Office: To quickly remove a toolbar icon, hold down the Alt key as you click on the icon and then drag it off the toolbar.
Outlook: To create a contact (name, address, phone) from an e-mail message, drag the message to the Contacts icon in the Outlook bar.
Excel 2002: To insert a path and file name on the header or footer of a spreadsheet, click on View, Header and Footer, Custom Header (or Footer ) and click on the icon that looks like a folder with a piece of paper falling out of it (see screenshot at right).
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