If you are considering getting the new version of Word 2013 you might want to think again!
I finally “bit the bullet” and got a trial version of this software, to complete my novel formatting and for other book projects I currently have in the works.
To say I’m not impressed by this new, “improved” version of Word is putting it mildly. I have used earlier versions of Word and found them acceptable and fairly easy to navigate but Word 2013 is a big disappointment.
Here’s my one star review over at Amazon:
I could go on and on about why I’ve given Word 2013 1 star, suffice to say, if I could, it would be zero stars!!!
What a pain it has been, trying to navigate this software to do what should be simple tasks like adding page numbers on specific pages, working with headers and footers, trying to find where things are, on the new ‘improved’ ribbon….
Microsoft NEEDS and big-time to get ‘real people’ working at their company, when they design new versions of software, not just programmers/designers, who probably never work on things like book manuscripts themselves.
And speaking of MS, how’s this for a laugh:
I contacted their support services about the issues I was having with adding headers/footers to my novel manuscript and no one I spoke to/chatted with there could figure it out.
I went through 5 (yes 5) different dept./reps. and none of them had any answers!!
If they don’t know how to navigate this software, how do they expect users to?
I’m not geekess, and don’t want to be. But with Word 2013 you better be prepared to learn for yourself.
I FINALLY got my page number issues worked out but ‘surrendered’ LOL when it came to the headers I wanted to use, on specific pages. I’ve already wasted hours and hours on all this. I want to be working on my projects, not wasting time with formatting!
I also asked several friends for help with these issues too. One friend who is an author and has used Word for years told me that even a formatting expert that he spoke to was having major issues with navigating the new Word. I’m glad it wasn’t just me!
Here’s a link to the other reviews over at Amazon.
Now I’m going to work out my software frustrations in the kitchen!! That’s something that always works. 😉