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Office 2008 applications like Word and Excel now list recently opened documents on a File > Open Recent submenu. Choose More from that menu, and you'll get a multifunction Project Gallery dialog. Click the Recent button at the top and then select a date range in the Dates list to find files that were last opened today, yesterday, earlier in the week, last week, and so forth. (The Settings pane in the Project Gallery dialog lets you set how many recently opened files show in the File > Open Recent submenu.)

 

 

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MacJury Podcast Pages through Electronic Readers

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Chuck Joiner interviews a slew of electronic book authors about electronic book readers, like the Kindle and Nook. Chuck talks to Michael Cohen, Glenn Fleishman, Joe Kissell, Kirk McElhearn, and Matt Neuburg, all Take Control authors who have strong opinions about print books, too.Generic Globefollow link

 

Comments about MacJury Podcast Pages through Electronic Readers

Andy Baird  2009-12-18 13:34
The intro to this podcast asks the question, "Who better to pass judgement on the current state of ebooks and ebook readers than a MacJury of Take Control ebook authors."

Well, how about somebody who *actually owns one*? By their own admissions, not one of the six panelists does, so this discussion is comparable to asking a person who doesn't own a car what he thinks of the latest models.
Jeff Carlson  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2009-12-18 14:22
Except they've all written ebooks, have used ebook readers (including the iPhone, which many do own), and have a lot of interest and experience in the field. Ownership isn't a prerequisite for having an informed opinion.
Glenn Fleishman  2009-12-18 14:35
That's also incorrect. Nearly all of us use Kindle for iPhone, and most of us have tested or temporarily owned (and returned) various models of Kindles, as well as having read books on various computers for many years.

Also, I can pronounce Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, so that has to count for something.