From:"Marsee Henon" <>
Subject: Word Annoyances Needed for New Book
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 13:10:26 -0800
Dear User Group Leader:

O'Reilly is pulling together a new book called "Word Annoyances" and, 
again, we'd like your help! As you might guess, "Word Annoyances" 
the problems, snarls, quirks, bugs, and just dumb things about Word 
drive users nuts. The annoyances will encompass a range of topics: 
misbehavior, creating and saving documents, text entry and editing,
formatting and layout, printing, tables, macros, etc.

Word is the most ubiquitous--and probably the most annoying--word
processor on the planet. If any members of your group have annoyances
they'd like to see solved, have them email with 
Annoyances" in the subject line. Just have them note what version of 
and Windows they're using.

As always, thanks for sharing. We'll make sure to get copies of "Word
Annoyances" sent to your group shortly after publication.



An example:

The Annoyance
The wretched animated paper clip keeps appearing every time I try to 
help from Office, and sometimes even when I'm just working. How can I 
rid of it?

The Fix
Some people love the Office Assistant characters--Clippit (the paper
clip), Rocky the Dog, the Office Cat, the Genius, Mother Nature--but 
never met these people. Everyone who mentions the Office Assistant 
to get rid of it. And anyone enthusing about the wonders of Merlin is a
good candidate for the target end of a fire-hose demonstration.

To prevent the Office Assistant from appearing, right-click the Office
Assistant character that's currently bugging you and click Properties 
the shortcut menu. On the Options tab of the Office Assistant dialog 
clear the Use The Office Assistant check box. Click OK.

What if you want the Office Assistant back? Simply choose Help > Show 
Office Assistant, and the brute is back with you. Invoking the Office
Assistant like this selects the Use The Office Assistant check box on 
Options tab of the Office Assistant dialog box, so you'll need to clear
this check box when you want peace and quiet again.