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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.

 
 

Communicator 4.72 Fixes Handful of Bugs

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Communicator 4.72 Fixes Handful of Bugs -- Netscape Communications has released Netscape Communicator 4.72, the latest version of its integrated Internet client and HTML authoring application. Although you'd never guess from the release notes, version 4.72 contains no new features. Most users won't need to upgrade unless they're experiencing problems, and Steve Dagley at Netscape tells us changes are generally isolated and minor. Improvements include a more robust font renderer from Bitstream; better verification of IMAP signatures on some IMAP email servers; the capability to handle SSL sites with certification key lengths greater than 2,048 bits; better handling of Base64-encoded JPEG images in email; a fix for a potentially crashing JavaScript bug; proper encoding of high-ASCII name and password data; and newsreader fixes that enable Communicator to handle recycled article IDs. Netscape Communicator 4.72 is a 13.2 MB download and requires a PowerPC-based Mac running Mac OS 7.6.1 or later. [ACE]

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