The latest revision to the Google Books settlement, an ongoing saga we've written about regularly here on TidBITS, is still opposed by Amazon.com and the Internet Archive, among others. The settlement in this revised version would still anoint Google with court approval as the only party in the United States that can scan and offer for sale copyrighted works that are out of print and for which the publisher isn't known. follow link
Close Word Comments Easily
If you don't like how precisely you must mouse in Microsoft Word 2008 to delete comment balloons, note that you can Control-click (right-click) a balloon to pop up a contextual menu. From the menu choose Delete Comment, and you're done.
Also, to get rid of all comments at once, choose Tools > Customize Keyboard and set up a keyboard shortcut to go with the DeleteAllComments command, available in the Tools category. Oddly, there's no Delete Comment keyboard customization option that I can find.
- ExtraBITS for 1 February 2010 (01 Feb 10)
Other articles in the series Google Books Settlement
- Google Books Settlement Hits Snags (07 Sep 09)
- Sony Reader Gets 500,000 Free Public Domain Titles from Google (23 Mar 09)
- Why the Kindle 2 Should Speak When Permitted To (02 Mar 09)
- Authors and Publishers Settle with Google Book Search (29 Oct 08)
New Google Books Settlement Fails to Placate Prominent Critics