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Enable or disable Internet Explorer add-ons

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How do you manage Internet Explorer add-ons? Perhaps you have an unwanted extension or a pesky toolbar cluttering up your browser. Maybe another program installed an extra toolbar you really don’t need. Or maybe your favorite extension is disabled and you want to bring it back. Here’s how! Finding where to manage Internet Explorer add-ons is very easy! Click on the Tools gear icon in the upper right corner of the program. On the menu that appears, click Manage Add-ons. On the left, under Add-on Types, make sure to select Toolbars and Extensions. On the right is a list of each toolbar…

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How to Use Field Codes in Microsoft Word

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If you have ever inserted a date or a page number into a Word document, you have used field codes. Despite their heavy use, many people are unaware of the full range of codes available. What Are Field Codes? A field code is “smart” text – once inserted, they can automatically update when needed. There are hundreds of field codes for various purposes, one of the most common being the codes for page numbers and the current date. Any time the information updates (a page is added, or the date changes), the field will automatically update. You don’t need to…

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Delete an Excel Table without Losing Data or Formatting

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Let’s say you’ve created a table in Microsoft Excel. You don’t want the Excel table, but you do want to keep the data or formatting. The solution is simple: convert the table back to a data range. Note: For this to work, you need to have an already completed table. Click anywhere on the table. This displays the Design tab under Table Tools on the Ribbon. A cell in the table must be selected for the Design tab to be visible. Then, on the Design tab, in the Tools group, click Convert to Range. Click Yes. Now you have a data range without table options. And that’s it!

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Simple Excel Formulas: SUM and AVERAGE

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Excel can be a powerful tool for your business, but it can also be daunting with its many formulas, charts, and formatting. Here we’ll take a look at two simple but very useful Excel formulas, and how to make them work for you. Follow these tips to add up numbers or average them! Adding Up Numbers You have multiple columns or rows of numbers. You don’t want to have to add them all up on your calculator, and you don’t want to have to re-add them if the numbers change. The simplest solution? Use AutoSum! To add up a row or…

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