Re: Clippy's Demise

Subject: Re: Clippy's Demise
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 16:17:59 -0700

MMdeaton wrote:
> It bothers me that technical writers, who presumably write Help files as
> well, have spent four years wondering how to get rid of Clippy when it is
> quite clearly documented in the Microsoft documentation. Not to mentioin
> those 3,000+ pages on the Web about how to turn off Clippy.

Personally, I found that the most satisfying solution was to
uninstall MS Office altogether and use StarOffice instead (on some
machines I uninstalled Windows, too, but you don't have to go that
far if you don't want to). StarOffice has its own shortcomings - to
say the least - but it has good MS Word filters, is quick to learn,
and doesn't suffer from terminal cutesiness.

Bruce Byfield 604.421.7177 bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com

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