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Delete All Comments in Word in a Flash

You needn't clear comments in a Word document one by one. Instead, bring out the big guns to delete all of them at once:

1. Chose Tools > Keyboard Shortcuts.

2. Under Categories, select Tools.

3. Under Commands, select DeleteAllCommentsInDoc.

4. With the insertion point in the "Press new keyboard shortcut" field, press keys to create a keyboard shortcut. (I use Control-7)

5. Click the Assign button.

6. Click OK.

You can now press your keyboard shortcut to zap out the comments.

The steps above work in Word 2008; they likely work nearly as described in older versions of Word.

 
 

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 15 April 2013

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Audio Hijack Pro 2.10.7 -- Rogue Amoeba has released Audio Hijack Pro 2.10.7, which fixes a crash that would occur if the source application was quit while audio was being captured. The app should also now avoid crashes caused by large artwork. Plus, the update ensures that the Add to iTunes as Bookmarkable script works as advertised, works around an issue with iTunes versions 11.0.0 and 11.0.1 that would prevent some AIFF files from being read, improves the way WAV tags are written, and corrects an issue with where Audio Hijack Pro would trigger the discrete graphics processing mode in some laptops. Finally, overall audio capture reliability has been improved, and the Instant On component is updated to version 6.0.3 to fix several issues (including one related to the Amarra iTunes plug-in). ($32 new with a 20-percent discount for TidBITS members, free update, 5.6 MB, release notes)

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LaunchBar 5.4.3 -- Objective Development has released LaunchBar 5.4.3 with improvements in detecting Google Chrome and Chromium bookmarks and with the app’s Automatic Software Update. The release also fixes an iTunes issue where the Play from Album option played only the first track, squashes a bug that caused LaunchBar not to hide after invoking a service, fixes an issue with indexing of symlinked preference panes, and ensures that dialogs don’t appear underneath the search result list. ($35 new with a 20-percent discount for TidBITS members, free update, 2.5 MB, release notes)

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DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.5.2 -- DEVONtechnologies has updated all three editions of DEVONthink (Personal, Pro, and Pro Office) and DEVONnote to version 2.5.2, a maintenance release that nonetheless offers a few additions. The Clip to DEVONthink browser extension now indicates if a selected Web address is already present in the currently open databases and reveals the first found document related to that address in the destination pop-up menu. The DEVONthink Pro and Pro Office editions also show favorites in the destination pop-up menu. For all three editions, both the browser extension and bookmarklets can capture selections as rich text and create rich text documents. Other common improvements include a boost in synchronization speed and reliability, smoother progress in the Activity panel (with less CPU usage), importing of QuickTime movies in 64-bit mode, and better recognition of duplicates. DEVONthink Pro Office now enables you to change comments via the Web interface Info panel, and importing images with OCR retains the original PDF file name. DEVONnote 2.5.2 also gets faster and more reliable synchronizing with DEVONthink To Go and text views no longer scale too large with attached images. (All updates are free. DEVONthink Pro Office, $149.95 new, release notes; DEVONthink Professional, $79.95 new, release notes; DEVONthink Personal, $49.95 new, release notes; DEVONnote, $24.95 new, release notes; 25-percent discount for TidBITS members on DEVONnote and all editions of DEVONthink)

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