Friday, September 11, 2009

I've given in. Allowed myself to be assimilated by the Borg. I realize now resistance was futile.

I installed Word on my computer.

I am a WordPerfect user, have been since I plinked away at my first word processor. Ah, the days of WP 5.1! How I loved thee! But I've had too many problems in the past years with people who demand Word files. When I'd save my files as RTF, there were always some format glitches (and before you all rush in and tell me how I could have avoided that if only I'd been a little less ignorant, save it. It's too late). I tried that Open source thing that's an alternative to Word, and I couldn't stand it. It too never did what I wanted it to, and it was slowing down my edits on The Bride and the Buccaneer.

So yesterday after hashing it over with my editor again, I decided it wasn't worth it, and I embraced the Evil Empire. Not completely though. I'll still write my first drafts in WordPerfect,
where my comfort level is high, and then save that completed draft as a Word document for editing. That should keep everyone happy.

2 comments:

Rose-Marie said...

Funny! Guy, too, loves WordPerfect. He's switched completely to the Evil Empire though, because he was having too much trouble moving files between WP at home and Word at work. ;-)

Darlene said...

Tell Guy I feel his pain. *Sigh*