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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/03-Oct-05

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XPostFacto 4 experiences -- A reader looks for real-world experience with the software for installing Mac OS X on unsupported systems. (2 messages)

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File copy program -- Readers discuss various backup/synchronization tools, from those built into Mac OS X's Unix underpinnings to commercial products. (12 message)

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Movies, advertising & product placements -- When you see a Mac in a movie or advertisement, did Apple pay for it? And how prevalent is product placement these days? (The ice industry must have scored well with March of the Penguins!) (7 messages)

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Issues with .Mac groups -- A reader points out discrepancies among which users can access .Mac groups, leading to confusion. (1 message)

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An *EASY* "alarm clock" program? With oodles of processing power and the latest electronics, is it really so hard to use an iBook as a simple alarm clock? A number of possibilities are available. (5 messages)

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Search for the ultimate keyboard -- Readers weigh in with their recommendations. (13 messages)

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