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Subject:Re: OT? Ode to Word From:"Backer, Corinne" <CBacker -at- GLHEC -dot- ORG> Date:Fri, 4 Jun 1999 15:10:23 -0500
Perhaps it's just me, but Mike's comment seems very rude and completely
unnecessary. Could we try to maintain some level of civility and
professionalism on this exchange? I know it would make me much more
comfortable when conversing with my colleagues if they made an effort to
display common human kindness.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Starr, Mike (MED)
> Sent: Friday, June 04, 1999 3:07 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: OT? Ode to Word
> Hi, Jacque
> It appears to me then that your client selected the wrong consultant.
> Someone who knew the tool could have made it jump through hoops just as
> easily as you claim to be able to do with Pagemaker or Quark.
> You wrote:
> Date: Thu, 3 Jun 1999 19:45:36 -0700
> From: Jacque Foreman <foremangraphics -at- JUNO -dot- COM>
> Subject: OT? Ode to Word
> Hi All -
> I have just finished a document for a client who had to have it done in
> Word so he could modify it at his office. It took approximately 20 hours
> to do what would have taken at most 1-1/2 hour if I had created it in
> either PageMaker or Quark.
> I wish I could write a humorous story, but, alas my mind doesn't seem to
> work that way. So instead I am sharing this cathartic poem that was
> wrought out of frustration. If you like it, I also write rhyming speaker
> introductions. --Enjoy!
> Ode to Word
> Doing things in Word is easy they say
> But after working with it, I don't see it that way.
> Someone has decided just how things should look
> After searching and searching, there's no clue in the book.
> I finally, after hours, get things just where I want
> And when I look back, where it was, it is not.
> I look around, and as I'm beginning to rage,
> I find the copy -- Word made a new page.
> I didn't ask it to alter my copy or think
> But the wizard did this without even a wink.
> So I look in the book and follow directions
> To keep Word from making unwanted corrections.
> But nothing does work as the book says it will.
> The frames and their copy won't seem to stay still.
> They jump around for no rhyme and no reason;
> Try as I might there is no way to freeze'em.
> But I, who can make PageMaker and Quark jump through hoops
> Find Word undecipherable and made up of loops
> That allow copy in frames to jump all over the place
> And move in a flash into undesigned space.
> So it is thus that much of my time is wasted
> On documents where parts don't stay pasted
> In this program I find to be so absurd;
> Known to all as Microsoft Word.
> Jacque, Foreman Graphics - c1999
> Jacque - Graphic Designer / Typesetter - Excellence by Design
> since 1972 - Pen & Ink Renderings of homes & Bldgs. & portraits from
> photos, Brochures, Ads, Flyers, Packaging, Business Forms, Manuscripts,
> etc. - Amway Dealer - email: foremangraphics -at- juno -dot- com
> Rendering Samples: http://www.abacus-es.com/foreman
> Mike Starr
> Global Educational Solutions
> Telephoine: 414 574-8964
> Fax: 414 574-8615
> Email: Michael -dot- Starr -at- med -dot- ge -dot- com
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