This morning at the gym I notebooked Xia’s story. I have some ideas. And need to get cracking, too.
I’m still not sure about this Mac thing. NeoOffice, which I was thinking showed some promise isn’t going to work. Today, I used it to read and comment in a very large document for a writing buddy. Things were going pretty well until I hit save and discovered that saving takes you back to the top of your document. Argh!!! If you’re on page one, who cares? But if you’re on page 243 and suddenly you’re back on page one? Can you say completely stupid? Not to mention there were enormous latency issues. Toward the end I had to wait several seconds for the typing to show up on the screen. I bet I’m not the only writer who saves compulsively. To get booted back to page one after every save? No. I would have switched to WP, but Word Perfect can’t read the neoOffice files and I didn’t want to redo what I’d done already. I haven’t used WP for anything big yet, but I’m bothered by the appearance of it. It’s critical that I be able to type quickly and I have this awful suspicion that certain keystrokes are not available. Tomorrow I’ll find out for sure.
I don’t want to return the mac. I really, really don’t, but I may have to.