Sanding our assholes with 150 grit. Slowly. Lovingly.

Two questions

-How can I stop word from that INFERNALLY ANNOYING hiding menus? I can't find the "stop fucking hiding menu items" option.

-How can I say "I want my workspace to be 2"x5", and I want you to print it 8 times on an 8 1/2 x 11 page?

Sorry for the stupid questions, but I can't find either of these.
Permalink Dumb and Dumberer 
January 29th, 2006 10:01am
Go to tools>customize>always show full menu.
As dumb as that.
Permalink Send private email Vineet Reynolds 
January 29th, 2006 10:05am
Customize? Am I tricking out my 89 Civic or something? What a dumb place to put it. Somehow I would logically have expected it in Options.

Thanks for the help
Permalink Dumb and Dumberer 
January 29th, 2006 10:06am
Yea, they put the important stuff in the places least expected.
Permalink Send private email Vineet Reynolds 
January 29th, 2006 10:07am
And for the second question, I suggest you set the pagesize to 2" * 5" using Fiel>Page setup, then create a macro to print it 8 times on 8.5' * 11' (apart from setting the scale options).
It maybe wrong, coz I havent worked on word macros for a very long time.
Permalink Send private email Vineet Reynolds 
January 29th, 2006 10:10am
Actually Tools/Customize is where customizing menus has always been.
Permalink Send private email Philo 
January 29th, 2006 10:11am
"Actually Tools/Customize is where customizing menus has always been."

Right. But that's not the place where a user might start to look for disabling those smart menus. The number of users whom I've helped out with this must be in 3 figures.
Permalink Send private email Vineet Reynolds 
January 29th, 2006 10:21am
Great, another whinebag with a cause. If you're going to use a product with thousands of features, best you can do is carefully look through the settings -- you know, there are bound to be lots of them.

You "don't need" all the fancy stuff? Use Wordpad.
Permalink Send private email Mr. Powers 
January 29th, 2006 10:53am
`You "don't need" all the fancy stuff? Use Wordpad.'

Hey shitbag -> Keep your useless opinion to yourself.

Thanks.
Permalink SuckOnMyChoad 
January 29th, 2006 11:13am
They've realised that *everyone* hates the "smart menus", so while it's still supported in Office 12 it's turned off by default.  YAY!
Permalink Send private email Mat Hall 
January 29th, 2006 11:32am
Yea, that's a rule I learnt - give the users the same interface, version after version. If they want to change it, provide an option.
Dont do the opposite - change the interface and tell them how to change it back.
Permalink Send private email Vineet Reynolds 
January 29th, 2006 11:56am
Don't worry - in Office 12 you get the worst of both worlds. We've changed it and you CAN'T change it back. :)

Philo
Permalink Send private email Philo 
January 29th, 2006 4:39pm
Any chance that the SharePoint discussion groups will start to look and feel a bit more like Outlook and a bit less like some ascii bulletin board software from the seventies?
Permalink Send private email Ian Boys 
January 29th, 2006 5:38pm
Ian Boys,

They have the ultimate answer, which is that because Sharepoint is fully configurable, it's really your fault if it looks like crap.
Permalink Send private email Dennis Forbes 
January 29th, 2006 8:21pm
Yeah!

Actually either I'm not doing it right or discussions are broken in the build I'm running. I'll look into it and let you know.

Philo
Permalink Send private email Philo 
January 29th, 2006 8:47pm

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