Give ’em an inch…


In establishing some rather detailed PowerPoint templates recently (which is quite doable with a decent grid in place, by the way), I came across this rather amazing article on Microsoft’s support site: ‘PPT97: PowerPoint Centimeters Different from Actual Centimeters’. The title says it all really, and unfortunately it’s neither: (a) a joke; or (b) any different in Office 2007.

In classic ‘that’s not a bug, it’s a feature’ mode, the article goes on to say ‘how much simpler the metric grid is in “PowerPoint centimeters” than in actual centimeters’. Or centimetres even. So much for convenient internationalization then, eh – one wonders if Microsoft’s fans at the European Commission might have something to say about this…

Productive, creative, or captive?


The horror, the horror: one day, you look down at your Dock (coz, like, you’re using a Mac of course) and see that you’ve got the entire Microsoft Office suite running, but none of the Creative Suite. Yup, you’ve kept your head down, kept your nose clean, and done your time – and have now officially become a manager. Your gleaming MacBook Pro is doing nothing more than a corporate drone’s Dull flaptop.  More ‣