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TidBITS#133/13-Jul-92

By popular request, this week brings you even more on neat Internet services, and the final word from Howard Hansen on Excel 4.0, along with an important warning about saving from Excel. For those of you with monstrous TIFF files, you might consider the new Pinnacle Micro 650 MB magneto-optical drive, but you also might read about what’s wrong with Pinnacle’s ads. Check out next week’s issue for exciting new stuff!

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Administrivia

Nigel Stanger writes: Here's Apple's original slogan. In fact, here's the relevant paragraph from West of Eden. They sold their product for the odd sum of $666.66 and identified themselves with a curiously romantic logo that showed Isaac Newton under an apple tree and sported a legend lifted from Wordsworth: "Newton..

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Nisus/Word Comment

Nisus/Word Comment -- Mel Martinez writes: Matt Neuburg (in TidBITS-131) ignores a feature of Nisus that I consider one of the strongest reasons to switch to Nisus after using Word for so long: scrolling speed. While not quite as fast as a plain text editor, for a WYSIWYG editor, Nisus blazes through a document while Word crawls

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Gateways 1.5: More Internet

It appears that I have hit a chord with my first article on the Internet. I don't wish to delve into the details, but several people have offered useful suggestions to that first article that I thought you would find interesting. Zen -- Prentice-Hall will soon release the second edition of a $22 book called "Zen and the Art of the Internet." The first edition of this book exists all over the place on the Internet in Unix-compressed PostScript form

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Pinnacle Problems

Magneto-optical disks can be attractive storage devices for many applications. If you have massive amounts of data that you want to store, and if you tend to access large blocks of data sequentially (if you're reading or writing large files), they can be extremely cost-effective

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Excel 4.0 for the Mac III

[Here we have the final part of Howard's review, folks. This time we'll look at some of the interface and output enhancements in Excel 4.0 and hear about Howard's few gripes and overall impressions

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Excel 4.0 Comments

You would think that with three parts spread out over a month, we would have covered Excel 4.0 sufficiently. However, as a testament to the product's added complexity and flexibility, we've received two comments about it in the past few weeks, one good, one bad. Object model -- First, the good news