Giving the people what they want, Smile has updated both PDFpen and PDFpenPro to version 5.8.1 to add an oft-requested viewing option. With the new Zoom to Width feature, you can zoom to fill the available width of your screen, as well as set Screen Width as your default view in the app’s preferences. The release also improves accuracy of OCR and text selection and blends in some additional (though unspecified) enhancements and minor fixes. ($59.95/$99.95 new with a 20-percent discount for TidBITS members, 43.3/44 MB)
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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