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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.

 
 

OS X Server 2.1.1

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Apple has released OS X Server 2.1.1, which has been updated with the capability of managing DHCP from within the Server app as well as adding support for iOS 6 devices to the Profile Manager. The release also enables management of the blacklist settings for the Mail service, prevents spurious “Host name changed” alert messages after restarting, addresses an issue where AirPort base stations couldn’t be managed after updating from previous versions of OS X Server (as well as some other migration issues), and allows for setting a default NetBoot image in the Server app. ($19.99 new, free update, 136 MB, release notes)

 

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