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Use Word to type on your printed forms without a typewriter

There's no need to manually scrawl your way through a paper form. Convert it to an online image you can fill out using Word. Read more

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Don't mark Outlook messages as read

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Use Excel's Text to Speech feature to do your proofreading

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