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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.

 
 

TidBITS 2005 Holiday Hiatus

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TidBITS 2005 Holiday Hiatus -- It has once again been a sprint to the finish this year, and speaking as someone who regularly runs track, cross-country, and road races, I'm not just turning a phrase - we're exhausted. So with this, the last TidBITS issue of 2005, we're looking forward to some serious holiday hibernation over the next few weeks. But as always, we could never have made it this far on our own, and I'd like to express my heartfelt thanks to everyone who helps Tonya and me keep TidBITS going: Geoff, Jeff, Glenn, Matt, and Mark; the good folks at digital.forest, our Internet host; our corporate sponsors; the generous authors who contributed excellent articles this year; all our Take Control authors and editors; our selfless volunteer translators; the participants of TidBITS Talk; and of course, all of you who devote your valuable time to reading our words. Thank you, one and all, and may all your wishes come true. Our next issue will appear 09-Jan-06, as we gather our strength for Macworld Expo in San Francisco. [ACE]

 

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