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Old April 23 2013, 05:23 PM   #16
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Re: Microsoft Word is worse than Hitler

Switch to DOS Edit...
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Old April 23 2013, 05:33 PM   #17
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Re: Microsoft Word is worse than Hitler

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Switch to DOS Edit...
Don't even joke, I still use that sometimes.
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Old April 23 2013, 07:02 PM   #18
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To answer the OP's question, try the instructions listed here. I think they are about your particular problem (that is, behavior of tab/backspace.) Let me know if not.
Thank you so much. That seemed to do the trick. I can't get paragraphs to start automatically tabbed right now, but screw it, close enough

I'm usually pretty good with Word. That's what made this so shocking. I haven't had serious trouble figuring things out before. I wonder why that box got unchecked.
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Old April 25 2013, 06:15 AM   #19
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Re: Microsoft Word is worse than Hitler

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Switch to DOS Edit...
Don't even joke, I still use that sometimes.
I use Text Edit. Great having a Windows app for typing text that works extremely fast--no lag, no bloat. You get in all of your content then paste it into Word to do all of your formatting and post editing.
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Old April 25 2013, 05:34 PM   #20
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I still use notepad on Windows machines... leafpad and other notepad/dos edit like stuff on Linux..
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Old April 25 2013, 05:38 PM   #21
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I use Notepad as my general scratchpad all the time. It's hard to beat the uncompromising simplicity of it.
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