Articles posted on September 9th, 2004

Word 2004: ‘Paste’ and ‘Delete’ commands refuse to work before table

Thursday, September 9th, 2004 • 9:31 pm

Take the following situation: In a Word document, you have a paragraph of text, followed by a table. Say you have a new version of the paragraph before the table in the Clipboard, and you want to replace the existing paragraph with the new paragraph. What you’d intuitively do is select the existing paragraph and […]

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Safari: Printing web pages with big background images

Thursday, September 9th, 2004 • 4:40 am

Here’s another, more serious problem that I uncovered this morning on our office’s iMacs. We have a laser printer (HP 2100) which, for a number of reasons, needs to be visible from the outside world with a permanent public IP address. So I’ve set up the iMacs so that they can print to it via […]

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Mac OS X’s Finder: What to do if the ‘Find’ command no longer works properly

Thursday, September 9th, 2004 • 4:25 am

This morning, I was called to look at an iMac running Panther on which the “Find” command in the Finder no longer worked properly. I tried it myself, and when I typed a simple request to find files whose name contained a specific string, I saw the Finder open a window for the results, but […]

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Word 2004: Character style extends beyond range of application

Thursday, September 9th, 2004 • 4:04 am

This is a small, but significant flaw in Word 2004 (and possibly previous versions of Word as well). Let’s say you have a paragraph in Word with a tab stop at 1 cm. Type a few letters at the beginning of the paragraph (before the tab stop) and then press Tab once. You get something […]

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