RE: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7

Subject: RE: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Ben Davies <bdavies -at- imris -dot- com>, Paul Hanson <twer_lists_all -at- hotmail -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 14:23:58 -0400



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ben Davies [mailto:bdavies -at- imris -dot- com]
> Sent: May-07-12 1:52 PM
> To: McLauchlan, Kevin; Paul Hanson; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7
>
> This discussion is disillusioning. Sounds like the biggest issue people
> have with Word 2010 is actually having to learn how it works, and where
> menu items are located. And to me that boils down to being old school
> and resisting change and refusing to learn new things. As a technical
> communicator, learning new things and new software is part of the job,
> is it not??

Well, I don't get 2010 until the next phase of our Win 7-and-Office
roll-out, so I'm stuck at 2007, which I've had since last year (after
the long-awaited upgrade from Word 2003 on XP) and which I'll have
until at least next year. Some people in our office have 2010, as
they were swept up in a later phase of the roll-out.

As I mentioned earlier in the thread, I use Word about
once a month, now. Usually to update an existing Customer
Release Notes document or to tweak an install sheet for
a small interim release of one of our products.

I still have habits from old Word, such as NEVER importing
text from somebody else's document (like a copy of my own
doc that a reviewer has tweaked, say). I run all imported
text through Notepad first, just to be "safe".

For that matter, I do the same in Flare, if there's content
that I need from some Word doc. Overkill, no doubt. But one
less thing to wonder about when stuff goes wrong.

Perhaps 2010 is the holy grail.
However, by then, I think my across-the-aisle buddy,
the new techwriter, and I will be using his new Flare
templates and have pretty much abandoned Word for
authoring. We'll see.

Flare has the ribbon since version 8.0.








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References:
Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7: From: William Sherman
RE: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7: From: Paul Hanson
RE: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: Real World Advantages of Office / Word 2007 and Windows 7: From: Ben Davies

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