Further reasons I dislike Word

I am determined to meet my release date goal — though I’m realistic enough to know that I could end up as much as a day or even a week off.

Why?

Microsoft Word 2010.

I’ve used Word in the past, and hated it.  I hated it most when I could save a file in it, come back to the same machine and install and open the file that machine and install had created and the file opened … but things weren’t as I’d saved them (formatting and such were lost), but I could open the same file in something else — Star Office being a preference at the time — and most of the previous formatting was there.  I didn’t use Word for ages.  Back then it was Word ’97 and 2000, if I recall correctly.

Now I use Word at work.  And I’ve been typing my stories in it when I can’t use iWork‘s Pages instead.  Yesterday it decided to be quite cruel.  I went to open Love or Lust to do that days editing … and the file self-destructed.  1.2Mb suddenly was 128kb.  And the last backup of my changes was 2 days prior!  Ugh.

never have had a problem like this with WordPerfect, Lotus Works, Star Office, LibreOffice, Open Office, AbiWord, Pages, Claris Works, and easily a dozen others whose names I’ve long since forgotten.  Only Microsoft could mange to, in over a decade of development, make a problem worse rather than better (if less frequent).

I’m not happy.  I’m glad I do not have to pay money to use this garbage.  I will be trying to work double time to make up for the set back and then do so beyond to give myself headway in case something else goes wrong.

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