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    The course I teach is for seniors (so, nothing...

    The course I teach is for seniors (so, nothing too heavy) but gives a background on how computers work, touches on Office and comparable products, talks about numbering systems, ASCII/EBCDIC etc ...
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    You are right. I have not done the laboring that...

    You are right. I have not done the laboring that you mention. Although I have labored through creating and editing MANY documents according to several different Mil-Stds over about 30 years or so -...
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    Well, if these mature and intelligent students...

    Well, if these mature and intelligent students had any sense when using Word....they would NOT try to "force" any alignment manually...that stuff was left behind with typewriters. Why did they not...
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    Nice summary there after a very interesting...

    Nice summary there after a very interesting discussion thread. I would certainly be interested if you come to any conclusions about the best software that looks like "Word Lite". I certainly have...
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    Thanks, Bruce...live and learn, huh? K

    Thanks, Bruce...live and learn, huh?

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    I certainly agree that WP (many moons ago) did a...

    I certainly agree that WP (many moons ago) did a far better job at building TOC, lists etc (and keeping the format that a user wants) than Word does nowadays.

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    Yep, my first hard drive was 10Mb also (divided...

    Yep, my first hard drive was 10Mb also (divided into 4 2.5Mb drives as the TRS80 couldn't handle more than 2.5 Mb for a drive size. I bought a 320Mb HD in 1991 which $1500 at the time. Personally,...
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    Sounds like that would be easy to do, doesn't it?...

    Sounds like that would be easy to do, doesn't it? Well, if Word etc had been designed that way in the first place...maybe you would be right. However, it probably wasn't designed that way in the...
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    So, I wonder what purpose the Win7 starter...

    So, I wonder what purpose the Win7 starter edition has then?. Not sure I have heard of this before. What would MS gain by omitting the snipping tool. If only Enterprise and RT are excluded from the...
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    OK, I have never seen the Win7 starter edition (I...

    OK, I have never seen the Win7 starter edition (I wonder if that qualifies for the upcoming "free" Win10 upgrade. My Win7 here (not the starter edition) has it.

    So, if you go to the "Start"...
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    The trouble with that for corporations is a...

    The trouble with that for corporations is a burgeoning codebase to maintain for "ostensibly" the same product (like Word/Works and Outlook/Outlook Express). It just becomes too difficult and...
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    Just go to the CMD prompt and type in snip...then...

    Just go to the CMD prompt and type in snip...then pick and use the Windows provided snipping tool.

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  13. VMware, huh. From my experience in the past,...

    VMware, huh. From my experience in the past, anything that "emulates" something else doesn't always do everything correctly. Having said that, I know a few people that use VMs on their "confusers"....
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    I hear you there. Most of the time when creating...

    I hear you there. Most of the time when creating new documents with Word in the past (having got a previous one setup just the way I like)...I make a copy of the previous document stripping out all...
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    Adding things to the quick access bar is one of...

    Adding things to the quick access bar is one of the first things that I do in Office programs after I install. I suspect that many don't know about this "feature"?

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    I've not used Revo but certainly does sound like...

    I've not used Revo but certainly does sound like HP NOT clearing up after themselves "big time". Registry bloat is essentially a newer version of win.ini bloat. There, I'm showing my age.

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    Hey Rick, I think the question has been...

    Hey Rick,

    I think the question has been answered in "many" ways...not sure if it met the answers that the OP was looking for though.

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    You are right, my "personal" is not your...

    You are right, my "personal" is not your "personal". I appreciated your comments as it gives me an idea of what others do with their "confusers".

    The trouble is, mentioned by both me and others...
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    The ribbon content is relevant to what you are...

    The ribbon content is relevant to what you are doing. Stick with it...it kinda grows on you.

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    Well, WRT to your question below.....the notion...

    Well, WRT to your question below.....the notion of "functional programming paradigm" seems, to me, very "educationally stated". In the real world of software development nowadays, anywhere that I...
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    Structured programming in Notepad? Sounds very...

    Structured programming in Notepad? Sounds very retro to me.

    Personally, I cannot for the life of me understand doing any software development in Notepad. But, then again I only wrote software for...
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    I like the MS ribbon approach although was...

    I like the MS ribbon approach although was awkward at first.

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    berton/wavy, This is covered for large...

    berton/wavy,

    This is covered for large entities that have volume purchase/licensing agreements - the exact details I'm not sure. So, the person to talk to is the contract/software purchasing...
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    I understand your pain, I really do. Maybe MS...

    I understand your pain, I really do. Maybe MS should offer the settings that would allow your "basic, advanced and specialized" scenarios. I could see that as being a good thing. However, I suspect...
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    It's a dog eat dog world, partner. I used...

    It's a dog eat dog world, partner. I used WordPerfect extensively back in the Win 3.1 days. It was an awesome product back then...far better then MS Word etc. BUT, WordPerfect just didn't keep up. I...
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