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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Not Helping Matters

Bill Gates: Stay offa my lawn!

Microsoft introduces enhanced research and editing features for Word.

This move will not make for better research or better manuscripts. It will, however, lead to increased plagiarism and more embedded links in Word documents that make my life hell.

4 comments:

moi said...

Oh hell no. The nightmare that MS Publisher is to professional graphic designers is the nightmare that this will be to professional writers and editors.

czar said...

As we speak, Tere is downloading it upstairs. I don't think Apple or Microsoft gave her a choice. Ugh. Good thing she's a good writer and has an in-house authority.

moi said...

I wonder if it will be part of my own updates?

czar said...

Do you have Office 365? I think that's what triggered it for Tere.