My, oh my. This transition to the Mac has been eventful. Loading software. Making my Pocket PC sync with my Entourage. Signing up for .Mac. Cleaning up my old address book that I have let get way out of hand. Checking out other software that I’ll need to replace eventually.
Rebecca asked how I could leave my (and her) beloved WordPerfect. What could the Mac offer me that would make that change worthwhile? No time to get really technical, but there is the security from the viruses for one, the speed of the platform, the ease of use, the built in programs. But as for Word vs. WordPerfect, I have been forced into the Word world by the publishing industry. I had to use Word in the Track Changes editing stage with most of my editors. (Love that feature, BTW. Track Changes is far superior to the similar feature in WordPerfect.) Anyway, all the publishers I work with use Word, so I always had to Save as a Word document anyway. I will never become proficient in Word unless I go for it whole hog. Now I’m forced to.
By the way, the .Mac mentioned above is another wonderful reason for this switch. I can now sync my address book between desktop and laptop and access it anywhere. And my calendar, too. I shall love this when I’m traveling.
Now it is time to get back to work. By Monday, I must be totally immersed in my rewrites again.