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Old 10-10-2006, 03:37 PM   #24
Michael Rowley
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I would definitely choose Word over WordPerfect. Word is much more common so the learned skills from your project will be more useful in the future. In my opinion it also has a much smoother interface, and is probably easier to learn. When formatting with Word it is very important to develop a style sheet at the start and use the paragraph styles religiously.
I dislike both Word and WordPerfect
The real reason for using Word in this instance is that its footnote treatment is acknowledged to be rather good. The question was, what word=processor to use instead of the usual DTP programs (which he is familiar with), given that he has a lot of text and a lot of footnotes. InDesign (or Quark 7) can do a lot that Word (and WordPerfect) can't do, but probably in this case Word would do quite a good job.

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