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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.

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"Take Control of iTunes 10: The FAQ" Answers 100 iTunes Questions

Our new ebook about iTunes 10 combines the convenience of a FAQ with the thoroughness of the Take Control approach to give readers quick access to expert iTunes advice.Show full article

Feeds into Reads: Transforming RSS into Beauty

Do long lists of continually changing RSS items in a newsreader bore you? Has feed reading reached the end of its lifespan? New approaches on the iPad suggest a major change.Show full article

EPUBReader Displays EPUBs in Firefox

Sure, it's easy to view EPUB-formatted ebooks in iBooks on an iOS device, but what if you want to look at one quickly on your Mac? iTunes won't help, and Adam's new favorite tool for this is a Firefox add-on called EPUBReader.Show full article

Fake Scriptable Web Browser Is the Real Deal

A Web browser that can be automated through scripts that you create without writing any code - how cool is that? It's plenty cool (and plenty easy), and you may have lots of uses for it; you just don't realize it because the idea is so revolutionary.Show full article

Use Keyboard Viewer to Type Special Characters

As a new school year dawns, Sharon Zardetto contributes Keyboard Viewer 101 - how to turn on and use one of Apple's character discovery and entry tools. It's an excerpt from her "Take Control of Fonts in Snow Leopard," a 225-page ebook that's the definitive word about fonts in Mac OS X.Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 20 September 2010

Notable software releases this week include Dialectic 1.7, Transmit 4.1.1, MarsEdit 3.1, Savescreenie 2.0, and 1Password 3.4.1.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 20 September 2010

Did Google pressure handset makers to use its own geolocation features? A lawsuit by Skyhook Wireless claims the Android platform isn't as open as Google says it is. If you're headed to the MacTech Conference in November, check out new sessions on virtualization and Apple Certification Exams. While there, you can carry your iPad (and everything else) in a Scottevest, and dream up clever effects like the 3D light painting achieved by Dentsu London. And take heart, our friends at the Joy of Tech have identified the 12 most annoying types of Twitter users. Lastly, an in-the-wild security exploit in Adobe Acrobat 9.3.4 can lead to arbitrary code execution in Windows, but the vulnerability is present in all platforms. If you're worried about malware and see this in time, you can get MacScan for free on 20 September 2010.Show full article

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