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When Dad put Microsoft Office back on my computer (after the slash and burn of last weekend), I didn't realize that he used the Microsoft Office Small Business 2007 version. I hadn't used it before now, and now I want to rip my hair out.

I am notorious for not liking upgrades of software that I am used to using. Despite the fact that I have Vista Home (Basic), to look at my computer you would think I was running '98 (I've done this since I was forcibly "upgraded" to XP). I was perfectly happy with the version of Office (I think it's 2003...) that I was running before the slash and burn.

I do not have the energy to completely relearn my goddamned word processor. I want to be able to type. In Times New Roman 12 pt font. No extra lines between paragraphs, no cutesy bouncing icons telling me that I have typos, no having to search for five minutes to figure out how to change some of these things and not being able to figure out how to change others.

Call me a troglodyte. Call me low-tech. Call me anti-Mac (because we all know that everyone wants to look like the fucking Mac interface). I just want my old programs back.

(And to not have to replace my hard drive [almost certainly] or my entire computer [distinct possibility]. Do Not Want.)

5/4/09 20:30 (UTC)
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Weird thing is: Mac Office 2008 looks more like Office XP than Word Office 2007. :) It's another reason I decided to try a Mac since all the laptops I was looking at were jamming Vista and Office 2007 down my throat. Good luck! Also -- all the old shortcuts still work, so try some Cntrl + D for changing the font (if you haven't already done that).

5/4/09 20:32 (UTC)
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Yeah, I'm relying pretty heavily on the fact that I've always used keyboard shortcuts, since I can't find things. I'm sure I'll get used to it pretty quickly, but it's fun to bitch about it until then. :P

Oh! My dad tells me that your mum told him that you've chosen which grad school you're going to (and he told me which one, but I dunno if you want that on public display). Did I miss something, or is this just parentals gossiping?

5/4/09 20:58 (UTC)
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Argh! I did this a while ago, and I was dragged kicking and screaming. All I can say is that once you figure it out, it's not too bad and does at least one thing better. If you're stuck with it, there is a word processor at the end of the tunnel.

5/4/09 21:03 (UTC)
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I know I'm supposed to be all new=cool, because I am the computer generation (literally: my dad bought out first home PC right around when I was born), but I liked my old stuff.

And I'm about halfway done with my [ profile] fandom_grammar thing--which I've been procrastinating on for ages--because bitching about the program is keeping me focused. We'll see how long that lasts. :P

6/4/09 15:19 (UTC)
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I've ALMOST decided. It'll be posted as soon as I have. I mean I've really made up my mind I just wanna hear about any more money.

6/4/09 01:10 (UTC)
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Maybe install OpenOffice for the nonce? Not quiiiite MSOffice, but pretty darn close.

6/4/09 01:10 (UTC)
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Whoops, this was supposed to be a top-level reply.

6/4/09 01:26 (UTC)
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You know me and open source programs. Remember how long it took me to switch from Netscape to Firefox?

5/4/09 23:20 (UTC)
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That sounds a lot like me. And I was pissed off beyond compare with MS7 that they had on our computers at school.

6/4/09 15:29 (UTC)
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Dude, even people that like Vista can't stand the new Office. It's ridiculous.

6/4/09 15:30 (UTC)
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"It" here being the program, not your dislike of it. It's so counterintuitive.


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