Articles posted on August 20th, 2004

Word 2004: Atrocious behaviour of ‘Properties’ dialog box in ‘Customize…’ environment

Friday, August 20th, 2004 • 4:53 am

Try the following… Select Word’s Customize… command in the “Tools” menu. This causes Word to display a new toolbar below your existing toolbars that is an exact duplicate of Word’s menu bar, so that you can customize that menu bar as well. Now click on the “Tools” button in that toolbar in order to customize […]

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Excel 2004: Text alignment buttons in Formatting Palette still misleading when selection is mixed

Friday, August 20th, 2004 • 3:49 am

The Formatting Palette in Excel 2004 is similar to the one in Word 2004, but leave it to Microsoft to manage to introduce inconsistency even in such a simple thing as text alignment buttons. Like Word’s Formatting Palette, Excel’s Formatting Palette has buttons (under “Alignment and Spacing“) that can be used to align text horizontally […]

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Word 2004: Keyboard shortcuts for text navigation and first paragraph after a manual page break

Friday, August 20th, 2004 • 12:13 am

I’ve already reported that Microsoft changed the keyboard shortcuts for navigating and selecting text. This change is obviously meant to bring Word in line with other Mac OS X applications. Unfortunately, as a heavy user of these shortcuts, I cannot help but note that some things have not changed and are as irritating as ever. […]

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