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 MS Office 2000 is buggy, buggy, buggy
My day today with MS Office 2000:

I'm a programmer and was asked to prepare documentations and a presentation,
something no programmer really likes. Well, I swore and thought, lets just
slap something together quickly with Word and Powerpoint... I was mistaken.

The g**m Word crashed on me five times. Each time, after restarting Word
again, I could not open the file I was working on previously. Word
complained: "File locked by <me>".

After a while, I found out that I actually have to

1) kill the (window-less) process WINWORD.EXE and
2) delete all hidden files starting with '~'

before I could go on and open the file again. Being a programmer, I wrote
myself a tool to do this automatically.

"Ease of use"? Yeah right, I can just see all the secretaries just opening
the taskmanager and killing processes...

Poor, poor, poor quality. Amazing what they get away with.

More issues:
- The graphical component (vector graphics) inside MS Word and Powerpoint is
a Joke. No, really. The behaviour is often illogical and unpredictable. It
also caused two of my five crashes. Scaling groups of objects does not work
properly. And so on. Pure pain - I wish I had Visio installed or some other
*professional* Graphics tool.
- Importing data from Word to powerpoint is error prone, to say the least.
Tables get scr*ed up.

As a bottomline, this will be the last presentation I prepared using MS

 Sun, 24 Jul 2005 19:32:22 GMT   
 MS Office 2000 is buggy, buggy, buggy
On Wednesday 05 February 2003 12:32, tescalon had a brain fart:

*SNIP* for Brevity

I'd recommend OpenOffice or even purchasing StarOffice. Both do an
excellent job for Word Processing and Spreadsheets. The Presentation
program is good as well. It can create HTML slideshows and is an
equal to MS Powerpoint (which, surprise, MS didn't write).

Donovan Hill
Linux: Because you can!
All rise for the Microsoft Anthem: "BAAAA!"
"Michael, I did nothing. I did absolutely nothing and it was
everything that I thought it could be." - Peter, Office Space

 Sun, 24 Jul 2005 19:39:05 GMT   
 MS Office 2000 is buggy, buggy, buggy
While watching the eternal hourglass, tescalon assayed this pronouncement:

Visio is a tool the Microsoft purchased.  Word 2000 doesn't handle
Visio 2000 documents all that well, when you embed them.

Word 2000 is the crappiest product I have ever seen from Microsoft.  It
does just about everything wrong.

Try sneaking in OpenOffice.

Living large and loving Linux!

 Mon, 25 Jul 2005 05:55:54 GMT   
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