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Close Word Comments Easily

If you don't like how precisely you must mouse in Microsoft Word 2008 to delete comment balloons, note that you can Control-click (right-click) a balloon to pop up a contextual menu. From the menu choose Delete Comment, and you're done.

Also, to get rid of all comments at once, choose Tools > Customize Keyboard and set up a keyboard shortcut to go with the DeleteAllComments command, available in the Tools category. Oddly, there's no Delete Comment keyboard customization option that I can find.

 

 

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Microsoft Office X 10.1.3 Released

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Microsoft Office X 10.1.3 Released -- Microsoft today released an updater for Microsoft Office X to address several issues with the Italian Spelling Tool and the French Proofing Tools. Installing 10.1.3 requires that you already have the 10.1.2 update (released in November) installed.

<http://www.microsoft.com/mac/DOWNLOAD/OFFICEX/ OfficeX_1013.asp>
<http://www.microsoft.com/mac/DOWNLOAD/OFFICEX/ OfficeX_1012.asp>

The update patches the English, French, German, Spanish, and Swedish versions of Office X, and the stand-alone Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Entourage applications for Mac OS X. Since the update appears to fix only issues with foreign-language features within Microsoft Office, it's not clear that most users will need this upgrade. [MHA]

 

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>