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Stylin' a Word Comment Balloon

If you work with Word's Comment feature, you may find that the comment-balloon text is too small to work with, or you may just want some variety. To modify the style, choose Format > Style. From the List pop-up menu, choose All Styles. Select Balloon Text from the Style list. Modify the style as you like, and then click Apply. I like Arial Narrow, 12 point.

 
 

Filename Extension

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Filename Extension -- Steve Peterson <stevep-hv@virtation.com> pointed out that Windows 95 is more clever than we gave it credit for when mapping its long filenames to short ones.

On floppy disks it's a little more complicated. Windows 95 puts the long file names on the floppy, but in a format that (so far) only Windows 95 and NT can read. If you put the floppy in a DOS/Windows 3.1 PC or a Mac, you see eight-dot-three versions of the files.

 

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