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Find Next Without Using the Find Dialog in Word 2008

Rarely do you want to find just one instance of a word or phrase in Word. Instead of trying to keep Word 2008's Find and Replace dialog showing while searching, which can be awkward on a small screen, try the Next Find control. After you've found the term you're looking for once, click the downward-pointing double arrow button at the bottom of the vertical scroll bar to find the next instance of your search term. The upward-pointing double arrow finds the previous instance, which is way easier than switching to Current Document Up in the expanded Find and Replace dialog.

 

 

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Before anything else, we'd like to wish you all a very happy holiday season, wherever you are and whatever holiday you'd like celebrate. Enjoy.

Well, we've been sick, and it was a slow week, and we don't expect much more to happen next week either as everything stops for Christmas. We will be taking a much-needed break, so don't expect to see TidBITS until 1991. We'll probably be missing only two issues, and we hope to write some review issues in our time off.

To clear up a question we recently asked (and thanks to mingo@cup.portal.com for the first answer), the abbreviation plc stands for Public Limited Company and is roughly the equivalent of Inc. in the US. So a plc is a publicly-traded company with limited liability to its stockholders. This is in contrast to Ltd. which is a privately-held company with limited liability. Nice to know these sorts of things on occasion. Mingo adds that the German equivalent is AG (for Aktien Gesellschaft), and Ltd. is GmbH (Gesellschaft mit Beschraenkter Haftung). Consider it your IBL (International Business Lesson) for the day.

We said that Michael Joyce's Afternoon is perhaps the first electronic novel, and julian@riacs.edu confirmed our suspicion that there was indeed an earlier novel, called Brimstone, from Synapse and Broederbund. It wasn't particularly popular, in part because it wasn't all that interesting, according to Julian. He said it was already in the bargain bin at Computerware when he found it in 1986, so it probably isn't still around to check out. Sorry.

We've started a new folder in the Speak Out section of ForumLink on America Online to talk about TidBITS and the articles that are either present or should be included. We'll also probably talk about things that don't quite merit an article as they stand, but are interesting nonetheless. So if you have access to America Online, we urge you to check it out. If it goes well, we may see about setting up TidBITS discussion groups other places, though the best possibility right now would be Usenet, since we don't have accounts on CompuServe or GEnie due to lack of funding.

 

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