Originally Posted by mstone
Try to edit the HTML source in Outlook
Try to keep Word from pushing pictures to the next page when adding text
Try to align numbers and text in column in Excel
Try to keep Excel from removing leading zero in zip codes
Try to copy Access files across the network while the file is less than a few minutes old. Access Denied
Try to keep straight quotes in inches and feet, not curly quotes
Try to type fractions in an email without using actual fraction symbols
Try to search an email folder with more than 1000 emails
I'm sure there are workarounds but Office is a nuisance to work with
I think for many of us, Office is thought of as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as alternates to iWork. So, I won't address anything you wrote regarding Outlook and email.
Word will push pictures with text because the picture is locked to its position within the text, not locked to a position within the page.
To align number and text in Excel, click on the top of the column and select which justification you want for that column.
To keep zip codes, as well as all other kinds of data looking right, go to the menu, FORMAT > Cells > Numbers and tell Excel what kind of number will be in which columns, rows, or cells.
To have straight quotation marks in Word documents: Go to Word > Preferences > Auto Correct > Auto correct as you type > uncheck “Replace straight quotation marks with smart quotation marks”. Excel is default straight quotation marks.
As some have complained here, Word is a very bloated word processor. It is also highly customizable to a specific person's kind of use. When I buy a new version of Word, I have to customize my toolbars and menus to my liking. I often learn a few new features in the process.
There is actually a way to add up feet and inches (or yards and inches) in Excel, but it does take some thinking to set up the spread sheet.