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Journal of No. 118

December 11th, 2003



NNNgahhh! I just spent fifteen minutes correcting some stupid formatting in Word. First, a mysterious blank page 0 appeared in my report between the Table of Contents and the first page of the report. It wasn't there before, but now it was. And it wouldna go awae!
There was a page break on page 0, but when I would delete it, the formatted headers and footers totally disappeared throughout the rest of the document.
I finally got rid of the blank page, but now the report started on page 0. Surely it must be a simple thing to reformat the page numbers?
It would be simple if only you lived on planet Microsoft, a strange Bizarro-world where the format page number command is found within the insert page number command.
I swear I'm gonna take that perky little paper-clip guy and twist him into a pretzel.
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Date:December 11th, 2003 02:37 pm (UTC)
I remember the good old days of WordPerfect when you could switch on Codes and see exactly what the document was being told to do so you could edit the commands directly.

Yeah, I've wrestled with my share of "WTF? Why is it doing that?!?" experiences with Word. Condolences.
Date:December 12th, 2003 02:50 am (UTC)


Microsoft is terrible. They make crap, and only crap.

But everyone buys their crap anyways.

Proof positive that quality is meaningless in the 21st Century.
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Date:December 12th, 2003 10:42 am (UTC)

Re: Yup

Not that you're bitter.
Date:December 12th, 2003 01:22 pm (UTC)


"Cynics are just idealists confronted with reality."
-- Me

Journal of No. 118