Articles posted on June 2nd, 2004

Word 2004: Scrolling wheel still doesn’t work in macro editor

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2004 • 11:44 pm

It’s going to be a bit tiresome to report on all the bugs in previous versions of Word for the Mac that still aren’t fixed in Word 2004, but… somebody’s got to do it! :-) For the record, then… The macro editor in Word 2004 (which still is this hybrid “application within the application” that’s […]

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FileMaker 7v2 updater: Doesn’t fix font smoothing problem

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2004 • 11:23 pm

I read about the release of the 7v2 updater for FileMaker Pro 7 and FileMaker Developer 7 yesterday morning. I was particularly encouraged by the short blurb next to the link that said “Includes changes to font smoothing, field validation, merge fields, import and more.” You might remember that I reported on a pretty significant […]

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Word 2004: Problems with list of styles in Formatting Palette

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2004 • 6:39 am

Word 2004 has a new area in the Formatting Palette that’s supposed to make styles easier to manage and use. Of course, Microsoft had to come up with a new, non-standard design for the controls in that area. And of course, there are all kinds of problems with it that are immediately obvious: First of […]

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Office 2004: Packaging and Installation

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2004 • 5:41 am

I just got my copy of Office 2004, and of course installed it as soon as I got the chance. First of all, I have to say something about the packaging. I really don’t see the point of using all this environmentally hostile plastic. The CD is in a DVD-style plastic case, which is wrapped […]

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iTunes: What to do when your Music folder gets too big

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2004 • 12:37 am

I suppose I have too much music. I keep adding stuff to my iTunes music library, mostly from my own CD collection, just so that I have a central repository of all my music accessible with a click of the mouse button. But that means that my Music folder is getting bigger and bigger. Right […]

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Mac OS X 10.3.3 or 4: Fixing problem with installing Java 1.4.2

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2004 • 12:12 am

There seems to be a problem that is quite common with people running Mac OS X 10.3.3 or 4 and trying to install the most recent version of Java (1.4.2) on their machines. Typically, the symptoms will be that the Java 1.4.2 shows up in Software Update when checking with the Apple web site, but […]

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