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Stop Eye Strain in Excel 2008

You can make text bigger in Excel by zooming to a larger percentage with the Zoom control in the toolbar, or by selecting the cells containing too-small text, choosing Format > Cells (Command-1), and then setting options in the Font pane. You can also increase the default font size for new sheets by modifying the Size field (next to the Standard Font field) in the General pane of Excel's preferences.

 
 

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Comments on A Switcher's Tale -- Readers respond to last week's article, including the need for using a Windows environment and the ongoing debate about Apple's historic insistence on single-button mice. (8 messages)

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Flash vs. iPod -- A reader who keeps his Eudora email files stored on an iPod (and mounts it on whatever computer he's using at the time) shares his experience attempting to switch over to flash memory. (1 message)

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Intel-based Macs and virtual Windows -- Robert Movin's article from last week mentioned the possibility of running Windows on an Intel Mac, but other readers want to know about emulating Windows within the Mac environment instead of creating a dual-boot scenario. (5 messages)

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Hacked by a font? After installing a new font, a reader's Mac goes haywire, suggesting a problem with the font cache. (2 messages)

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Recommend a Mac-compatible GSM Cell Phone for North America? TidBITS Talk travelers are looking for opinions on Mac-compatible cell phones. (1 message)

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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>