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You can make text bigger in Excel by zooming to a larger percentage with the Zoom control in the toolbar, or by selecting the cells containing too-small text, choosing Format > Cells (Command-1), and then setting options in the Font pane. You can also increase the default font size for new sheets by modifying the Size field (next to the Standard Font field) in the General pane of Excel's preferences.

 
 

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 5 December 2011

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Cyberduck 4.2 -- The Cyberduck team has released version 4.2 of their open source file transfer app. Cyberduck 4.2 improves compatibility with Amazon Web Services, including support for server-side encryption and for Amazon’s US-West storage facility in Oregon. The app can now also better interact with Google’s Cloud Storage service, where Cyberduck supports connecting to multiple projects, configuring the access logs for storage buckets, and using the OAuth 2.0 authentication mechanism. For more traditional connection mechanisms based on SSH, Cyberduck can better interact with OpenSSH. Several bug fixes and performance improvements round out the update. (Free, 23.6 MB, release notes)

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MarsEdit 3.4.1 -- 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)

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Camino 2.1 -- After over two years in development, the open source Camino 2.1 Web browser has made a long-awaited appearance, complete with numerous bug fixes and performance improvements. Most notable is a completely rewritten autocomplete feature that now searches both bookmarks and browsing history, and can match against both Web addresses and page titles. But other changes aren’t to be sneezed at either, including better support for Web standards like HTML5 and JavaScript thanks to Mozilla’s Gecko 1.9.2 engine, full-screen compatibility with Netflix, and improvements in the browser’s security and privacy system. (Free, 18.5 MB, release notes)

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Safari 5.1.2 -- Apple has released Safari 5.1.2 for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and 10.6 Snow Leopard. The minor version bump reflects the fact that the updated Web browser introduces no major functionality, but rather addresses a number of issues related to memory usage, where it should now be more conservative, and application stability, along with a fix for a bug that could cause Web pages to flash white. Safari also now supports display of PDF files embedded directly inside a Web page. (Free update via Software Update, 38.7 MB Lion/47.1 MB Snow Leopard)

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