Articles posted on June 7th, 2003

Word X: Adjusting table cell widths

Saturday, June 7th, 2003 • 11:32 pm

Imagine you have the following situation in a table in Word: The first column is obviously not wide enough to accommodate the word “Rafraîchissements” in the last column. So you select the column and go to the Ruler to adjust the column width. And you get this: How useful is this? Of course you didn’t […]

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Word X: No ruler in footnotes

Saturday, June 7th, 2003 • 9:49 pm

The interface for footnotes and endnotes in Word X is utterly non-intuitive. (What else is new?) But one could get past the bad interface if things actually worked. However, when in Normal view mode, if you choose to view your document’s footnotes/endnotes, they appear in a separate pane at the bottom of the screen. And, […]

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New column at

Saturday, June 7th, 2003 • 8:33 pm

My latest column is out at “The Intrusiveness of Background Processes in Mac OS X” I examine a recurring User Interface issue in Mac OS X that affects both the system as a whole and individual applications.

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