Articles posted on September 9th, 2008

Word 2008: Shading hides paragraph mark selection highlighting

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 • 2:16 pm

Take the following situation: This Word 2008 document window contains a couple of paragraphs with some shading, followed by a paragraph without shading. The paragraph marks are visible. The cursor is positioned at the beginning of the empty second paragraph, just before that paragraph’s mark. The paragraphs also have 12 points of vertical “space after,” […]

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Mac OS X’s Mail: Still offering a miserable user experience when delivering mail fails

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 • 11:00 am

There’s one small thing about the real world out there that Apple’s software designers seem to have a hard time understanding: sometimes servers fail. They become temporarily inaccessible. A racoon eats through an optic fibre cable. Lightning strikes. In other words, shit happens. Unfortunately, this means that, when shit does happen, Apple’s software offers, well, […]

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