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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.


La Cie Recalls Drives

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La Cie Recalls Drives -- While perusing my Navigator session on CompuServe, I noticed this warning in the Macintosh Hardware forum. I'm currently unable to confirm this due to the timing, but it appears that La Cie has recalled 1,900 of their new 340 MB Tsunami hard drives. The recall applies to drives that La Cie shipped before 21-Jan-94, which apparently had a problem in their ROMs that can result in corrupted files and memory problems. If your drive shipped after 21-Jan-94 and has a sticker "E" under the number "340," it's OK.

La Cie -- 800/288-9919 -- 503/520-1266


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