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Mysteriously Moving Margins in Word

In Microsoft Word 2008 (and older versions), if you put your cursor in a paragraph and then move a tab or indent marker in the ruler, the change applies to just that paragraph. If your markers are closely spaced, you may have trouble grabbing the right one, and inadvertently work with tabs when you want to work with indents, or vice-versa. The solution is to hover your mouse over the marker until a yellow tooltip confirms which element you're about to drag.

I recently came to appreciate the importance of waiting for those tooltips: a document mysteriously reset its margins several times while I was under deadline pressure, causing a variety of problems. After several hours of puzzlement, I had my "doh!" moment: I had been dragging a margin marker when I thought I was dragging an indent marker.

When it comes to moving markers in the Word ruler, the moral of the story is always to hover, read, and only then drag.

 
 

Apple Releases AppleShare IP 6.0

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Apple Releases AppleShare IP 6.0 -- Apple has released AppleShare IP 6.0, the latest version of the company's integrated server software. AppleShare IP 6.0 improves performance and adds major new features, including support for Windows clients using the Server Message Block protocol (SMB), IMAP4 support combined with Sherlock server-side searching technology, printing capabilities over TCP/IP, and support for third-party plug-ins. According to Apple, AppleShare IP requires a Power Macintosh with a PowerPC 601, 604, 604e, or G3 processor (or the Power Macintosh 6500), Mac OS 8.1 with Open Transport 1.3 or later, and 48 MB of RAM (with virtual memory, 64 MB without). Pricing is $499 for a 10-client license; Apple sells other licenses up to an unlimited client license that can support up to 500 simultaneous users for $1,499. [ACE]

<http://www.apple.com/appleshareip/>

 

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