helen-louise (baratron) wrote,
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I HATE MICROSOFT PRODUCTS!

Also, if you're wondering what I'm doing up at 8.30 in the morning, I'm having "fun" with Powerpoint. Usually I'd use OpenOffice, but for the presentation I'm giving on Thursday, I'm "not allowed" to plug my laptop in to their projector as it will take too long for each student's laptop to be connected and disconnected. So I have to transfer my presentation to their computer using a memory stick, which means I have to use fucking Powerpoint.

Since Office 2007, the Mac versions are substantially more usable than the PC versions since Apple "banned" the stupid "ribbon", but Powerpoint in particular is still in "burn it with fire" territory. You're regimentedly forced to use THEIR themes (I suppose geniuses can make their own, but it seemed like it would take far more effort than it's worth), and it's a ridiculous pain in the arse just to do something simple like have 3 frames on the screen instead of 2. I've worked out how to do it, but... ugh.

20 minutes ago, I was cursing because I deleted a row to make some more space, and it randomly resized my slide from my choice of 24 pt to *26 pt* to use up the "wasted" space! I NEEDED that space to type another sentence in! I guess if I'd ignored it, it would have resized the text back again - but really, it shouldn't do that automatically! There should be an option somewhere... but I did look, and couldn't see anything obvious.

It's weird that I love my Xbox 360 so much when I generally loathe everything else that Microsoft have ever done. Well, that's not true - Office 95 and Windows XP were both pretty good. It just all went to pot after that. In my opinion. Obviously.
Tags: literature report, not geeky enough it seems, presentations
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