Articles posted in November, 2011

Pages ’09: ‘Following Paragraph Style’ applies to pasted text

Thursday, November 24th, 2011 • 11:22 am

Here’s a pretty good illustration of the difference in quality/polish between an application such as Microsoft Word 2011 and Apple’s own Pages ’09. In both applications, you can define paragraph styles for various things in your documents, including headings, sub-headings, etc. When you define a paragraph style for a heading, you usually want to make it […]

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Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion): Downloaded files are all “applications”

Friday, November 18th, 2011 • 4:51 pm

Here’s something about Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) that I don’t get: Yes, this InDesign file was downloaded from the Internet. But how does that make it an “application”? And I don’t get this just for InDesign files. I get it for all kinds of other media files, when they are downloaded as part of a Zip […]

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Adobe CS5.5: Can’t use Clipboard shortcuts in Save As dialogs

Thursday, November 10th, 2011 • 3:35 pm

Adobe’s applications have all kinds of quirks related to Adobe’s developers’ unwillingness or inability to follow appropriate standards and make sure their Mac applications behave like normal Mac OS X applications. The latest one I have encountered has to do with the Clipboard shortcuts (command-C, command-V) within “Save As” dialog boxes. If, for example, in a […]

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