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April 21, 2014

Andrew Silow-Carroll: Passoverkill? Suggestions to make next year's seders even more culturally sensitive

Sara Israelsen Hartley: Seeking the Divine: An ancient connection in a new context

Christine M. Flowers: Priest's execution in Syria should be call to action

Courtnie Erickson: How to help kids accept the poor decisions of others

Lizette Borreli: A Glass Of Milk A Day Keeps Knee Arthritis At Bay

Lizette Borreli: 5 Health Conditions Your Breath Knows Before You Do

The Kosher Gourmet by Betty Rosbottom Coconut Walnut Bars' golden brown morsels are a beautifully balanced delectable delight

April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review January 18, 2008 / 11 Shevat 5768

Happy day for Mac users

By Mark Kellner

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | If all goes as anticipated on January 15, the skies will forever be bright and sunny, the temperature warm, and the climate friendly. Flowers will blossom, birds will chirp, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average will soar to heights unknown in history. We'll also solve that global warming thing, and happily sort out the Republican and Democratic primary fields. The Redskins will effortlessly select a noble, worthy successor to the great and cordial Coach Joe Gibbs, someone whose prowess will humble even Tom Brady.


That's all hyperbole, yes, but it's also how my heart feels as Microsoft Corp. is set to formally launch Office for Mac 2008, a product expected to ship later this month. Office suites may seem somewhat mundane, but they also are essential to getting work done. If your work involves the creation or use of knowledge, such as letters, reports, memos, spreadsheets, presentations, etc., then you need a productivity suite. Today, Microsoft - yes, Microsoft - beats the world with a Mac product beyond compar


If you use a Mac, the answer for productivity has been something with the Microsoft name on it, especially since the WordPerfect folks, sadly, ceded the Mac contest. While some versions of Mac Office have had their quirks, Office 2008 is a splendid release overall. It's slick but not too overpowering. This suite delivers great integration, compatibility and ease of use.


I spend most of my time in a word processor, and here, Word 2008 combines the usual friendliness of the Mac interface with the nice touches found in last year's release for Windows, Office 2007. The click of a button reveals a "ribbon" of document options, including such "elements," as Microsoft calls them, as a cover page, table of contents, header, footer and bibliography. If you've ever struggled with APA, Chicago, MLA or Turabian styles for a bibliography, this feature alone is worth the upgrade.


Word 2008's graphical features will delight many. Creating a table or chart is very quick and easy: just a couple of mouse clicks and you're done. There are six different hierarchical charts alone from which you can choose: organization devotees will have a field day.


Crucial in Word 2008, indeed with all of the Mac Office programs, is the level of file compatibility with Windows users. Here, Word 2008 is outstanding: you can set a default to save files in the traditional Word ".doc" format, or the newer XML-based ".docx" style. The program will open, and edit, each of these, along with numerous other formats. I share files continuously with Windows-based Word-using colleagues. During about a month of using Beta versions of Word 2008, I've had nary a complaint, format-wise.


My second-most used program is Microsoft's Entourage 2008, which delivers a lot. Finally, it integrates with Apple's "Spotlight" search engine, making searching for documents and contacts easier. Support for Microsoft Exchange is superb. If you like the look and feel of Microsoft Outlook, you'll be quite happy with Entourage's blending of calendar, address book, to-do list and e-mail.


Sadly, as with Apple, Inc., Microsoft still cannot offer what I'd call a valid reason why e-mail users on Macs can't specify delivery or read receipts on e-mail, as their Windows (and Thunderbird-using) brethren can. Sigh. Someday, perhaps, someone at Microsoft will fix this.


But that's a small, albeit highly annoying, failing. Entourage is good stuff for information management, and I can recommend it highly.


Next week, a look at the Mac version of Excel, where Windows compatibility is beyond crucial, and Mac PowerPoint, whose Windows version is responsible for more than 30 million presentations a day. More information on Office for Mac 2008 is online at www.mactopia.com.

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JWR contributor Mark Kellner has reported on technology for industry newspapers and magazines since 1983, and has been the computer columnist for The Washington Times since 1991.Comment by clicking here.

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