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Mike Winiberg wrote:
I only chose Word because its the default word processor for many despite the fact that it is almost entirely unsuited to that task
Since a beginner user can open it up and 'process words' with it, as far as basic editing, without issues, it isn't exactly 'entirely unsuited' to that task. The problem comes into being when they want something formatted differently than an old-fashioned Times New Roman Simple Manuscript, so to speak. At that point they will have to learn styles, and in other packages they would have to learn other approaches.
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But how does the average user, screaming at their screen because all their bulleted lists from some arbitrary point onwards suddenly have a different indent level, or their tables don't line up with their text, make it do this?
I am not negating the problems like this that crop up, but I've never had a bulleted list do what you say (although interrupting a numbered list with paragraph text, and getting bullet numbers correct afterwards is something I've sworn over). At that point the user is forced to learn the 'Word Way'. And they will be able to overcome the problem once they do so. I agree, it sucks, but a master in any profession has to master his tools. If you have a better tool, use it.
Mike Winiberg wrote:
Can you hear yourself?
I believe so. All I am trying to do is point out the side of Word that is overlooked by those who bash it without having taken the time to finish the mastery process. I won't defend the difficulty of some of the problems you will face mastering Word, but at the end of the process you will find that Word is capable of some very powerful feats, and in some cases it is far easier in Word than other packages. Editing indexes is one example. From a brief overview of this page, Word is far easier and more versatile than recent Word Perfect versions (when I tried WP for the task long ago, it was worthless in this regard). I played with Open Office at one time and could not come close to Word's capabilities and ease of use editing entries. Word actually made the editing process almost fun (after figuring it out by reading a page similar to the one I just pointed to).

If you don't need the full power of Word, as several in this thread have indicated, then use something simpler. But bashing Word for its perceived lacks without being aware of its powerful capabilities is unfruitful. Yes, finding those 'power tools' in Word can be difficult, but that is more because there are so many power tools in Word that organizing them clearly has to be a complete pain in the a** for any UI designer.

[End of pointless post, as I am certain you will disagree with my 'entirely unsuited' viewpoint. I would not disagree that some things in Word could be vastly improved, like the way images re-float themselves.]

[No matter what package you use, Have Fun creating and overcoming the challenges you will face!]

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