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Find Next Without Using the Find Dialog in Word 2008

Rarely do you want to find just one instance of a word or phrase in Word. Instead of trying to keep Word 2008's Find and Replace dialog showing while searching, which can be awkward on a small screen, try the Next Find control. After you've found the term you're looking for once, click the downward-pointing double arrow button at the bottom of the vertical scroll bar to find the next instance of your search term. The upward-pointing double arrow finds the previous instance, which is way easier than switching to Current Document Up in the expanded Find and Replace dialog.

 
 

Nick Bilton Looks into Facebook's "Pay to Play"

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Another concern has cropped up with Facebook, highlighted by Nick Bilton of the New York Times. For people looking to spread the word on Facebook, traffic in the form of “likes” and resharing would seem no longer to be organic, but must instead be greased with a little green. That’s mostly a problem for those doing some sort of business promotion on Facebook, but should give anyone considering Facebook as part of a marketing strategy significant pause. For what it’s worth, we see almost no traffic from our Facebook page.favicon follow link

 

Comments about Nick Bilton Looks into Facebook's "Pay to Play"

George Jarrett  2013-03-06 17:16
I wasn't aware that TidBITS has a Facebook feed. I searched for it just now on Facebook (with the new social graf search) and found only other businesses with the same name.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-03-07 07:02
Click the Facebook link in the Get TidBITS via box in the upper left of any page on our site to go to it. I've always found Facebook search to be entirely useless, and I agree, I can't find us on Facebook either without knowing the URL.