Re: Word improves numbered list management

Subject: Re: Word improves numbered list management
From: "Stuart Burnfield" <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2016 09:46:40 +0800

As Robert says, the article is not touting new features in Word 2016.
It describes toolbar buttons and context menu options that have been
pretty standard since the Great Code Rewrite of 2007. It seems to be
aimed at people who didn't know that autonumbering was possible or who
tried it once and got stuck and who just need need some encouragement.
('But donât be scared, the multi-level list features are very good
and worth trying out.)

There's no mention of the long history of chronic bugs in Word's list
handling. The implication is that the bugs or all fixed, or else the
author is relatively new to Word and doesn't know about the Great Tech
Writer Exasperation from 1990 Till Recently.

--- Stuart

On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 9:38 AM, John G wrote:
>_ I don't have the latest version of Office, but I am well aware of
>_ problems Word has had with numbered lists over the years (like
since I got_
>_ my pre-release version of Word for Windows in 1990 that came with
a runtime_
>_ version of Windows 3.0)._
>_ So while I can't verify it myself, this sounds promising._
>_ [1]_
>_ I'll be looking for responses from those of you who have this ..._


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