Re: RE: Word 2007 cross-references

Subject: Re: RE: Word 2007 cross-references
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 11:24:51 -0700

One of the people at Microsoft said something along those lines to me
years ago when I was writing for computer magazines, something like
their goal was to have Office apps do 80% of the things 80% of people
need. Hence the wide but somewhat shallow feature set.

On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 10:51 AM, Dan Goldstein
<DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com> wrote:
> MS Word 2007 Help at
> http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HA103387981033.aspx,
> describes the switches in detail.
>
> IANAL, but I suppose the phrase, "there is little need to insert fields manually," is technically correct. Most people never need these switches; I've only heard them mentioned among tech writers.
>
> MS Word is a sad hybrid of multi-level capabilities for disparate users. Or as Gene pointed out on this thread, "As with most jack-of-all-trades attempts, the result is something that is master of none." ...
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References:
Word 2007 cross-references: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: Word 2007 cross-references: From: Combs, Richard
Re: Word 2007 cross-references: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: Word 2007 cross-references: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: Word 2007 cross-references: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: Word 2007 cross-references: From: Jessica Weissman
Re: RE: Word 2007 cross-references: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: RE: Word 2007 cross-references: From: Jessica Weissman
Re: RE: Word 2007 cross-references: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: RE: Word 2007 cross-references: From: Dan Goldstein

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