Since you ask, this is my favourite status message: It appears in the status bar while Word is unresponsive for a second or two after you’ve initiated a print job. In other words, while Word is not background printing the document.
Category Archive for 'writing'
Not all typos are created equal
I’ve gone freelance. It hasn’t gone horribly wrong. Yet.
This is great; an error message from Google (in US English) telling me it couldn’t provide content in my language (UK English). I’ve whinged about regional settings before, but it turns out I’m bilingual. Who knew?
Does Word keep bollocksing it up when you’re trying to mark a section of text? Here’s how you fix it.
Find it hard to proof on Word 2007? Getting inconsistent spacing? Here’s the solution.
I was always happy with hitting Enter once and getting one carriage return – you knew where you were with the deal – but Word 2007 has better ideas. If its default behaviour – which is to insert two line breaks each time you hit Enter – bothers you, here’s how you turn it off: […]
I got given a new laptop at work, and had to go through the usual rigmarole of correcting the dictionary language, turning off AutoFormat, and fixing the default paragraph spacing. I forgot to disable the grammar checker, but fortunately it’s set to nag you by being no bloody use whatsoever. In this case, by taking […]
I don’t think I’m putting it too strongly when I say that I fucking loves music. I listen to it all the time – mostly for pure enjoyment, but sometimes it goes beyond that. I’m not sure what it is, but it’s a joy. Like smells, old songs can evoke the strongest memories. I can […]