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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.