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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.

 
 

TiVo, Brother, and Aspyr Rendezvous with Macs

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TiVo, Brother, and Aspyr Rendezvous with Macs -- Apple made networking easier with the introduction of Rendezvous, a method of automatic discovery and connection of devices over IP networks that the company has submitted as an open-source standard. Now, other companies are starting to implement Rendezvous, starting with three announcements made last week. TiVo Series2 digital video recorders will soon be able to discover Macs and play shared music or display photos on a TiVo-equipped television, using an upcoming premium service package. Brother's HL-5070N Laser Printer boasts the capability to streamline the process of setting up and printing to local printers, and Aspyr's NASCAR Racing 2002 Season game makes it easy for multiple players to find and join games on their network. [JLC]

<http://www.apple.com/macosx/rendezvous>
<http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2003/jan/ 07rendezvous.html>
<http://www.tivo.com/>
<http://www.brother.com/>
<http://www.aspyr.com/mini-sites/sierra2002/>

 

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