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Articles posted in January, 2008

Safari 3.0: Dragging tabs up or down to move them sideways

Thursday, January 31st, 2008 • 10:41 am

A strange restriction in horizontal movements for tabs in the Tab Bar.

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Word 2008: Now calls its own commands ‘macros’

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 • 9:50 am

Utter terminological confusion and idiocy, which clearly indicates that Microsoft does not take anything seriously, let alone security issues.

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EPL 2007-2008: Arsenal 3 – Newcastle 0

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 • 9:04 am

Another comfortable victory at the Emirates.

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Word 2008 Tip: Creating a direct command for pasting unformatted text

Monday, January 28th, 2008 • 5:24 pm

Since VBA is gone, we have to start all over again with AppleScript.

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FA Cup: Arsenal 3 – Newcastle 0

Saturday, January 26th, 2008 • 3:51 pm

A reassuring performance, after a wobbly first half.

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Word 2008: The new ‘Preferences’ dialog

Friday, January 25th, 2008 • 5:26 pm

A slew of details that reveal the shortcomings of the MacBU.

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Excel 2008: Cell format problem not just with existing Excel 2004 files

Friday, January 25th, 2008 • 4:31 pm

A 100% reproducible problem with Excel 2004 files and cell formatting.

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Word 2008: Fails to preserve document window position and size

Thursday, January 24th, 2008 • 9:15 am

A major loss of basic functionality.

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Office 2008: Vital application files are owned by non-admin user ID 502

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008 • 10:25 am

A horrible blunder on Microsoft’s part, which perfectly illustrates their level of competence in Mac OS X development.

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Carling Cup: Tottenham 5 – Arsenal 1

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008 • 6:53 pm

The worst possible outcome of the big Carling Cup gamble.

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Word 2008: Another pseudo fix for problem with non-breaking space and Postscript fonts

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008 • 9:42 am

An improved pseudo fix that fails to fix the problem if you use Spell Catcher X’s smart punctuation feature.

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Excel 2008: Fails to preserve cell formatting from Excel 2004 properly

Monday, January 21st, 2008 • 4:42 pm

The spreadsheet update manages to break even the most basic stuff.

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Word 2008: Disk volume ‘is not a valid folder’

Monday, January 21st, 2008 • 10:27 am

Something that worked perfectly fine in Word 2004 is broken in Word 2008.

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Word 2008: New colour for invisible characters too intrusive

Monday, January 21st, 2008 • 10:18 am

For no apparent reason, Microsoft copies Apple, and fails miserably.

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Word 2008: Fails to preserve Word 2004 settings

Monday, January 21st, 2008 • 10:04 am

Not just macro commands, but also numerous preferences that are unchanged from Word 2004 are reset when installing Word 2008.

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