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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.

 
 

EIMS Light 3.1.1 Simplifies Mac Email Server

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EIMS Light 3.1.1 Simplifies Mac Email Server -- As Glenn Anderson's Mac OS-based Eudora Internet Mail Server has evolved, its feature set has grown beyond what many sites need. In response, Glenn has now released EIMS Light 3.1.1, which is identical to the full EIMS 3.1.1 but supports only a single domain (with domain aliases), lacks an IMAP server, doesn't provide LDAP and Ph directory services, doesn't support Apple Events (and thus AppleScript), and lacks the Incoming Mail folder that some utilities use to extend the email processing capabilities of the full version. In exchange for this reduced feature set, EIMS Light costs only $200, or half as much as the full version of EIMS. It requires a 68030-based Macintosh or better, running System 7.1 or later with Open Transport 1.1.1. A 60-day fully functional demo of the full version of EIMS is available. [ACE]

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New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
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
Mail. <http://smle.us/tetouch3-tb>