Articles posted on October 19th, 2004

Non-breaking spaces: They aren’t just for French punctuation, you know

Tuesday, October 19th, 2004 • 5:19 am

As regular Betalogue readers know, I do a fair bit amount of work in French with my Macintosh computer. Because of this, I am particularly sensitive to issues that affect French-speaking users. I am constantly amazed and frustrated by the utter lack of respect that non-English-speaking users get from most major software developers. Things have […]

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Office 2004: Mail Merge with Word and Excel

Tuesday, October 19th, 2004 • 4:18 am

Not being a secretary myself, I don’t often use this kind of feature (mail merge), but I have to help out people who need it. So here I am with a letter typed in Word and an Excel worksheet containing a list of addresses to be inserted into the letter in Word in order to […]

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Office 2004 Service Pack 1: What it doesn’t fix

Tuesday, October 19th, 2004 • 12:06 am

Here’s a short list of obvious and extremely annoying bugs in Word 2004 that Microsoft’s recently released Service Pack 1 fails to fix: Disappearing I-beam Cursor: If you cut or paste or copy or delete text and then immediately try to move the cursor around using the cursor keys, you’ll notice that the insertion point […]

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