April 13, 2010

Gratuitous Office Observation

I fail to see why people think Word is a better platform than WordPerfect. To me, they're equally irritating.

That is all.

UPDATE: For reasons known only to itself, the spam thingy has decided that I am too suspicious a character to comment on my own post. Go figure.

What I wanted to say was yes, I agree that reveal codes is a good WP feature, and it has certainly helped me often in figuring out what the @#(*$&#( is the matter with the @#(*&#( formatting of the doc on which I'm working.

On the other hand, there is something about the way it displays when clicked on that has the same seizure-inducing effect on me as certain Japanese animated shows are supposed to have on epileptic kids. I can only stand to look at it for a few minutes. And I certainly cannot compose when it is on.

Anyhoo, the debate will be moot soon because the Powers That Be have declared we're going with Word and that's that.

Posted by Robert at April 13, 2010 12:04 PM | TrackBack

There is one feature in WordPerfect that Word doesn't do, and for me, it's a deal-breaker. In WordPerfect, you can reveal and edit the codes that format the text. Word simply does things to your text and makes you figure out how to fix it. In WordPerfect, I can see exactly where I kludged my text and fix it. Other than that, both are over-engineered and exasperating.

Posted by: the gripping hand at April 13, 2010 12:50 PM

I fail to see why people think Word is a better platform than a #2 pencil and a yellow legal pad.

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at April 13, 2010 04:53 PM

Reveal codes, yes!

Posted by: jen at April 14, 2010 08:05 AM

Amen on reveal codes. I bought my own personal copy of WP for work, just so I wouldn't have to deal with Word if at all possible.

Posted by: rbj at April 14, 2010 10:16 AM

Great idea! Love seeing a creative mind work and gain success!!!!!! Hope it continues to grow!


Posted by: German Translation at April 15, 2010 12:53 AM

WordPerfect is the far better product. I love reveal codes. But I also could make a desktop publishing document without needing Publisher.

A user since WP 4.2 and the famous blue screen with white letters.

Posted by: JB in Florida at April 18, 2010 09:24 PM
Post a comment

Remember personal info?