RE: Fun with Word

Subject: RE: Fun with Word
From: "Stephen Arrants" <steve -at- mbfbioscience -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 14:29:02 -0400

Geoff Lane writes:
> On Wednesday, June 4, 2008, Pinkham, Jim wrote;
> > I agree...and know of no one who deems Word faultless. That seems
> like a
> > straw man.
> Perhaps, then, I misinterpreted Edwin Skau when he wrote, "Ditto when
> someone knocks MS Word, specially when they share details." I inferred
> from his analogy that he felt Word to be beyond reproach and the
> software equivalent of "great music", something that my experience
> tells me it isn't!
> Using Mr Skau's analogy for a moment, Word is more like Ms Spears. It
> does a passable job most of the time but is disposed to occasional
> "tantrums", often when they are least convenient!

Well, especially when Word throws up and you say "Oops, I Did It Again!" :-)

I've been using Word since before Word for Windows, and even I get caught in it's gunky-ness now and again. Word--it is what it is, I've learned to say.
But even WordPerfect (back in the halcyon '80s) had quirks and problems. Nothing like Master Documents (aw, you make me say the "M" word), but it wasn't 100% perfect.

Steve Arrants   steve -at- mbfbioscience -dot- com
MBF Bioscience  (Microbrightfield, Inc.)
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