The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #67222   Message #1127161
Posted By: clueless don
01-Mar-04 - 03:28 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Alternatives to Office and Word
Subject: RE: Tech: Alternatives to Office and Word
Thanks, JohnInKansas, for your additional comments. I didn't understand everything, but that's my fault.

I don't have a live example to hand, but a situation that seems to crop up a lot is that I have a document that was created by someone else, and there are a number of indented sections (are these "paragraphs" in Word talk? I'm talking about one or more sentences without "hard returns", to use WordPerfect language), and one of the sections is indented differently than the others. "Why is it doing that?", I ask. Highlight the offending section and change the tab/indent? Doesn't seem to work. Indent settings seem to come and go (as you scroll down through the document) like will o' the wisps.

I had a case recently where the "automatic numbering" feature had apparently been used (once again, a document created by someone else), and one of the numbers was in italic. How to make it non-italic? You can't select it! Bah!

I'm not really trying to turn this thread into a Word help session for me, but rather am trying to convey why people (such as myself) hate Word!