At 24/9/2001 08:17 -0700, Don Wilkes wrote:
>I've been using Ventura since version 1.0, actually, back in the DOS/GEM
>days. If I could, I'd avoid Word utterly, but our office is essentially an
>MS shop, and I have to deal with what the authors hand me, and prep the
>docs for the website and other things. The big boss is my worst problem --
>he just does not see the point in using anything that's "not compatible"
>with MS products. Urgh!
>The worst is when I have to "re-purpose" a document, taking the main
>article out of an already published document, and reusing it in one of our
>weekly releases. Getting everything to flow properly can be a nightmare.
>What would take me 15 minutes in Ventura can chew up most of an afternoon,
>with much silent screaming and clenching of teeth.
>By the way -- it looks like Corel Corp will be putting out a beta release
>of a brand new version of Ventura this fall. The old girl's not dead yet!
Condolences, on the whole I was lucky to avoid that sort of boss.
I was unlucky with Ventura. I tried to learn it from a "teach yourself"
book that had an error in the first example. After spending a week on it
and getting the problem solved by a friend, I retreated to WordStar, which
I could make sing.* Later I taught myself PageMaker.
* I switched to FancyFont for my first computer newsletter
and learnt quite a lot about cutting and pasting (not the
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