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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/16-Aug-04

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The second URL below each thread description points to the discussion on our Web Crossing server, which will be much faster. The design of the Web Crossing interface is now a bit closer to what we eventually want, and we've also updated our older TidBITS Talk archive to display HTML-formatted messages better.

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Spyware in Mac apps -- Talk of Real Networks' software turns to the tracking options in RealPlayer, and whether they constitute "spyware." (2 messages)

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Not On Track with Route 66 -- Jonathan Jackel's review of Route 66 prompts readers to share their experiences and frustrations with the mapping software. (5 messages)

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'Alternative' Mac designs -- As we await the unveiling of the G5-based iMac, discussion points to fanciful Mac-inspired designs on the Web. (2 messages)

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Comments about Elgato's EyeHome -- Following Andrew Laurence's review of the EyeHome home media device, readers talk about image resolution and compare the EyeHome to TiVo's Home Media Option. (2 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>