Articles posted on March 18th, 2005

Word 2004: Doesn’t scroll properly when cursor is in table

Friday, March 18th, 2005 • 7:23 am

Take a Word document with a table. Put the insertion point in a table cell and then scroll up the document so that the cell with the insertion point is right along the bottom edge of the window, like so: Then press the Down key once. Normally, when you press the Down key in such […]

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Word 2004: option-shift-Left keyboard shortcut in table cells

Friday, March 18th, 2005 • 6:44 am

I promise this is the last post on keyboard selection for today :). Take a Word document containing a 2×2 table, for example. Type some text in each cell. In the bottom-left table cell (first column, second row), place the insertion point after the first word in the first paragraph of text in the cell […]

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Pages: Keyboard selection done right

Friday, March 18th, 2005 • 2:30 am

I have just posted an item about text selection with keyboard shortcuts in table cells in both Microsoft Word and Apple’s Pages. But what about text selection outside table cells, i.e. in the body text of a document? You would expect things to be the same in all text editing / word processing applications. But […]

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Word and Pages: More on keyboard selection in table cells

Friday, March 18th, 2005 • 2:02 am

There aren’t two ways about it: Microsoft Word punishes you for wanting to work quickly and efficiently. In order to work efficiently and quickly, I use keyboard selection a lot. This means that, instead of grabbing my mouse each time I need to select something, I keep my hands on the keyboard and select what […]

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Zach Braff, Garden State (2004)

Friday, March 18th, 2005 • 1:10 am

It is so refreshing to see that such debuts can still happen in this world. Zach Braff is both the director and the leading actor in this excellent romantic comedy… If the very genre (romantic comedy) makes you cringe, this movie will probably not change your opinion. But if you are not prejudiced against the […]

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Keynote and Pages: Compress documents before sharing them by e-mail

Friday, March 18th, 2005 • 12:41 am

This is an important piece of information for people who are experimenting with Pages and sharing their documents with other Pages users over the Internet. If you want to share your Keynote/Pages documents with other people by e-mail, make sure you compress them first in the Finder, using the “Create Archive of…” command (which creates […]

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