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2021-07-31 4:13:54 PM  
Word is definitely better for writing professionally.  Not everyone writes professionally.  Two different programs for two different types of users.
 
2021-07-31 5:58:25 PM  
"Change frightens me"
 
2021-07-31 6:05:18 PM  
Is this one of those people that demands they need Photoshop because its the only thing they know where the menu items are to crop their photo?
 
2021-07-31 6:18:46 PM  
Google docs would be better for most use if Google would add in an offline mode that, like... actually farking functions offline.  Or fixed how it handles interactions with common offline word-processors into something that doesn't produce absolute gibberish.

As it is, yeah, Word is still the gold standard, honestly.
 
2021-07-31 6:29:32 PM  
I've been using LibreOffice for about 2 years for personal use, and I'm well aware that this is the off-brand office suite. Like those generic cereals, where your dad insisted it was just as good as the expensive stuff, and you wondered whether he really believed it.

But then I never needed a subscription to eat Cheerios.
 
2021-07-31 6:30:51 PM  
I still miss Lotus Word Pro
 
2021-07-31 6:49:25 PM  

Fabric_Man: I've been using LibreOffice for about 2 years for personal use, and I'm well aware that this is the off-brand office suite. Like those generic cereals, where your dad insisted it was just as good as the expensive stuff, and you wondered whether he really believed it.

But then I never needed a subscription to eat Cheerios.


I also use LibreOffice. It's balls.

But it's free balls and I only ever use it like twice a year max. Updating my CV...and...not much else. Maybe occasionally a spreadsheet on some business idea.

I'd prefer Word, but eh.

And I have no interest in Google Docs because I like having my files local, being able to blast open those native files locally. Not having to have an internet connection and giving them their own taskbar item instead of yet another tab on my browser.

Anything I create locally I know I'll have forever (plenty of backups), and occasionally I do have to refer to super old shiat that was created before Google Docs existed.
 
2021-07-31 6:50:36 PM  

dyhchong: Fabric_Man: I've been using LibreOffice for about 2 years for personal use, and I'm well aware that this is the off-brand office suite. Like those generic cereals, where your dad insisted it was just as good as the expensive stuff, and you wondered whether he really believed it.

But then I never needed a subscription to eat Cheerios.

I also use LibreOffice. It's balls.

But it's free balls and I only ever use it like twice a year max. Updating my CV...and...not much else. Maybe occasionally a spreadsheet on some business idea.

I'd prefer Word, but eh.

And I have no interest in Google Docs because I like having my files local, being able to blast open those native files locally. Not having to have an internet connection and giving them their own taskbar item instead of yet another tab on my browser.

Anything I create locally I know I'll have forever (plenty of backups), and occasionally I do have to refer to super old shiat that was created before Google Docs existed.


You can store and open them locally
 
2021-07-31 6:51:09 PM  

amyldoanitrite: I still miss Lotus Word Pro


Volkswriter
 
2021-07-31 7:00:27 PM  

Fabric_Man: I've been using LibreOffice for about 2 years for personal use, and I'm well aware that this is the off-brand office suite. Like those generic cereals, where your dad insisted it was just as good as the expensive stuff, and you wondered whether he really believed it.

But then I never needed a subscription to eat Cheerios.


Yeah, LibreOffice (and word processors, in general) are mature enough, now, that capability-wise, they're pretty interchangeable. The only things preventing people from using anything different are vendor lock-in and their own inertia. We still have people at our office (the legal department) insisting they can't do their jobs without Word Perfect. (Yes, we pay for Word Perfect for them.)
 
2021-07-31 7:00:31 PM  

Cormee: dyhchong: Fabric_Man: I've been using LibreOffice for about 2 years for personal use, and I'm well aware that this is the off-brand office suite. Like those generic cereals, where your dad insisted it was just as good as the expensive stuff, and you wondered whether he really believed it.

But then I never needed a subscription to eat Cheerios.

I also use LibreOffice. It's balls.

But it's free balls and I only ever use it like twice a year max. Updating my CV...and...not much else. Maybe occasionally a spreadsheet on some business idea.

I'd prefer Word, but eh.

And I have no interest in Google Docs because I like having my files local, being able to blast open those native files locally. Not having to have an internet connection and giving them their own taskbar item instead of yet another tab on my browser.

Anything I create locally I know I'll have forever (plenty of backups), and occasionally I do have to refer to super old shiat that was created before Google Docs existed.

You can store and open them locally


Oh really? That's impressive, so I can just double click a file on a flash drive and it opens in Google Docs? I wonder how they achieve that.
 
2021-07-31 7:06:43 PM  
Can I press Ctrl-S when I'm done then remove the flash drive and hand it to someone?
 
2021-07-31 7:08:40 PM  
If not they're neither being stored, nor opened locally.

They're being uploaded then opened and stored remotely and I have the ability to download them again afterwards, although I doubt pressing ctrl-S would download and overwrite the existing file for quick changes. Especially without an internet connection.
 
2021-07-31 7:32:37 PM  
The only thing Google Docs is missing is good support for footnotes.

Word is a bloated program that fails at its most basic functions.
 
2021-07-31 7:37:19 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Google docs would be better for most use if Google would


...stop providing people with good reasons not to trust it.

1999 - Fast-forward to 2021:
Microsoft is more trustworthy than Google
 
2021-07-31 8:18:06 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Google docs would be better for most use if Google would add in an offline mode that, like... actually farking functions offline.  Or fixed how it handles interactions with common offline word-processors into something that doesn't produce absolute gibberish.

As it is, yeah, Word is still the gold standard, honestly.


Office works better than Libre Office or Google Docs. Sure, Microsoft does dumb shiat like redesign the entire interface every time they update the Office Suite, but it still works the best. Word and Excel. Oh, and it's not an Office product, but. I'm the same with Photoshop. Gimp just doesn't do it for me.
 
2021-07-31 9:00:57 PM  
I recently started a job where I have to use a PC and Microsoft Office. Word on a PC is dreadful. The menus are visually terrible and the interface in general sucks. It's more powerful than Apple's Pages, but I'll take the latter all day for usefulness and functionality.
 
2021-07-31 10:18:47 PM  
WordStar. Once you learn the control codes why learn anything else. Works perfectly.
 
2021-07-31 10:46:25 PM  
Word, Google docs, libreoffice whatever, frankly they all have their uses and a lot depends on an individuals needs or personal taste. For many Google docs work great, for others libreoffice is enough, for me, I like MS office products. The interface upgrade took some getting used to but now I navigate it just as fast and find it just as handy as anything else. People getting wound up because someone likes something else or is willing to pay for it are missing the bigger picture. The model T did everything most car users need from a vehicle, but thank god more options flooded the market and developed from there because I hate many vehicles on the market but I love mine.
 
2021-08-01 1:15:18 AM  

Jim_Callahan: Google docs would be better for most use if Google would add in an offline mode that, like... actually farking functions offline.  Or fixed how it handles interactions with common offline word-processors into something that doesn't produce absolute gibberish.

As it is, yeah, Word is still the gold standard, honestly.


Not only that, Google reads every fking word you've ever written. And sells it or steal it.
 
2021-08-01 5:22:01 AM  

dyhchong: Cormee: dyhchong: Fabric_Man: I've been using LibreOffice for about 2 years for personal use, and I'm well aware that this is the off-brand office suite. Like those generic cereals, where your dad insisted it was just as good as the expensive stuff, and you wondered whether he really believed it.

But then I never needed a subscription to eat Cheerios.

I also use LibreOffice. It's balls.

But it's free balls and I only ever use it like twice a year max. Updating my CV...and...not much else. Maybe occasionally a spreadsheet on some business idea.

I'd prefer Word, but eh.

And I have no interest in Google Docs because I like having my files local, being able to blast open those native files locally. Not having to have an internet connection and giving them their own taskbar item instead of yet another tab on my browser.

Anything I create locally I know I'll have forever (plenty of backups), and occasionally I do have to refer to super old shiat that was created before Google Docs existed.

You can store and open them locally

Oh really? That's impressive, so I can just double click a file on a flash drive and it opens in Google Docs? I wonder how they achieve that.


Yes, the online and offline files are synced
 
2021-08-01 6:26:01 AM  
Summary, FTA: I'm just old.
 
2021-08-01 6:27:05 AM  
still the best version

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2021-08-01 6:49:55 AM  
I have always used Edlin.
 
2021-08-01 7:02:32 PM  

Cormee: Oh really? That's impressive, so I can just double click a file on a flash drive and it opens in Google Docs? I wonder how they achieve that.


Yes, the online and offline files are synced


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You must sell Google Docs or something as you deployed the old marketing, "If it can't do something, pretend the question is asking something that it can do and answer that instead"
 
2021-08-02 2:35:10 AM  

dyhchong: Cormee: Oh really? That's impressive, so I can just double click a file on a flash drive and it opens in Google Docs? I wonder how they achieve that.


Yes, the online and offline files are synced

[media.tenor.com image 220x244]

You must sell Google Docs or something as you deployed the old marketing, "If it can't do something, pretend the question is asking something that it can do and answer that instead"


Hey, you don't have to use them. I'm just saying they do have the functionality you seem to think they are lacking, unless I  misunderstand you
 
2021-08-02 2:43:37 AM  

Cormee: dyhchong: Cormee: Oh really? That's impressive, so I can just double click a file on a flash drive and it opens in Google Docs? I wonder how they achieve that.


Yes, the online and offline files are synced

[media.tenor.com image 220x244]

You must sell Google Docs or something as you deployed the old marketing, "If it can't do something, pretend the question is asking something that it can do and answer that instead"

Hey, you don't have to use them. I'm just saying they do have the functionality you seem to think they are lacking, unless I  misunderstand you


You misunderstood me.

I have a USB. I plug it into my computer.

Can I double click the file, and start working on it in Google Docs locally?

Locally means local, on my computer. Not upload it to Google then download it again to my cache.

Locally as in I don't have an internet connection at the time and I can modify the file, then save it and take the flash drive out and hand it back to the person.

You know, locally.
 
2021-08-02 3:05:53 AM  

dyhchong: Cormee: dyhchong: Cormee: Oh really? That's impressive, so I can just double click a file on a flash drive and it opens in Google Docs? I wonder how they achieve that.


Yes, the online and offline files are synced

[media.tenor.com image 220x244]

You must sell Google Docs or something as you deployed the old marketing, "If it can't do something, pretend the question is asking something that it can do and answer that instead"

Hey, you don't have to use them. I'm just saying they do have the functionality you seem to think they are lacking, unless I  misunderstand you

You misunderstood me.

I have a USB. I plug it into my computer.

Can I double click the file, and start working on it in Google Docs locally?

Locally means local, on my computer. Not upload it to Google then download it again to my cache.

Locally as in I don't have an internet connection at the time and I can modify the file, then save it and take the flash drive out and hand it back to the person.

You know, locally.


Yes you can
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2021-08-02 3:36:23 AM  

Cormee: dyhchong: Cormee: dyhchong: Cormee: Oh really? That's impressive, so I can just double click a file on a flash drive and it opens in Google Docs? I wonder how they achieve that.


Yes, the online and offline files are synced

[media.tenor.com image 220x244]

You must sell Google Docs or something as you deployed the old marketing, "If it can't do something, pretend the question is asking something that it can do and answer that instead"

Hey, you don't have to use them. I'm just saying they do have the functionality you seem to think they are lacking, unless I  misunderstand you

You misunderstood me.

I have a USB. I plug it into my computer.

Can I double click the file, and start working on it in Google Docs locally?

Locally means local, on my computer. Not upload it to Google then download it again to my cache.

Locally as in I don't have an internet connection at the time and I can modify the file, then save it and take the flash drive out and hand it back to the person.

You know, locally.

Yes you can[Fark user image 340x750]


Except from the actual link that you ignored and cut off all of the important stuff:
https://support.google.com/docs/answer/6388102?hl=en&co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop

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You can edit files that are already uploaded and synced down to your computer offline if they've been set for offline access.

So no, no you can't.
 
2021-08-02 3:51:57 AM  

dyhchong: Cormee: dyhchong: Cormee: dyhchong: Cormee: Oh really? That's impressive, so I can just double click a file on a flash drive and it opens in Google Docs? I wonder how they achieve that.


Yes, the online and offline files are synced

[media.tenor.com image 220x244]

You must sell Google Docs or something as you deployed the old marketing, "If it can't do something, pretend the question is asking something that it can do and answer that instead"

Hey, you don't have to use them. I'm just saying they do have the functionality you seem to think they are lacking, unless I  misunderstand you

You misunderstood me.

I have a USB. I plug it into my computer.

Can I double click the file, and start working on it in Google Docs locally?

Locally means local, on my computer. Not upload it to Google then download it again to my cache.

Locally as in I don't have an internet connection at the time and I can modify the file, then save it and take the flash drive out and hand it back to the person.

You know, locally.

Yes you can[Fark user image 340x750]

Except from the actual link that you ignored and cut off all of the important stuff:
https://support.google.com/docs/answer/6388102?hl=en&co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop

[Fark user image image 763x159]

You can edit files that are already uploaded and synced down to your computer offline if they've been set for offline access.

So no, no you can't.


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Life must be challenging for you
 
2021-08-02 3:53:43 AM  
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2021-08-02 4:00:18 AM  
Huh? That didn't prove anything.

Take it offline.

Plug a device in.

Open a file from that device.

Nothing has changed, look, I'll quote it:

dyhchong: Oh really? That's impressive, so I can just double click a file on a flash drive and it opens in Google Docs? I wonder how they achieve that.


dyhchong: I have a USB. I plug it into my computer.

Can I double click the file, and start working on it in Google Docs locally?


No clue how you would achieve that on your phone, maybe email yourself a Word Document, download it. Turn your data/WiFi off. Then open it from Downloads.
 
2021-08-02 4:14:59 AM  
Here it is on a phone.

Offline:
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Online:
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See how the file is greyed out when flight mode is on, because the file MUST be uploaded, then downloaded again to be accessed.

You can't do anything with local files, they must first be converted to the Google Docs formats and saved remotely, presumably their servers do the actual conversion. Then downloaded before you can edit. Which means you can't just locally open a file and edit.
 
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