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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.

 
 

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Running and vehicle-use logging on the iPhone -- After replacing a Treo with an iPhone, a reader is looking for a Web application that can help him keep track of vehicle usage. (5 messages)


Mac Market Share Rising in general -- We've seen increases of Mac use on college campuses, but the trend doesn't appear to be limited to the dorm set. A reader reports on the larger number of Macs at technical conferences. (1 message)


Apple Expo Paris 2007 Impressions -- Following Joe Kissell's article on his experiences at the most recent Apple Expo in Paris, a fellow attendee shares her impressions of the size of the show as well as the disparity between males and females in attendance. (1 message)


A niggling little contextual menu problem -- Are you seeing multiple instances of some applications listed by the Open With item in the Finder's contextual menus? Here's a solution. (3 messages)


Adding notes to contacts in iPod touch -- The iPod touch lacks some of the basic features found on the iPhone, despite many similarities, including the capability to edit notes in contacts. (3 messages)


Keeping your recipes ... forever -- Andy Affleck's article comparing recipe programs brings up an important issue: Can the programs easily export their data to a form that will be readable in 50 years? (3 messages)


Using iTunes from the chaise lounge -- It's now almost possible to run iTunes without getting out of your chair, no matter where the computer is located. Slackers rejoice! (3 messages)


Alternatives to iSight? Apple discontinued the stand-alone iSight camera last year. What other options are available? (5 messages)


Retrospect speed on OS X 10.4.10 -- What could be causing a dramatic slowdown in Retrospect's performance on Apple's latest version of Mac OS X? The answer may lie in the number of files being scanned, and not the operating system version. (7 messages)


Mac Market Share Rising at Cornell University (and everywhere!) -- While we're seeing more Macs in more places, the prevalence of cheap PCs may prevent the Mac from becoming too popular in some fields. (3 messages)


Use Custom CSS to Tweak TidBITS Display -- As a followup to Jeff Carlson's blog entry about changing the display of the TidBITS home page, a CSS expert points out one way to ensure that changes in one's personal style sheet are applied to the correct site. (1 message)


Wi-Fi card for old PowerBook 667 -- What's a good Wi-Fi solution to an old PowerBook that didn't originally include AirPort? (6 messages)


Using the iPhone with "Pay as you Go" from AT&T -- The Pay as You Go plan from AT&T provides a workaround if you don't want to sign up for the iPhone's exclusive two-year contract. And if you do it right, you may be able to eliminate monthly charges entirely! (3 messages)


Stop the Catalog Madness with Catalog Choice -- Is your mailbox overflowing with catalogs and direct-marketing mailings? Several organizations can help you reduce your junk mail and prevent so much paper from going to waste. (1 message)

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
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