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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.

 
 

Beam Photos Between iOS Devices Using iPhoto

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Steve Sande over at TUAW explains how you can beam photos between iOS devices using Apple’s new iPhoto app. It’s a fine feature, but requires iPhoto on both ends of the connection and makes us wonder why Apple didn’t build it into iOS’s Photos app instead so everyone could use it.favicon follow link

 

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Sherman Wilcox  2012-03-10 16:53
Maybe they put it in the $5 app and not the free one as an enticement to buy the $5 app?
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-03-11 11:02
But if you need the $5 app, you won't be able to rely on being able to use it with any particular person, which will significantly cut down on the utility of having the feature at all.