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it's like when they change the layout of the supermarket so it takes ages to do the shopping.
y'know the one that never got anymore intuitive and still causes all kinds of bother with it's .docx files
i've skipped straight to 2010 from 2003.
i'm sure there is additional functionality that is amazing, but at the moment i feel a bit lost
but I find 2010 more useable in the long run than 2003. Although I still keep forgetting to save as .doc or .xls so the rest of the world can open my files.
That's about the best you can say for it.
and the councils security restrictions prevent us from installing the compatibility patch so the public can't open their work and I get the blame (when it's quite clearly microsoft's fault for trying to fix something that wasn't broken)
I'm just saying that at least it's an open XML format.
For the record, you can import such files into Google Documents and view them there.
OpenOffice handles them now, too. No use if he can't install it @ work, but useful for anyone else.
.docx is an abomination.
Deliberately introduced to do a similar thing to what IE was doing in the early 2000s. Might as well be a proprietary format judging by the difficulty other companies have in offering compatibility with. OpenOffice has now managed it. But there was no need for this problem to arise. There was already an ISO approved international document format, but Microsoft got into a hissy fit when they didn't get to call the shots, so they created their own .docx etc formats and used their considerable financial clout to fast track this through the ISO approval procedures.
It's all very snide.
And you pointed that out in your previous post.
Because I'm still fucked most of the time on 2007. I wouldn't mind but some cretin at Microsoft decided NOT to include some kind of 2003 -> 2007 transition help documentation where you specifically say, "How do I do this in 2007 because I know how to do it in 2003 and you've fucking hidden it, haven't you?"
you can go into Excel 2003 do your thing and then it replicates it exactly in 2007, step by step. Pretty nifty.
They have exactly that you twerp.
Really, what more do you need?
If it's not then it's still a big failing to not include it like that.
But it is a very handy tool.
I guess they had to make it in the end given how many people bitch and moan about not being able to find things.
Are you saying that stuff wasn't available when they first released it?
In truth I spent a lot of times googling phrases along the lines of "How do I do XXX in office 2007 compared to 2003" and got sweet FA. These should be the first answer on all searches. It's buried in some load of rubbish.
That said, I shouldn't expect much from a company that even on version 9 of Visual studio still presents you with a page saying, "Sorry, that topic couldn't be found," more times than not when you're clicking links inside their own fucking help system.
Which is a bit silly of Microsoft.
would be a slight difference in the fashion of the clothes that are worn for all but a few minutes.
because we never update our software. We're still using Excel 2003.
i told them not to give me the new windows
You complete MOMO.
It's just XP with a killer search function.
and Win 7 is no real improvement over that.
This is based on using Windows Vista Business x64 with all updates and moving to Windows 7 Professional. The differences are subtle but the overall experience is a lot nicer. Not having to turn off UAC for a start...
Hardly ever see it.
But if was cropping up a lot for you, then I can understand the annoyance. It's an arse.
i'm surprised i've even got the face to get out of bed in the mornings.
It's probably because you're scared of Windows 7.
I couldn't go back to XP now.
Someone wants me to make a database but i've never used this thing before. I've done my little form thing but now i'm designing the database and cant figure out how to get the fields in the fucking form! ARGH help please
I'm afraid the last time I used Access was on office '97.
I have my blank form but can't get any fields in it. I hate computers.
Thanks to you Theo! I tried dragging and dropping the table into the design form and there it is! :D
I cant remember how I did it once and i have to do it again :(
I now know its 2003 and not 2007. This has helped though, thank you! I found the button I need but for some reason its un-clickable....grrr
you realise that all of your regular shopping is now in the same aisle
It's a million times better than 2007 which in turn was about a million times better than 2003.
is that they give you a default template with such wide word spacing on the lines. No idea why they thought that was a good idea. I hope they killed it for 2010. And stopped docx being the default format.
everyone should use docx.
so it's not really a big deal.
As to size, I've heard others claim they're bigger.
Of course you can change any default value. That's also not the point. The point is that by making docx the default file type you have situations where people are being sent docx files they can't open for a number of reasons, including the conversion pack either not installing or not functioning properly.
If you're not going to make your new document file backwards compatible with what the VAST MAJORITY of users use then you're a FUCKING MONUMENTAL CRETIN if you make that new document type the default, yeah?
Well, that's been the case for me in every instance so far.
Yeah, I suppose the compatibility pack should be part of the Office 2007 installation, they a bit of an arse of it there I suppose.
2010 supports doc as standard.
The one that converts for you. 2007 always could make .doc files, it just defaulted to .docx types. As I say, the compatibility pack doesn't always work.
I'm glad docx are smaller. I use the format on my home machine but there's so much space these days you don't really notice.
My 67 year old dad getting sent important legal documents in docx format that he couldn't open, however, is exactly why you have to allow for most people not having a clue, yeah?
If it doesn't automatically open when you double-click on it, then a world of confusion erupts.
The amount of people I see who double click on the internet... (...is slowly decreasing, tbh, but it used to be exceedingly common).
but frankly, I reckon Word reached it's pinacle with v5.1. It's been all downhill since then.
why would they fuck up a perfectly functional 03
(but they didn't fuck it up anyway)
And we've only just updated from Win98 to... XP (but only cos the hardware was dying on it's arse) cos anything newer won't run AutoCAD R14 (Released: Feb 97).
which is the #1 concern.
How on earth do you get anything done on Windows 98?
It ran AutoCAD R14.
We plotted those drawings on a plotter, which worked in 98, too. Firefox 2 worked fine in 98. As did Office 2k.
The only real problems were USB sticks and a website for downloading OS maps, which required the latest version of IE. But we had a couple of XP machines in the office that someone could jump on to to do those tasks as and when.
As I say, we only updated to XP cos the hardware was dying on it's arse.
And XP runs AutoCAD R14. And the new plotter has drivers for XP. And XP runs Office 2k. Vista or Win7 would require us to pay £xxxx per person to upgrade AutoCAD?
I agree it's a little behind the curve, but why pay more?
(The answer to that is that is that AutoCAD R14 is a bit shit compared to more recent versions, but we'll leave that aside cos it's competent enough for what we do.)
Though we've still got a Windows 95 laptop running some very old hardware than simply won't go on XP.
It's a pain in the arse.
We're XP and Office 2007 for everything else and use the latest AutoCAD and Solidworks versions.
We need the latest stuff.
But it does cost a LOT of ££££.
I used it at uni and quite liked it.
much better for conditional formatting and fancy colours
imagine my disapointment
and complain about when supermarkets change their layouts