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    Default Bitching about Microsoft Word

    I've just GOT to biatch about the stupidest, DUMBEST computer program that has EVER been created by man ... the effing Microsoft Word program!


    It's STUPID!


    I mean stark, raving stupid!


    I was just now typing an email and typed in the word "assimilable", which is a legit and long...established (pardon me, but my effing dash key frizzed on me, so now I can't type in any dashes, nor underlines ... so for an editor/writer like me, this sucks, big time) word and guess what the stupid MS Word did?


    It put those red, wavy lines under the word and suggested an alternate word: "assailable". Really? Are you THAT FVCKING STUPID, Word?


    *sigh*


    Maybe Bill Gates ought to spend less money on vaccines in killing people and a bit more money on Word to bone up its word repertoire, eh?


    /rant.

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    Default Re: Bitching about Microsoft Word

    Regain your perspective, Dear Friend...
    Clear your thoughts then bring to mind your purpose, and that achieving it requires flexibility around these small things.

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    Default Re: Bitching about Microsoft Word

    Computers were supposed to "make things easier",
    but we are all coming to realize that they are simply another "element of control".

    A life free of computers must be peaceful indeed!

    (my computer has an annoying virus that deletes webform text).

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    It works great when you turn all that auto-check and auto-correct crap off.
    When you are one step ahead of the crowd, you are a genius.
    Two steps ahead, and you are deemed a crackpot.

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    Default Re: Bitching about Microsoft Word

    I notice that as I age, Freudian slips occur more and more often -- because of that, I am somewhat grateful for Spellcheck.
    That's about it, though.

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    Default Re: Bitching about Microsoft Word

    Try this, next time you see a red squiggly, and another word totally unrelated, right click on the word. You have the option to ignore it, or add the new word to the dictionary.

    You just need to learn about a dozen more little tricks like this and Word will become more tolerable. I just went to install Office on a new computer installed the whole set of features for the first time (as usually I don't to save every resource) then it said it has to go online to verify (after I put in the key?) and tells me I have installed the program too many times... (i.e. give us some more money) F U Microsoft and Bill Gates!

    I wonder if when they see you entire the whole suite if it sets a flag... reinstalling an older version. I prefer the oldest version that does the job... as a general rule, and never upgrade if it is working fine. manually control all your upgrades...
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    Default Re: Bitching about Microsoft Word

    Perhaps you are looking at computing, and computer software from an anthropomorphic angle here, they are only machines-the programmers
    who put MS Word together used a language, a Boolean logic based IF/THEN series of statements; there is no 'AI' in MS word, it is without guile,
    your mind is infinitely more complex than your PC, your use of language infinitely more subtle, and skilled. C'mon give it a break, it is a tool, a few million'lines
    of instruction code that brings the functionality to you. Like all tools, they can be employed for good and evil purposes, but the technology itself
    is entirely neutral. Being an IT person has given me an interesting vantage point-I love the technology-I don't love the way it used by certain groups.

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    Default Re: Bitching about Microsoft Word

    Just turn off automatic corrections and you're done. While I kinda share your feelings towards MS Word & the rest (especially after they've introduced that cursed icon strip, which, while making sense on one level, means I had to start learning the interface from scratch after some 25 years of near expertise), I can assure you that most of the open source alternatives are quite a bit worse ...

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    Possible answer #1: OK, I admit it. I sneaked into your house, fired up your computer, and put dozens of misspelled words in your dictionary - and removed a few hundred legitimate words. :~) (well, sometimes it does seem that someone has done that to me)

    Possible answer #2: What Sigma6 said. Teach your dictionary a thing or two.

    Possible answer #4: Scrap MS Word, and download the free, open source, office suite called "Libre Office." It ain't perfect, but you'll no longer need to yell at Billybob Gates. (He can't hear you anyway: he's either meeting with his broker to buy a few million more shares of Monsanto or he's in Africa, jabbing kids with a mercury concoction.)

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    Default Re: Bitching about Microsoft Word

    Quote Posted by Dennis Leahy (here)
    It ain't perfect, but you'll no longer need to yell at Billybob Gates. (He can't hear you anyway: he's either meeting with his broker to buy a few million more shares of Monsanto or he's in Africa, jabbing kids with a mercury concoction.) Dennis
    Or he is in Warren Buffet's bathtub playing with his rubber duckies.
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    Default Re: Bitching about Microsoft Word

    Three words. Libre Office .com

    Dennis saved my books I was writing with Libre. Before that, to work on them from year to year, I had to always upgrade for a price. Libre does what word does, and it's for a $5.00 or more donation or "not."(I gave the 7.00 I had in savings) after I saw how the program worked and was so grateful. I had my books and chapters scattered from Word XP to Office 2011 or as most authors know, as they came in until pulling them together.

    Libre has freed me from Bill Gates and it's international and encrypted while using the same tools MS used after patent expiration plus a few great auto saves when you might forget. Great programs deserve the spreading of the word, that we don't have to buy, buy buy MS expansions when you can Libre for free wordwide. It does it all. I have to thank Dennis for this. in this post also. It's been great being free from supporting such an elite monster slickster, under the guise of good.

    Freed my conscious spiritually also.
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    It was good up until they hooked up with google after the 2007 program. They've been w/NSA since then and ads galore. I barely go to my yahoo now to pick up mail, because they too went with Gates and Google and now they have access to my activist sites, with every click allowing them peepage at composes/responses. You know I've gotten used to just using my security search on AVG directly to the sites, after writing them down from my e-mail to respond or sign petitions, then dumping the whole lot of 'em. Must drive them bananas(I hope) trying to follow me and meeting hundreds of brick walls along the way, like a maze.

    Poor junkmail porno ad ops, sorry this married God loving woman, just ain't falling for the hype nor the set ups which to me, in my own humble opinion, border on a over boredom of sexual couples, who watch or inquire seeking help in their marriage, because of oversexhyped ads and provocative music videos. Programs of all sorts to be sorted through, or "just dumped." Don't care about the latest twerk, idol tweet, or Mylie hump on stage. (and on that note)

    "Any Grandparents here?"
    WE can make a big difference by shaping the confused minds of our trees in our families, and really be there for them. Find their desire for good, and help them achieve it, if it's better for their world's future. So much love and talent needs to be nurtured.
    Grandparents can play a crucial role in their grandchildren's future, but really telling them the truth and preparing them to pick up the same cross for changing the world to their idea of a better world, because it's quite obvious, some rich Grandparents did not, otherwise they would not have programmed the youth to be so immoralistically materialistic at the expense of their chickens coming home to roost, when they are gone. Either way, it's a new year coming in and perhaps the Grandparents should put a bug in their grandchildren's ear, about the real duty to the world by Christ's own words, is to love your neighbor as your self, and open your heart and mind to something greater than your material self, and balance the dream with the solutions of the reality. As the old folks say: "The seed doesn't fall far from the tree," and those trees better wake up to what the grandchildren will be doing and at what age. That's not to say that they should impose their disciplinarian family value laws on everybody else, just saying they need to get their own family values in order first, before advising others or putting laws in place for the "justice system" to foul up their lives over simple moralistic duty as a parent to not raise their boys to be useless "criminalistics domestic violence heathens" programmed by masochistic macho jerks for profit, and young ladies to women, instead of pole swinging strumpets with no jobs and plenty of children taken by the same system. I've seen the young mother's eyes, when their parents who've watched them and given them everything, now are faced with an insatiated teen who's beyond curious to experiment, and wound up pregnant, on to have the grandparents have to assume the responsible role.
    They are so hurt, and they too are not "aware" of the programming on all sides, including the material wealth idol of the churches in gold.
    Even the Pope, doesn't want to sleep among the cesspool of blood wealth and child pornography confessionals, lining the walls. He spends as much time out, as in.

    A real soul of the creator would not be able to sleep nites, knowing there are so many homeless and hungry around the world in the streets or in tents.
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    Default Re: Bitching about Microsoft Word

    How ever at the same token microsoft sucks and thats it aye.. hahahaha I have the same issue and it is frustrating..

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    Default Re: Bitching about Microsoft Word

    Word got too complex for me way back
    AND it seems virtually impossible to buy a lap top that is not pre loaded with windows.
    I use Linux operating system and their word processor works fine "Libre"
    I have never had a "bad day" with Linux though some wireless printers will not work with it.
    A load of good free software--no need to defrag--virus? Whats that?
    Ive had it four years now and not one problem--as fast as ever, no maintenance software needed.

    Investigate for yourselves.

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    Default Re: Bitching about Microsoft Word

    Quote Posted by Mozart (here)
    I've just GOT to biatch about the stupidest, DUMBEST computer program that has EVER been created by man ... the effing Microsoft Word program!


    It's STUPID!


    I mean stark, raving stupid!


    I was just now typing an email and typed in the word "assimilable", which is a legit and long...established (pardon me, but my effing dash key frizzed on me, so now I can't type in any dashes, nor underlines ... so for an editor/writer like me, this sucks, big time) word and guess what the stupid MS Word did?


    It put those red, wavy lines under the word and suggested an alternate word: "assailable". Really? Are you THAT FVCKING STUPID, Word?


    *sigh*


    Maybe Bill Gates ought to spend less money on vaccines in killing people and a bit more money on Word to bone up its word repertoire, eh?


    /rant.
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    Default Re: Bitching about Microsoft Word

    I use Open Office, while not 100% perfect, in some ways "Writer" is superior to Word, especially because it is free!

    I actually was able to dissect the HSQL database in Open office's, "Base", upgrade it (the database engine) to v1.8, built a database from scratch, used open Office's "Writer" to program controls into for forms (had to learn open Office "Basic" -- unfortunately the hardest programming language to learn from my perspective, but it will accept Java and Python scripting as well), and managed to create a very full featured and complex job scheduling system for multiple simultaneous users for one of my departments at work.

    I don't recommend anyone try to do this -- it was quite a project, but it goes to show what can be done with free software, particularly the Open Office Suite. Libre Office that Dennis recommends I believe is built off the same source code as Open Office.
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    Default Re: Bitching about Microsoft Word

    The folks at "Open Office" (last time I checked) suspended work on the (open source) code. A new group of people (or maybe it's some of the same group of people, just wearing different hats) took up the task of further debugging and adding enhancements to the code base...and released it as "Libre Office."

    So, "Open Office" and "Libre Office" are basically the same thing, only "Libre Office" is updated (and continues to be updated.)

    Dennis

    {edit} Nope, I'm wrong. (https://blogs.apache.org/OOo/entry/a...ation_and_then) Open Office is still being updated. I must have checked-in just at the time when Oracle (the "owners" of the open-source code - now there's an oxymoron) announced the party was over. Maybe I just misunderstood.

    Anyway, perhaps there is a good reason to look at both "Open Office" and "Libre Office", and see which one you like better. I noticed a recent (July 2013) comment on the page that I just linked to, where a user said:

    Quote Thanks so much! I've been using OpenOffice, LibreOffice, Kingsoft Office, and Google Docs for a while now, but I keep OpenOffice as my main suite because it's more stable than LibreOffice. As a computer technician I recommend it to all my clients over purchasing Microsoft Office, which I am proud to say I've never purchased. I have been waiting for OpenOffice to offer better support for opening DOCX files, though, especially tables and clip art from Microsoft, so I'm excited to see what version 4 has to offer. Thanks! Ezra
    Posted by Ezra Shapiro on July 28, 2013 at 10:33 AM UTC
    I thought that comment was worthy of repeating here, because the guy has used both suites and prefers Open Office. You may or may not hit the same feature(s) that caused him to have that opinion. I had problems with stability in Open Office, and found Libre Office in a search for help. So, your mileage may vary, but both suites are worthy contenders.

    Dennis
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    Default Re: Bitching about Microsoft Word

    I downloaded open-source LibreOffice and haven't used MS programs since. Their programs substitute seamlessly with Word, Excel, etc., so that if I create a database or document and email it to someone, they have no problem opening it. It's free, and works great.
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