Monthly Archives: November 2001

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus on CD-ROM

If you haven’t yet read the New York Times editorial by Mark Goldblatt on the bowdlerization of Microsoft Word’s thesaurus, you owe it to yourself to do so. You can read the piece here: (You may need to register in order to read the article. But it’s free!) Goldblatt chronicles his discovery that Microsoft […]

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Typesetting with Microsoft Word

So, you’ve got a client (or a boss) who wants you to create a *finished* document in Microsoft Word. In other words, you get to do typesetting–in a program that isn’t really designed for typesetting. Here are some tips you might find useful: 1. Consult Word’s Help file or, better yet, a good reference book […]

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More Bugs

More bugs this week–just so you’ll know what to watch out for while you’re editing in Microsoft Word. Thanks to all who contributed to the collection. I’ve included a couple of my own “favorites” as well. One bug I particularly dislike is the “no-delete-with-Tracking” bug. When I edit, I usually turn Tracking on so I […]

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Bug Collection

In the past couple of newsletters, I put out a call for bugs–or just things that bug you–in Microsoft Word. Thanks to everyone who responded. I had some of my own bugs to share, but I’ll save those for another day. And now, the bug collection–including some useful advice! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Styles and Fields ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Steve […]

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