Articles posted on March 10th, 2003

Office 2003 Beta 2

Monday, March 10th, 2003 • 11:28 pm

PC Mag reviews the latest beta of Office 2003 for Windows: You can breathe a sigh of relief at the news that no new file formats are added. Unfortunately, Microsoft still hasn’t provided consistent keyboard shortcuts throughout the suite, so expert users who use F8 to extend a selection in Word and Excel will be […]

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Monday, March 10th, 2003 • 4:52 pm

I finally got a reply from to my complaint regarding copy-protected music CDs and the lack of information provided to prospective buyers: Dear Pierre, Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately, since copy protection details are not solicited to us by our suppliers, we have no plans to advertise this information on our web-site. We […]

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Paul Weller – Illumination (bonus DVD)

Monday, March 10th, 2003 • 6:26 am

Finally got a chance to watch the “bonus DVD” that came with the latest Paul Weller album (Illumination). Paul Weller is a cool cat. He looks and sounds terrific on the live tracks (although he’s stretching the lower end of his vocal range with “Standing Out In The Universe” a bit). The promo videos for […]

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Word X: My Favorite Table Assignment

Monday, March 10th, 2003 • 6:14 am

My favorite job assignment on Word X has got to be what I spent one hour doing last Friday: cleaning up horrendously messy stuff created by other Word users using Word’s formatting features. That particular job included a series of tables supposed to outline the various components of a major project. The problem is, first […]

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Word X: Recipe for Visual Disaster

Monday, March 10th, 2003 • 6:01 am

Want a sure-fire way to display ugly visual artefacts on your pixel-perfect Mac OS X screen? Try Word X: All I am doing is editing a very plain document with text in two different fonts… Deleting a line of text calls the text below to slide up… and that’s the result. Nice, uh? It keeps […]

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Apple Peel #51: HP Phone Home

Monday, March 10th, 2003 • 5:52 am

My latest “Apple Peel” column is out (Analog Telephony and Mac OS X).

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