:: Wednesday, April 03, 2002 ::

The Word un-Perfect. Are there any WordPerfect experts out there who can help me out of a quagmire? About two weeks ago, the computer people where I work "fixed" my machine to make it more compatible with a Windows NT system upgrade. After the fix, I can't even open WordPerfect 8. I get the dreaded Dr. Watson error. This is really beginning to tick me off, because WordPerfect is the program I and the other flacks in my office use to crank out news releases. As a writing software, it's far superior to the code-plagued Microsoft Word. But on our Microsoft-happy campus, WordPerfect is no longer supported. The best our helpdesk folks could do is uninstall WordPerfect 8, then reinstall it. But the result was the same.

So I toil away like a Roman orchard slave in this Microsoft environment, trying to write and revise with Word, and trying to convert WordPerfect documents to Word results in a bunch of crappy coding littering my stellar prose: equal signs for apostrophes, capital A's for open quotes, capital S's for closed quotes, and on and on.

Does anyone have a solution? Anybody? Anywhere? If so, please send me an e-mail.

On to more spiritual matters: Jordon Cooper, a minister and prolific blogger who lives in Canada, has posted a draft of his article on creativity in the local church. He writes:

One of the truths that I have come to grips with while serving in a local church is that creative people and great ideas are in short supply. I am not just talking about people who are artistic but people who have fresh ideas, new insights and like blazing trails.

Just in time for tax season, Ginger Sinsabaugh at tastyfaith gives us the not so EZ FORM (pdf file). An apt reminder of God's grace.

:: Andrew 09:26 + ::

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