On 08/18/2013 06:39 PM, Jay Lozier wrote:
On Sun, 18 Aug 2013 17:51:10 -0400, Mike McCallister
On 8/18/2013 10:11 AM, Urmas wrote:
Really? You want to be able to write a 20-page PARAGRAPH? I'm not
sure even James Joyce would have been up to that task. Now show me
the person who's going to read it!
"Werner F. Bruhin":
Now a productive use of time would have been to tell us what the one
feature you would like to have which existed in Word 2.0 in 1991 and
doesn't exist in LO.
Paragraphs longer than 65k characters?
(Working) multiple indexes?
I can see why Microsoft might not want to devote resources to setting
a reasonable limit on paragraph size, but since all the formatting
information sits in the pilcrow at the end of each paragraph, I would
not be shocked if suddenly the font changes to 72-point Arial Black
Bold somewhere in the middle of the mega-graph. If this happens, you
probably wouldn't be able to re-apply the Normal style either.
Urmas presumably would angrily phone Microsoft to demand an answer:
the tech support person (after rolling her eyes and stifling a
chuckle) would calmly suggest "Have you tried putting in a hard
return somewhere before the font changes?"
Remember what your English teacher taught you (I suspect this is true
in most languages, too; even "custom languages"): Paragraphs are
groups of sentences that "deals with one point or gives the words of
one speaker." (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paragraph)
who strings sentences and paragraphs together for a living
The standard for typing speed is 5 characters per word. For 65K
characters is roughly 13K words. A paragraph this long would
definitely need some editting. An English composition teacher would
have a field day with the red pen.
By profession, I am a lawyer. I once had an opponent who wrote a 20 page
brief, most of which consisted of a single (badly composed) paragraph.
Fortunately the judge didn't want to read it either as I won the case.
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