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Find Next Without Using the Find Dialog in Word 2008

Rarely do you want to find just one instance of a word or phrase in Word. Instead of trying to keep Word 2008's Find and Replace dialog showing while searching, which can be awkward on a small screen, try the Next Find control. After you've found the term you're looking for once, click the downward-pointing double arrow button at the bottom of the vertical scroll bar to find the next instance of your search term. The upward-pointing double arrow finds the previous instance, which is way easier than switching to Current Document Up in the expanded Find and Replace dialog.

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/08-Sep-08

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Car Alarm for Stolen Laptops -- Readers suggest a number of laptop-tracking solutions that are available. (3 messages)


Google Chrome -- Google is creating its own Web browser, which was announced first as a comic. Readers look at the Windows-only beta and discuss the underlying rendering engine and other aspects of building around Web standards. (42 messages)


10.3.9 to 10.5.1 - use Migration Assistant? If you're leapfrogging a major operating system version, is it safe to trust Apple's Migration Assistant? (14 messages)


Creating/Burning DVD Disk Images -- What software should a reader use to make a backup of an instructional DVD that's heavily used by his two-year-old daughter? (4 messages)


Transnational iPhones -- The inability to unlock an iPhone 3G presents a problem for someone who needs his iPhone in Australia for eight months but will be returning to the United States following the trip. (4 messages)

 

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