Re: In defense of Word (Was: Multi-purpose, single source)

Subject: Re: In defense of Word (Was: Multi-purpose, single source)
From: keithwriter -at- hotmail -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2005 09:54:12 -0700

Sue wrote

> ...I never cut and paste anything
> that was created on another machine without moving it to Notepad to take
> out all bizarre, engineer-induced formatting.
> And I am really rigid about always using all my styles and about managing
> my templates.
> But you have to do that in FrameMaker, if you want to use WebWorks or any
> other plug-in.

Yup, Word is a perfectly good tool for many writing scenarios, when used
by somebody who's taken the time to learn how it works.

One thing: you don't need to include that additional Notepad step. You can
either use Edit, Paste Special, Unformatted Text, or use the nifty tool
that I just learned about here a couple weeks ago: PureText, a great
little utility that lets you create a keystroke shortcut for pasting
unformatted text.

Learn more about this cool little tool at

Keith C
inventor of the apostrophe



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