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Find Next Without Using the Find Dialog in Word 2008

Rarely do you want to find just one instance of a word or phrase in Word. Instead of trying to keep Word 2008's Find and Replace dialog showing while searching, which can be awkward on a small screen, try the Next Find control. After you've found the term you're looking for once, click the downward-pointing double arrow button at the bottom of the vertical scroll bar to find the next instance of your search term. The upward-pointing double arrow finds the previous instance, which is way easier than switching to Current Document Up in the expanded Find and Replace dialog.

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 21-Sep-09

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New York Times Web Site Compromised -- Readers discuss the recent malware attempt that appeared at the New York Times site. (2 messages)


Wireless Keyboard and Mouse -- A reader asks for wireless keyboard suggestions to set up an old iMac for kids. (3 messages)


Word 2008 gives Disk Full error - Again -- A long-simmering bug in Microsoft Word keeps coming back, potentially leading to lost data. (17 messages)


Gray screen on boot -- Could faulty hard drives lead to a problem booting a Power Mac G5, or is the machine itself at fault? (8 messages)


Turning OFF system-wide spell checking (10.4.11) -- Reinstalling Mac OS X turned the built-in spelling checker on, but how does one turn it off in Tiger? Curiously, in Snow Leopard it appears you can't. (4 messages)


Dragon Naturally Speaking -- Readers compare notes about running this speech-recognition software under Parallels or Fusion on the Mac, with some suggesting a Mac solution: MacSpeech Dictate. (6 messages)

 

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