Microsoft Word for Mac crashing due to font conflicts

The biggest cause of crashes is font conflicts in Microsoft Word for Mac .

There’s an application in your Applications folder called Font Book.
Open Font Book
In the left side click All Fonts
In the Font column, select a font then use Edit > Select All
From the Edit menu choose Resolve Duplicates. This only takes a minute, but nothing happens on screen except for the little wait cursor for a moment or two.
From the File menu choose Validate Fonts.
This opens a new window.Let it run till it’s done.
Click the check box to select all
Then click the Remove fonts button
This moves all duplicate and corrupt fonts to the trash.
Empty the Trash.
Restart your computer and see if Word and other applications no longer crash.


Configuring the built-in Cisco IPSec VPN client in Mac OSX, iPad and iPhone

Here’s how to configure OSX,iPad,iPhone to use an enterprise Cisco VPN concentrator (which is what you connect to from internet when you want to virtually join a company or school’s LAN).

Open System Preferences –> Network –> click the plus sign (Create a new service). On the iPhone, choose Settings –> General –> Network –> VPN –> Add VPN Configuration. On the Mac, chose VPN as the interface. Choose Cisco IPSec as the VPN type, and supply a service name as a description (an arbitrary name for the connection, whatever makes sense to you).
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Mountain Lion and Scrollbars

OS X Mountain Lion changed not only how scrolling works, but if and when scroll bars appear. The issue of natural vs. unnatural scrolling is one that can be successfully argued by either side; in other words, I think it’s a toss-up. But the issue of scroll bars not appearing, or only appearing if you are in the process of scrolling, is a user interface mistake on Apple’s part. Apple may have gone a little too far in its zeal to bring all things iOS to the Mac OS.

You don’t have to live with Mountain Lion’s scroll bar defaults; you can change them to meet your needs or preferences.
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