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Stop Eye Strain in Excel 2008

You can make text bigger in Excel by zooming to a larger percentage with the Zoom control in the toolbar, or by selecting the cells containing too-small text, choosing Format > Cells (Command-1), and then setting options in the Font pane. You can also increase the default font size for new sheets by modifying the Size field (next to the Standard Font field) in the General pane of Excel's preferences.

 
 
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MacTech Conference 2012 Adds Hollywood Flair

The full schedule for MacTech Conference 2012 is now available and, beyond the top-notch technical content for developers and IT pros, includes a behind-the-scenes visit to Walt Disney Animation Studios and a special NASA JPL session on interplanetary networking.Show full article

Save 50% on All Take Control Ebooks through 3 October 2012

With nine of our ebooks focusing on or recently updated for Mountain Lion, we’re having a 50-percent-off sale so you can make sure you have all the latest expert advice from people like Joe Kissell, Glenn Fleishman, Michael Cohen, Sharon Zardetto, and Kirk McElhearn.Show full article

Facebook Groups Gain Dropbox-Based File Sharing

The file sharing service Dropbox will now appear in Facebook Groups as a way to add shared files. Show full article

Examining Maps in the Wake of Tim Cook’s Apology

After a week of non-stop criticism of the new Maps app in iOS 6, Apple CEO Tim Cook has posted a public apology on Apple’s Web site. Adam Engst examines the situation. Show full article

What’s Behind Mysterious Cellular Data Usage in iOS 6?

People are reporting that their iPhones are sucking down massive amounts of data over cellular networks for unknown causes. Apple’s Podcasts app was suspected first, and while it is problematic, it also doesn’t seem to be the entire story. What is chewing up data and racking up big cellular bills?Show full article

Solving iOS 6 Battery Drain Problems

After updating to iOS 6, Adam Engst’s iPhone 4’s battery life dropped precipitously, and worse, the problem moved to his new iPhone 5 once he restored the iPhone 4’s settings to it. Read on for his solution, but beware, it was a bit of an ordeal, and you might not like what you have to do.Show full article

Going In Depth on Mountain Lion’s Notifications

Notifications are one of Mountain Lion’s most compelling new features, but they can become overwhelming. Kirk McElhearn looks at how to set up notifications, and how to keep them from becoming a headache. Show full article

TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 1 October 2012

Notable software releases this week include Server Admin Tools 10.7.5, OS X Server 2.1.1, Mellel 3.0.2, Aperture 3.4.1, and Airfoil 4.7.3.Show full article

ExtraBITS for 1 October 2012

Our main ExtraBIT this week is an announcement of the upcoming Mac Computer Expo for those near San Francisco, but Adam Engst has also been a guest on a couple of podcasts recently, talking both about what’s new (the iPhone 5) and what’s old (TidBITS itself).Show full article

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