Articles posted on April 21st, 2003

Mac OS X: Workaround for the New Folder dialog bug

Monday, April 21st, 2003 • 11:50 pm

As noted in an earlier item, Mac OS X still suffers (as of 10.2.5) of an annoying bug in the “New Folder” dialog box that pops up on top of the “Save As…” dialog when you click on the “New Folder” button to create a new folder before saving a file inside it. In a […]

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Word X: Getting lost in documents with large tables

Monday, April 21st, 2003 • 8:35 pm

Further to my previous item on Word’s annoyances when tables are used for page-layout purposes, the problem appears to be even worse when using the Find/Replace dialog in such documents. Today, I am editing a document that contains 2-column tables spanning several pages. I need to do a large amount of cross-referencing because many items […]

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Best of the Web indeed

Monday, April 21st, 2003 • 6:42 pm

I have been painfully trying to follow the Wall Street Journal‘s Best of the Web service since earlier this year. The best thing I can say is that I usually find the articles that it points to in ORDER to denigrate them rather interesting. But I cannot help reprinting this gem from last Friday’s issue: […]

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Deconstructing Harry (1997)

Monday, April 21st, 2003 • 5:29 am

Woody Allen’s movie making can be downright infuriating at times, and this movie is no exception. But in the end you’ve got to admire the… construction of the movie itself. There is no denying the cleverness of it — and the fact that most annoyances are probably quite deliberate. Too clever? I don’t know if […]

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