Articles posted on November 4th, 2010

PowerPoint 2011: Still no easy way to space paragraphs

Thursday, November 4th, 2010 • 12:09 pm

Here’s a pretty good example of Microsoft’s chronic inability to fix real world problems with real, workable solutions. I cannot count the number of times I have to work on PowerPoint presentations that contain slides with bullet lists where, in order to create vertical space between each bullet, the author has used a double return: […]

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PowerPoint 2011: Yet more visual glitches

Thursday, November 4th, 2010 • 11:32 am

Here’s the situation. I am in a text box and I have selected a paragraph that I need to replace with some other text that I have copied in the Clipboard from another application: I then press command-V to paste my text: Then I see that, of course, PowerPoint is not smart enough to paste […]

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Word 2011: More on ‘This is not a valid file name’ error message

Thursday, November 4th, 2010 • 10:14 am

Yesterday I wrote about a new bug in Word 2011 that causes it to fail to open a perfectly fine Word document with the following error message: At the time, I wrote: I was able to open the same document just fine with both Word 2008 and Pages ’09. After some investigating, I was able […]

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