Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Microsoft Word and The Barn
I had to work all day at the store. Lu, my store manager wore me totally out! She has the energy I used to have, but she is about 15 years younger. I told her to find what needed fixing, and I would fix it. She sure took me up on that! I typed all day. At the end of the day, she wanted me to retype the checklists that go on each side of our personnel files showing the 10,000 documents the government requires us to have in them. I about went nuts trying to figure out how to get the little boxes on the form to put the checkmarks in. I am pretty good with MS Word, but I could NOT figure out what I had done to get those little boxes there years ago when I first prepared the forms -- and I went to my younger employees who grew up with computers and learned MS Word in school, and neither one of them knew how to do it either. We all thought they were called "bullets" -- and we found the little squares in the Bullet Department of MS Word, BUT, we could NOT figure out how to use the bullets.