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Omitting page numbers in Microsoft Word

Office Apps, Word // 02/26/2010

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How do you omit the page number on the final page of a Word document? I was asked this recently by someone who is using Lulu.com’s self-publishing service. Lulu had asked her to resubmit her book with a completely blank final page – no page number, nothing. Finding the solution to this seemingly simple request […]

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Using Microsoft Word’s hidden calculator

Office Apps, Word // 02/26/2010

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You’ve probably heard the stats: 80% of Microsoft Word users make use of only 20% of its features. My guess is that only about 0.1% of Word users use the handy calculator built right into the program. I’m not talking about the SUM() and AVERAGE() fields or any of the other of Word’s useful but […]

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Understanding Excel references

Excel, Office Apps // 02/26/2010

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When you refer to a cell in an Excel formula, you can use any of three different ways of referring to that cell, known as relative, absolute and mixed references. Relative cell references are the most commonly used. A relative cell reference in a formula is based on the position of the formula’s cell relative […]

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Automate email handling with Gmail’s filters

Blog, Internet, Tips // 02/26/2009

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The Gmail team has been adding features to Google’s web-based email program at a gallop. A quick click of Gmail’s Settings link unveils an impressive array. By clicking the Labs tab and enabling some of Gmail’s experimental features, you’ll find yourself with even more options. There’s plenty worth exploring in the Gmail Labs, but some […]

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