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Stylin' a Word Comment Balloon

If you work with Word's Comment feature, you may find that the comment-balloon text is too small to work with, or you may just want some variety. To modify the style, choose Format > Style. From the List pop-up menu, choose All Styles. Select Balloon Text from the Style list. Modify the style as you like, and then click Apply. I like Arial Narrow, 12 point.


PDFpen and PDFpenPro 6.2

Adds a number of new features, in addition to bug fixes and refinements. ($59.95/$99.95 new, free update, 55.2/56 MB)

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Marked 2.2 (Build 823)

PDFpen and PDFpenPro 6.1.4

Boot Camp 5.1

Mellel 3.3

Evernote 5.5

Voila 3.7

Downcast 1.0.6

OmniOutliner 4.0.1

ChronoSync 4.4.4 and ChronoAgent 1.4.5

Simon 3.6.1


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Pixelmator 3.1

DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.7.3

Default Folder X 4.6.3

Intermission 1.0.3

PDFpen and PDFpenPro 6.1.3

iTunes 11.1.4

BBEdit 10.5.8 and TextWrangler 4.5.6

iMovie 10.0.2

Typinator 5.8

Mailplane 3.1.2

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An extra display for just ten bucks!
Air Display 2 lets you use your iPad, iPhone, or nearby Mac as
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