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Brain Melting

First of all, I can say, picking up that book on Word 2003 has already paid for itself. Yeah, it took some flipping through pages and reading print that's entirely too small, but I got one of those monster documents I've been working on properly formatted, edited and off for final review.

Course, that took almost all the morning, but that was too be expected.

This afternoon, I started working on on redesigning one of the two web pages I'm going to be supporting at work. Now, those who know me know I'd rather start from scratch with a web site rather than spending lots of time trying to re-do someone else's design. However, the Program Manager likes this particular set-up with its neat little CSS pages and etc., so I'm stuck plastering over someone else's masterpiece. This is going to add several layers of complexity and a whole lot of time to this project, but, I'm just the hired gun.

Still, there's something rather mesmerizing about web design. I had taken a short break about 1600 and was hoping to leave by 1630, but still, there was something about this one page I wanted to look at again . . . 1715 rolls around before I come up for air again. *sigh*

Decided to pick Steel on Target up tonight instead of working on Shattered Mirror, since I neglected it last night for my Writer Beware project. Added 1523 words to the story, although it's heading off in a different direction than I thought it would. Oh the joys of writing without an outline. Hopefully, I won't fall off and kill myself without my outline safety net. I'll try and do some catch up on Mirror tomorrow while wishweaver works on a term paper for one of her Master's classes, before starting on CSD.

OH, and by the way, tomorrow is Wish's birthday. I anticipate at least a cool birthday dinner. Wish she didn't have to work on her college stuff tomorrow, but we're planning on getting together with my Mirror co-author, April, and her husband next weekend. That'll be the real "celebration" weekend. Tomorrow will be more of a subdued celebration, but hopefully still a lot of fun.

Words for Today

1523 / 1000 words. 152%

Progress on Steel on Target

27253 / 90000 words. 30%

Words for 2008

77619 / 366000 words. 21%


( 4 howls — Howl with the Pack )
Mar. 8th, 2008 04:15 pm (UTC)
A little late and off topic to this post...
But I thought you'd enjoy this: http://xkcd.com/393/
Mar. 9th, 2008 12:19 am (UTC)
Word 2003
BTW - that's my tool of choice, including VBA scripting.

So, if you get stuck...
Mar. 9th, 2008 01:12 am (UTC)
Re: Word 2003
I may hit you up on that.

There are a few style issues I'm going to see if I can't find some work-arounds for, but Word just annoys the crap out of me. Especially working with outlines and headings.

How the government ever was convinced to give up a perfectly good word processor like WP for something as klugie as Word . . . well, the only explanation I can come up with is money exchanging hands somewhere. *grrrrr!*
Mar. 9th, 2008 10:52 am (UTC)
Re: Word 2003
I love the outline levels. The rest of the features can go hang, mind you. But outline view is my literary enabler.

You might find this useful btw: http://word.mvps.org/
( 4 howls — Howl with the Pack )

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