Re: Word: a professional tool? (was: Installing Winword 7 and 8)

Subject: Re: Word: a professional tool? (was: Installing Winword 7 and 8)
From: "Wing, Michael J" <mjwing -at- INGR -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 1998 11:56:12 -0500

I don't think she did confuse the two. This subject has been debated to
death. However, we still have people who are forced to use a word processor
that is not of their choice. They seem to like to vent their frustrations
in this group with broad statements like, "Word is not a real word
processor". These comments are ignorant at best and meant to incite at
worst.

I view the products (Word and Frame as well as FrontPage) as separate tools.
I use Word to do on-line help, proposals, white papers, and so forth. I've
not done one of those back-breaking, tree killing, paper documents in more
than four years. When I did, I used Frame. I no longer produce written
documents, therefore, I have no use for Frame. In fact, because I'm doing
mostly ASP and DHTML, I use NotePad more than any of the other packages.

Why must we pledge allegiance to one and only one text/word/desktop
publishing tool? We really are allowed to be competent in more than one
package. Trust me, I speak the truth. This is not a Nike vs. Adidas war
where we receive endorsement contarcts subject to legal action if we are
caught using the other package.

When I was an Electronic technician, I used an oscilliscope to measure AC
signals and a spectrum analyzer to view frequency response in the circuitry.
I did not abandon the oscilliscope and proclaim anyone "non-professional"
who did because I also used a spectrum analyzer.

Mike

> Elna Tymes wrote:
>
> "Word is still by far the most popular word processor out
> there."
>
> Don't confuse "popular" with best. Look at today's most popular singers
> then, go figure!
>
> Jon Beckton
>
> jbeckton -at- debeers -dot- co -dot- za
> Tel +27 11 374 6596
>

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