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Old 10-10-2010, 01:53 PM   #15
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Hi Vaughan, thanks for your insight. Maybe I'll try the spell checker in Firefox. ( That's the reason I cut and paste.)

(( I just did and I can't see how to do it))

Little Rock interests me a lot. Thanks for the invite. I'll be in touch.

Any other Southners out there with ideas?
Here's a link to how to enable the spell checker in Firefox.

Another Firefox feature, an Add-on actually, I use is Adblock Plus. Makes reading the forum much nicer.

Lots of neat stuff in Little Rock and the surrounding area. Little Rock is on the border between the mountains to the west & northwest and the Mississippi Delta to the east & southeast. Lots of state, national, and Corps of Engineers parks as well as other camping in the area too.
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Hi Vaughan, thanks for your insight. Maybe I'll try the spell checker in Firefox. ( That's the reason I cut and paste.)

(( I just did and I can't see how to do it))

Little Rock interests me a lot. Thanks for the invite. I'll be in touch.

Any other Southners out there with ideas?
That's why you're using Word? Jeez, after many many years of using Internet Explorer, I decided to give Google Chrome a try. It has a spell-checker in everything you use it for, and it works very well.

The real reason I changed though was because someone told me (or I read somewhere) that Chrome is faster than IE, and man, do I find that to be true.

The "Paste Special" function doesn't work in any Internet browsers that I've used, by the way. It does however, work pasting something into Word.
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Old 10-10-2010, 06:42 PM   #17
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That's why you're using Word? Jeez, after many many years of using Internet Explorer, I decided to give Google Chrome a try. It has a spell-checker in everything you use it for, and it works very well.

The real reason I changed though was because someone told me (or I read somewhere) that Chrome is faster than IE, and man, do I find that to be true.

The "Paste Special" function doesn't work in any Internet browsers that I've used, by the way. It does however, work pasting something into Word.
They all pretty much have spell checking now. A couple of years ago that wasn't the case. They first showed up in add on toolbars like the Google toolbar.

I have to agree, Chrome is better than IE, but what isn't? Actually, most of the browsers are pretty good now. I also use Opera at times.

The problem I've noticed with IE on Win XP, work computer, is that the computer slowed down after upgrading to IE7. The whole computer, not just browsing. Windows Explorer, the system you use to browse files on your computer is the same thing as Internet Explorer. That's why Microsoft couldn't not (double negative intended ) include IE with Windows even if they wanted to (as some suits have tried to force them to do in the past).

On the Mac side, Internet Explorer doesn't even exist anymore. The last version was IE 5.5. I looked for the Microsoft page that told users to just go download Safari or Firefox (prior to the development of Chrome) but the best I could find was here at Wikipedia. I did find a discussion of IE 5.2 at Microsoft's site here. If you check the System Requirements, you will see that you need 128 Mb RAM and at least a 9600bps modem, (28.8 Kbps or more recommended). Obviously Microsoft quit the browser business for Macs a long time ago.

I certainly agree with you that the Paste Special function is great. I add a button for Paste Special to the toolbars in Word and Excel on every computer I use. Even greater than sliced bread.
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Old 10-10-2010, 06:49 PM   #18
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Aage, curious after reading your post I tried out Chrome. The resulting Forum page was about half as big as I'm used to on Firefox - everything squeezed down by the ADVERTISING.

I quickly went back to Firefox with AD BLOCKER, something I've been enjoying for a couple of years now I think.


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While there are ads with Chrome (and IE, for that matter) I don't mind them. I actually respond to them, especially here, since the are almost always related to TTs and/or camping.

For example, I saw today that the new Woodall's is out, and if I order now, there's a healthy discount!

Good thing not everyone has Firefox, no ads, no airforum.com!

Anyway Sergei, chaqu'un son gout, right? Ooo, spellchecker doesn't like that one!
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Vaughan,

About 5 years ago I was traveling Memphis to Texarkana (there’s a town that’s really beaten up) when I stopped for gas just outside of Little Rock.

I’ll always remember it because the short, round, sweet girl at the cash had never before seen a MINI. She left her post at the register and ran outside cooing “ Oh ‘mah Lawd, that IS the cutest ‘lil thang ‘ahv ever seen. Can you take me with y’all?’’.

I will come back for a real visit this time.


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Vaughan,

About 5 years ago I was traveling Memphis to Texarkana (there’s a town that’s really beaten up) when I stopped for gas just outside of Little Rock.

I’ll always remember it because the short, round, sweet girl at the cash had never before seen a MINI. She left her post at the register and ran outside cooing “ Oh ‘mah Lawd, that IS the cutest ‘lil thang ‘ahv ever seen. Can you take me with y’all?’’.

I will come back for a real visit this time.


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Hi Sergei,

Funny. After I left work yesterday afternoon I found myself in the next lane to a Mini the same color as yours. This morning there was a charcoal silver one driving through the lot. They have caught on here in LR.

You definitely need to visit when you can.

Back to topic:

This sentence composed in Word 2003 on a Windows XP computer and pasted in.

Let's see what happens from XP.

On edit after posting: Looks like the Garamond I used instead of Times New Roman made through intact. (Different "W, T, and others") Looks like XP and OSX have different but still annoying problems.
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