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TidBITS#96/25-Nov-91

Adam Engst No comments

Microsoft Publishes Wrong 800-number

In the "Oops" department this week, we've heard that Microsoft sent out a letter about upgrading Word to a bunch of customers. This letter listed an 800 number that people could call, but the number listed goes to a consultant who's a tad displeased to be receiving a lot of calls from Word users, especially since he pays for every call

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MODE32 Refunds

This is important! The refund for MODE32 from Apple ends on 31-Dec-91, so if you haven't sent in for your $100 refund, you should send your original disk to Apple at the following address

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TidBITS Schedule

As many of you who have been reading TidBITS for some time know, we've been working on some heavy-duty vaporware - the promised new format. I hate making the same excuses over and over again, so I've decided to set the record straight. TidBITS-100, which will be the first issue of 1992, will be issued in the new structure enhanced text format (called "setext," but if anyone has a better suggestion let us know)

Kieran O'Connor No comments

School Software

I'm a high school teacher in Cortland, N.Y. One of the things I use my Mac for is to help me do my grading, and to help me prepare things for class. Two programs my school has bought upon my recommendation are Grade Machine, by Misty City Software, and CrossMaster, by Focus Development Corp

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SFDialogers Followup

Mark Nagata commented on our recent SFDIaloger comparison (in TidBITS-093). He mentioned that some utilities, at least the CEToolbox/DiskTop combination and Suitcase II (for DA launching) remember the last folder used and put you in that folder no matter where the application or DA launched may reside

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Nisus, MacWrite II, and XTND

Povl H. Pedersen writes: "You can make your copy of Nisus read MacWrite II files (I can even read DOS WordPerfect 5.0 files and a lot more). If you keep the option key pressed while selecting Open..

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SCSI Plugging

The indefatigable Murph Sewall passed on these bits of information about connecting SCSI devices when the power is on (don't do it!). In response to my question about the risk of connecting or disconnecting a SCSI device without bothering to shut down, one person says they've done it from time to time and had a fuse blow once, possibly as a consequence