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Old Jan 27th, 2011, 12:03 PM   #71
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But those will all be sorted out, whichever ones still exist on updates------just as i get bugs on my iPhone and get updates to fix it.

I wish all software were perfect out of the box but I havent ever found it so
But there is perfect and then there is usable. Word 11 is barely usable. I'm running a more than adequate MBP and it does nothing more than beachball 60% of the time.
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Old Feb 2nd, 2011, 11:54 AM   #72
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Here's another fun one:

With language set to English (Can), type "southeastern" (correct per Canadian Oxford).

Word will underline it as incorrect. Suggested fix: "south-eastern"

Accept the suggestion.

"South-eastern" is now underlined in green-for-grammar. Suggested fix: "southeastern."

More proof that the proofing tools are crap. Hardly news, but I pity the fool that actually trusts this junk.
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Old Feb 2nd, 2011, 12:01 PM   #73
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Yeah sorry. Opps. Try Command + H then. I have only had my mac for 6 months, still getting used to the Command button.
No, command+H is Hide the current application, system-wide in all applications.

In previous versions of Word, command-Shift-H brought up what is now the "Advanced Find and Replace" dialog. Now it brings up the "new and half-baked" F&R interface. "Advanced" is only available through a menu (Edit > Find > Advanced) and doesn't have all the functionality it had a decade ago.

In short, it's broken.
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The continuing saga...

1/ After a crash, Word 2011 sends a crash report to Microsoft and then will open your file in autorecover mode. Surprise, surprise, you've lost a whole bunch of work. But wait! Go to File-->Recent and open the file you were working on (the one without "autorecover" in the filename). You may well discover that it is, oddly, the newer document. Does that seem logical to you?

2/ Hyperlinks. OMFG this is driving me nuts. Apparently there is no way to universally disable Hyperlinks. I've gone to the only two places where Hyperlinks are mentioned in preferences... AutoText and Spelling & Grammar. In both places Hyperlinks are disabled. Ah, but Word apparently doesn't really care what your preferences are... the links are still "live".

Okay, so I'll do this the tedious way... right click on each hyperlink and choose "remove hyperli.... whaaaa? You *can't* remove the hyperlink with a right click? You *must* choose "Edit Hyperlink" and then click "Remove Link" in the window that opens? How unproductively stupid is that?

So a quick Google search turned up a solution that is an all-or-nothing method: Select All, then Command-6 - this removes all hyperlinks in the document. Didn't find it on a Microsoft Forum, nor in Word Help, but some writer's blog. The original hint was for Windows (CTRL instead of Command).

I'm hating this program more every single day that I'm forced to use it...
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Old Feb 21st, 2011, 02:30 AM   #75
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The continuing saga...

1/ After a crash, Word 2011 sends a crash report to Microsoft and then will open your file in autorecover mode. Surprise, surprise, you've lost a whole bunch of work. But wait! Go to File-->Recent and open the file you were working on (the one without "autorecover" in the filename). You may well discover that it is, oddly, the newer document. Does that seem logical to you?

2/ Hyperlinks. OMFG this is driving me nuts. Apparently there is no way to universally disable Hyperlinks. I've gone to the only two places where Hyperlinks are mentioned in preferences... AutoText and Spelling & Grammar. In both places Hyperlinks are disabled. Ah, but Word apparently doesn't really care what your preferences are... the links are still "live".

Okay, so I'll do this the tedious way... right click on each hyperlink and choose "remove hyperli.... whaaaa? You *can't* remove the hyperlink with a right click? You *must* choose "Edit Hyperlink" and then click "Remove Link" in the window that opens? How unproductively stupid is that?

So a quick Google search turned up a solution that is an all-or-nothing method: Select All, then Command-6 - this removes all hyperlinks in the document. Didn't find it on a Microsoft Forum, nor in Word Help, but some writer's blog. The original hint was for Windows (CTRL instead of Command).

I'm hating this program more every single day that I'm forced to use it...
So…uh…if you hate it so much, why are you using it? I'm sure Pages can do whatever you need, and then just save your work as a Word document if you need to share it with someone else.
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The continuing saga...
...Select All[/B], then Command-6 - this removes all hyperlinks in the document. Didn't find it on a Microsoft Forum, nor in Word Help, but some writer's blog. The original hint was for Windows (CTRL instead of Command).

I'm hating this program more every single day that I'm forced to use it...
Thanks for this info about how to remove those &%#@ hyperlinks.

I have stayed with Word 2008, thanks in no small part due to your earlier warnings, Cuba Mark.
I will be trying out this method for removing hyperlinks in same. But not tonight, I'll wait till I am steeled for dealing with Micr$oft...
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So…uh…if you hate it so much, why are you using it? I'm sure Pages can do whatever you need, and then just save your work as a Word document if you need to share it with someone else.
Because I have no choice. I'm collaborating with other authors, doing proofreading, copyediting, etc. They use Word, the publisher only accepts in Word, and some of our documents are somewhat complex (in excess of 300 pages, multiple sections, running odd/even headers and footers, ginormous amount of footnotes / endnotes, etc.).

For anything I do for myself, I work in Pages. But it's difficult to escape the MS Office ecosystem when you have to play nice with others and at least attempt to maintain some kind of file compatibility.

For a deeper explanation, go back and read this thread from the beginning.

And while I'm here - another annoyance. Word has no idea what "Paste and Match Formatting" means. Just attempted to do so in the middle of a paragraph. It gave me 16-point bold text, when the surrounding text is 12-point normal. Typical.
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Thanks for this info about how to remove those &%#@ hyperlinks.
This really baffles me. Maybe it's because I'm so used to Pages (and iWeb) having that little checkbox that disables all hyperlinks in the document (brilliant idea, that toggle switch).

But why on earth they didn't make "Remove Hyperlink" part of the contextual menu.... boggles the mind, and reinforces the belief of many that those who code MS Word don't actually use the damn thing.
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I love that paste and match style command. There is certainly a learning curve with Pages after many years of AppleWorks, but man is it worth it. Sorry to hear you must continue to work with that Word schlock.
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And while I'm here - another annoyance. Word has no idea what "Paste and Match Formatting" means. Just attempted to do so in the middle of a paragraph. It gave me 16-point bold text, when the surrounding text is 12-point normal. Typical.
It doesn't work exactly the same way as Pages, but it's a lot better in this version of Word. Plus there's a keyboard shortcut that (if I remember correctly) is the same as the one in Pages.
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