Re: The Good Side of Word

Subject: Re: The Good Side of Word
From: "Kathleen MacDowell" <kathleen -at- writefortheuser -dot- com>
To: "Sarah Bouchier" <Sarah -dot- Bouchier -at- exony -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 4 Nov 2006 20:28:24 -0600

Word has some incredibly frustrating idiosyncracies. I've worked with enough
versions that I expect them and get one of the big work-around manuals
whenever there's a new version of Word that I must use.

There's no doubt that FrameMaker is the most stable of the two
word-processing programs. However, by comparison with FrameMaker, I really
like some of Word's real features, such as ability to see spaces, and some
of the flexibility in formatting.

Good luck to us all, with a new operating system on the horizon.

On 11/3/06, Sarah Bouchier <Sarah -dot- Bouchier -at- exony -dot- com> wrote:

>But seriously; isn't it fun when your co-workers think you're amazing
>for being able to make the page numbers of a document actually run in
>order with no duplications or omissions?

Oooh yes. I got the undying admiration of several of the developers
here after fixing a problem with their project requirements template
that they'd spent days wrestling with. They finally turned to their new
technical author as a last resort.

I listened to the symptoms, checked out the template, unchecked the
'Automatically Update' box on the Normal style, and checked it back in
again. Total time to fix: five minutes.

Sarah Bouchier
Technical Author


Kathleen MacDowell

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