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Articles posted in April, 2007

Microsoft Word 2004: ‘AutoFit to Window’ command does anything but

Friday, April 20th, 2007 • 2:42 pm

Apparently, Microsoft engineers don’t know the difference between page width and window width.

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Can’t stand Microsoft Word 2004 for Mac OS X? Try WordPerfect in Windows XP for a while…

Thursday, April 19th, 2007 • 4:44 pm

A simple RTF file is enough to bring an application down…

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Word 2004: Repeatable crashes caused by Clipboard functions

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007 • 10:35 am

A 100% reproducible crash in a non-100% reproducible user environment. Grr.

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LATEXT: ‘To The Top’ (MP3, 06:03)

Monday, April 16th, 2007 • 11:07 am

It’s all about the journey…

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Word 2004: Very poor, non-standard handling of ‘.doc’ file extensions

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007 • 6:21 pm

Microsoft’s approach to file extensions when saving files is not the standard Mac OS X approach, and it breaks down all too easily.

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Google Desktop: Cannot uninstall either

Thursday, April 5th, 2007 • 3:53 pm

More warnings about Google Desktop for Mac OS X, if you need any.

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iTunes Store and EMI: A good deal for the AAC file format

Thursday, April 5th, 2007 • 9:43 am

Not quite the beginning of the end for the MP3 file format, but certainly good news for the unprotected AAC file format.

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Imogen Heap, “Hide and Seek” (2005)

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007 • 4:42 pm

It’s not just the harmony.

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Google Desktop: A pretty lousy Mac OS X application

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007 • 3:41 pm

Installer nightmares and generalized user hostility.

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iTunes 7.x: Still has occasional problems with redrawing column headings

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007 • 11:09 am

Weird on-going cosmetic problem with iTunes’ column headings.

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Excel 2004: Pasting text in cell fails to switch to ‘editing in cell’ mode

Monday, April 2nd, 2007 • 7:00 pm

Another one in the series “At Microsoft, we don’t like it when you enter your text via cut-and-paste.”

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