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Turn Off Filename Extension Warning

In Leopard, Apple fixed an annoying aspect of working with the Finder in Tiger. Previously, if you changed a file's extension, the Finder prompted for confirmation. But since no one has ever accidentally changed a filename extension, Apple thankfully added an option to turn that warning off in the Leopard Finder's preferences. Choose Finder > Preferences, and in the Advanced screen, deselect Show Warning Before Changing an Extension.

 
 

Microsoft Office 2004 Ships

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Microsoft Office 2004 Ships -- Microsoft has officially released Office 2004 for Mac OS X, a significant revision to the near-ubiquitous suite of productivity tools. We plan to look more closely at the changes in Word, Entourage, Excel, and PowerPoint once we've received the software and evaluated whether the new features and fixed bugs in the final versions of each program are worthwhile. For now, suffice to say that you can purchase it for $400 (list price) or $150 (educational); upgrades cost $240. Individual products are also available if you don't want the full suite. You can also download a test drive version (186 MB) that works for 30 days, but keep in mind that Office 2004 requires Mac OS X 10.2.8 or higher. [TJE]

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