[oclug] (OT) back to DOS
je_linux at kronos.honk.org
Sun Aug 25 13:36:28 EDT 2002
On Sun, 25 Aug 2002, Mike Roy wrote:
> Hello everyone:
> Recently I had an experience that reminded me of the good ol' DOS days.
> It seems that Microsloth has found a new way to gouge the public. At work
> I'm using XP Professional plus Office 97. However, there's a few hiccups. For
> example, XP is not backward compatable with Word 97 and, consequently, the
> wheel mouse doesn't work in the program I'm using 90 + per cent of the
> time!!! The wheel works in all the native XP stuff but not in Word - go
At work, I too have XP and Office 97 installed (I needed something that
worked since OOo wasn't cutting the mustard for me). I don't see this
issue you describe. Further, I usually do the Alt-130 thing for the
french accented 'e' 'cause its faster than hunting through the special
character tables, but those characters were there last time I checked.
Of course, it may have been the Windows character map I consulted... I
> figure. Also, (are you ready for this) to place a letter with an accent in
> the text I must do the following:
> 1) hold down the ALT key
> 2) consult an ASCII chart for the letter I want
> 3) make sure the number lock is 'on'
> 4) and then enter a three digit code to get the letter
> Only Microsoft!
> [ Yes, I've already tried looking in 'insert special character' but the
> selection is limited and does not include the full array of accented
> Just to let you know that progress is not being made on every front.
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