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In this issue we take a look at some of the eye-catching new products from Macworld, including a spate of feature-rich HTML editors and Rev, a version control utility for real people. We also have news about Apple’s new online tech support, a PowerBook 1400 update, and (last but not least) a hearty welcome for new Managing Editor Jeff Carlson, who takes you on a first-timer’s tour of the Macworld Expo.

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In an effort to maintain sanity while continuing to keep the quality and timeliness of TidBITS high, we recently brought on a new Managing Editor, Jeff Carlson

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Where To Send Press Releases

Where To Send Press Releases -- With the addition of Jeff Carlson as our Managing Editor, we've had to rethink our workflow somewhat, in part because we're an entirely virtual organization that has in the past relied heavily on the Telepathy Manager for internal communication

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PowerBook 1400 Update

PowerBook 1400 Update -- TidBITS has received notes from a few readers who have tried to use Disk First Aid and other disk utilities on PowerBook 1400s, but receive a message indicating the PowerBook hard disk is not an HFS disk

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More Details on Energy Saving Control Panels

Information on energy saving control panels that can automatically put many Macs to sleep (in a variety of ways) and that can restart soft-power Macs after a power failure continues to roll in after my articles about the topic in TidBITS-356 and TidBITS-357. Pete Resnick notes: Auto Power On/Off appeared for the first time in System 7 Pro

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Rev: Saving Us From Saver’s Remorse

My main complaint about the Macintosh industry these days is that there are few new products with broad appeal. Internet products do relatively well in that category, but I ran across a product at Macworld Expo this year that should appeal to almost every Macintosh user. When I worked at Cornell University as a student in the public computer rooms, it was all too common for someone to select an entire document with Command-A (often missing the intended Command-S) and type a letter accidentally, replacing the entire document with that letter

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Impressions of a Macworld Newbie

When I began working at my current office (an informal co-op of computer consultants and authors with a sign outside that reads "Galactic Headquarters"), I came from a desktop publishing job where I was both the "Macintosh guy" and the "PageMaker guy." I thought I knew a thing or two until I met these folks, who quite literally know nearly everything about PageMaker, QuarkXPress, Photoshop, FreeHand, and more - they can even write their own PostScript code if necessary