May 1996 Volume 12:6
The Microsoft Word Concept virus can affect Microsoft Word version 6.0.x and 7.0 on any platform: Windows, Windows 95, NT, and the Macintosh. If you take an infected document from a Macintosh running Word 6.0.x and use it on a computer running Word 6.0 for Windows, you can infect that version of Word and its documents as well.
There are several ways to tell if the virus is present.
To remove the virus from Word and from your documents, get a copy of the Microsoft Application note "Macro Virus Protection Tool" from the Computing Resource Center, or from Microsoft at http://www.microsoft.com.
- Caroline Ferguson, CRC
I need to find a file on my Macintosh but I don't remember its name. I do remember some of the text in the file. Is there any way to do a full-text search with System 7.5?
Yes. Hold down the Option key when clicking the "name" selection in the Find File dialog box. This lets you select "contents" as the search choice for finding a phrase in a file. Be aware that full-text searching takes some time, but the search can be run in the background.
This undocumented feature also enables other interesting search criteria - for example, searching for files with locked icons, searching for files with custom icons, or even searching for invisible files.
- Don Montabana, CRC
What if Dr. Seuss did technical writing?
Here's an easy game to play. Here's an easy thing to say: If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port, And the bus is interrupted as a very last resort, And the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort, Then the socket packet pocket has an error to report! If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash, And the double-clicking icon puts your window in the trash, And your data is corrupted 'cause the index doesn't hash, Then your situation's hopeless, and your system's gonna crash! You can't say this? What a shame sir! We'll find you another game sir. If the label on the cable on the table at your house, Says the network is connected to the button on your mouse, But your packets want to tunnel on another protocol, That's repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall, And your screen is all distorted by the side effects of gauss So your icons in the window are as wavy as a souse, Then you may as well reboot and go out with a bang, 'Cause as sure as I'm a poet, the sucker's gonna hang! When the copy of your floppy's getting sloppy on the disk, And the microcode instructions cause unnecessary risc, Then you have to flash your memory and you'll want to RAM your ROM. Quickly turn off the computer and be sure to tell your mom! - Anonymous