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Posted March 1, 2015 by

How to Edit PDF Files with Microsoft Word 2013

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What do you do when someone sends you a PDF file?  In the past, you typically read it or printed it. You could only edit PDF files if you bought an expensive copy of Adobe Pro.  If you wanted to edit it without Adobe Pro, you had to ask the sender to resend it as […]

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Posted February 22, 2015 by

How to Add Fonts to Word 2013

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Calligraphy is a lost art for those who use computers and the Latin alphabet (e.g., English, French, and Spanish speakers). Nevertheless, creating electronic fonts for computers is still artwork. Here is how to add additional fonts to Microsoft Word so that you can use them with Word. Back when printing was done with printing presses […]

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Posted February 14, 2015 by

How to Set Up iCloud Drive and Photos

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Apple has cloud storage just like Microsoft (Microsoft One) and Google (Google Drive).  It is called iCloud. Setting it up can be quite an ordeal, and Apple only gives you 5 GB of free storage, which is enough for 1,000 5 MB photos. (Photos can be sized much smaller.) That is to be expected of […]

Posted February 9, 2015 by

How to Write a Custom Function in Microsoft Excel

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Microsoft products have always included Visual Basic. You can use it in Microsoft Word, Access, and Excel. One reason this is true is that Bill Gates and some of his friends wrote Visual Basic while Gates was still at Harvard.  Thus, he felt proud of his accomplishment and wanted to keep it. Gates wrote the floating […]

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Posted February 2, 2015 by

Create Citations, Endnotes, and Footnotes in Microsoft Word 2013

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Citations, footnotes, and endnotes are important for academic writing.  Microsoft Word 2013 generates these items for the writer automatically. It can also make a table of figures and an index.  It would take much effort to do this manually, which is what publishers did for many years. Here is how to make a citation, footnote, and […]

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Posted December 18, 2014 by

Excel 2013: Convert European Numbers to American

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If you work in more than one language with Excel, then you know that there are often issues converting numbers from French, Spanish, or other Romance languages to American or British English.  The reason for this is that the number $1,000.25 USD is written as $1.000,25 in Romance languages with the decimal and comma switched. […]

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Posted December 16, 2014 by

Microsoft Excel: Convert Dates from European to US Format

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If you work in more than one language with Excel, then you probably have noticed that you have problems converting dates from the European format (dd/mm/yyyy) to the American English format (mm/dd/yyyy). In fact, in most countries outside the US, the date is written as dd/mm/yyyy. (i.e., The day is first, the month is next, […]

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Posted December 10, 2014 by

How to Recover a Different File Version on Microsoft OneDrive

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For many reasons, you might find you need to recover an older version of a Word document, spreadsheet, or document created online. If you find that a hacker has locked your file using a virus or if you have accidently deleted important sections of your document, knowing how to locate a previous version of a […]

Posted November 21, 2014 by

Microsoft Word 2013: How to Edit Two Parts of a Document at the Same Time

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Supposed you are working on a Word document, and you need to edit two parts of the same document at once.  An example of this would be a report with footnotes and endnotes, which are located at the bottom of a page or at the end of a report. Working on both the text and […]

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Posted October 10, 2014 by

Microsoft Outlook: Do Not Set Selection as Read Automatically in Email

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While quickly scrolling through daily email messages, I found that Outlook automatically marks them as read. This is probably the most annoying aspect of Outlook that selected emails are marked as read by default. Fortunately, you can stop this from occurring. Keep reading to find out how.