Articles posted on August 31st, 2004

Marc Hedlund and Rick Schaut on Word

Tuesday, August 31st, 2004 • 6:08 am

O’Reilly contributor Marc Hedlund and MacBU developer Rick Schaut have a dialogue of sorts in their respective blogs. It’s mildly interesting, but, like most discussions of this kind, it doesn’t really help, because it doesn’t deal with specifics. With Word, the devil is in the details. The blog you are reading here contains many entries […]

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AirPort signal dropouts in Panther: Interesting report at

Tuesday, August 31st, 2004 • 5:05 am

Yesterday’s batch of reports at contains an interesting one about apparent AirPort signal dropouts in Panther. Regular Betalogue readers know that I have been experiencing such dropouts on both my machines (a desktop G4 and a PowerBook G4) and that this has led me to switch to a wired Ethernet connection for my desktop […]

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BBEdit 8: Bare Bones Software still pontificating about application enhancers

Tuesday, August 31st, 2004 • 4:49 am

I purchased my BBEdit 8 upgrade earlier this morning and installed it right away. I haven’t had time to explore the new features yet. But I have already experienced my first application crash, which was quickly followed by the appearance of an alert telling me that I had not entered a serial number and that […]

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EPL 2005: Day 3 (Manchester United 0 – Everton 0)

Tuesday, August 31st, 2004 • 1:32 am

This was a game in hand for Manchester United, who were playing a Champions’ League qualifier when other EPL teams were playing their Day 3 games. Both Everton and Manchester had played on Saturday, so presumably there were just as many tired legs on one side as there were on the other. Watching the game’s […]

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Word 2004 Tip: Paste and go back to beginning of pasted text

Tuesday, August 31st, 2004 • 1:11 am

A while ago, I wrote about the need to invent a “paste and select” command in Word, which would automatically select the range of text that has just been inserted in a Word document through a “Paste” command. (In Word, when you paste a range of text, Word inserts the text and then places the […]

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