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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.

 

 

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Sony to Discontinue Floppy Disk Sales

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The end of an era is approaching. In March 2011, Sony will discontinue sales of 3.5-inch floppy disks in Japan; apart from a few niche markets, worldwide sales of floppy disks were halted in March 2010. It's not really surprising, and one friend noted in Twitter that it was more interesting to realize that Sony has still been making floppies all this time (other manufacturers have already left the market). The last Mac to support a floppy drive - the PowerBook (FireWire) via a media bay - debuted in February 2000 and was discontinued in January 2001.Generic Globefollow link

 

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cynthia  2010-05-01 07:01
I know it sounds dorky, but I had a "funeral" for the floppy disk.

I filmed the entire thing:

http://www.thecynch.com/video-funeral-for-a-floppy/

-Cynthia
Derek Currie  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2010-05-05 01:26
A reminder to folks who still use old apps and data from floppies: Go through your entire collection and create disk images of everything and keep them in permanent storage. Floppies go bad with time and gradually get tossed in the rubbish. Seeing as there essentially are no more sources for new floppies, you might as well have disk images saved that you can open on your olde Macs whenever you need them.