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Juiced. Pickled. Canned. Use Word templates to label your holiday goodies

My handwriting is about as legible as a doctor’s.  And this year my Italian plum trees pumped out fruit like a post-recession factory, producing enough for three different kinds of chutney, and yes, Slivovitz (plum brandy). I didn’t want someone slathering garlic-ginger chutney on their English muffin so I decided to create spiffy, READABLE, holiday labels with the help of Word templates.


v.1.2 Just Released! No, not Office. The new Office Blog phone app!

Keep up with our latest posts by downloading our recently updated Office Blog phone app for Windows Phones. It automatically shows you the headlines for any new posts we publish. There’s another really good reason to get the updated app: we just added four new blogs to coincide with releasing the Customer Preview of the next version of Office.


Can a smart phone improve my son’s grades?

Guest blogger Christina Tynan-Wood has been covering technology for decades at Family Circle and at blogs and Family Circle’s Momster.  Her son Cole (16) is “very good at appearing to listen when he isn’t paying any attention at all. Thankfully though, in this digital age, his high-school teachers tend to take a liberal attitude toward the use of technology. As long he is quietly using his tech as a study…


The new Visio

Last week Microsoft announced that the customer preview of the new Microsoft Office is available for the public to download. At the same time, we released a preview of the new Microsoft Visio, which allows you to try out the new Visio and use all of the improvements for yourself. We’re very excited to share the new Visio with you and will use this Blog to explain new Visio features…


Pack fun into summer before it flies away

Instead of scratching ideas for activities on pieces of paper, printing screenshots from websites, or emailing bits of information, guest bloggers Janice Croze and Susan Carraretto organize all their summer planning research into a OneNote notebook.  Janice and Susan are identical twins, work-at-home-moms, and founders of the top Mom Blog, 5 Minutes for Mom.)  


Our eight best tutorials on Excel charts

Excel spreadsheets are all about numbers. But tons of numbers are often not the most effective way to communicate what you want. That’s where charts come in handy. Charts can display numeric data in a graphical format, making it easy to understand large quantities of data and the relationships among data. If you want to learn about Excel charts, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve pulled together out best…