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Take Control of What’s New in Word 2004: Advanced Editing & Formatting by Matt Neuburg

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Chapter . Introduction

Let’s face it: Microsoft Word is a big, complicated program. That’s because, over the course of its history, new features have been added but old features have rarely been revised or taken away. Bit by bit, layer upon layer, version after version, Word has undergone successive accretions like a stalactite or a coral forest. Even attempts at simplification have merely increased the vast repertory of complexity. Users can’t figure out how to use the menus? We’ll add toolbars. Users can’t figure out the toolbars? We’ll add palettes. Users don’t understand styles? We’ll autoformat as they type. From version to version, features change their behavior, their interface, or their name; often both the old and the new behaviors, interfaces, ...

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