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Fix Outlook Won’t Open Problem

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I have Outlook 2016 installed on a Windows 10 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 2010 and […]

Fix MS Office “Cannot Verify License” Error Message

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I’ve been running Office 2013 in a virtual machine on my Mac for over a year, but suddenly the other day when I tried to open Word, I got the following error message: Cannot verify license for this product Hmmm, of course I have a license! The product key was valid and it had activated […]

Fix “Cannot Start Microsoft Office Outlook” Error

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I recently ran into a problem when using Microsoft Outlook on my laptop. It’s got Windows 7 and I am using Office 2010 at the moment. I went to open Outlook and I got the following error: Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window. I hadn’t run into any problems with Office […]

Show/Hide Field Codes in Word and Convert Fields to Text

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If you have a lot of field codes in your Word document that you are not going to be updating, you may want to convert them to plain text. To do this, you will want to easily find your fields by turning on the field shading. This post shows you how to turn on and […]

Check All Hyperlinks in a MS Word Document in Seconds

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When writing a long term paper, company manual, or other long document in Word, it is almost impossible to avoid inserting hyperlinks. Hyperlinks to relevant Web pages can make a document’s content more powerful. The problem is, the longer the document, the harder it is to do a final check of each hyperlink before submitting […]

How to Create and Run Macros in MS Word the Easy Way

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One very neat feature that all recent versions of MS Word have had is the ability to record and play macros (recorded keystrokes or commands), so that things you find yourself doing over and over again can be done automatically. To create a macro in Word, you first need a repetitive task you want recorded. […]

How to Customize Word’s Paste Function

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One of the most common things computer user’s do is cut, copy and paste stuff. When you’re cutting or copying from one place in a document to another, there’s not much to the story; when you’re cutting or copying text from a website perhaps, to a Word document on the other hand, things get a […]

How to Customize the Ribbon in MS Word 2010

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One of the many gripes people have had about Microsoft products, at least in the past, has been the lack of customization regarding menus, which led to claims that Microsoft was out to tell us all what to do and how to do it all the time, rather than let us do what we want […]

Make OpenOffice Writer Look and Function More Like Microsoft Word

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Microsoft Word not only rules the roost when it comes to word processing, the software giant has pushed most of its competitors out of the market. OpenOffice Writer, however, is a free word processor from Oracle to which many home and office users have turned to get the functionality of a high-quality word processor without […]

Using Excel’s What-If Analysis Goal Seek Tool

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Although Excel’s long list of functions is one of the most enticing features of Microsoft’s spreadsheet application, there a few underutilized gems that enhance these functions. One often-overlooked tool is the What-If Analysis. Excel’s What-If Analysis tool is broken down into three main components. The part discussed here is the powerful Goal Seek feature that […]