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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.

 
 

FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Advanced 13.0.2

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FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Advanced have been updated to version 13.0.2, with a slew of tweaks and bug fixes to the powerful database products. The update adds a “Preserve external container storage” option to skip re-importing external container storage, extends the functionality of the FMP URL protocol, removes the 2048 character limit from the XML import text fields, and addresses an issue where characters from condensed and expanded fonts were not placed in their correct locations, among a variety of other issues. ($299/$549 new, free update, 571.1 MB, release notes)


 

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Comments about FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Advanced 13.0.2
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Rob Russell  2014-04-10 16:19
Something not mentioned is a significant speed increase in opening files over a network. I have some complex solutions opening in less than half the time as 13.0v1 and faster than I remember in 12!