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Close Word Comments Easily

If you don't like how precisely you must mouse in Microsoft Word 2008 to delete comment balloons, note that you can Control-click (right-click) a balloon to pop up a contextual menu. From the menu choose Delete Comment, and you're done.

Also, to get rid of all comments at once, choose Tools > Customize Keyboard and set up a keyboard shortcut to go with the DeleteAllComments command, available in the Tools category. Oddly, there's no Delete Comment keyboard customization option that I can find.

 
 

All in the family?

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All in the family? Global Village tech support acknowledged recently something that confused users have been discovering: the company's OneWorld fax server software is not compatible with its software required to use a PowerPort modem in a 500-series PowerBook or PowerBook Duo. Oops. The OneWorld software comes with new, OneWorld-compatible versions of the TelePort and 100-series PowerPort control panels, but it predated the release of the PowerPort modems for the 500 and Duo series PowerBooks. Unfortunately, an update is not immediately forthcoming, though Global Village hopes to release one by the end of the year. Meanwhile, 500-series and Duo owners should not install OneWorld fax software on their PowerBooks if they plan to use an internal Global Village modem as well. [MHA]

 

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