Have you ever growled with dismay over not being able to view Word, Excel and PowerPoint presentations because you don't have Microsoft Office on your computer?  

Here's an easy fix:  Download the "Readers" for these programs!  You can't edit the documents, but you can at least view them when they're sent to you.  

MicroSoft Reader Download

Even better ----

Download OpenOffice.org --- create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, etc., in a format that's compatible with the MicrosoftOffice Suite of programs 

Have you ever been told you're "too wordy" in your writing?  Here's some suggestions for cutting the fillers in your writing.