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Egregious ignorance

Posted by Polonius on 10 July, 2008

In what way is a word processor better than a typewriter? Firstly, because it can wrap text automatically at the end of a line. Secondly, because it allows users to define text styles. Every word processor I have used over the past quarter of a century has supported styles. So why does almost nobody use them? Of course Microsoft make them less intuitive with every new version of Word, but even before Word 97 people insisted on reinventing the wheel with every paragraph.


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