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The top 10 Microsoft Office tips of 2009

Time for that final look back at the year's most popular tips for each Office app.

Here in the Office blog, we kicked off 2009 with a technique for using a formula to trigger conditional formatting in Excel — followed by more than 300 additional tips and tutorials covering the Office suite and individual apps. During the year, we launched two new features — our Office poll and Office challenge. And we had more than a few lively discussion threads going. Now, before the year gets away from us completely, we thought we'd revisit a few of the most popular tips of 2009.

Special thanks to Office expert and blog host, Susan Harkins, and to everyone who contributed their own tips, shortcuts, workarounds, and insights during the year.

Note: These tips are also available as a PDF anthology in our downloads library.

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About Jody Gilbert

Jody Gilbert has been writing and editing technical articles for the past 25 years. She was part of the team that launched TechRepublic and is now Feature Editor for Tech Pro Research.

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