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Mysteriously Moving Margins in Word

In Microsoft Word 2008 (and older versions), if you put your cursor in a paragraph and then move a tab or indent marker in the ruler, the change applies to just that paragraph. If your markers are closely spaced, you may have trouble grabbing the right one, and inadvertently work with tabs when you want to work with indents, or vice-versa. The solution is to hover your mouse over the marker until a yellow tooltip confirms which element you're about to drag.

I recently came to appreciate the importance of waiting for those tooltips: a document mysteriously reset its margins several times while I was under deadline pressure, causing a variety of problems. After several hours of puzzlement, I had my "doh!" moment: I had been dragging a margin marker when I thought I was dragging an indent marker.

When it comes to moving markers in the Word ruler, the moral of the story is always to hover, read, and only then drag.

 
 

MarsEdit 3.4.1

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Red Sweater Software has released MarsEdit 3.4 and 3.4.1, bringing significant enhancements to the blogging app’s media management capabilities. These include better compatibility with Flickr, compatibility with iPhoto’s face-recognition features, support for Lightroom, and a new zoom control for browser thumbnails. The new release is rounded out by several bug fixes, some of which address crashes when dealing with Flickr photos. ($39.95 new, free update, 6.3 MB, release notes)

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>
 

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Barry Webster  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2012-01-14 07:55
The latest version of MarsEdit is now 3.4.2.