WORD WOES


Have been transitioning from Microsoft Word 2000 to Word 2010.

My conclusions at this point:

  • Word 2000 is much easier to use – fewer keystrokes than Word 2010 to accomplish the same thing.
  • Word 2000 is sophisticated enough for my purposes.
  • I will continue working in Word 2000.  I will only use Word 2010 either to open .docx documents, which Word 2000 cannot read, or to create them if someone needs them (although newer versions of Word open and read .doc documents from older Word versions).

Thus, the upgrade was only to gain the ability to read .docx documents (school documents such as homework, and so forth).  In other words, a shameful waste of money.  It would have been nice of Microsoft to develop a module for older Word versions that translate the .docx format to older ones.  (I know, dream on…)

Next step is a comparison of Excel 2000 to Excel 2010, and Power Point 2000 to Power Point 2010.  I have a sneaking suspicion that my conclusions will be much the same.

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About Michael J. Kubat

I'm a grumpy Czech-born clinical social worker who is vitally interested in the survival in the United States as a viable democracy and a beacon of hope for the rest of the world.
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