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Wildcard Cookbook for Microsoft Word

If you’re editing or writing in Microsoft Word, you need to understand Word’s advanced search features. These features are extremely powerful, but they’re also virtually undocumented; most explanations of their use have been limited to a simple table of wildcards. My new book, Wildcard Cookbook for Microsoft Word, explains in detail how you can use […]

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Better word processing: The Chicago Manual of Style interview

The Chicago Manual of Style “Shop Talk” column recently noted: “When it comes to word processing, CMOS users probably represent every level of expertise (or nonexpertise), but regardless of skill level, we all experience frustration at times when we don’t know how to accomplish a task on our computers. Often we do something the way […]

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Macros for Macs!

In Word 2008 for Macintosh, Microsoft removed all macro capability. In Word 2011 for Macintosh, Microsoft brought it back—sort of. The capability is there, but compatibility with Word for Windows is somewhat lacking. And that’s why the programs from the Editorium have not been available for Word 2011. I’m pleased to report, though, that our […]

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The Little Man Who Wasn’t There

Last night I saw upon the stair A little man who wasn’t there. He wasn’t there again today; Oh, how I wish he’d go away! —Hughes Mearns   In a post on his blog “An American Editor,” Rich Adin posits that eBooks may be sounding the death knell for authorial greatness: Why? Because unlike […]

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