[OS X TeX] A question from a new member
paul.vickers at unn.ac.uk
Tue Oct 17 02:45:08 EDT 2006
The Service Pack was for the Windows version - I used my XP box for the
book project. I've found Word for the Mac to be even worse (if that were
Alain Schremmer wrote:
> Paul Vickers wrote:
>> Alain Schremmer wrote:
>> > I am surprised MS Word didn't trash it.
>> Oh, believe me, it tried! The worst problem was when I foolishly
>> 'upgraded' from Word 2000 to Word 2002 - I ran into a lovely problem
>> where it trashed all of my paragraph styles by appending multiple
>> instances of the word 'char' to them: I had 'body text', 'body text
>> char', 'body text char char' and so on. Accidentally discovering
>> Office Service Pack 2 fixed that little nightmare, but not after far
>> too much hair pulling.
> Indeed, now I recall that something like that happened to me when I
> upgraded—so to speak—from whatever to x (2001) which is why, even before
> LaTeX got into the picture, I swore that I would keep x (2001) on the
> mac I was using then and hope I would die before it. But I never found
> out about any service pack and so the nightmare was not a "little" one.
>> Oh, and don't get me started on Word's list handling. Why on earth can
>> it not avoid messing up list numbering?
> I /still/ have documents with lists numbered along the lines of 1, ‡, 3,
> delta, %, 6, @
>> At least with LaTeX the hair pulling comes in trying to discover how
>> to change the font of the page number on the first page of a chapter
>> in the Memoir class - nothing that destroys your work and you can
>> always live with the problem for a while.
> I am sticking with book and whatever font comes with the most basic
> installation and … this list. So, the little hair I have left stays.
>> At least working with Word instilled a rigorous backup mentality in me!
> Same here.
> :-) :-) :-) :-)
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