Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe

bug report: poetry in feedback

If there is something going wrong in the software you use, you should always file a bug report. The best way to do it is to explain the problem, provide and example and say what *should* have happened. But sometimes it's more fun to be creative. With the syllable-counting help of co-conspirators sbisson and elimloth, I have just filed this bug for Word 2007 (and I had 123 characters left in the submission field):

AutoCorrect bug:
Not the word I expected...
Please fix it!

Wanted 'depending',
Never expected 'didn't';
cloud on the mountain.

bug: when choosing AutoCorrect on a mispelt word, although the substitution is saved correctly the word substituted in the document is a *different* word - so asking for deoending to be AutoCorrected as depending puts the right mapping in the AutoCorrect options but the word I see appear in the document is 'didn't'. This happens randomly and not on all occasions in Word 2007 and Outlook 2007. On Vista and Windows 7 too.

Tags: fun, microsoft, office, technology

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