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Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:21 PM
First, I want to say that I had this submission nearly completed and then pushed the backspace key to make a correction. Your site returned to the previous page and my submission was completely lost. This is an absolutely unacceptable way to have a blog site set up. I am starting again and am now typing into a text editor. When done, I will paste into your page.
Word 2002, aka Word xp is my choice.
All subsequent versions, starting with Word 2003 are top heavy and fall under my definition of bloatware. While 2003 is manageable for many systems, anything later is off the charts as far as I am concerned.
The reason I switched to Word 2002 from Word 2000 is that Word 2002 allows all open documents to be grouped together under a single taskbar icon. You can switch among open documents by clicking on "Window" and selecting the desired document. (You cannot use ctrl + tab to switch among documents, but you can return to the previous document using ctrl + F6.)
The other difference from Word 2000 is that the recovery feature seems to be improved. It is still not as good as it should be --- mainly because it sometimes presents a recovered version of a currently saved document. But losses seem to be decreased.
You can get at no cost a compatibility pack which allows you to open docx documents in Word 2002 (or Word 2000 for that matter). You can then save the document as doc or rtf and edit it in Word 2002 or Word 2000. Since the docx format is totally useless, I consider that the issue of dealing with docx is completely solved.
Also, I should note that Word 2002 and Word 2000 are a lot nicer that what I have seen of Open Office, Libre Office, and Abiword. Word 1997 is also pretty good but lacks some features you may want.
This contribution may be too late for some, but I hope it helps some people. good luck!
Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:28 PM
"the product description says that this "XP word processor" does not work with my XP platform. Huh? (Its System Requirements: 2000 Pro, 98, 98 2nd Edition, ME, and NT)"
The statement of "System Requirements: 2000 Pro, 98, 98 2nd Edition, ME, and NT" does not say explicitly that it does not work with XP. In fact, "NT" was a common designation that included NT, 2000, and XP --- essentially all the windows versions that used the NTFS file system at that time.
My guess is that the version in question will work fine with XP.
Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:51 PM
I want to say that I had this submission nearly completed and then
pushed the backspace key to make a correction. Your site returned to the
previous page and my submission was completely lost. This is an
absolutely unacceptable way to have a blog site set up.
Hate to burst your bubble. . . but your submission wasn't actually lost.
If something similar happens to you in the future, you can restore your lost content (or at least a good portion of it; the auto saver only updates every so often) by clicking 'View Auto Saved Content) in the bottom left of the reply window.
In any event, thanks for taking the time to recreate your post!
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