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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.

 
 

Audio Hijack Pro 2.10.6

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Rogue Amoeba has updated Audio Hijack Pro to version 2.10.6, which also updates the Instant On component to version 6.0.2 in order to improve audio capture from VMware Fusion (as well as other unspecified apps). The latest version Audio Hijack Pro also improves capture from the Zoiper and Bria 3 softphone apps, adds ID3 tags to AIFF recordings for viewing in iTunes, fixes a bug that caused future timers to fail to be scheduled, addresses multiple AppleScript support issues, corrects display of the 4FX plug-in in the Effects area, and restores audio capture from iSight cameras. ($32 new with a 20-percent discount for TidBITS members, free update, 5.6 MB, release notes)

 

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Comments about Audio Hijack Pro 2.10.6
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Anonymous  2012-11-28 19:54
Thanks for letting your readers know. This is one app I've never regretted purchasing.
Mike P  2012-12-03 21:42
I have v2.9.9 installed, and when I ask it to check for updates, it tells me I have the most current version installed.

Any thoughts, anyone?
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-12-04 05:52
I'd recommend just going to Rogue Amoeba's site, downloading the trial version (which will be 2.10.6, I imagine), and installing it over the version you have. It should pick up the license details fine.
Mike P  2012-12-05 13:22
Thanks. I'll give it a try!