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Brit Sci-Fi author Alastair Reynolds says MS Word 'drives me to distraction'

Andy Non
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Word is a creativity killer.

I tried using Word to write several short stories and gave up and used Notepad instead. The problem was Word killed the creative flow by stopping me, pointing out typos or other issues or automatically changing the spelling of some words and just generally getting in the way. The solution was to copy/paste the text into word AFTER writing the stories and do the clean up at that stage. It was either that or turn off all the features within Word that got in the way and turn them all back on again to do the clean up and proof reading. I want to write, not have a wrestling match with the software.

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