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Transcribe Audio Files with Word

Have you ever listened to a podcast, webinar, or class lecture and wished you had a written transcript? Microsoft released a new feature for Word for the web that simplifies transcription for English speakers. It's a great start, but like all audio transcription tools, you still need to do editing.
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Make Custom Gift Certificates with Word & Excel

We all know that it's the little things in life that make people feel special. One of the most thoughtful gestures you can give to someone, such as your customers, is a gift certificate. Instead of using store-bought generic ones, we've created a tutorial to show how to make custom printable gift certificates using Microsoft Word and Excel.
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Make Special Characters & Symbols with Your Keyboard

I recently attended a meeting where an agenda item was to review a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. One bullet point showed a daily cost of 37 cents. Several people wanted the bullet point to show 37¢. Others commented that there is no way to use these symbols as the cents sign since they weren't on your computer keyboard. This got me thinking about the different methods you can insert special characters in Windows .
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How to Add HTML Signature to Outlook

Email signatures can be a great marketing tool. However, I often run into people and business owners who struggle with trying to get their HTML versions into Microsoft Outlook. The process to add the code to emails is a bit different. Included are two ways you can add them.
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Quick Guide to Microsoft Excel Solver

Some time back, I wrote an article about a useful function in Microsoft Excel called Goal Seek. It quickly allows you to solve easy “what-if” scenarios. Although helpful, it comes with limitations. However, Microsoft has a more powerful add-in analysis tool called Excel Solver that overcomes these issues. You can even add a constraint.
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Practical Gift Ideas For Anytime

Are you looking for gift ideas? If so, I've assembled some items by price category that I've bought and used. I've tried to keep the ideas practical and have intentionally omitted things like gift certificates or other soft goods.
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Customize Excel Ribbon for Your Needs

One issue I run into with this site is software updates. I'll be updating an article and low and behold, something is missing or changed. Usually, this is a result of software changes. The area that is impacted the most is the Excel Ribbon. In two articles, I noticed I was missing the Forms button and in the other case, the Excel Developer tab. Both issues are easily fixed when you know how to customize the ribbon.
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Easy Ways to Make a Google Docs Letterhead Template

People often think Google Docs isn't full-featured. However, it can handle many of the tasks of commercial programs. But sometimes, you just have to know how to work around the system. In this tutorial, I show how to make a letterhead template with a logo.
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Blinkist Delivers Key Book Insights in 15 Minutes

These days, it's tough staying current with information particularly at the rate at which it's produced. I'm sure we've all felt like we're falling behind. To gain a competitive advantage, our job or class work demands we read more books, technical papers and trade journals. It doesn't seem fair that the amount of information we're supposed to know has exploded, yet we still have the same number of hours in a day. Blinkist can help.
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VLOOKUP Function

How to Use VLOOKUP in Google Sheets

VLOOKUP is one of the most popular spreadsheet functions with spreadsheet fans. It allows you to lookup needed values and use them elsewhere in your spreadsheet. This tutorial will show you step-by-step on how to use the function. Includes downloadable file.
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