Articles posted on October 6th, 2004

PowerPoint 2004: Problems with notes in ‘Normal’ view

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004 • 11:23 pm

PowerPoint suffers from so many fundamental issues that it’s simply scandalous that this software is allowed to exist. It’s doubly scandalous that Microsoft apparently makes no effort to fix such issues from one version to the next. Some of the most obvious problems, are with the various view modes offered by PowerPoint. When you first […]

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Mac OS X: The problem with having ‘Network’ under ‘Computer’

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004 • 5:19 am

This is something that has bothered me for a long time. In Mac OS X’s Finder, there are several ways to access networked volumes. One of them is to go back to the root of your file structure, a.k.a. “Computer“, and look under “Network“, which appears as a volume alongside your hard drive partitions and […]

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Word 2004: Problem with the ‘Normal’ template in Microsoft User Data folder

Wednesday, October 6th, 2004 • 5:05 am

I won’t go into the reasons why, in Office 2004, Microsoft decided to move the user’s “Normal” template from the Microsoft Office application folder to the “Microsoft User Data” folder inside the user’s home “Documents” folder — while other templates remain in the Microsoft Office application folder. There’s just no point in trying to explain […]

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