If you thought flu season was bad, just imagine what Word users with macro viruses are going through! This week we also bring you news on how to find Japanese and German versions of TidBITS, plus info on updates to Claris Emailer, HyperCard, and a new beta of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. Plus, Adam weighs in on Internet commerce (and tries to sell James Bond a new car), and Tonya rounds out the issue with a detailed review of SoftQuad’s HoTMetaL PRO 2.0.
More Word Macro Viruses -- According to a recent CIAC bulletin, new Microsoft Word macro viruses have been discovered, and at least two of the new varieties are damaging
Emailer 1.0v3 Updater -- Fog City Software has released an updater for Claris Emailer which updates versions 1.0 and 1.0v2 to version 1.0v3. The update offers better support for enclosures and Internet Config, the ability to drag text files directly into messages, and the ability to set a default encoding for enclosures sent via the Internet
Internet Explorer Beta 2 -- Microsoft has released the second beta of its Internet Explorer Web browser for the Macintosh. (See TidBITS-311.) In addition to several bug fixes, this version revises some of Internet Explorer's interface (including its History function, tool bar, settings, and keyboard shortcuts); unfortunately, it has yet to eliminate that embarrassing animated Windows logo, and it still creates one file per bookmark
HyperCard 2.3.5 Stack Update -- Apple has released a HyperCard 2.3.5 update in the form of revised versions of the Color Tools, Power Tools, and Audio Help stacks
Apart from an occasional translated issue, TidBITS has been written almost entirely in English throughout our almost six years of publication. That's because, quite simply, we aren't fluent in many other languages, and translation is hard work
I wrote in TidBITS-311 about Apple and marketing the Macintosh on the Internet, but - on further reflection - I don't think many companies take Internet marketing seriously
SoftQuad's HoTMetaL PRO 1.0 for Macintosh came out in early 1995 amid some fanfare, since it was one of the first commercial Web authoring tools for the Mac.
The Macintosh world gave HoTMetaL PRO 1.0 a poor reception, and - based on my half-hour trial - I wasn't surprised