Editing PowerPoint slides with PowerPoint 2011 is absolutely maddening. As a professional translator, I sometimes have no choice but to work directly in PowerPoint, and each time I end up exceeding my frustration quota because of PowerPoint 2011’s sheer crappiness. I’ve already written about PowerPoint flaws in the past. Each time I use the application, […]
I have already had the opportunity to report on multiple bugs in PowerPoint for Mac OS X involving text selection over the years. Just do a search for “PowerPoint” in this blog to get an idea. Here’s another one to add to the list. Let’s say you have a typical PowerPoint slide that looks like this: And […]
Here’s yet another example of the pathetic level of attention to detail in Microsoft products for Mac OS X. (This level is close to zero.) Say you have a list of items formatted as bullets: I don’t need to tell you how common this type of thing is in PowerPoint presentations. As expected, a single click on […]
Here’s a pretty good example of Microsoft’s chronic inability to fix real world problems with real, workable solutions. I cannot count the number of times I have to work on PowerPoint presentations that contain slides with bullet lists where, in order to create vertical space between each bullet, the author has used a double return: […]
Here’s the situation. I am in a text box and I have selected a paragraph that I need to replace with some other text that I have copied in the Clipboard from another application: I then press command-V to paste my text: Then I see that, of course, PowerPoint is not smart enough to paste […]
As regular Betalogue readers know, I am a very reluctant PowerPoint user. I generally think that Microsoft’s products for Mac OS X are complete and utter crap, but PowerPoint really takes the cake, so to speak. If other Microsoft software titles for the Mac are bad, PowerPoint is positively atrocious. (I would extend my comments […]
For a long time, Office applications have had a feature where you can view the same document in two different windows at the same time, which enables you to view and edit two different sections of the same document or view the same document in two different view modes at the same time. It’s a […]
You can always count on Microsoft to screw up even the simplest, most basic things. In PowerPoint 2008, they have managed to break one of the most basic mechanism for extending text selection. Say you have a line of text and you select one of the words in the line by double-clicking on it, which […]
I am forced to spend a lot of time in PowerPoint these days, and I am having so much fun. (Can you tell?) Here’s further evidence (if needed) that Microsoft’s engineers could not design a proper text editor to save their own lives. When it comes to text editing, some things are supposed to be […]
It is truly extraordinary. I sincerely believe that Microsoft are the only software company on the face of this earth that is capable of producing software that cannot tell the difference between left and right. No wonder they blamed PowerPoint for the last space shuttle disaster. Here’s the situation. I have a block of text […]
I hate PowerPoint. I only use it because I have no choice, when my clients ask me to translate PowerPoint presentations. I have tried using Keynote, in the same way that I use Pages for translating most of my clients’ Word documents. But unfortunately, the compatibility levels are not good enough. There are just too […]
It is now actually possible to use Spell Catcher with PowerPoint—to a point.
Dialog sheet attached to the wrong window? Only in Microsoftland.
Cursor stays in italics even when the application is inserting roman characters.
Only a visual glitch, but probably symptomatic of the underlying problems.