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    Split Word Forum ? (97 et al)

    Just an idea ....

    Would it be too much trouble to split the rather large Word forum according to Word version? Many companies still use Word 97, and it's somewhat difficult to search through the entire Word forum looking for version-specific information.

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    Re: Split Word Forum ? (97 et al)

    Hi Mary:
    While it's not up to me (& the powers-that-be would read the Lounge forum), I could see that causing a lot of problems. Many problems & solutions aren't version specific & it I could see the difficulty in not knowling which forum to look post a question or answer. In your search criteria, you might try adding the word "97" to it & see if that narrows down your search. I don't know if there could be a separate criteria that would limit the search to a version number. That's an idea, though. Maybe you could suggest it in the Lounge forum & see what happens.

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    Re: Split Word Forum ? (97 et al)

    Most issues are not specific to a particular version of Word.
    And the benefit of threads that apply to more version would be lost.

    In any case, without driving the moderators crazy (or crazier than they are currently), it would be a lot of work enforcing that posts be in the appropriate forum.

    Not to mention, users of older versions should be interested in seeing discussions of later versions to realize that they might (not) be better off upgrading to a more recent version of Word.

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    Re: Split Word Forum ? (97 et al)

    There have been some discussions in Lounge Matters about desired improvements to the search features. Adding the ability to search a number in the subject line only, with your keywords searched in the body, might resolve the issue. I have no idea if this is a "one hour" project or a "one day" project, but it would be a good idea to suggest it. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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