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By default, Outlook displays the number of unread messages on most Mail folders. That’s handy on the “Inbox” folder, but what if you want to know how many total messages (unread and read) there are in other folders, such as the “Deleted Items” folder or custom folders?

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You probably have some text that you type often in your Word documents, such as addresses. Instead of retyping this text every time you need it, you can put this common text into one Word document and reference it in other documents–it’ll even automatically update in all your documents if you change it.

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When dealing with currency in Windows and Windows programs, such as Excel, Windows uses its default currency symbol. If you want to use a different symbol (say, Euros instead of Dollars), it’s easy to change using a setting in Window’s Control Panel.

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Fields in Word are bits of code that are placeholders for data that changes. For example, when you insert page numbers into the header or footer of a document, Word actually creates a field that inserts the correct page number on each page.

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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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Many of us juggle multiple email accounts between our professional and personal lives. Instead of managing multiple separate address books, you can use Windows 10’s People app to bring together all your contacts into a single, centralized interface.

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If you type a lot of complex names, acronyms, or made-up words on your Android device, you know how utterly annoying it is for Android to “correct” them to something else. Next time, add your custom words and phrases to the dictionary so they don’t get changed.

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All over Windows, you’ll see menus with the most recently used items for a given application. Maybe it’s a document you recently opened, or some videos you recently watched. Frequent Places works similarly, showing you important folders in your account (Desktop, Downloads, Documents, Pictures, Music, and so on), plus folders you’ve pinned or accessed recently. Here’s how to turn off recent items and frequent places in Windows 10.

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Windows 10 doesn’t just automatically collect information about your computer usage. It does do that, but it may also pop up from time to time and ask for feedback. Here’s how to disable any Windows Feedback pop-up notifications you may see.

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As a person learns more about how mail clients, SMTP servers, and the whole online mail system works, they may be curious as to why an intermediate SMTP server is even needed. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s questions.

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We have all done it at one time or another and accidentally changed the style on an important element in a Microsoft Word document we are working on. It can be easy to patch up if it is something small, but what if it is not that simple? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post provides some quick and easy methods to help patch up a reader’s Microsoft Word document.

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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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In Windows 10, when an app is trying to get your attention, a rectangle message slides into view at the lower right of the screen. These are sometimes called toast notifications and they generally disappear automatically after a few seconds. If you need to get work done on your PC, it can be distracting when a pop-up alert appears, informing you of newly arrived emails, Facebook messages, upcoming appointments and birthdays, and more.

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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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OneDrive is a free online storage service that comes bundled with Windows or Office 365 — it’s deeply integrated into everything in Windows and Office. But what if you want to move the folder to a different drive?

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