is the sound my head makes as I beat it against the desk.
In their infinite wisdom the bosses decided that everyone
must use Word.
I was using WordPerfect.
does the word "unintuitive" mean anything to you, boys and girls?
and, to help matters, we get "advise" from uSlop MVPs like this:
There is nothing in Word directly comparable to Reveal Codes in WordPerfect.
There is a very good reason for this. WordPerfect can be thought of (and I
understand is) basically a text stream with codes interspersed (for more on
this, see John McGhie's article on Word vs. WordPerfect). This is what you
see when you Reveal Codes. You have codes or markers that turn on and off
certain formatting characteristics. Word, on the other hand, is a series of
nesting containers, characters inside words inside paragraphs inside
sections inside documents. The formatting of these is by styles and by
pointers at the beginning and end of the document. I am reliably informed
that if you open a Word document in a hex editor, you see a forest of
gibberish at the beginning and end that represent these codes and pointers
(you can get a small idea of this by opening a document using the Recover
Text from Any File setting under "Files of type" in the File Open dialog).
So Reveal Codes, even if there were such a thing in Word, would not be very
so, basically, we don't have reveal codes in word cause it's too much
for the programmers to figure out how to do it, and it would look too much
like WordPerfect... ??? <g>
anyway, all I am trying to find out at this point is to pop a graphic down,
move it around to where I want it to sit on the page...
ahwell, the quest continues....
BTW, I went from a text based processor (borland sprint) to
WordPerfect painlessly. Word? gee, what an *** !
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