The TechRepublic Microsoft Office Blog is dedicated to providing useful tips for all Office Suite users whether they are novices or power users. Most of the posts are written by our Microsoft Office guru Susan Harkins, who posts tips at a rate of three per week. (Editor's Note: That's a lot of tips each year, think about it.)
Susan has also been issuing challenges throughout the year that measure the readership's ability to assess a problem and offer a practical solution. It is a process that requires all of us to learn something from time to time.
The most popular tips in the Microsoft Office Blog run from the simple to the complex and from the feature everyone should have known to the feature almost no one knew existed.
1. How to find duplicates in Excel (2009)Takeaway: You'll need more than one trick up your sleeve to find duplicates in Excel. Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats, which can be downloaded for free from Microsoft.
5. Build a simple timesheet in Excel (2010)Takeaway: Excel makes it easy to set up a system for tracking time. Follow these steps to create your own or download our sample timesheet template and customize it to fit your needs.
6. Delete a stubborn page break in Word (2010)Takeaway: Sometimes, Word won't let you delete a page break. The fix is usually simple - although the cause might surprise you.
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