I may trouble myself to write chapter and verse about why you shouldn’t bother upgrading to Office 2007 until the inevitable time (though I suspect those days are dying) when Microsoft manages to trap you into needing it for compatibility purposes. But a picture tells a thousand words. The bugs I thought they’d surely fixed – like the fact that I can’t get the dictionary to default to Australian rather than US spelling, that the Age IT guide yesterday had a Q&A column on – are still there. And the ribbon? Don’t start me.
But a picture tells a thousand words.
Postscript: George Skarbek has been dishing out advice in newspapers on PCs for twelve years now. This is what he reported yesterday. One specific question that has been a regular over a number of years is how to set Word’s spellchecker to use Australian English. I generally publish the reply a couple of times a year, because this is still frustrating many readers (see below). I’ve followed his instructions, but they don’t solve the problem. . . .