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Here are seven of the best tricks that will not only save you time, but make you more pro­­ductive.

TED’s Jessica Gross has updated the 100 most useful resources you should have at your fingertips, originally compiled by Julius Wiedemann in 2007 and still one of the blog’s most popular talks.
Q. ZIP codes with leading zeroes don’t come over correctly in a mail merge. Formatted using the Special format, ZIP Code doesn’t work. What can I do to fix this?
These shortcuts use the Windows key on the bottom of your keyboard, usually left of the Alt key. They work in Windows 7 or Windows 8.
While in the library containing your documents, click on the Library tab and choose Connect to Outlook ...
If you love using Pinterest for fun, also consider using it to boost your career, writes FlexJobs’ Brie Weiler Reynolds. She offers four organizations to follow for career advice.
Think of the number of times you’ve walked away from a co-worker’s desk, eager to act on the subject matter you’ve just discussed, and then can’t recall the details. Instead of just gabbing, start a discussion item as you’re talking. You can reply with information you were thinking of and even invite others to contribute.
Audio transcription is tedious. Lis­­ten­­ing, typing furiously, re­­wind­­ing, toggling back and forth between audio and word-processing: it’s endless and inefficient. An application called oTranscribe aims to change that, and seems to be do­­ing a great job, John Paul Titlow writes.
For character length limits, such as the 140 limit in Twitter, try using the LEN function to ensure your post will be suitable for the target ...
After all, who needs a handout page that says “Lunch”? Con­­nect slide and handout pages by inserting a text placeholder on Slide Master layouts for the handout page number. It allows your attendees to easily orient themselves to their materials.
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