28 Jul 2000 mobius   » (Master)

I realized yesterday what I really dislike about most MS products, specifically Office.

It's the help files. I detest them.

The reason for this: They assume that you will use the 'Wizards'. That is, go through the step by baby-step guide to making a chart, form, table, document, whatever. I admit the things are useful. I just don't like them.
This causes problems, because, in their infinite wisdom, MS decided only to put the phrase "run the Wizard, and follow the instructions on screen". Absolutetly nothing about what is actually happening behind the scenes.

I never want to do what the wizard wants me to do. So I have to change things by hand. Which is impossible if I don't know what bits do what. Sigh.

Have you hugged a SysAdmin today?

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