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Susan B
16-08-2002, 09:58 PM
Use Microsoft Office in Linux? You can now! (http://www.zdnet.com.au/newstech/os/story/0,2000024997,20267310,00.htm)

Baldy
16-08-2002, 10:03 PM
Very interesting Susan.......... are you joining the Linux crowd?

Susan B
16-08-2002, 10:09 PM
Er... no Baldy. I just thought the Linux Crowd might be interested. :-)

Baldy
16-08-2002, 10:14 PM
LOL..... I got a Linux RedHat disc here, which I am probably going to go with over the next few montrhs, so info such as you have posted is most informative. Thanks SB

-=JM=-
16-08-2002, 10:19 PM
But who would want to contaminate their lovely Linux system with some MS product??

I just don't see the whole point in that.

Any way MS is bringing out their own linux. MS Linux (http://www.mslinux.org)

Susan B
16-08-2002, 10:31 PM
> I got a Linux RedHat disc here, which I am
> probably going to go with over the next few montrhs,

:O You can't do that!! Candy needs a noobie! Hmmm, maybe markc might be game...


> so info such as you have posted is most informative.
> Thanks SB

:8} Thank you, I do try to help.

mikebartnz
16-08-2002, 11:01 PM
If MS hadn't poked their finger in Corel's pie we could probably still have Wordperfect on Linux.
Wordperfect has a "Make it Fit" function on the format menu. Yesterday after hearing that Word had a similar function I did a hunt for it. They call it "Shrink to Fit" but guess where they put it. You click on Print preview and then a button when there. Who was the twit who thought of putting it there!
I doubt that many people would even know about the function because of where they put it.
The WP function has far better control than the word version.
That was Word 2000 I don't know about Word XPee.

-=JM=-
16-08-2002, 11:32 PM
Shrink to fit is really handy and it is in a really convenient location in Word 2000/2002 in my opinion.

What better place than in the print preview where you view whole pages at a time and can easily see how long your document is.

Would be good if it adjusted margins as well as opposed to just changing the size of text.

mikebartnz
17-08-2002, 12:56 AM
I consider Shrink to fit to be a formatting function. You have the number of pages the document is down at the bottom of the document so I see no need to view it in print preview.
In WP you can choose to use font size/ line spacing / Top ,Bottom, Right or left margins as well as the desired number of pages.