I nurse a long-term grudge against Microsoft Word. It’s a program that I’ve loved to hate for a lot of years. Why? Too many reasons to go into, but they mostly come down to it the makers taking a perfectly decent word processing program and turning it into a bloated monstrosity that does almost everything badly and in complex instead of simple ways.
So I’ve refused to upgrade it. Until a week ago, I’ve staggered along with Word 2000. But because the technology has changed a lot over the last 12 years this started to become problematic, so I finally bit the bullet and upgraded to the most recent version of Office.
Today I’ve been editing a document. It’s very simple, nothing but plain text with bold or italic styles and some bullets. And the program has crashed, twice, resulting in me having to redo sections, because I asked it to do the oh-so-complex task of copying and pasting a block of text.
It’s so comforting to know that Word is still a piece of crap.