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Mysteriously Moving Margins in Word

In Microsoft Word 2008 (and older versions), if you put your cursor in a paragraph and then move a tab or indent marker in the ruler, the change applies to just that paragraph. If your markers are closely spaced, you may have trouble grabbing the right one, and inadvertently work with tabs when you want to work with indents, or vice-versa. The solution is to hover your mouse over the marker until a yellow tooltip confirms which element you're about to drag.

I recently came to appreciate the importance of waiting for those tooltips: a document mysteriously reset its margins several times while I was under deadline pressure, causing a variety of problems. After several hours of puzzlement, I had my "doh!" moment: I had been dragging a margin marker when I thought I was dragging an indent marker.

When it comes to moving markers in the Word ruler, the moral of the story is always to hover, read, and only then drag.

 
 

Take Control of Upgrading to Panther Now in Dutch

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Take Control of Upgrading to Panther Now in Dutch -- Our untiring Dutch translation team has gone beyond translating TidBITS each week to bring Dutch-speaking Macintosh users a translation of Joe Kissell's "Take Control of Upgrading to Panther." As with our other translations, it's $7.50, with a third of the price going to the translators. Continuing our policy of supporting our early adopters, Dutch speakers who already purchased the English version of "Take Control of Upgrading to Panther" are entitled to a free copy of the Dutch translation. If your English copy of the ebook has a Check for Updates button on the first page, click it to access the download page for the translation. If your copy of the ebook is too old to have a Check for Updates button, you may be able to download a new copy from eSellerate if you still have your receipt, or you may still have the free coupon code we sent to purchasers before we implemented the Check for Updates mechanism. We'll be sending a direct download link to readers in the Netherlands and Belgium as well, but if all else fails, please use the form on our FAQ page to ask Tonya for help. [ACE]

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