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How to stop Calendar from duplicating iCloud synced events

Some users report a duplicate event appearing after every event they create on iCloud-sync calendars. Here are some strategies to fix it.

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How to search special characters in Pages 5

Pages 5 seems to have lost the ability to search for tabs, line endings, and other invisible characters. But it's still there; it's just a pain to do it.

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How to remove bullet points in the Mail app for OS X

A reader wants to take the violence out of his message, removing the bullets from his email in Mac OS X's Mail app. But how?

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OneNote for iPad tips to make you more productive

Take advantage of handwriting, scanning, and OCR features to make your favorite tablet an indispensable office tool.

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20 time-saving tips for Office 2016 for Mac

Office365 subscribers have spanking new versions of all the Office apps, and our tips and tricks will make the easier to use than ever.

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Pages of questions and answers about Apple's word processor

How to sort tables directly in Pages, open ancient documents, cope with insufficient EPUB support, and solve an issue with disappearing text replacements in this week's column.


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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This way to the party: How to make a map to include on invitations

Guide your guests with a customized, annotated map you can easily email or drop into an event invitation.


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.


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 Appleā€™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.