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Documenting. Starting Microsoft Word to fill in a preconfigured template. It contains two numbered lists, but the numbering incorrectly continues from the first list to the second. Right-click > numbering > Set Numbering Value > Start new list. Bang! MS Word fucks up the complete formatting, margins, tabs, paragraph spacing... But the list numbering still continues from the first list to the second.

I SO FUCKING HATE MICROSOFT WORD FOR WINDOWS!!!

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    I now noticed a "Restart at 1" option in the right-click menu that set numbering correctly. But of course not without fucking up the paragraph formatting.
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    Reminds me of a document with 90 pages I worked on. Word randomly repositioned pictures and tables and changed the font of random paragraphs every time the document was opened.

    That was the moment I started to learn LaTeX, and since then I don't touch Word unless I really have to.
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    @deadlyRants LaTeX, oh, those were happy days... Unfortunately, there is no such choice for me, most (all) companies I work on today have standardized on Microsoft Office. Probably it saves them money to buy, but they do not take into account the time and frustration it costs to use the crap.
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    @stormwise you can use markdown or whatever and convert to word with pandoc. Keep everyone pleased
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    @Charmgoggles I haven't used pandoc, but I doubt that such tools will be able to convert the included and required word macros. Moreover, my experience with such convert tools says it will always be *almost* the same, but not close enough to be acceptable.
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    @stormwise yeah it takes a lot of tweaking. But can't you implement the thing the macros do in your favorite language?
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    @Charmgoggles I wish I could. The template files and macros I have to use are supplied and required by the company I work on.
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