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Megan Brown mbrown at fred
Sun Sep 8 17:04:43 EST 1996

: In article <E23F7257A4 at bio.tamu.edu> , JFRUGOLI at BIO.TAMU.EDU writes:
: >I agree that Microsoft Office stinks-our lab bought it for our new Power 
: >PCs, and I HATE Word 6 (I've reverted to WordPerfect).  I reccommend 

I spoke with a rep on the helpline for Mac MS Word at Microsoft a couple
of days ago re Word 6. He said they were considering going back to a
product designed for the Mac instead of the PC-designed program, Word 6.
He said the sole reason they went to the PC-like program was to help PC
people who would log onto a Mac and be totally befuddled by the Mac Word.
(They didn't seem to care that the Mac people would have the same problem
when logging onto a PC.) He said that their current market research
indicates that there is perhaps not enough overlap between PC and Mac
users to justify making the Mac Word an inferior product (i.e. like a PC
program!). Conclusion: they may indeed switch back to the superior Mac
program (a Word 5.1 descendent) in the future. 


Megan Brown
mbrown at fred.fhcrc.org
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, Washington

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