Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on June 23, 2005 01:30 PM
Editing features in both programs are crude to say the least. 10 year old Word Perfect programs still have better document editing than either Word or Writer. I frequently have had people bring me Word documents with strange formatting that they couldn't get to go away. The easy solution is to save the document as a WP5.1 file, load it into WP and edit it there, then resave it and import back into Word. Some complex formatting may be lost, but it does solve the problem. Word in it's online documentation still tries to deny that this is a real problem. For me, the amature level of the Word editing features is still the program's biggest drawback, even eclipsing the automatic loss of old documents when you upgrade, due to Microsoft not supporting Microsoft.