Monthly Archives: May 2016

Version control features in Word: remain sane when collaborating on a document

You are probably aware of the track-changes feature of Microsoft Word. When you send a document to someone else to review, they can use the feature to track any changes they made to the document. After you get the document back, you can then go over the changes one by one and decide whether to accept them or not.

But what if you *gasp* keep working on the document after you’ve sent it? By the time you get the comments back from the reviewer, they will be comments on an outdated version of your document! Alternatively, you may have sent the document to two or more people to comment on. Now you have multiple different versions that all contain useful changes.

And so the grand manual labor of redoing all of the changes in the new document begins… or so you may think.

Luckily, Word has some version control tricks, so there is a better way! Continue reading Version control features in Word: remain sane when collaborating on a document

The most useful key on your keyboard: TAB

It has occurred to me that not everyone has been using a command line since the DOS era. Some may have only encountered the command line very recently as they make their first steps into data analysis.

This one is for you new people. This is the most important thing you should now if you want to survive on the command line. You don’t need to type as much as you think you do! Introducing the most worn out key on my keyboard: TAB.
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