Re: Word 97 and 95

Subject: Re: Word 97 and 95
From: "Margaret L. FalerSweany" <mfsweany -at- MTU -dot- EDU>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 16:38:47 -0500

I upgraded and love the new Word. It's much more powerful
with great features in tables, mail merge, and
indexing/cross referencing. I've not had any major
problems except with import graphics, but for a graphics
heavy doc, I go to Frame or PageMaker (depending on my

I do have one "caveat." A colleague told me to get Word 97
Annoyances (Woody Leonhard, Lee Hudspeth & T. J. Lee,
O'Reilly Press). I didn't believe her at first, but
figuring out how to get around some design changes was
driving me crazy. The folks in Redmond dumped some nice
features and added a couple of really dumb ones that kept
getting in my way. Finally, I purchased and applied a lot
of what the authors say to modify Word into a production
package. It has been worth taking a couple of hours to set
up menus, tool bars, and even some items of Windows 95 to
fit the way I work rather than the way Microsoft thinks I
work. The changes were simple and make using Word 97 much
more useful.

Margaret FalerSweany
Rhetoric & Technical Communication
Humanities, WAHC 319
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI 49931
mfsweany -at- mtu -dot- edu

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