Keeping the competition in the text expansion world going, Ettore Software has now released TypeIt4Me 5.2, adding compatibility with Mac OS X Lion. Also new in version 5.2 are the capability to issue a Shift-Tab keystroke combination and a Date/Time Math function that can have a date abbreviation expand to a date or time in the future or past. ($19.99 new, free update for purchases since 1 January 2010, $8.99 upgrade otherwise, release notes)
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.
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