How to change text direction in a comment balloon in Word

The problem: Documents created in a country that uses a right-to-left language, like Israel, will display text within comment balloons as right-to-left, even if the document language and the proofing language are both set to default to English.  For example: if you open a comment box, the cursor appears on the righthand side, and your … Continue reading How to change text direction in a comment balloon in Word

Border collies, seagulls, and beach bacteria

Using Border collies to chase seagulls may reduce bacterial contamination of Great Lakes beaches, according to a recent study. Naturally, my first thought (as a scientifically-minded person) is: Most fun job EVER (for a dog). A group of researchers from Central Michigan University used Border collies to chase gulls from public beaches on Lake Michigan during … Continue reading Border collies, seagulls, and beach bacteria