Word 2016 For Mac: The Good News And The Bad

Word 2016 for Mac: the good news and the bad

Love it or hate it, Microsoft Word is hard to avoid if you write to be published. That doc or docx file is what a publisher expects you to deliver, and increasingly the production process will take place through comments and change tracking within Word too.

On Windows, with the Word 2013 edition, this is no great problem. In fact I think Word 2013 is good enough to be used as a primary writing app in some cases. But the Mac has been ill-served by Microsoft for many years. The last version of Word, 2011, was a dog, slow, buggy, cumbersome and lacking the features that make Word 2013 so good on Windows.

Now it’s been replaced as part of the new Mac Office 2016 release. So what’s there to cheer about and what to boo?

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Some Thoughts On Book Revision

Some thoughts on book revision

Here’s a question I get asked about revision from time to time: why don’t you do the final revises of a draft manuscript in Ulysses or Scrivener? Why export to Word or something and finish it there?

I’m close to finishing two major project revises right now and this has been exercising my mind too. So let me try to offer some answers.

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Google Keep just got a lot better

A while ago I wrote about the thorny issue of keeping notes. As always, things change. My primary instinct about note-keeping remains — the simpler the solution the better. Evernote, for example, is still just feature overload for me.

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