Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Why does Microsoft make life so difficult

Over the past few days I have spent significant time working with Office 2007 specifically Excel. I realized that my client was unable to use my file and "saved it down" as a 2003 version. Of course there were incompatibilities - which is fine - and Excel told me about it - again fine. What it provided no means for - was for me to go to the specific elements and remediate the issues identified. It told me the sheets that were problematic and the types of errors but not the cells themselves. Nor did it offer a good method for validating how the material would look when my client received it. Perhaps, just perhaps they could be considerate.

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