Monday, June 21, 2010
Warning about Microsoft Word 2010
Here's another warning: Be careful if you start a book in Word 2007, and then switch to the just-released Word 2010.
A book I've been working on got greatly inflated. Most chapters gained an extra page with from one line to a few paragraph. There were also some completely blank pages.
The overall book length grew from 370 pages to 436 pages.
I may use Word 2010 for new projects, but for this book, I'm staying in 2007.
I'll have more to say about Word 2010 in a future blog, but I thought it's important to provide this warning now.
Word pricing is wacky, BTW. You can buy it by itself for $140, or get it as part of an Office suite for $125 (at Amazon). There are no upgrade prices for people who own previous versions. The $125 "Home & Student" version can be installed on three PCs "in the same household" without angering Microsoft -- but you're not supposed to use it for business purposes.