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So, at work, we use Office - which means I have to deal with Word 2007 and soon Word 2010. I don't often have to do so, but when I do, it is always a pain. Word is so accursedly random in its application of design principles it makes me want to hatchet the server as an act of misdirected rage. The fact that it hides almost everything related to formatting makes the infuriating times when it does something unexpected all the worse. Given that I have, in the past, had the joy of working pure TeX* this is driving me mental.
I would like to know if anyone has any solutions for editting Word Documents by hand so that I can make sure that list and formatting hierarchies actually operate as expected would be idea. Alternatively, if I have to do it with CSS and HTML or XML and who knows what, that would be fine. Or creating documents in something else which is then ultimately converted to .docx works as well.
I also welcome stories about how much you hate MS Office.
*This is semi-sasrcastic.
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