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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/28-Mar-05

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Address Book utilities -- After using the old Address Book 4.2.6 under Mac OS 9, a reader is looking for something similar that will run under Mac OS X. (2 messages)

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Other options for playing MP3s in your car -- The iPod's popularity has sparked many new solutions for playing music in the car, including in-dash receivers that include AUX inputs on the front. (4 messages)

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Campaign to make iPods greener -- A conservation group is trying to get the word out that the materials that go into an iPod could be created in a more environmentally friendly manner (although Apple has a strong environmental stance). But this begs the question: why single out iPods, when flashlight batteries and other disposables are similarly harmful? (7 messages)

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DVD Jon vs Apple -- An article about one developer's ongoing efforts to circumvent Apple's digital rights management (DRM) scheme for iTunes prompts discussion of DRM and free markets. (4 messages)

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How Might Smart Folders Change the Way We Work? Could the Smart Folder feature in the upcoming Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger be a revolution in how people interact with their Macs and their data? (4 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>