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Weekly Roundup: Test your typing, frugal speech-to-text alternatives, Gmail in Outlook, and more

In this week’s Roundup of the reading file: a quick (and really fun and challenging) online typing test (how long has it been since you took a typing test?), how to configure Outlook 2010 for your Gmail account, some inexpensive speech-to-text alternatives for those who want to dictate to their PC, yet another reason to use Microsoft Word’s Style feature, and what those little black boxes next to your Microsoft Word text mean, particularly for your document’s pagination.

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Weekly Roundup: Double-double emails from Gmail

From this week’s RSS feeds: how to avoid getting double emails from Gmail in Outlook and some tips on minimizing spam.

You’re seeing everything double in e-mail. You’re seeing everything double in e-mail. If you’ve got your Outlook set up to receive IMAP email from Gmail, this tidbit from a column in the Northwest Florida Daily News (right in my neighborhood) is for you, especially if you don’t want to get two copies of every single email you send. After all, it’s tough enough to keep the Outlook mailbox size down as it is. (There’s also a tip about limitations on sending attachments.) Click the article title above to read all about it.

Hate spam? Three ways to avoid it. If you’re determined to stop getting so many offers of cheap stocks and little blue pills (you know the ones I mean), then check out Microsoft’s three easy tips for making yourself a less-likely target. These are pretty basic, but I’m always amazed at how many people, for example, don’t separate their personal email from their business one. That’s just asking for trouble! Click the link above to read Microsoft’s anti-spam tips.