One of the great things about having a blog is that it's a wonderful outlet for frustration and rage. The downside, of course, is that it's public and probably pretty permanent. But right this minute, I am too angry to care, so here is my
Rant against MS Word
Only Microsoft could create a bloatware beast that would arbitrarily decide that every footnote above 16 should be renumbered beginning
No! Not at 1!
And nothing you can do can make it change!
If you delete the nasty little 6
THE FOOTNOTE DISAPPEARS!!!!
If you try to cut and paste the footnote text,
It thwarts you!
It wants to reformat the indented quote
either to reach across the page or else,
The evil software insists that the entire paper must be indented 2 inches!
and then, you still haven't controlled for the single spaced lines.
ARRRRGH! I HATE MICROSOFT WORD!
And here are some other people who hate it:
Why I Hate Microsoft Word includes a good deal of profanity and some very clever screenshots with inserted text. If you, too, hate the damned paperclip, you will love this site.
MS Word: Living with the Beast John G. Faughnan decides to try to light a candle rather than curse the darkness, and offers a number of work-arounds, none of which helped me, but hey, maybe you live in a different MS Hell.
Paul Sloane who calls it fascist software. Right on, Paul!
Lovely rant about MS Word from Brit, Ian Hocking, a novelist at his blog, This Writing Life After his list of things he hates about Word, Ian lists:
Here's what I like about it:
1. Nothing! Haven't you been listening? Grrr!
And a kiss-and-tell by Chris Pratley, former MS programmer, on what it's like to Drink the MS Kool-Aid.
T Campbell rants and attracts an enthusiastic bunch of commenters who hate Word just as much.