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Q. Everybody seems to be denigrating the use of PowerPoint presentations. Is PowerPoint still a relevant application?

Could you use one or two dozen hours returned to you? Most people would. If you use Microsoft Word a great deal, there are opportunities to do things much faster and more accurately. Here are three ways to save time and be more accurate.
Q. I’m always customizing my slides even though I use a SlideMaster. Why should I even bother with a SlideMaster?
To get an accurate picture of how much time you spend prepping for and/or commuting to meetings, add a custom field to your calendar items.
Notebooks can proliferate. So how do you get rid of them?
You can filter for all #N/A results, but can you also highlight them with conditional formatting? You have to use the ISNA function, which tests a cell for that result.
Live streaming is where users can broadcast a live event to an audience, and the audience can watch and interact in real time anywhere around the world. It’s like a webinar, but it’s done from a mobile device via an app. This technology launched in March, and its popularity is growing quickly.
The concept of quitting paper and going all-digital has been around a long time, but companies have been slow to make the transition. But more appear to be taking the plunge, says tech blogger Paul Mah.
Organizing your devices is an easy way to achieve organization in your life, writes Lifehack expert Louise Williams. These sorting tactics can help you organize your apps for easy access.
Here's a summary of how Office Online and Desktop Office 2013 compare, plus a heads-up to the limitations of each.