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As I noted earlier, we recently bought a couple of Asus laptops. Though I was pleasantly surprised by the (relatively) small amount of bloatware that was present when we first booted them up, there was stuff that needed to be removed.

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I’ve long known how to search for messages with attachments in Gmail (just include the operator “has:attachment” in your search string) but I wasn’t sure how to search for attachments with a specific filetype — until now, that is.

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Have you ever received a .docx file and been unable to open it with Word 2004? My wife is still running Office 2004 on her MacBook, and she periodically gets files from people running Office 2008 or newer, which is when they transitioned to the Open XML file format.

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My son has an Asus Eee PC, and he uses it frequently for school projects. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your perspective) he doesn’t have Microsoft Office. Instead, his netbook came with StarOffice (essentially OpenOffice with a fancier name) pre-installed, so he’s using that.

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This is mostly just a note to myself, but… Have you ever wondered how to add a hyperlink to a PowerPoint presentation? That is, to add a web link that opens in your web browser when you click on it? Well, so have I. Here’s the answer…

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