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When iWork doesn't: Troubleshooting mail merge, copying data, sharing, and printing

We're back to work on iWork apps, old and new, to answer your questions about merging and selectively copying and printing in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.

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Mac 911: Using old versions of iWork alongside the new Pages, Keynote, and Numbers

While iWork's latest versions has come a long way, looking back to previous versions has its advantages.

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The power of Pomodoro (or, how to slice your time to stay on task)

The Pomodoro Technique can help you focus on the task at hand. And there are plenty of Pomodoro timers to choose from.

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Take the hassle out of scanning documents

Need to convert a paper document into a digital format? Here are a few solutions that work well.

Power tips for managing files in Apple’s Finder

You're already doing most of your file management in the Finder--now add some hotkeys and modifiers to make it even easier.

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Outlook 2011 to Mail migration: When mbox goes bad

Exporting mbox folders from Outlook 2011 used to be as easy as dragging them to the Desktop. Now it's a whole procedure.

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Get Office, Dropbox, and your photos to work together on your iPad

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint now support Dropbox on an iPad or iPhone. Unless, of course, you want to insert photos. Here's the workaround.

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7 time-saving tips and tricks for Office for iPad

Take advantage of Office's hidden powers to get some serious work done on your iPad.

Work Beyond Mac: 7 IFTTT recipes for on-the-go productivity

If This, Then That is an extremely handy service that can streamline all kinds of tasks. These seven killer recipes can get you started.

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How to create mail merge documents with Pages and Numbers

Thanks to a handy AppleScript app you can create mail merge documents with the latest versions of Pages and Numbers.

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Enable OS X's Enhanced Dictation for on-the-fly transcription

OS X's dictation feature works pretty well, but with a simple setting change, you can enable on-the-fly dictation, even when offline. We show you how.

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Automate your Mac: 10 ways to speed up iTunes, Safari, and more

If you do the same things over and over, day after day, why not automate them using tools like Keyboard Maestro and TextExpander? Here are ten fast solutions for ten common tasks.

Enable Enhanced Dictation for on-the-fly transcription

OS X's dictation feature works pretty well, but with a simple setting change, you can enable on-the-fly dictation, even when offline. We show you how.

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Automate your Mac: three hacks for managing apps

How three smart Mac users make the process of opening, hiding, and closing their apps a whole lot easier.