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Thread #67222   Message #1124424
Posted By: clueless don
26-Feb-04 - 12:12 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Alternatives to Office and Word
Subject: RE: Tech: Alternatives to Office and Word
Stilly River Sage,

Your 24 Feb 04 - 10:47 AM posting has me intrigued. What are the "little double arrows over the down arrow symbols on your toolbar"? I realize that the Word toolbar may be customized, so perhaps yours has a feature that mine does not. Or do you mean the "screen up/screen down" bar along the right side of the page?

The ΒΆ paragraph symbol will reveal, in my experience, spaces, hard returns, tabs, and such like, but it does not "reveal codes" in the same sense as WordPerfect. I have never found a way to answer the question "why is it doing that??" for a Word document (e.g. a particular line or paragraph is indented differently than the paragraphs before and after it.) This problem occurs most often when I am working with documents created by someone else.

I use Word at work because I have to. I would much, much, MUCH rather use WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS. Sometimes the only way I can get what I want is to create the document in WP 5.1 for DOS and then convert it to Word. The problems with WP 5.1 for DOS include that others don't use it, that it is difficult to incorporate graphics, and that it is hard (impossible?) to obtain printer drivers for modern printers.