StuffIt Expander/Deluxe Updated to 7.0.3 -- Aladdin Systems has released StuffIt Expander and StuffIt Deluxe 7.0.3 for Mac OS 8.6/9.x and Mac OS X. StuffIt Expander, which is free but available only as part of the StuffIt Standard Edition bundle with DropStuff, DropZip, and DropTar, gains support for expanding RAR 3.0 archives. StuffIt Deluxe 7.0.3 shares that enhancement; squashes a few bugs; and can now browse archives in Tape Archive (.tar), Bzip2 (.tbz2), Gzip (.tgz), and compressed Tape Archive (.tar.Z) formats. All the applications feature better compression in the StuffIt X format and a new custom compression settings dialog. Note that if you're running StuffIt Deluxe 7.0 under Mac OS 8.6 or 9.x, you must first update to 7.0.1 before updating to 7.0.3; the downloads page linked below offers the necessary updater. You can find release notes in the ReadMe files that appear after installation. The StuffIt Expander update is free for everyone; the other updates are free for registered users of StuffIt Standard Edition 7.0 and StuffIt Deluxe 7.0. StuffIt Standard Edition 7.0.3 is a 5.8 MB download; StuffIt Deluxe 7.0.3 is a 17.1 MB download. [ACE]
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.