[LINK] Dvorak Says "Scrap MS Word"
rick at praxis.com.au
Thu Aug 26 15:48:15 EST 2004
Ash Nallawalla wrote:
>>From: Rick Welykochy
>>It is pathetic that the most popular word processor cannot
>>even produce a decent plain text document. I am engaged in a
>>constant battle with MS Word users who cannot even open a
>>plain text attachement, let alone write a plain text document.
> Try this:
> Start Word, enter some text, choose File > Save As > Save as Type
> Plain Text >
> Text Encoding Windows Default.
> The result looks very plain text here.
Amazingly, when I did use Word years ago, I had no trouble
doing the same thing as you suggest. Yes it is possible. It
is also possible to train someone to use notepad to produce
a text file. (Sounds silly, doesn't it .. but people do need
training in these things.)
My point is that Word users are dumbed down to the point of not even
being able to do the above. And, no, I do not have the time ot
inclination to repeat the above instructions ad nauseum for time
I wish I could simpy say: Could you please resend that in plain
text? ... and be understood.
Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services
Simply stated, it is sagacious to eschew obfuscation
-- Norman Augustine
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