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Archive for the ‘MS Office Help’ Category



Paul wants to save a Word 2010 document as a Word 2003 document. We walk him through the steps. Continue reading

MIcrosoft Word Previewer Problem

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

There is a known problem in Microsoft Office programs previewer. The good news is that, while Microsoft works on this, there is a work-around available. Continue reading

Daniel wants to know if he can use a stylus pen with a word processing program. We test it out. Continue reading

Discover how to save individual images from PowerPoint presentations with this helpful tip. Continue reading

Gary wants to install Office 2013. Does he need to remove Office 2003 first? Learn how an Office installation is a little different than most programs. Continue reading

Typing Is Slow In MS Word

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Hi Steve, I am reading your solutions for more than one year. I’ve a problem. When I type in MS word the character in displayed one by one. I mean the characters are displayed very slow. what may be the reason and it solution. Thanks. There’s more than one thing that could be responsible for the problem. But I do have a handy free tool provided by Microsoft that can help with many Office issues. Continue reading

C.E. from Mobile, AL writes: How can you get a receipt requested on Email, I know it used to be on the task bar, showing that the email had either been read or deleted without being read. You don’t specify which program you’re using, so I’m offering the instructions for Outlook. Here’s the procedure to get receipts for the more recent versions of Outlook. Continue reading

Saving An Image From PowerPoint

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

Michele from San Diego CA writes: I have another question regarding desktop pictures. I receive emails with Microsoft PowerPoint slide show attachments containing pictures I want to use for desktop backgrounds on my PC. How can I capture pictures separately from PowerPoint? Michele, it’s pretty easy… Continue reading

Adjusting Line Spacing In Word 2010

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Natalie from Florida writes: You recently wrote about adjusting Line Spacing in Word 2007. Can you also write about Adjusting Line Spacing for Word 2010 as I could not use the instructions that were for Word 2007. Thank you very much. It seems that the more features they add to Word, the more difficult it becomes to do simple tasks like line spacing. Here’s out to find the necessary settings in World 2010. Continue reading

David from Minnesota writes: Is there a way to translate a OpenOffice Writer document to Spanish? Thanks Answer: There are over 6800 distinct languages and more then two dozen used by tens of millions of people. There is… Continue reading

Microsoft ended support for Office for Mac 2008 on April 9. The company reminded users in a blog post on their website. Office for Mac 2008 will continue to function on computers, but Microsoft will no longer be providing security updates or bug fixes. Continue reading

Imagine a program that does most of the things Microsoft Outlook handles, but is absolutely free. EssentialPIM takes care of appointmens, to-do lists, contacts, e-mail and tracks and manages passwords. And it won’t cost you a penny. Here’s how it works and where you can get it,,, Continue reading

Betty from Aledo, TX writes: I frequently download graphics and photos then crop them to use in my Word 2010 documents. I would like to save just the cropped version and do not need to be able to “uncrop” or restore them to their originals later. Is there a way to save the document with just the reformatted version of my graphic? Continue reading

Microsoft has changed its mind about Office 2013. The company had previously announced that if you purchased Office 2013 and the computer it was installed on failed, you were just out of luck. But thanks to angry consumers, that policy is changing. Continue reading

Help! Copy/Paste Isn’t Working

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Question: My copy/paste operation has failed. Is there a way to fix it ? HP Pavilion Windows 7 Home Premium. Answer: I’m not sure what type of copy/paste operation you’re trying to perform, but I can think of one possibility. Continue reading

So Long Hotmail, Hello Outlook.com

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Microsoft announced that Tuesday that the new Outlook.com was live, and that all Hotmail accounts would be instantly changed over to Outlook.com accounts. They’re calling it “upgraded,” saying that Outlook.com will deliver “a beautiful, fresh and intuitive experience.” Continue reading

Saving E-Mail From Outlook

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Bill from Chattanooga, TN writes: We receive our emails on Microsoft Outlook. Is there a way to copy emails form M. S. to a flash drive/USB Port? Thanks. Answer: There are two main ways to save an e-mail onto a flash drive. The first method saves just the single e-mail, the second method saves your entire e-mail box. I recommend Continue reading

How Do I Save Works Files For Word?

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Question: I have all my bids and statements on MS Works, but when I send them, some companies can’t open them. They tell me to send on MS Word. I have that, but how do I copy the form from Works to Word? Thanks, Don Continue reading

Microsoft is offering a significant price break to college students on its Office 365 subscription service. Office 365 University will cost $79.99 for a four-year subscription, just $1.67 a month. Continue reading

The most popular office productivity software is Microsoft Office with millions of users in schools, businesses and at home. The major complaint of almost everyone who uses office isn’t about the quality of the software, but the price. The full version of Office 2013 Plus runs close to $500. How would you like to get a completely legal official copy from Microsoft for only $10? Continue reading

LibreOffice: The Ideal USB Office Suite

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Ever wished you could carry a fully-equipped office suite with you on a USB drive? I’m not talking about notepad or some basic word processor, but rather, a portable version of the incredibly popular and open source LibreOffice. LibreOffice includes Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Base and Math. These programs are 100% compatible with Microsoft Office and Corel Office document formats, and operate much like Microsoft Office 2003. Continue reading

Use this tip to freely convert any of your Word or Excel files to a PDF document. Continue reading

Kingsoft Office for Android

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Kingsoft Office Free for Android enables users to view, create, and edit Microsoft documents on an Android phone, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Continue reading

Outlook 2013 Preview

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Microsoft Outlook 2013 includes the traditional ribbon style interface of the 2007/2010 versions of Outlook with ascetic changes mostly focused around the new look of Windows 8/Metro style.. Continue reading

PowerPoint 2013 Preview

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Microsoft chose not to make any radical changes with PowerPoint 2013 but to make existing features either easier to use or more helpful… Continue reading

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