Articles posted on September 3rd, 2004

Word 2004: Non-breaking space with Postscript font causes Word to revert to Times New Roman

Friday, September 3rd, 2004 • 3:44 am

This one is for the Betalogue reader formerly employed by Microsoft who argued, the other day, that Microsoft did have a devoted group of staff members testing Word to make sure it worked properly with different languages and not just in English. As I’ve indicated on several occasions, the non-breaking space character (option-Space in Word) […]

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Word 2004: Deleting first paragraph after manual page break inserts an extra space

Friday, September 3rd, 2004 • 12:29 am

Here’s another buggy behaviour in Word 2004 that is caused by the use of manual page breaks. I’ve already described problems with selecting text after a manual page break. Now, if you have selected the first paragraph after a manual page break (without having selected the manual page break itself, that is), including the paragraph […]

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Word 2004: Command-W closes all windows containing the current document

Friday, September 3rd, 2004 • 12:23 am

This is another behaviour in Word that doesn’t quite make sense. In Word, you can open several windows displaying the same document at the same time. It’s convenient, because it lets you easily view two different sections of the same document in two separate windows at the same time. Quite handy when you are working […]

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Apple Store (Canada): Still won’t display total cost with tax

Friday, September 3rd, 2004 • 12:14 am

Apple’s on-line store for Canada is the only Canadian on-line store I use that’s not even able to display the total cost of your purchase with the Canadian sales tax. Sure, the sales tax system is a bit complicated in Canada, because we have both federal sales tax and provincial sales tax — but still, […]

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Apple Store: Phone number fields not compatible with Safari

Friday, September 3rd, 2004 • 12:13 am

I find it somewhat ironic that Apple’s forms in the Apple Store are not compatible with Apple’s own auto-fill feature in Safari. Most web sites ask for phone numbers in a single field, where you enter the area code followed by your phone number (if you are in North America): XXX-XXX-XXXX. The Apple Store, on […]

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