Starting to Like Word 97. Just a Little.

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

After a year of working in my current job, I'm finally getting down to the nitty gritty of setting templates and proper formats to some of the company's publications.

Today I offered to take on the burden of formatting our master prospectus off the product team, so that they could concentrate on their proper functions without having to worry about text running under page footers. They gladly agreed--and I sunk my teeth into the task.

I learned how to set styles in a Word template. Played around with various fonts and sizes. Set section and page breaks. Changed margins where needed. Made tables easier to read by using subtle shades of grey. The more I use Word 97, the more I respect what it can do, despite it being 10 years in the market now.

Typography and layout are SO COOL. Because of how much they can spruce up an otherwise tinder-dry text and invite you to read it. While I cannot claim to be an expert in these fields, I know that what I have prepared is a huge improvement to what we had before.

Feeling pleased. I did good work today.

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