Articles posted on June 3rd, 2004

Word 2004: Bug in word selection

Thursday, June 3rd, 2004 • 6:52 am

In Word, as in most other Mac OS X, you can select a word by double-clicking on it: (Let’s ignore, for now, the fact that Word considers “d’être” to be a single word, when it’s actually two words that ought to be treated as such.) If you keep the mouse button pressed down after that, […]

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Word 2004: Change in default behaviour for cmd-arrow keyboard shortcuts

Thursday, June 3rd, 2004 • 4:37 am

In Word 2004, Microsoft has introduced a change in the behaviour for the cmd-Left and cmd-Right keyboard shortcuts, which brings the software in line with other Mac OS X software. In other Mac OS X applications, such as Mail or Bare Bones Software’s BBEdit, cmd-Left makes the cursor jump to the beginning of the current […]

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Word 2004: Still completely inconsistent command naming

Thursday, June 3rd, 2004 • 1:23 am

One of the drawbacks of rebuilding your Word customizations from scratch (which I have chosen to do after installing Word 2004) is that you have to deal with Microsoft’s totally inconsistent way of naming its commands internally all over again. For example, I am used to the cmd-F keyboard shortcut for the Find command and […]

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Word 2004: Problem with highlighted breaks fixed, with a twist

Thursday, June 3rd, 2004 • 12:56 am

A while ago, I reported that Word X suffered from an annoying bug where page breaks, column breaks and section breaks would not be highlighted even when they were selected (in “Normal” view, obviously; in “Page Layout” view, these breaks are not visible). I am relieved to be able to report that the problem is […]

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Word 2004: Erroneous alerts when opening existing files

Thursday, June 3rd, 2004 • 12:32 am

Here we go again… A new version of Word, and a new round of problems with existing files that are supposed to be in the same format and to be 100% compatible. I’ve been working on a translation for a couple of weeks. In other words, the file is a Word document that was created […]

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