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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Adding a simple page number in a Word document is pretty straightforward, but once the formatting gets complex, so do the solutions. A stressed-out Microsoft staffer offers some solutions to common problems.

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Windows only: Microsoft's Word 2007 has lots of fancy editing options, but one it curiously lacks is a redaction tool -- something that lets you permanently black out private details such as phone numbers or names before making a document public. The open source Word 2007 Redaction Tool tries to fill that gap, adding a Redact group onto the ribbon's Review tab. While you could just try deleting or over-writing the relevant text, that's often easy to undo with revision tools. This is definitely still in beta mode -- it took me more than an hour to run the installer (I suspect the bloated, lethargic .NET was largely to blame there) and even then it refused to actually start-up within Word's add-ons architecture. If you have more luck, share your experiences in the comments. Word 2007 Redaction is a free download for Windows only, requires the .NET Framework 3.5 release.

Word 2007 Redaction Tool