Friday, February 16, 2007

Word to your Mother

If Microsoft Word (and, by extension, all of their products) weren't built for mothertrucking idiots, then I could actually get some motherfrelling work done and not have to spend motherfracking hours trying to get the motherfrigging list numbering to work the way it should instead of the motherhumping way Word thinks I must want it to.

If I could get all the hours back I've wasted re-creating documents from scratch, laboriously copying text from the "bad" document into an empty "good" document, using Notepad to strip out all the text formatting, I could take three months of paid vacation.

I'm normally pretty calm about most things, but Word makes me want to throw limited edition Star Wars collector action figures through my monitor.

<Clippy pops up on the screen, saying, "It appears you're upset. Do you want to do some deep breathing exercises?">

4 comments:

DK said...

2003 or 2007? I thought 2007 was supposed to be simpler...

NuclearToast said...

2007, and it =is= simpler. The problem is they removed functionality they used to have in the name of simplicity. Morons, 1; power Word users, 0.

Raggedy Angst said...

Did I tell you I met the inventor/animator of Clippy? I beat his chirpy little head until he bled out his tear ducts. Actually I didn't. I just told him that I preferred the dog, and that made him cry.

The word verification I'm being asked to type in is "aymhag" which is really close to "imahag" and makes me wonder if someone is editorializing.

Ash said...

I hate that fuc*ing paperclip!