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I think you have (partly) missed my point: I agree with you entirely, but you and I are knowledgeable, skilled users. Mr Blogs simply trying to stick a picture in the middle of an otherwise plain letter, and who would have done it by physically pasting it onto a typed out letter where he had manually left a gap, is not and never will be. I believe that software should make doing things like that easier for unsophisticated users. It should not be necessary to spend weeks learning the vagaries of Word (or indeed any such package) to be able to make anything other than the most basic use of it.

It takes a lot of training to become a skilled touch-typist, but anyone can nevertheless learn to produce quite sophisticated output with a typewriter without ever learning typing skills. The same is not true of most software packages - they require you to learn many skills before you can do anything at all with them: operating the computer, using a mouse, using a keyboard, starting the application - all before you can even get one letter on the screen. Then you have to know how to operate the printer, how to get the app to send stuff to it. These are things that many people find it hard to do, so mastering the vagaries of Word et al so they can type a letter really is beyond them. My point is that it shouldn't be like this.

Don't get me wrong, I don't have any (or even some) of the answers to this, but I can't help feeling that somewhere along the line we have lost our way...
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