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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.

 
 

Dictionary DA With A Twist

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Microlytics Inc. has come up with the perfect desk accessory for folks who know perfectly well what they want to say but cannot think of the word. The dictionary allows you to type in definitions and then tells you what words you might be thinking of. InfoWorld reporter Yvonne Lee gave an example of a user entering the words "doctor" and "bones" to obtain the result "orthopedic surgeon." The desk accessory, called Inside Information, includes unusual ways to think about word relationships, allowing words to be viewed as members of seven main categories and numerous sub-categories, using horizontal boxing, outline, or branching tree formats. The $119 program includes 65,000 entries and is based upon Word Nerd technology from Xerox. The online system will be converted to paper form and published as a book from Random House in 1991.

Microlytics, Inc. -- 716/248-9150
Related articles:
InfoWorld -- 23-Apr-90, Vol. 12, #17, pg. 35
MacWEEK -- 16-Apr-90, Vol. 4, #16, pg. 12

 

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