Chapter 8. Exploiting Your Software

You may find this chapter’s title somewhat confusing, but it best expresses the way most users manage their systems in today’s world. In fact, if you’re not exploiting your software, I hope you will be after reading this chapter. To help you understand what I mean by the title, I take a few minutes of your reading time to explain just what I mean by “exploiting your software.”

Exploiting every possible feature in today’s bloated software is nearly impossible for the average user. The fact that some power users continue to have difficulty doing it says plenty about current software comprehensiveness. Word XP is a good example, but there are others that would fit the bill. Even if you don’t install all the options, ...

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