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Mysteriously Moving Margins in Word

In Microsoft Word 2008 (and older versions), if you put your cursor in a paragraph and then move a tab or indent marker in the ruler, the change applies to just that paragraph. If your markers are closely spaced, you may have trouble grabbing the right one, and inadvertently work with tabs when you want to work with indents, or vice-versa. The solution is to hover your mouse over the marker until a yellow tooltip confirms which element you're about to drag.

I recently came to appreciate the importance of waiting for those tooltips: a document mysteriously reset its margins several times while I was under deadline pressure, causing a variety of problems. After several hours of puzzlement, I had my "doh!" moment: I had been dragging a margin marker when I thought I was dragging an indent marker.

When it comes to moving markers in the Word ruler, the moral of the story is always to hover, read, and only then drag.


Aperture, Logic Pro Updated

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Aperture, Logic Pro Updated -- Apple continued to tweak its high-end applications last week, releasing updates to the photo-management program Aperture and the audio production application Logic Pro (although Apple also has a page detailing an update to Logic Express, the file it points to is the Pro update). Aperture 1.1.1 (a 13.6 MB download) follows close on the heels of last month's update and "addresses several issues related to performance, stability, color correction, and display compatibility," according to Apple. The release also refutes rumors that the Aperture development team had been disbanded; Apple responded to Macworld directly to deny the rumors.

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The update for Logic Pro 7.2.1 (a 30 MB download) fixes a few bugs, including problems with import/export and support for ReWire and ReCycle on Intel-based Macs. The update also adds compatibility with Logic 7.1 songs and EuCon support for the Euphonix MC and CM408T control surfaces. [JLC]

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