Re: Fun with Word

Subject: Re: Fun with Word
From: Geoff Lane <geoff -at- gjctech -dot- co -dot- uk>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 15:16:13 +0100

On Wednesday, June 4, 2008, Pinkham, Jim wrote;

> And, Geoff, in fairness, what tool in our box is fully free of its
> own flaws and limitations? :)

Limitations are fair enough; software that doesn't work as advertised
is another matter. Of course, it's a rare piece of software that has
no bugs. That said, most software houses eradicate the bugs rather
than letting them persist for version after version in the way that
master docs and automatic paragraph numbering issues have plagued Word

FWIW, I make much of my living with Word and I've learned enough about
it to know it doesn't always do what it says on the tin. I've also
learned that frequent backups and prods of Ctrl+S are a good insurance

I repeat my opinion that anyone who believes Word to be without fault
either doesn't know the product, is naive, or both. That's not to say
Word is not usable - it is. It's just to say that you need to know
about the gotchas and take adequate steps to mitigate them.



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Re: Fun with Word: From: Nancy Allison
Re: Fun with Word: From: Edwin Skau
RE: Fun with Word: From: Pinkham, Jim

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