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Posted: 17 July 2013 06:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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WordPerfect was an excellent word processor. I miss WriteNow for the Mac platform, that one dates back to OS 6. WriteNow would do the same thing with double spaces after a period. It also made an old fashioned ka-ching sound when you hit the return key.

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Posted: 17 July 2013 08:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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Dead Monky - 16 July 2013 10:40 PM

That’s some real fine condescending douchebaggery you’ve expoused there, Lois. Got any more little gems? Like maybe how ball-point pen users are clearly intellectually inferior to those who use fountain pens? (May as well be writing in Sharpie, the heathens.) Or how people who text are obviously functionally retarded?

I never brought up any of those things, but now that you’ve mentioned it . . . You’re right.

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Posted: 17 July 2013 08:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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DarronS - 17 July 2013 05:58 AM

Ignore DM, Lois. He often gets stuck in troll mode and posts stuff to rile us.

Noted. Thanks.

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Posted: 18 July 2013 11:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 34 ]
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1. I tried using Word, Darron, but the stupid program thought it wss smarter than I was and kept trying to change words and formatting.

2. Hey, DM, is a lot of fun.  I just see him as a wise-ass much as I was fifty years ago.  LOL

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Posted: 18 July 2013 12:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 35 ]
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Whenever I’m forced to use MS Word the first thing I do is turn off autocorrection and grammar check. I can check the spelling when I’m finished typing, thank you very much.

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Posted: 18 July 2013 12:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 36 ]
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Since I had to use it only a few times in my company’s main office while I was working, I never even knew that those options existed. 

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Posted: 18 July 2013 05:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 37 ]
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DarronS - 18 July 2013 12:06 PM

Whenever I’m forced to use MS Word the first thing I do is turn off autocorrection and grammar check. I can check the spelling when I’m finished typing, thank you very much.

I do the same. The auto-correct causes more errors than it corrects.  I’m capable of making my own.

The ony things I miss are the capital I where it belongs and automatic apostrophes in contractions.  But it’s not worth the errors it causes.

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Posted: 18 July 2013 05:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 38 ]
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I agree, Lois. I even check my spelling after running spell check. I found out a long time ago that spell checkers don’t know the difference between “does not” and “doe snot.” I caught that one before turning in the paper.

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Posted: 18 July 2013 06:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 39 ]
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DarronS - 18 July 2013 05:49 PM

I agree, Lois. I even check my spelling after running spell check. I found out a long time ago that spell checkers don’t know the difference between “does not” and “doe snot.” I caught that one before turning in the paper.

Ok, I’ll bite.  Why were you writing a paper about “doe snot”?

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Posted: 18 July 2013 06:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 40 ]
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LOL

Even worse, word processors always want to change my name to Darn Spoon. I can change that in my local program, but people with whom I share papers get a kick out of it every time.

Edit: I love how this thread has morphed from a question about cursive writing into the vagaries of word processors. Topic? We don’t need to stay on no stinking topic!

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Posted: 18 July 2013 10:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 41 ]
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DarronS - 18 July 2013 05:49 PM

I agree, Lois. I even check my spelling after running spell check. I found out a long time ago that spell checkers don’t know the difference between “does not” and “doe snot.” I caught that one before turning in the paper.

Interesting.  How often do you write about doe snot? smile

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