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Nine things everyone should know how to do with a presentation app

Whether you use PowerPoint, Keynote, or Google Docs, there are a few things that you should know how to accomplish. Franklin Tessler explains what they are and how to do them.

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Ten things everyone should know how to do with a word processor

Whatever word-processing app you use (Microsoft Word, Apple's Pages, or Google Docs), here's what you should know how to do in it

Nine things everyone should know how to do with a spreadsheet

Whether you prefer Excel, Numbers, or Google Docs, here's what you, the savvy spreadsheet user, should know how to do.

Use Printopia to send docs and photos to your Mac

The Printopia utility brings AirPrint to any printer. But it's also a handy way to save documents and images from your iOS devices to your Mac.

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Use Printopia to send docs and photos to your Mac

The Printopia utility brings AirPrint to any printer. But it's also a handy way to save documents and images from your iOS devices to your Mac.

How to change the default font in Microsoft Word

If you don't like the default font in Word, there's an easy way to change it to the one that you want.

Power tools: Make events on your Mac trigger iOS notifications

Combining If This Then That with OS X's Automator means you can notify yourself whenever something important happens on your Mac.

Solving the mysteries of the Mail Downloads folder

When you double-click on an attachment in Mail, what happens to that original attached file? What happens if you then edit it? The answer: It depends.

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How to save big bucks on Office 365

Think you have to pay $100 a year to get the full benefits of Office 365? If you play your cards right and know a few savvy tricks, you could get it for almost half that.

The easy, DIY system for group-editing big documents

Need to keep track of who's doing what while collaborating on big documents? You could use a fancy version-control system. Or you could adopt the simple process that Joe Kissell and his colleagues came up with.

Replacing Messages Theater: more screen-sharing alternatives

Recently, Chris Breen offered a couple of suggestions for coping with the loss of screen-sharing tools in Mavericks' version of Messages. Joe Kissell has some additional suggestions of his own.

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How to print Office for iPad documents

You can't print directly from Office for iPad (yet). But, with a couple of extra steps and the right apps, it is possible to print Office documents from your tablet.

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Office 365: To subscribe or not to subscribe

Can you get by without paying Microsoft's subscription fee? In some situations, you can.

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5 quick Mail tricks everyone should know

Swap search shortcuts, customize the Favorites bar, redirect messages (instead of forwarding them), and other smart tips for Mail.

Mail merge and Office 2011 revisited

Chris Breen clears up some confusion from 2011 by readdressing creating mail merged email with Office 2011.