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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 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 emailed you or everyone you have emailed. When you start typing a name […]

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 […]