CharlieMC (charliemc) wrote,

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Script? Survival Hasn't Happened, Yet...

No, we haven't survived writing the script, quite yet...

Actually, it's in Marilyn's mistressmarilyn hands -- where it's been for many hours. Meanwhile, I've been working on the Newsletter that's supposed to go out today.

I wish I could be more help with this stage of the script, to tell you the truth.

Anyway, we were up working until 4:30 a.m.

I think I finally fell asleep at 5:30. And I got up again at 9:00 a.m. Not sure when Marilyn got up (or if she slept much at all), as she was ready to leave the house (and looking damn good) when I got up.

The struggle with Word was the usual frustration to getting the job done. Where it grabs fonts -- especially fonts that we aren't using and have never used -- is beyond both of us!

It takes me back to my (beloved) WordPerfect, which had Reveal Codes where you could see every bit of the coding -- beginning and end. If you wanted to get rid of something (or change it), you turned on Reveal Codes (which displayed across the bottom of the screen) and then you could easily do it. I was stunned when I finally started using Word (under protest) and found out that you were screwed forever in the way the formatting is dealt with. What the hell were they thinking? (Not much, but you know what I think of Microsoft already, so I'll save my breath...)

When I think back to those codes, it reminds me a bit of HTML! No wonder I'm so at home with coding... (smile)

One of my huge gripes is when people at work (or others, too) give me Copy that's been done in Word. Either via a Word document or by cutting and pasting the Word text directly into Outlook -- which means it's still just Word text! Then I have to spend ages dealing with the crappy formatting -- and fixing it. No matter how many times I try to explain this to people, they do it anyway. Thanks, loads. Otherwise intelligent people suddenly turn stupid when you try to explain the difference between word processing saves and ASCII text, for whatever reason. We used to all know it -- and get it -- back in the day...

Speaking off, I've got a bunch of Copy to go and 'clean up' prior to working with it (!!!), so I'd better get to work! The Newsletter has a good start, so I should be done in a few hours (fingers crossed).

Sleep is a very good thing.
Tags: 2008, festival, june-2008, marilyn, script, work

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