Road Rage vs. MS Word Rage, is there a difference?

Subject: Road Rage vs. MS Word Rage, is there a difference?
From: "Peter Swisher" <pswisher -at- arisglobal -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2004 13:11:09 -0500


So, my footer mysteriously disappeared and I clicked on MS Word's Help
command. Remember the days when that would open a Help menu where you could
start navigating towards information on a particular problem? Well, those
days are gone, apparently. The help now takes you to a page about the
various help options available in MS Word. Think you Mr. Gates for putting
another speed bump in the way of me actually solving my problem. Just think,
some Product Manager or Technical Writer actually made the decision to put
this speed bump there.

From this screen I can learn that another screen exists where I can actually
get the help I'm actually looking for. One of the options is that stupid
Help cartoon. Has anyone else noticed that stupid cartoon ALWAYS waits 1.5
seconds after you've selected to close it before it actually closes. My
blood pressure always skyrockets while waiting for that blasted cartoon to

Don't even get me on setting up bulleted lists in the Style dialog.

If you can't tell, I'm working in a new environment where MS word is the
preferred tool.

Is there a Web site devoted to all the silly product decisions MS makes? I'd
find that highly entertaining.

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