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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.

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/02-Jun-03

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Classical music for the digital lifestyle -- Annoyed at how the digital lifestyle seems to favor rock and pop over classical music? So are some TidBITS Talk readers, and Greg Sigman's manifesto may be the seed of a future article about the problem and how to fix it. (4 messages)

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iTrip and other FM transmitters -- In our last issue, Travis Butler looked at three FM transmitters that work with the iPod, but there are others that readers both asked about and commented on. Read this if you're considering buying an FM transmitter. (12 messages)

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Other options for playing MP3s in your car -- Of course, an FM transmitter isn't the only way to play MP3s in your car, and this thread offers some additional suggestions. (3 messages)

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FCC and Media Consolidation -- Views on either side of the FCC's vote today to relax restrictions on media ownership. (4 messages)

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Identifying spyware -- Worried about programs that report on your behavior to software companies? This thread offers some suggestions about how to find out if a program is phoning home with information you don't want to share. (5 messages)

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Outliners and super-outliners -- Matt Neuburg's articles about text utilities like NoteTaker prompted this discussion of what an outliner should and should not do. (6 messages)

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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>