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Find Next Without Using the Find Dialog in Word 2008

Rarely do you want to find just one instance of a word or phrase in Word. Instead of trying to keep Word 2008's Find and Replace dialog showing while searching, which can be awkward on a small screen, try the Next Find control. After you've found the term you're looking for once, click the downward-pointing double arrow button at the bottom of the vertical scroll bar to find the next instance of your search term. The upward-pointing double arrow finds the previous instance, which is way easier than switching to Current Document Up in the expanded Find and Replace dialog.

 
 

Adobe Announces Creative Suite 2

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Adobe announced today that the latest versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and GoLive will hit the market in May 2005 as part of Creative Suite 2, the company's thorough refresh for their flagship products. Acrobat is on a separate track, and was updated to version 7 in fall 2004.

The new CS2 offers a host of advantages for those working across many Adobe programs by further pulling together elements that get created in one program, tweaked in another, and placed on a page (Web or print) in another. The new Adobe Bridge software works with Version Cue CS2, a WebDAV-based server that retains multiple versions of files in an archive, to allow browsing across all kinds of media, including looking at older revisions, storing multiple live versions of a single file, and even browsing and purchasing royalty-free stock photography.

New features in Photoshop include a vanishing point feature for adjusting perspective, better raw digital camera file support, 32-bit-per-channel images, and layer control through click and drag. Illustrator gains live trace, live paint over bitmaps, Photoshop layer support, and aid for creating content for mobile devices such as cell phones. Indesign now features object styles and support for Photoshop and PDF layers. GoLive is improved with better previews through embedded rendering, visual tools for building CSS-based pages, mobile device authoring tools, secure FTP (SSH and SSL), and the capability to create favicons. Version Cue now supports multiple live versions of the same for use in different applications, but more important, it apparently now works, too - something I couldn't say about Version Cue CS.

CS2 comes in Standard and Premium editions. Premium includes Acrobat Professional, GoLive, Illustrator, InDesign, and Version Cue. Standard omits Acrobat and GoLive. Premium costs $1,200 from scratch, or $550 as an upgrade from either CS 1.1 or earlier edition, or $450 from CS 1.3. Photoshop CS or 7.0 users can pay $750 for an upgrade to the entire suite. Standard is $900 from scratch, $350 from a previous CS version, or $500 from Photoshop CS or 7.0.

 

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