word

Tue
12
Jan
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MS Office Pulled from Microsoft Store, Downloads Halted

After a lengthy court battle that saw Microsoft cut down by tiny Canadian firm i4i, the software giant has agreed to remove the conflicting function from its popular Word program. As of this morning, the XML features at the heart of the great 2009 ... Word legal battle have been cut out. The ordeal began back in August , when a Texas federal judge found Microsoft guilty of infringing on small Toronto-based i4i's copyright of various XML functions found in the software company's Word, a prominent part of the very popular Office suite. Microsoft was given until October 10 to remove Word from store ... (view more)

Mon
14
Dec
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How Do I Tell Word to Put the Comments in the Right-Hand Margin?

A reader recently wrote with the inquiry: " I like comments to appear in the right-hand margin of a Word document. Sometimes the comments appear there, but other times they appear in a separate comment pane. How do I tell Word to put the comments in ... the right-hand margin? " My response: I will assume that you are using MS Word 2003 for the purposes of my response. When you say comments, I will assume that you are talking about using Track Changes in MS Word. If your comments sometimes appear in a separate "comment pane," and you are using Track Changes, you can simply click on the ... (view more)

Fri
09
Oct
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'Whatever' America's Most Annoying Word, Poll Says

It means apathy and to a generation of Americans growing up in the grunge era when fashion wasn't so much a statement as it was a hassle, "whatever" has become a very popular word. According to a new poll, it's also the most annoying term any of us ... could possibly use. In a poll conducted by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, the word "whatever" received 47 per cent, almost half, of the total votes when subjects were asked to choose from a list of the most annoying popular phrases. It beat out equally ambiguous phrases "you know" and "it is what it is," which placed second and third, ... (view more)

Mon
07
Sep
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MS Word Injunction Reversed: Appeals Judge Grants Stay

It appears Microsoft's threats that last month's injunction against its popular Word software could deliver "irreparable harm" to the company has paid off. A U.S. Court of Appeals judge has granted the Redmond-based firm a stay of the injunction ... pending appeal, meaning it won't have to pull the software off store shelves by early October. Last month a Texas federal judge ordered Microsoft to halt resale of Word, a key component of its Microsoft Office suite, unless it removed important XML features whose patent is owned by Canadian company i4i. Microsoft had been ordered to stop selling Word ... (view more)

Fri
28
Aug
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HP, Dell Urge Texas Judge to Delay MS Word Injunction

PC makers Dell and Hewlett-Packard, some of the world's largest manufacturers of computers and their accessories, have announced their support for Microsoft's bid to overturn a recent injunction preventing the Redmond-based technology giant from ... selling its popular MS Word software in its current form. Back on August 12, a Texas federal judge ordered Microsoft to stop the resale of Word because of XML patent conflicts with a small, Canadian company. The order accompanied a gargantuan series of fines totaling $290 million, but the real financial threat for Microsoft -- and its major customers ... (view more)

Wed
19
Aug
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MS Word Injunction 'Irreparable Harm', says Microsoft

It seems the troublesome Microsoft Word injunction is finally unearthing some real emotion from the Redmond-based software giant. In a recent court filing, Microsoft, sounding a bit desperate, warned that if the injunction continued to move forward ... it could inflict "irreparable harm" on the company. Some of you will recall that late last week a Texas federal judge ordered Microsoft to halt the resale of its very popular Microsoft Word because several of its functions -- those involving XML (.XML, .DOCX, or DOCM) -- infringe on Toronto-based i4i's patent . Issue More Serious Than Expected ... (view more)

Fri
14
Aug
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Lawyer: MS Word Shutdown Not a Problem

Just a day after it was reported that Microsoft's Word could be pulled from store shelves due to a copyright snafu, there's now word that such measures could be prevented -- and that the initial decision may not be as catastrophic as we were led to ... believe. According to reports, Microsoft will almost surely be able to find an "easy technical work-around" to the injunction by a Texas federal judge earlier this week ordering the Redmond-based company to stop selling its popular Word software due to a copyright mix-up with Canadian firm i4i. Headlines "not really true" New York judge ... (view more)

Thu
13
Aug
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Microsoft Ordered to Stop Selling Word

Microsoft has been ordered to pay over $290 million for willfully infringing on a patent by Canadian firm I4i. The Redmond-based firm has also been told by a Texas judge to stop selling its Word program. The patent in question relates to the use of ... the XML programming language that makes files readable across different programs and allows the formatting of text. XML is an integral part of Microsoft's Word. (Source: bbc.co.uk ) XML Patent Filed by I4i in 1998 The $290 million fine and sales ban of Word are the result of Microsoft's use of Extensible Mark-up Language (XML) documents. Other word ... (view more)

Thu
07
May
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Windows 7 Users Warned Over Filename Security Risk

Would-be Windows 7 users have been warned to change a default setting which could leave them vulnerable to attack via bogus files. As a result, Microsoft is taking flak for failing to correct a problem found in previous editions of Windows. Hidden ... File Extensions by Default The issue involves the way Windows Explorer displays filenames. In all editions of Windows after Windows 98, the default setting hides the filename extension (which identifies what type of file it is). This means that a Word file titled 'partyinvite.doc' will show up in Windows Explorer as simply 'partyinvite'. The only ... (view more)

Thu
19
Mar
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Ashampoo Office 2008 Review

Update 2011/06/30: Links updated for our readers: save 42% off the retail price of Ashampoo Office 2008! A full 30 day money back guarantee is offered if you're not completely delighted with this marvelous program. Proceeds from this sale support ... our web site and staff of writers. Details at the very bottom of page . Offer ends July 14, 2011 at 11:59PM EST! The full review of Ashampoo Office 2008 is below. Quick! What's the name of the software you use most often to write letters, do financial calculations, create presentations, and all the rest? If you're like 95% of people using personal ... (view more)

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