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Cary Lu - author, journalist, scientist, filmmaker, and friend - died of cancer September 23rd, 1997. A group of Cary's friends maintain an online memorial. Cary was founding managing editor of High Technology magazine, technology editor for Inc. magazine and a columnist on future technology for Inc. Technology magazine, but he was best known for his writings on computers, including his "The Apple Macintosh Book," first published in 1984, and his columns and articles for Macworld magazine. Cary's final book, "The Race for Bandwidth" was published by Microsoft Press in 1998.

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Delete All Comments in Word in a Flash

You needn't clear comments in a Word document one by one. Instead, bring out the big guns to delete all of them at once:

1. Chose Tools > Keyboard Shortcuts.

2. Under Categories, select Tools.

3. Under Commands, select DeleteAllCommentsInDoc.

4. With the insertion point in the "Press new keyboard shortcut" field, press keys to create a keyboard shortcut. (I use Control-7)

5. Click the Assign button.

6. Click OK.

You can now press your keyboard shortcut to zap out the comments.

The steps above work in Word 2008; they likely work nearly as described in older versions of Word.

 
 

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