5 steps to clean up your computer files

When we started the At Home and At Work Web sites, we thought that most of the reader questions we’d get would be about complex Excel formulas, editing digital photographs, or how to build a PC from spare parts. In fact, your questions tend to be a bit more practical. One of the most common…

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Tips for using the Junk E-mail filter

I’ve used the Junk E-mail Filter in Outlook 2003 for almost 3 years, and the amount of spam I’ve received in my Inbox has been close to nothing. It’s a great tool, but like any tool it’s not perfect. I still get fraudulent e-mail from time to time and I’ve had some messages from colleagues…

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Straight shooting: Using bullets in Office documents

Maybe it’s our PowerPoint culture or maybe it’s just the overflow of information we have coming at us each day. Whatever the reason, I’ve found that it’s a lot easier to communicate with my co-workers if I boil my thoughts down into bullets. But I’ve found that there are quirks to working with bullets in…

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Ripping music? Tips on how to save space on your computer

Listening to and storing music has become a popular way to use your computer. Just look at the variety of MP3 players people are using—all of them require a computer to store the music and put it on the player. We’ve noticed your interest in this topic based on the popularity of articles such as…

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