Wednesday, September 24, 2008

bergaflickle.

i don't think i've ever written a blog about anything negative or something that makes me angry, but occasionally in life, something just makes me downright MAD.

Word 2007. Bane of my existence. (or is it 2008? Whatever the newest version is...)
The point is....what is the point of this upgrade? It makes me want to pull my hair out. Upgrades are well and good, but when it reaches the point where Microsoft is trying to force us all to jump on the "upgrade bandwagon," i inevitably want to throw up in my mouth a little bit.

The problems...among many...
First and foremost, is the fact that if you save a file as the "new and improved" .docx, you can't open it in the older Words. Yes, if you go to the trouble of saving it as an older file, then you can open it in the older Words....but besides sheer inconvenience on my part, what about when a professor sends out a document that i REALLY need to read, but unfortunately they default-saved it as a .docx file, and i have yet to "upgrade" my Microsoft Office. The new program is like a leech...it's going to suck us all in, because even if we would rather not live with it, we will all unavoidably be unable to live without it, for the sake of surviving in tech-world.

Secondly and secondmost....the spacing. For crying out loud, when does default spacing EVER call for double spaced with an automatic extra gap between paragraphs. No teacher wants that...nobody uses that....the "logic" here escapes me.

Idiocy.

Just had to get that out there. No more angry blogs, I promise :)

5 comments:

Sherri Romney said...

Hahaha your anger makes me laugh! You datin anyone right now?? I have a really cute cousin that lives in Cedar City... Last I heard was you already met a neat guy at BYU but I haven't checked my email for a while. Do you have any recordings of you singing???

JTENMAN said...

This is great. I don't even own a copy of Microsoft Office. Google Docs and Open Office are my friends.

Alissa Marie said...

I have experienced your frustrations as well, but there is a conversion program that will let you open both in 2003 or 2007. You can also change all your defalt settings. Yes, it is retarded, but you can make it less retarded. Take Luck!

Blake and Celeste said...

LOL Actually when BYU-I changed all their comps to Word 2007 I was totally frustrated as well. The double space default made me so mad too! I have been getting use to it though...
I like you KT!

Kinsman said...

Don't feel bad for raging about this. I did the exact same thing a month or so ago. Ugh. I hate it too!

PS - I love this word verification system for comments. What does srmynxkf mean anyway?