Articles posted on February 10th, 2011

Word 2011: Still too slow

Thursday, February 10th, 2011 • 4:37 pm

When Word 2011 came out, one of its big selling points was, as usual, a claim that it was faster than its predecessor, particularly for launch times. And I can confirm that, generally speaking, Word 2011 does launch significantly faster than Word 2008, although it still happens far too often that, for no apparent reason, […]

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Microsoft Office for Mac web site: uses a Windows-only font

Thursday, February 10th, 2011 • 4:14 pm

I don’t know about other Mac users, but when I go to the Microsoft web pages for Office for Mac, I get headings that look like this: And it does not get any better when I make things bigger: Or even bigger: For the record, this is in Safari, but it looks just as bad […]

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AirPort network problems: Let the assistant guide you

Thursday, February 10th, 2011 • 2:43 pm

“Long after death and taxes have both been abolished, network problems will remain.” — Luis Villazon, “OS X networking explained” No kidding. There is something that I really hate about troubleshooting network problems. It’s not just the fact that there are many things beyond your control, or that you often have to wait for an indeterminate […]

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