Rick Schaut on Microsoft Word and tabs

Posted by Pierre Igot in: Microsoft, Technology
January 26th, 2005 • 7:53 am

For a giggle, head over to Microsoft developer Rick Schaut’s blog to read his post about Word and tabs (as in “tabulations”).

The post itself is not particularly interesting… It attempts to explain how Word’s AutoFormatting feature works. (Rick Schaut calls it the “Auto Formatter” but I’ve never seen this phrase anywhere in the Word interface.) Of course, Rick Schaut makes no effort to try and justify the “AutoFormatting” approach as the solution to the age-old problem with tabs…

What’s interesting is the reader feedback below the post. All the contributors are unanimous: “Turn the darn thing off already!” We don’t care how it works — it doesn’t.

One has to wonder how many more years it will take for Microsoft to finally get the message.

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