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The latest issue of Editorium Update has arrived, and Jack Lyon reports the following:
Word 2008, for Macintosh, isn’t out yet but will be later this year:
Like Word 2007 for Windows, it will feature the Ribbon interface, with all of the drawbacks I discussed in the previous newsletter:
But there’s one more drawback that will be utterly devastating: No more recording, programming, or even running of macros.
(hysterical emphasis mine)
No. Macros. At all.
According to this Macworld article, you’ll be able to do macro-type-things using Applescript and Automator and whatever—I confess that I have not tried to wrap my head around that stuff at all yet; go ahead; suspend my Geek license—but if I have to write my own scripts, why the fuck would I write them to control Word? If I’m going to put that kind of effort into something, obviously it would make more sense to trick out a free word processor than a piece of overpriced bloatware from a company that has demonstrated time and time again that it doesn’t want my business.