Quiz Preview: Less is Moire -- As an evaluation of your knowledge of computer terms before you run out to buy a copy of Newton's Telecom Dictionary, reviewed by Kirk McElhearn below, this week's quiz is a "which one of these terms isn't like the others" test made famous by the children's television program Sesame Street. We've come up with four terms, three of which are related, and it's up to you to identify which of them doesn't match. [ACE]
Delete All Comments in Word in a Flash
You needn't clear comments in a Word document one by one. Instead, bring out the big guns to delete all of them at once:
1. Chose Tools > Keyboard Shortcuts.
2. Under Categories, select Tools.
3. Under Commands, select DeleteAllCommentsInDoc.
4. With the insertion point in the "Press new keyboard shortcut" field, press keys to create a keyboard shortcut. (I use Control-7)
5. Click the Assign button.
6. Click OK.
You can now press your keyboard shortcut to zap out the comments.
The steps above work in Word 2008; they likely work nearly as described in older versions of Word.
Quiz Preview: Less is Moire
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as “Tx” for “TextExpander”. With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and