Microsoft Word fucking sucks ass!! I am so sick and tired of trying to coax this fucking program to do simple word processing tasks. I cannot believe that microsoft word makes it so difficult to have different page number formats for different pages, and does not fucking allow the modification of footnote formats beyond a certain point!! There is simply now way to have different footnote formats. Period. You COULD break down your 200 page document into itty bitty (and buggy) sections to TRY to change the page numbering schema, but good luck when you do that (and save everything) because your document might suddenly become 400 pages long without any warning!!
I cannot believe that a billion dollar company like Microsoft, putting out “top of the line word processing software” makes such a shitty product and everyone continues to use the damn thing!!
I dont like Latex that much either and now that I have come this far in writing my thesis, I really cannot turn back. A word of advice to all that are trying to write some serious documentation (anything greater than 20 pages) using Microsoft Word, Fucking Forget It!!! Start using some other word processor right from the beginning and you will be saved a LOT of frustration later on!!
Things I hate about Microsoft Word (not listing everything, that would take up all day!):
Page number formatting
Lack of referencing schemas
Lack of control over “automatic features”
Twenty thousand temporary copies of your document
Page break mechanism
The built-in drawing package
The lack of a good equation editor
Lack of contemporary formatting ideologies
The twenty thousand “viewing modes”
Exceptionally bad inter-Microsoft Office collaboration
HUGE file sizes (my 200 page thesis is 3 MB!!)
I HATE the auto-correct feature!!
Auto-page formatting is sucky!
Heck, Auto-EVERYTHING is sucky!!!
Among other things…
I am SO getting rid of Word when I am done with my thesis!!!