Articles posted on September 15th, 2004

Default Folder X 1.9.5

Wednesday, September 15th, 2004 • 10:29 pm

The latest update for Default Folder X is out and, as usual, it’s an indispensable update. It includes several significant improvements, including the ability in Open/Save dialogs to switch between folders currently open in the Finder with the keyboard. (I am glad to report that this was one of my feature requests, which was immediately […]

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Word 2004: ‘Change’ command in spell checker causes tab character to disappear

Wednesday, September 15th, 2004 • 6:39 am

Now here’s a bug to savour, because only Microsoft could come up with such insanity. Take a look at the following paragraph of text: There are two things to note about it. One is that it contains a spelling mistake, with rix that should actually read riz. (I’m only human.) The other one is that […]

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Word 2004: French Canadian spell checker has never heard of ‘Terre-Neuve’

Wednesday, September 15th, 2004 • 6:17 am

I realize that Microsoft probably licenses its spell checking software from a third-party — but that’s not really relevant to me as an end user. To me, when Word’s spell checker fails to recognize correct words, it’s a problem with Word. It’s up to Microsoft to deal with the problem by pressuring the third-party in […]

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Word 2004: Is the ‘Language’ setting a character formatting setting or not?

Wednesday, September 15th, 2004 • 5:38 am

A long time ago (in software development time), Microsoft Word became a multilingual word processor, meaning that it started supporting the use of more than one language in word documents. (Prior to that, Microsoft would sell localized versions of Word in French, Spanish, etc. — but switching languages was a pain. If you had an […]

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