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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:
>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.
>>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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