[mso] Re: Suggestions needed from Word Perfect converts

  • From: "Greg Chapman" <greg@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <mso@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2003 11:00:10 -0500

I don't know if WP users still have these tools that they prefer but I do
remember that every time I've faced an audience of WP users in that
situation their number one and number two stumbling blocks were Reveal
Codes and Styles.

Styles were easy to teach. Teaching them that they didn't need Reveal
Codes with a true WYSIWYG app was nearly impossible for me to accomplish.
And, of course, their dependence on that feature is very version
dependent. If you're not familiar with Reveal Codes, they're essentially a
carry over from the days when there was no such thing as WYSIWYG on the PC
and they allowed you to look at a block of text, see what font, leading,
kerning, etc., that block of text was set up to use.

Strangely enough, even after WP went to WYSIWYG, they still included this
tool...and lots of people continued to waste time looking at it.<g>

Greg Chapman
"Counting in binary is as easy as 01, 10, 11!
With thinking this clear, is coding really a good idea?"

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mso-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:mso-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Linda F. Johnson
> Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2003 6:12 AM
> To: MSO Freelist Group
> Subject: [mso] Suggestions needed from Word Perfect converts
> Hey gang...I need some input from any of you who converted from Word
> Perfect to Word....
> I have a job Monday teaching Word to a secretarial pool full
> of women who
> have been forced to switch from Word Perfect and are NOT
> happy (does this
> sound like heaven or what? Lol)
> Anyway...if anyone knows of the things that are most
> different and cause
> the most problems when you switch, I would love some advanced
> warning of
> what I am to expect....I know Styles are one thing I have to
> teach them
> and I know macros from Word Perfect cannot be converted, but
> must be made
> anew in Word...but that's about all I know, since I've hardly
> ever even
> seen Word Perfect

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