Articles posted on December 2nd, 2004

Word 2004: In ‘Find and Replace’ window, font format specifications are not preserved properly in ‘Font’ dialog

Thursday, December 2nd, 2004 • 5:14 am

When you are in Word’s “Find and Replace” window, either in the “Find what:” or in the “Replace with:” field, if you go to the “Format” pop-up menu and specify a font (like “Font: Times New Roman“, for example), the next time you return to the same field and invoke the “Font” dialog, Word fails […]

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iTunes Music Store (Canada) is live

Thursday, December 2nd, 2004 • 4:43 am

The Canadian version of the iTunes Music Store is finally up and running. It took a long time and we might never know exactly why. Steve Jobs had announced it for November. Today’s December 2nd. Oh well. Not too bad. First bit of good news is that the typical pricing for individual tracks is $0.99 […]

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Word 2004: Refuses to change the font of a bullet character to Wingdings

Thursday, December 2nd, 2004 • 3:29 am

Only Microsoft can come up with such absurd behaviours/bugs. Type a bullet character in a document using the Times New Roman font — the TrueType font supplied by Microsoft. (On my Canadian CSA keyboard, the bullet is option-shift-8. It might be something else on your keyboard.) Then select the character and try to change the […]

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GarageBand: ‘Save’ doesn’t become inactive after it’s been used

Thursday, December 2nd, 2004 • 1:28 am

This is a perfectly example of how Apple manages to screw up even the most basic stuff when putting out new software that has been supposedly built from scratch and should at the very least comply with the most fundamental standards of UI design. If you have a music file open in GarageBand and press […]

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