Apple confirms Word 6 and Mac OS 8 conflict on PowerBook 2400/3400

Apple confirms Word 6 and Mac OS 8 conflict on PowerBook 2400/3400

Previously, we reported on a strange symptom (extra ruler bars appearing, etc.) with MS Word on PowerBook 3400s that seemed related to the presence of the Control Strip. Apple has now confirmed this in a new TIL file. Mac OS 8.1 will fix it. Here's the text of the TIL file:

"On a PowerBook 2400 or 3400 running Mac OS 8.0, you may encounter a cosmetic anomaly with Microsoft Word 6.x. When a document is open in Word, any window that "floats" over the white space of the document will get redrawn when you press the Return key. The Control Strip and Word's tool palettes will cause this behavior if they are over the white space of the document.

The easiest way to keep this from happening is to keep the Control Strip and floating windows off the white space of the document window. Alternatively, you can switch to the "Page Layout" mode from the View menu in Word. Apple plans to have this anomaly fixed in the next release of its system software, which is due to be released in December of 1997."

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