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Fix End Tag Start Tag Mismatch Error When Opening DOCX Files

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If you’re using Word 2007, 2010 or 2013, you might run into a strange error when opening a DOCX file. Recently, I tried to open a DOCX file I had created on Windows 8 using Office 2013 and got the following error message: The name in the end tag of the element must match the […]

Troubleshoot and Fix Office 2013 Problems with Repair

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If you’re having problems with any Office 2013 program like Word 2013, Excel 2013 or Outlook 2013, you can always perform a repair, which will try to fix any issues that may be causing the program to not load properly or ┬ásome other type of problem. To repair Office 2013, you first have to open […]

Office 2013 – Replace Someone’s SkyDrive with Your Name

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In Office 2013, you can save your documents to the cloud using Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud service. You get a decent amount of free space and you can access your files via Mac, Windows, the Internet, or smartphone if you saves your files there. I have tested it out by using my SkyDrive account and it […]

Fix Word 2010 Opens in Safe Mode Only

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I installed Office 2010 on my Windows 7 machine a long time ago and everything was working fine until today. I tried to open a Word 2010 document from my desktop and for some strange reason Word opened in Safe Mode. Strange I thought, so I shut it down and opened the file again. Safe […]

Can’t Open Hyperlinks in Outlook?

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I recently ran into a very annoying problem while using Outlook on my computer. When I tried to click on a link, I ended up getting the following message: This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator. Hmm, I was able to open hyperlinks just […]

How to Trace Dependents in Excel 2010

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If you work with formulas a lot in Excel, you know that the value of a single cell can be used in a formula in many different cells. In fact, cells on a different sheet may reference that value also. This mean that those cells are dependent on the other cell. If you change the […]

How to Write an IF Formula/Statement in Excel

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Excel is such a powerful spreadsheet program that I doubt anyone can possibly know everything that it can do. There are so many aspects to the program, it’s amazing that it can all be encapsulated in such a simple interface. I was recently using Excel for some work at home and found myself using the […]

Where to Find Character/Word Count in Word 2010

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It seems like every time Microsoft releases a new version of Office, they move everything around! You get used to seeing one thing under one menu and then next version of Office moves that option to another menu! Grrrr. I’ve upgraded to Office 2010 and one of the most common features I use is the […]

Outlook 2010 Autocomplete Not Working or Resetting?

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One of the great things about online email services like Gmail is that you never have to worry about things like autocomplete because all your contacts are stored in the cloud and Gmail automatically builds a giant index of everyone who has email you or who you have emailed. When you start typing a name […]

Fix Outlook 2010 Won’t Open Problem

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I have Outlook 2010 installed on a Windows 7 64-bit system and up till now it’s been working fine. Yesterday, I went to open it and I got the following error message: “Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window.” What’s sad is that I’ve had this EXACT same problem in Outlook 2007 and […]