Re: MS Word screws up yet ANOTHER project?

Subject: Re: MS Word screws up yet ANOTHER project?
From: Jacque Foreman <foremangraphics -at- juno -dot- com>
To: DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com
Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 09:05:04 -0800

Hello all -

It may be time for me to once again share my "Ode to Word," that I wrote
a couple of years ago after one of my clients insisted that his job be
done in MS Word.

Hope you all like it. Feel free to share it as long as proper attribution
is given.

Ode to Word

Doing things in Word is easy they say
But after working with it, I don't see it that way.
Someone has decided just how things should look
After searching and searching, there's no clue in the book.

I finally, after hours, get things just where I want
And when I look back, where it was, it is not.
I look around, and as I'm beginning to rage,
I find the copy -- Word made a new page.

I didn't ask it to alter my copy or think
But the wizard did this without even a wink.
So I look in the book and follow directions
To keep Word from making unwanted corrections.

But nothing does work as the book says it will.
The frames and their copy won't seem to stay still.
They jump around for no rhyme and no reason;
Try as I might there is no way to freeze'em.

But I, who can make PageMaker and Quark jump through hoops
Find Word undecipherable and made up of loops
That allow copy in frames to jump all over the place
And move in a flash into undesigned space.

So it is thus that much of my time is wasted
On documents where parts don't stay pasted
In this program I find to be so absurd;
Known to all as Microsoft Word.

Jacque, Foreman Graphics - c1999


Happiness, joy & laughter

Jacque - Graphic Designer / Writer / Typesetter - Excellence by Design
since 1972
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Brochures, Ads, Flyers, Packaging, Business Forms, Manuscripts,
Transcription, etc.
email: foremangraphics -at- juno -dot- com &, SendOutCards
Rendering & Logo Samples:

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