I didn't own a computer until Windows 3.1. My pastor's wife, a professional secretary, instructed me to install Word Perfect on it. Having never used a computer (or even a typewriter!!) before, I was able to produce very nice documents easily.
Then, I moved to Russia. Horrors! NO WORD PERFECT! I had to install Word. NOw, mind you, I wasn't opposed to the change, but on the contrary, I welcome "new ideas". In fact, I approached Word with all the anticipation of a bridegroom on the wedding day, full of high hopes and dreams!
Thinking that since I had simply sat down at the computer, turned it on, and without any instructions, produced documents without difficulty using WP, I should be able to utilize Word with ease since I was now somewhat experienced, I proceeding down the road of ignorant bliss (for about 5 minutes) until I ran in snags.
First problem: where was the "reveal codes" button??
Second: How do I change the page format, look under the "format" menu, right? Page setup (format) is located under "file." Boy, now THAT really makes sense! NOT!
I began making a list of things that I did EASILY with WP, but couldn't figure out how to do with Word (forget the Help menu!! And, yes, I did try it!)
Repeatedly, as I showed the list to my friends they would look funny and say, "you can't do that with Word."
My Russian friends had tried to convince me that Word was superior but they failed miserably and in the end capitulated to the admission of the superiority of WPerfect.
Alas, I must admit that Word does work well with foreign languages, so I find that I must use Word for this purpose. But when possible, I return to Word Perfect and after Word, it is like putting on your favorite slippers after wearing wingtips all day long!
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