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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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iPod mini Begins to Ship

iPod mini Begins to Ship -- The iPod mini, which Apple announced last month at Macworld Expo San Francisco 2004, is starting to trickle into consumer's handsShow full article

GarageBand 1.0.1 Released

GarageBand 1.0.1 Released -- Apple has a nearly inscrutable minor update to its music-creation application GarageBand, saying it "clarifies specific alert dialogs regarding system performance." We can only imagine that Apple rolled a few unspecified bug fixes into the update, which weighs in as a hefty 21.5 MB downloadShow full article

Take Control of Upgrading to Panther in Japanese

Last week, we released yet another Take Control title, but this one's a bit different. It's Joe Kissell's "Take Control of Upgrading to Panther," translated into Japanese for the many Macintosh users in Japan and elsewhere who prefer to read in JapaneseShow full article

Instant Nostalgia Available at Supercomputer Speeds

You can purchase a refurbished piece of Macintosh history; MacMall is selling some quantity of the Power Mac G5 computers that comprised Virginia Tech's top-ranked supercomputerShow full article

PalmSource to Drop Mac Support in Palm OS Cobalt

At the PalmSource Developer Conference last week, PalmSource, the company that develops and licenses the Palm OS, revealed details about its forthcoming handheld operating system and also dropped some disappointing news: the company will stop supporting the MacintoshShow full article

Tips from iChat AV 2: Visual QuickStart Guide

Several weeks went by last December before I told anyone, especially my fellow authors, about the latest book contract I'd signed with Peachpit Press. It's not that I was being ultra-competitive or feared that someone else would steal my idea and get to it before I didShow full article

Consider Me Konfabulated

Some programs defy categorization. Bill Atkinson described HyperCard as a "software erector set," which was actually quite accurate, even if Apple's marketing department kept trying to sell it as a presentation program, a personal information manager, and a combination floor wax/dessert topping. If I were handing out Software Erector Set awards today, Konfabulator would top my listShow full article

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/16-Feb-04

Apple Releases Safari 1.2 -- When a Web page doesn't load correctly in Safari, is it the fault of the browser or the page's HTML coders? The ongoing discussion of the latest version of Apple's Web browser turns to how browsers are forced to deal with sloppy page designShow full article

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