Tuesday, 27 December 2005
|1241 - Microsoft sucks. Film at 11.|
I've created a letterhead to use for my parliamentary work. Since I use Microsoft Word X for the Mac, I used its template facility to set up a template that I could use for that purpose and make things easier. Great, right?
Wrong. If I create a document from a template I created, it insists on saving that document as a template. I cannot find a way to save it as a regular document. Changing the extension from .dot to .doc doesn't do the job; Word still sees it as a template, and insists on saving it as one.
Damn, but that's annoying. Of course, I can't get help on that at all...
current mood: pissed off
Here is a dumb question for you...when you go to use the template to create a new document, how are you opening it? Are you editing the template or opening it as a new document?
And on another note, if you are using any fill-ins in a header or footer in that template, there is a bug in Word that makes it repeat the prompt every time you go to print or save it.
I'm opening a new document from the Project Gallery with that template specified. According to the Word X documentation, that should create a new regular document from that template.
I'm not sure what you mean by "fill-ins as a header or footer", but there is a set of boxes at the top of the letterhead that you can customize with name, address, and the like, and I've done so. It's not asking me anything to fill in those boxes when I save; it's just insisting on saving the completed document as a template, instead of a regular document.
Bah, that does suck. MS's documentation has gotten worse over the years too, and harder and harder to find resolutions to issues like that.
And to think they got where they are today by being, or at least claiming to be, user-friendly.