across a certain number of cells, there are couple of ways you can do this, with or without merging cells. We’ll show you both ways.

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Macros in Word and Excel provide the ability to save time on predictable, repetitive tasks. You can record a series of actions into a macro and then simply click a button to run the macro and perform the task.

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Creating and removing numbered lists in Word is easy using the “Numbering” command on the ribbon. However, if you prefer using the keyboard, there is a way to quickly create a numbered list using a keyboard shortcut.

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The Track Changes feature in Word allows you to mark changes you make in a document so anyone else working on the document knows what changes you made. By default, these marks display on the printed document, but you can prevent them from showing.

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If your worksheet takes up more than one page when printed, you can print row and column headings (also called print titles) on every page so your data is properly labeled, making it easier to view and follow your printed data.

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We’ve shown you how to add “Page X of Y” to a header of footer of large spreadsheets in Excel. The same thing can be done in Word for longer documents. It’s a bit different than in Excel, so read on to find out how.

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The recent release of Office 2016 adds some useful new features and improvements and is now the default version installed as part of Office 365. However, if you want to install Office 2013 instead or on another machine, that is easily done.

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You can add text, such as page numbers, filename, worksheet name, and date, to the header and footer on your spreadsheet. But, what if you want the first page of your worksheet to have a different header than the rest? That’s an easy task to accomplish.

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If you have a large spreadsheet in Excel, you may want to add page numbers. Doing so is easy, and you can even add them in the format of “Page X of Y”. Read on to find out how.

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In Word, the “Insert” key on the keyboard can be used to switch between Insert and Overtype modes. However, it can also be used as a shortcut key for inserting copied or cut content at the current cursor position.

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Instead of using the cut and copy commands, “Ctrl + X” and “Ctrl + V”, to move content, you can more quickly move text using fewer keystrokes. Any content, including text, graphics, and tables, can be moved using the “F2” key and the “Enter” key.

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Microsoft Office 2016 has improved their collaboration features so multiple authors can work on a document in real time. You can share a document in OneDrive and view who is working on it, and even get a link to send others for easy access to the document.

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One of the new features in Office 2016 is “Ink Equation”. This feature allows you to insert equations into Word, Excel, and PowerPoint by handwriting them. Ink Equation is designed to be used with a tablet pen on a tablet PC.

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It’s easy to add email accounts, such as iCloud, Google, Yahoo, or Outlook.com, to an iOS device. However, what if you have a self-hosted email account with a custom domain? No worries. That’s just as easy.

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