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How to Add Page Numbers to a Microsoft Word Document

Creating a document in Microsoft Word for Mac? Depending on who you're creating the document for, you may have to add page numbers. Many organizations such as schools and legal entities have very strict guidelines regarding the numbering of pages.

Here's how to add page numbers to a Microsoft Word document on your Mac:

  1. Open Microsoft Word on your Mac, and then create a new document.

How to Disable Inline Attachments in Mail.app

By default, the Mail application on your Mac displays image attachments inline with the text in the email message. This can be convenient when sending or receiving the occasional message with images that need explanations, as shown below. However, people who frequently send or receive email messages with lots of images may prefer to disable inline image attachments and instead have the images represented by icons only.

Disable Mail image attachments

The Fab Four and Other Musical Reflections

No, not that Fab Four. Be patient. Hush.

The Sheas just got back from a typically wonderful week on Cape Cod, with a weekend family reunion on Great East Lake in Maine thrown in. Wish you all could have joined us. On the Cape we went to the Barnstable County Fair. More rides than last year, but short on animal stuff (cattle judging, draft horse pulling, etc.) and the entertainment wasn’t ready for prime time. But the Italian sausage sandwiches and curly fries and funnel cakes and deep fried Oreos were delectable. Fairs are for walking around while pigging out, after all.

Metonymy and Synecdoche

A while back I wrote about metaphor (Metaphors Be With You) and its poor relation, simile. Now it is time to talk about metonymy and synecdoche. Especially metonymy, which I am determined to pin down once and for all. (Free wrestling metaphor, wonkees!)

And it should be so simple.

High Culture and Pop Culture

All the while that I was wrestling with issues reflective of Steve Goodman, Francis Thompson, and Joyce Kilmer, to name three—those people who are known mostly for just one work, be it good (Goodman, Thompson) or not so good (Kilmer)—I was having a running discussion with my friend Joe Kolupke, another professor emeritus and my go-to polymath. I thought I had another couple of really good examples in Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Edward Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance.

How to Change the Margins in a Microsoft Word Document

Creating a document in Microsoft Word for Mac? Depending on who you're creating the document for, you may have to change the document's margins. Many organizations such as schools and legal entities have very strict guidelines regarding the margins.

Here's how to change the margins in a Microsoft Word document on your Mac:

  1. Open Microsoft Word on your Mac, and then create a new document.

  2. From the Format menu, select Document. The window shown below appears.

Visiting Apple's Campus: What It's Like

If you're reading this article, you already know that Apple is much more than a company that creates great products. Apple is a way of life. It's an inspiration, and to some, a religion. Apple is making history by forever changing the world as we know it.

More One-off Poets

So you say you never heard of "The Hound of Heaven"? Fair enough. In this go-round we get a bit more modern. Well, one of our poets is early 19th century, but the other two are early 20th century. The first poem and poet some of you might not recognize, but another I can guarantee you know, and the third—at least the poem—is also a good bet.

Ready?

Jenny kissed me when we met,
Jumping from the chair she sat in.
Time, you thief! who loves to get
Sweets into your list, put that in.
Say I'm weary, say I’m sad;
Say that health and wealth have missed me;

Using CPAN to Extend Perl on Mac OS X

So you read Getting Started with Perl on Mac OS X and you're starting to write little Perl scripts to get things done. You learned a few things along the way, and even though you've surely hit some speed bumps, you're still rearing to go. Today, let's talk about extending your abilities by installing some modules from CPAN.



What is CPAN?

One-off Poets

"One-off Poets" is the best title I can come up with, because—see Steve Goodman—I am still reluctant to denigrate them with the term "one-hit wonders." This week I want to return to Ernest Dowson and Francis Thompson, two Victorians who glimmered for a moment and were gone. Next week I want to look at three others who are perhaps more well known today, but, again, for only one work.

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