Re: The good old days.

Subject: Re: The good old days.
From: quills -at- airmail -dot- net
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 18:01:48 -0600

At 12:13 PM -0800 3/8/07, Susan W Gallagher wrote:
><SNIP>
>One of the reasons Word won -- when we got our first HP laser printer - the
>one with downloadable soft fonts - and tried to print in proportional
>spacing, Word handled proportional spacing best. Most of the others were too
>dumb to back-fill short lines, so you got proportional text but the line
>length was whatever the fixed spaced font allowed on the line. Very messy.
><SNIP>
>
>-Sue Gallagher
>
>
>>Then Word Perfect 5.0. All hail Word Perfect 5.0. Word was such a
> > >piece of CRAP back then. How did Word ever win?
>>

And MS was bundling office with new machines and Windows. Don't forget that.
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References:
The good old days.: From: Joanne Wittenbrook
Re: The good old days.: From: Susan W Gallagher

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