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When pressing Shift-F3 in Word to adjust the case of the selected text, the
"Proper Case" function has never worked properly. To wit, it always
capitalizes the first letter of every word instead of capitalizing the words
that should be capitalized in a title. For instance, it would capitalize "How
to Be Attractive to the Woman You Love" as "How To Be Attractive To The Woman
You Love," ignoring the fact that the two uses of the preposition "to" and
the article "the" should not be capitalized unless they are the first word of
the title, which in this case they are not. Word has been around well over 10
years, and in that time, this really should have been fixed. It's little
things like this that make Microsoft look like they can't see the forest for
the trees and like they're too busy managing their stock price to sell
competently-developed software. Take a step back and clean it up, and then
take another step back and clean up all the errors in the link libraries for
your various development environments. There are plenty of people around who
are quite capable with x86 assembly language, and a crew of 10 could clean
those libraries up within a quarter, and you'd be shocked at how much smaller
and faster everything would run if you did, not to mention secure and
bug-free. I know it can be done because I was part of a crew that did it once
with the Microsoft C libraries. The finished libaries were one-third the size
of the originals, bug-free, and executed about 30 times faster than the
originals, and we did nothing but strip out redundant and inert code and fix
what was left so that it worked as the manual said that it should. This was
in 1992 or so, and it still hasn't been done at Microsoft 13 years later. If
we could do it, with the little time and resources we had, there's no reason
why a company the size of Microsoft can't. Stop piling on the "Band-Aids" and
heal the wounds.

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My! My!
A tantrum yet!
Can we watch, or do we have to pay?
Is it private or can anyone join in?
--
Regards,
Pat Garard
Melbourne, Australia
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"master_objectist" wrote in message
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When pressing Shift-F3 in Word to adjust the case of the selected text, the
"Proper Case" function has never worked properly. To wit, it always
capitalizes the first letter of every word instead of capitalizing the words
that should be capitalized in a title. For instance, it would capitalize "How
to Be Attractive to the Woman You Love" as "How To Be Attractive To The Woman
You Love," ignoring the fact that the two uses of the preposition "to" and
the article "the" should not be capitalized unless they are the first word of
the title, which in this case they are not. Word has been around well over 10
years, and in that time, this really should have been fixed. It's little
things like this that make Microsoft look like they can't see the forest for
the trees and like they're too busy managing their stock price to sell
competently-developed software. Take a step back and clean it up, and then
take another step back and clean up all the errors in the link libraries for
your various development environments. There are plenty of people around who
are quite capable with x86 assembly language, and a crew of 10 could clean
those libraries up within a quarter, and you'd be shocked at how much smaller
and faster everything would run if you did, not to mention secure and
bug-free. I know it can be done because I was part of a crew that did it once
with the Microsoft C libraries. The finished libaries were one-third the size
of the originals, bug-free, and executed about 30 times faster than the
originals, and we did nothing but strip out redundant and inert code and fix
what was left so that it worked as the manual said that it should. This was
in 1992 or so, and it still hasn't been done at Microsoft 13 years later. If
we could do it, with the little time and resources we had, there's no reason
why a company the size of Microsoft can't. Stop piling on the "Band-Aids" and
heal the wounds.

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Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
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Suzanne S. Barnhill
 
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Rant aside, I would second this suggestion. WordPerfect was able to get this
right when I used it 10 years or more ago.

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
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Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
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"master_objectist" wrote in
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When pressing Shift-F3 in Word to adjust the case of the selected text,
the
"Proper Case" function has never worked properly. To wit, it always
capitalizes the first letter of every word instead of capitalizing the

words
that should be capitalized in a title. For instance, it would capitalize

"How
to Be Attractive to the Woman You Love" as "How To Be Attractive To The

Woman
You Love," ignoring the fact that the two uses of the preposition "to" and
the article "the" should not be capitalized unless they are the first word

of
the title, which in this case they are not. Word has been around well over

10
years, and in that time, this really should have been fixed. It's little
things like this that make Microsoft look like they can't see the forest

for
the trees and like they're too busy managing their stock price to sell
competently-developed software. Take a step back and clean it up, and then
take another step back and clean up all the errors in the link libraries

for
your various development environments. There are plenty of people around

who
are quite capable with x86 assembly language, and a crew of 10 could clean
those libraries up within a quarter, and you'd be shocked at how much

smaller
and faster everything would run if you did, not to mention secure and
bug-free. I know it can be done because I was part of a crew that did it

once
with the Microsoft C libraries. The finished libaries were one-third the

size
of the originals, bug-free, and executed about 30 times faster than the
originals, and we did nothing but strip out redundant and inert code and

fix
what was left so that it worked as the manual said that it should. This

was
in 1992 or so, and it still hasn't been done at Microsoft 13 years later.

If
we could do it, with the little time and resources we had, there's no

reason
why a company the size of Microsoft can't. Stop piling on the "Band-Aids"

and
heal the wounds.

----------------
This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow

this
link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
click "I Agree" in the message pane.


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Tantrum? Dude, I don't know what you're smoking, but it's rotting your brain.
There was no angst indicated in anything that I wrote, nor was there any
present when I wrote it. It's simply a statement of fact followed by some
encouragement by virtue of the task having already been done, by a couple of
kids in the back room of a crappy office with nothing resembling the
resources that Microsoft can bring to bear on this problem. If you're looking
to stir up trouble, you've chosen the wrong place to do it, because about all
you've stirred up is evidence that you either can't read or like to read blog
postings when you're stoned. Try again when you're in better shape.

"Pat Garard" wrote:

My! My!
A tantrum yet!
Can we watch, or do we have to pay?
Is it private or can anyone join in?
--
Regards,
Pat Garard
Melbourne, Australia
_______________________

"master_objectist" wrote in message
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When pressing Shift-F3 in Word to adjust the case of the selected text, the
"Proper Case" function has never worked properly. To wit, it always
capitalizes the first letter of every word instead of capitalizing the words
that should be capitalized in a title. For instance, it would capitalize "How
to Be Attractive to the Woman You Love" as "How To Be Attractive To The Woman
You Love," ignoring the fact that the two uses of the preposition "to" and
the article "the" should not be capitalized unless they are the first word of
the title, which in this case they are not. Word has been around well over 10
years, and in that time, this really should have been fixed. It's little
things like this that make Microsoft look like they can't see the forest for
the trees and like they're too busy managing their stock price to sell
competently-developed software. Take a step back and clean it up, and then
take another step back and clean up all the errors in the link libraries for
your various development environments. There are plenty of people around who
are quite capable with x86 assembly language, and a crew of 10 could clean
those libraries up within a quarter, and you'd be shocked at how much smaller
and faster everything would run if you did, not to mention secure and
bug-free. I know it can be done because I was part of a crew that did it once
with the Microsoft C libraries. The finished libaries were one-third the size
of the originals, bug-free, and executed about 30 times faster than the
originals, and we did nothing but strip out redundant and inert code and fix
what was left so that it worked as the manual said that it should. This was
in 1992 or so, and it still hasn't been done at Microsoft 13 years later. If
we could do it, with the little time and resources we had, there's no reason
why a company the size of Microsoft can't. Stop piling on the "Band-Aids" and
heal the wounds.

----------------
This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
click "I Agree" in the message pane.

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Pat Garard
 
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....and the best defence is.....

You make a good point about Proper Case .....
.....then......
.....you rant, Sir!!
--
Regards,
Pat Garard
Melbourne, Australia
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"master_objectist" wrote in message
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Tantrum? Dude, I don't know what you're smoking, but it's rotting your brain.
There was no angst indicated in anything that I wrote, nor was there any
present when I wrote it. It's simply a statement of fact followed by some
encouragement by virtue of the task having already been done, by a couple of
kids in the back room of a crappy office with nothing resembling the
resources that Microsoft can bring to bear on this problem. If you're looking
to stir up trouble, you've chosen the wrong place to do it, because about all
you've stirred up is evidence that you either can't read or like to read blog
postings when you're stoned. Try again when you're in better shape.

"Pat Garard" wrote:

My! My!
A tantrum yet!
Can we watch, or do we have to pay?
Is it private or can anyone join in?
--
Regards,
Pat Garard
Melbourne, Australia
_______________________

"master_objectist" wrote in message
news
When pressing Shift-F3 in Word to adjust the case of the selected text, the
"Proper Case" function has never worked properly. To wit, it always
capitalizes the first letter of every word instead of capitalizing the words
that should be capitalized in a title. For instance, it would capitalize "How
to Be Attractive to the Woman You Love" as "How To Be Attractive To The Woman
You Love," ignoring the fact that the two uses of the preposition "to" and
the article "the" should not be capitalized unless they are the first word of
the title, which in this case they are not. Word has been around well over 10
years, and in that time, this really should have been fixed. It's little
things like this that make Microsoft look like they can't see the forest for
the trees and like they're too busy managing their stock price to sell
competently-developed software. Take a step back and clean it up, and then
take another step back and clean up all the errors in the link libraries for
your various development environments. There are plenty of people around who
are quite capable with x86 assembly language, and a crew of 10 could clean
those libraries up within a quarter, and you'd be shocked at how much smaller
and faster everything would run if you did, not to mention secure and
bug-free. I know it can be done because I was part of a crew that did it once
with the Microsoft C libraries. The finished libaries were one-third the size
of the originals, bug-free, and executed about 30 times faster than the
originals, and we did nothing but strip out redundant and inert code and fix
what was left so that it worked as the manual said that it should. This was
in 1992 or so, and it still hasn't been done at Microsoft 13 years later. If
we could do it, with the little time and resources we had, there's no reason
why a company the size of Microsoft can't. Stop piling on the "Band-Aids" and
heal the wounds.

----------------
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suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
click "I Agree" in the message pane.

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[...] I would second this suggestion.

Probably won't count if you're not using the web interface.
(http://www.microsoft.com/office/comm...s/default.mspx for those that
haven't used it yet)

At least that still showed "not rated yet"...

:-) Klaus
[BTW: I agreed, so it should show at least one vote now]
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I did not expect it to be counted. It was a philosophical vote only!

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
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"Klaus Linke" wrote in message
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[...] I would second this suggestion.


Probably won't count if you're not using the web interface.
(http://www.microsoft.com/office/comm...s/default.mspx for those

that
haven't used it yet)

At least that still showed "not rated yet"...

:-) Klaus
[BTW: I agreed, so it should show at least one vote now]


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But don't they count double? Especially coming from you!
************
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www.OfficeArticles.com

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
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I did not expect it to be counted. It was a philosophical vote only!

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"Klaus Linke" wrote in message
...
[...] I would second this suggestion.


Probably won't count if you're not using the web interface.
(http://www.microsoft.com/office/comm...s/default.mspx for those

that
haven't used it yet)

At least that still showed "not rated yet"...

:-) Klaus
[BTW: I agreed, so it should show at least one vote now]




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Suzanne S. Barnhill
 
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Nah, I'm not sure they really "count" even if posted in the approved way.
Now that I've got DSL, I guess I ought to force myself to go to the
Communities Web portal and do some voting and marking. If only that were the
least of my problems, though--just spent over an hour on the phone with Dell
Tech Support about my monitor, which keeps blacking out. I was hoping for a
new monitor, but I guess I'm going to have to bleed a bit more to get that.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Anne Troy" wrote in message
...
But don't they count double? Especially coming from you!
************
Anne Troy
www.OfficeArticles.com

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
I did not expect it to be counted. It was a philosophical vote only!

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"Klaus Linke" wrote in message
...
[...] I would second this suggestion.

Probably won't count if you're not using the web interface.
(http://www.microsoft.com/office/comm...s/default.mspx for those

that
haven't used it yet)

At least that still showed "not rated yet"...

:-) Klaus
[BTW: I agreed, so it should show at least one vote now]





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