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Extend Mac OS X's Screenshots

Mac OS X has a variety of built in screenshot methods. Here's a look at a few that offer more versatility than the basic full-screen capture (Command-Shift-3):

• Press Command-Shift-4 and you'll get a crosshair cursor with which you can drag to select and capture a certain area of the screen.

• Press Command-Shift-4-Space to select the entire window that the cursor is over, clicking on the window will then capture it. The resulting screenshot will even get a nice drop shadow.

• Hold down the Space bar after dragging out a selection window to move your selection rectangle around on the screen.

• Hold down Shift after dragging out a selection to constrain the selection in either horizontal or vertical orientation, depending on the direction of your drag.

• Hold down Option after dragging out a selection to expand the selection window around a center point.

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Microsoft Office 2011 14.3.7

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With the release of Office 2011 14.3.7, Microsoft has bashed a number of bugs and closed a security vulnerability in Excel that could allow remote code execution from a specially crafted spreadsheet file. On the Outlook front, the update fixes several issues related to navigation through several panes and using screen reader software. Outlook also now enables you to insert images via the Format menu and adds an item sort order to the View menu. The new release also improves how SharePoint handles opening and checking out files to avoid a crash, plus it prevents a crash in Excel when a spreadsheet contains several drop-down macros. (Free updates via the Office for Mac Web site or through Microsoft AutoUpdate, 113 MB, release notes)


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