Articles posted on October 7th, 2004

PowerPoint 2004: Centered text that doesn’t look centered

Thursday, October 7th, 2004 • 5:59 am

Here’s the footer part of a master slide design in PowerPoint 2004: As you can see, the text is perfectly centered inside the footer text frame. After all, all I did was type some text and click on the “Align Center” button in the Formatting Palette. Here is, however, what the exact same footer looks […]

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PowerPoint 2004: Keyboard shortcuts for navigating/selecting text

Thursday, October 7th, 2004 • 4:41 am

It’s maddening. As I reported recently, in Office 2004, Microsoft changed the default keyboard shortcuts for navigating/selecting text in Word 2004. For example, in order to select text word by word, instead of using command-shift-Left/Right, you must now use option-shift-Left/Right, which is consistent with text selection in other Mac OS X applications. Why is it, […]

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PowerPoint 2004: Replace command doesn’t treat character case the same way as in Word 2004

Thursday, October 7th, 2004 • 4:37 am

In Word 2004, when you use the “Replace” command to replace, say, “section” with “part“, if you do not check the “Match case” option, Word will replace things as followed: section will be replaced with part Section will be replaced with Part SECTION will be replaced with PART etc. It’s handy, because it effectively replaces […]

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