rhkramer at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 13:05:53 UTC 2009
On Monday 02 March 2009 06:43 pm, david wrote:
> OK, as both a Word and WP power user for many years, I can only say
> you've never had to figure just where some odd bit of Word formatting
> applied at a particular point was actually coming from.
Actually, with 15+ years of using Word for fairly complex documents (but
ending in about 1999), I bet I have. Yes, there are bugs and some
intricacies that take some learning, and yes bullets and numbering were
"interesting" (but many of the documents I wrote / edited were
specifications and similar that made extensive use of numbering). I
had a few problems (I'm sure--my memory is fading) that I had to use
some sort of workaround to get right.
> Your statement about the use of styles in wordprocessors is nice, but
> begs the question of what you do when you inherit a document from a
> user who knows nothing about styles because they were taught that when
> you wanted to make something bold, you just clicked on the magic Bold
That could be a thorny problem. If they were a potential vendor /
supplier to us it was fairly easy to correct. ;-) When it was one of
our own people, that was a more sensitive issue.
> No, Word's lack of WP's View Codes (along with its continued inability
> to do things that are incredibly easy to do in WP) is still its
Well, I guess we have different mindsets, and I think I'll just agree to
I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I created a video
instead.--with apologies to Cicero, et.al.
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