Greetings KuKd strong Mommas and Inquisitive Guest!
If you use Microsoft Word a lot, you're probably familiar with "overtype mode" and "symbols." My question is, what in god's name is the point of these two wacked features? Just to make word processing more cumbersome and confusing than it already is?
Let's start with overtype mode. That's where anytime you go back in your text and want to insert additional words or letters, it automatically types over the old text, erasing it completely. That's just wacked, Mr. Microsoft. Why the hell would anyone EVER want to just type right over something they typed before, making it vanish altogether? Am I missing something here? Is there some greater, biblical purpose served by overtype mode? If I wanted my text gone, wouldn't I just delete it on my own? And even more wacked is how easily one can accidentally get stuck in this wretched overtype mode! I finally figured out it's caused by inadvertently hitting the "insert" key. GAWD.
Moving on to "symbols," which appears in the drop-down menu under "insert." Every so often, I click with great optimism on "symbols," hoping to find what I actually need: something normal like a check mark, a small box, a copyright sign. You know, earthling symbols that regular people use on a daily basis. Instead, I invariably end up with panel filled with what resemble some kind of alien letters beamed down from Mars, called everything from webdings to wingbats to kit kats to unicode hex. What the heck ARE these things? And why are you giving me the option to choose different fonts, different subsets, different something-code hexes, Mr. Microsoft, when all I want is a simple checkmark?