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Open Recent Office 2008 Docs by Date

Office 2008 applications like Word and Excel now list recently opened documents on a File > Open Recent submenu. Choose More from that menu, and you'll get a multifunction Project Gallery dialog. Click the Recent button at the top and then select a date range in the Dates list to find files that were last opened today, yesterday, earlier in the week, last week, and so forth. (The Settings pane in the Project Gallery dialog lets you set how many recently opened files show in the File > Open Recent submenu.)

 
 

DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.7.4

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DEVONtechnologies has updated all three versions of DEVONthink (Personal, Pro, and Pro Office) and DEVONnote to version 2.7.4, with more control over how labels are displayed (with classic tinting, with a bubble around the document name, or with a colored dot). All three editions of DEVONthink add a contextual menu item to copy an image of a movie’s frame, an Annotation toolbar item that can create lines and arrows, and support for sending email via AirMail. The three editions of DEVONthink also receive improved importing of Evernote Notebooks (skipping previously imported notes), added creation date and user name annotations to PDFs, added support for viewing FTP site from the Web on OS X 10.9 Mavericks, reloaded windows and views after syncing, and workarounds for Quick Look glitches on Mavericks. The Pro Office edition adds support for viewing email messages via the mobile Web interface and a fix for re-indexing of imported email messages after filesystem events. (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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DEVONthink 2 offers a slew of features for defeating information overload, but mastering its power is easier with real-world advice from DEVONthink power-user Joe Kissell. He helps you understand what DEVONthink can do for you, the best ways to put information into DEVONthink, and how to organize it so you can find it later.

 

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