Newton Connection Utilities 1.0 -- In TidBITS-379, David Gewirtz complained that a beta version of Newton Connection Utilities shipped with the MessagePad 2000 (and the eMate 300). Apple just released an updater to Newton Connection Utilities 1.0, which updates NCU 1.0b6 to version 1.0. If you've used the beta version to synchronize between your PDA and desktop machine, Apple recommends that you run another synchronization right before updating NCU. The download weights in at 4.8 MB. [ACE]
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.
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