This is an experiment. Recently Microsoft Office Word quit working. It starts to open and then crashes. I tried various options including restarting my computer and running a repair program. Nothing worked. I have Windows 10 (“upgraded” from Seven) a couple of years ago, and run ZoomText 10.1 for accessibility. Neither of these are new, although the programs are set to automatically update.
This computer is about nine years old. When I called the vendor who loaded all of the software I was told that they only warrant their computers for three years. I got a call back a few days later asking about whether I would like to buy a new computer.
For those of you who don’t have Windows 10 it is different; not necessarily better, than previous versions of Windows. Microsoft would like everyone to subscribe to Windows 365 which would automatically update their software and drivers. I have resisted. I like one-time charges.
I didn’t appeal to them for a fix except for the repair program.
When I first started using a computer at work it came with Corel's Word Perfect. The hospital system decided to make software uniform, removed Word Perfect and substituted Word. I like Word Perfect better.
I am writing this with “Writer”, part of LibreOfficeSuite an open source free ware pack of software similar and in some ways compatible with MS Word. I can now open previously created Word docs in Writer.
What I have noticed writing this in Writer is that hard returns don’t skip a line so paragraphs are not separated without a double return. There may be a setting change for this. Also, Writer has a default style. This is it. The icons at the top of the page look familiar. The default font is something called Liberation serif, 12 point, which I have never heard of. It looks “standard”.
This is ‘ink free’ also unknown to me ‘til now, and this is Comic Sans MS which is my usual font. I’m experimenting with this in order to see which, if any, of this will load on OurSalon’s page.
I’ve included the above image from a URL in order to see if there are any issues with links being copied.
It looks like everything has worked.
Does anyone else use this software? If so, have you had any issues, and what were the fixes?