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Rolling back to XP......

  1. #1


    Jim Hubbard Guest

    Rolling back to XP......

    I adopted Vista Ultimate (32 bit), Office 2007 and Microsoft Office
    Accounting Professional 2007 on my personal desktop at my company.

    While I looked for reasons to justify upgrading all of my workstations, I
    found just the opposite.

    I mostly do invoicing of clients for my company. In QuickBooks Premier
    2006, emailing an invoice (ugly as they are - with no lines separating the
    line items) is a pretty straightforward, simple process. Emailing an
    invoice from my new system is a nightmare.

    First, there is no default letters like in QBP. The subject lines just say
    "Invoice" - no number, no date, nothing to indicate to the receiver which
    invoice their emails are without opening each one to see.

    Then, there is the problem of emailing everything in Word 2007 format. Most
    of my (and probably your) customers are still on Office 2003 (or less).
    They cannot view Word 2007 docs as you see them without installing a Word
    Viewer. But, that doesn't sound so bad - after all Word Viewer is free,
    right?

    Sure it's free. But, for your clients to see your pretty new Word 2007 Docs
    as you do, they have to do the following (after downloading and installing
    the Word Viewer from http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/925180)

    To use Word Viewer to open the file, follow these steps:
    1. Start Word Viewer.
    2. Click File, and then click Open.
    3. In the Files of type list, click All Files (*.*).
    4. Click to select the file that you want to open, and then click Open.

    Ridiculous! They can't even view your docs from Office!

    Now, there is an option in Word that will allow you to email your documents
    in PDF format. The problem here is that when you choose to email a Word
    2007 doc as a PDF attachment, you get a completely blank email with the Word
    Doc attached as a PDF.

    The TO address, email body, etc. are blank - just more work for me to do.
    In QBP, this is all done for me. (And, the irritating thing is that the
    first Word email editor stays open after you send the doc as a PDF
    attachment from the second email editor window.....why?)

    I called Microsoft Office Accounting Professional 2007 support
    (1-866-827-1619 just in case you need it) and asked about these problems
    (anything that slows me down is a "problem" in my world). They said there
    is no way to automatically send an invoice as a PDF attachment from
    Microsoft Accounting Professional 2007. There is also no way to make the
    subject line say anything but "Invoice". And, there is no default invoice
    letter with user fields filled out like there is in QuickBooks Premier 2006.

    Do they have any plans to make emailing invoices any easier? No.

    So, it's back to XP, Office 2003 and QuickBooks Premier 2006 for me. And,
    for my customers....I recommend staying right where they are...they (and I)
    will be more productive on XP/2003 than on Vista/2007.

    Asta la Vista baby.......



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  2. #2


    POP Guest

    Re: Rolling back to XP......

    Hi Jim,

    Sorry its been a poor experiance HOWEVER Vista and Office 2007 are
    completely new and require investigating / new learning.

    Vista and Office 2007 has been around for some months to test. Dare I say it
    I would never expect anyone to be able to start using new software
    immediately to carry on running a business after install

    Adaptions have to be made, investigations need to be made and more
    importantly comprimises.

    What are you gonna do if someone emails you 2007 format ? Your clients will
    be in the same conumdrum. Office 2003 will prompt to download a viewer for
    2007 and once installed office 2003 opens 2007 with a breeze. Office 2000
    will not support it. Its new technology so to move forward you have to
    upgrade.

    Different accounting packages do things differently, what works for one
    doesn't work for another. You cant expect them to work the way you are used
    to. (compromise or adapt). I could give you a list of things that QB cant do
    that Office Accounting can.

    Word 2007 to PDF or even XPS works ok here... saved bundle on upgrading to
    Adobe 8.5 for vista. Only needed the writer function

    No, I dont work for Microsoft, I use and support

    QB
    Sage
    ACT
    Microsoft Dynamics
    Office
    Microsoft Accounting.

    all clients have different needs and what works for one doesn't work for
    another.

    Just my $0.02








    "Jim Hubbard" <jim@privateaddress.net> wrote in message
    news:536ED270-23F2-491D-8B66-C3EEE8B0DDBF@microsoft.com...
    >I adopted Vista Ultimate (32 bit), Office 2007 and Microsoft Office
    >Accounting Professional 2007 on my personal desktop at my company.
    >
    > While I looked for reasons to justify upgrading all of my workstations, I
    > found just the opposite.
    >
    > I mostly do invoicing of clients for my company. In QuickBooks Premier
    > 2006, emailing an invoice (ugly as they are - with no lines separating the
    > line items) is a pretty straightforward, simple process. Emailing an
    > invoice from my new system is a nightmare.
    >
    > First, there is no default letters like in QBP. The subject lines just
    > say "Invoice" - no number, no date, nothing to indicate to the receiver
    > which invoice their emails are without opening each one to see.
    >
    > Then, there is the problem of emailing everything in Word 2007 format.
    > Most of my (and probably your) customers are still on Office 2003 (or
    > less). They cannot view Word 2007 docs as you see them without installing
    > a Word Viewer. But, that doesn't sound so bad - after all Word Viewer is
    > free, right?
    >
    > Sure it's free. But, for your clients to see your pretty new Word 2007
    > Docs as you do, they have to do the following (after downloading and
    > installing the Word Viewer from
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/925180)
    >
    > To use Word Viewer to open the file, follow these steps:
    > 1. Start Word Viewer.
    > 2. Click File, and then click Open.
    > 3. In the Files of type list, click All Files (*.*).
    > 4. Click to select the file that you want to open, and then click Open.
    >
    > Ridiculous! They can't even view your docs from Office!
    >
    > Now, there is an option in Word that will allow you to email your
    > documents in PDF format. The problem here is that when you choose to
    > email a Word 2007 doc as a PDF attachment, you get a completely blank
    > email with the Word Doc attached as a PDF.
    >
    > The TO address, email body, etc. are blank - just more work for me to do.
    > In QBP, this is all done for me. (And, the irritating thing is that the
    > first Word email editor stays open after you send the doc as a PDF
    > attachment from the second email editor window.....why?)
    >
    > I called Microsoft Office Accounting Professional 2007 support
    > (1-866-827-1619 just in case you need it) and asked about these problems
    > (anything that slows me down is a "problem" in my world). They said there
    > is no way to automatically send an invoice as a PDF attachment from
    > Microsoft Accounting Professional 2007. There is also no way to make the
    > subject line say anything but "Invoice". And, there is no default invoice
    > letter with user fields filled out like there is in QuickBooks Premier
    > 2006.
    >
    > Do they have any plans to make emailing invoices any easier? No.
    >
    > So, it's back to XP, Office 2003 and QuickBooks Premier 2006 for me. And,
    > for my customers....I recommend staying right where they are...they (and
    > I) will be more productive on XP/2003 than on Vista/2007.
    >
    > Asta la Vista baby.......
    >
    >



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  3. #3


    Steve Guest

    Re: Rolling back to XP......

    Hi Jim

    Not going to be a big help
    There is a free file converter plug-in for word2003 so you can open word2007
    in word2003
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/wo...444731033.aspx

    And you could always save down to 2003 in word

    Steve

    "Jim Hubbard" <jim@privateaddress.net> wrote in message
    news:536ED270-23F2-491D-8B66-C3EEE8B0DDBF@microsoft.com...
    >I adopted Vista Ultimate (32 bit), Office 2007 and Microsoft Office
    >Accounting Professional 2007 on my personal desktop at my company.
    >
    > While I looked for reasons to justify upgrading all of my workstations, I
    > found just the opposite.
    >
    > I mostly do invoicing of clients for my company. In QuickBooks Premier
    > 2006, emailing an invoice (ugly as they are - with no lines separating the
    > line items) is a pretty straightforward, simple process. Emailing an
    > invoice from my new system is a nightmare.
    >
    > First, there is no default letters like in QBP. The subject lines just
    > say "Invoice" - no number, no date, nothing to indicate to the receiver
    > which invoice their emails are without opening each one to see.
    >
    > Then, there is the problem of emailing everything in Word 2007 format.
    > Most of my (and probably your) customers are still on Office 2003 (or
    > less). They cannot view Word 2007 docs as you see them without installing
    > a Word Viewer. But, that doesn't sound so bad - after all Word Viewer is
    > free, right?
    >
    > Sure it's free. But, for your clients to see your pretty new Word 2007
    > Docs as you do, they have to do the following (after downloading and
    > installing the Word Viewer from
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/925180)
    >
    > To use Word Viewer to open the file, follow these steps:
    > 1. Start Word Viewer.
    > 2. Click File, and then click Open.
    > 3. In the Files of type list, click All Files (*.*).
    > 4. Click to select the file that you want to open, and then click Open.
    >
    > Ridiculous! They can't even view your docs from Office!
    >
    > Now, there is an option in Word that will allow you to email your
    > documents in PDF format. The problem here is that when you choose to
    > email a Word 2007 doc as a PDF attachment, you get a completely blank
    > email with the Word Doc attached as a PDF.
    >
    > The TO address, email body, etc. are blank - just more work for me to do.
    > In QBP, this is all done for me. (And, the irritating thing is that the
    > first Word email editor stays open after you send the doc as a PDF
    > attachment from the second email editor window.....why?)
    >
    > I called Microsoft Office Accounting Professional 2007 support
    > (1-866-827-1619 just in case you need it) and asked about these problems
    > (anything that slows me down is a "problem" in my world). They said there
    > is no way to automatically send an invoice as a PDF attachment from
    > Microsoft Accounting Professional 2007. There is also no way to make the
    > subject line say anything but "Invoice". And, there is no default invoice
    > letter with user fields filled out like there is in QuickBooks Premier
    > 2006.
    >
    > Do they have any plans to make emailing invoices any easier? No.
    >
    > So, it's back to XP, Office 2003 and QuickBooks Premier 2006 for me. And,
    > for my customers....I recommend staying right where they are...they (and
    > I) will be more productive on XP/2003 than on Vista/2007.
    >
    > Asta la Vista baby.......
    >
    >




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  4. #4


    DanS Guest

    Re: Rolling back to XP......

    "POP" <iknowyouwant@this.lol> wrote in
    news:uFhYormaHHA.4872@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl:

    > Vista and Office 2007 has been around for some months to test. Dare I
    > say it I would never expect anyone to be able to start using new
    > software immediately to carry on running a business after install
    >
    > Adaptions have to be made, investigations need to be made and more
    > importantly comprimises.
    >
    > What are you gonna do if someone emails you 2007 format ?


    Contact them back and tell them to send back a PDF.

    I do it all the time.



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  5. #5


    Wrecklass Guest

    Re: Rolling back to XP......

    You have missed an important point, that I wager a lot of people have not
    caught on to.

    Vista is not about being more productive, in fact it is quite the opposite.
    Vista is about making it harder to use non-Microsoft software. A feature
    that very few customers find useful.


    "Jim Hubbard" <jim@privateaddress.net> wrote in message
    news:536ED270-23F2-491D-8B66-C3EEE8B0DDBF@microsoft.com...
    >I adopted Vista Ultimate (32 bit), Office 2007 and Microsoft Office
    >Accounting Professional 2007 on my personal desktop at my company.
    >
    > While I looked for reasons to justify upgrading all of my workstations, I
    > found just the opposite.
    >
    > I mostly do invoicing of clients for my company. In QuickBooks Premier
    > 2006, emailing an invoice (ugly as they are - with no lines separating the
    > line items) is a pretty straightforward, simple process. Emailing an
    > invoice from my new system is a nightmare.
    >
    > First, there is no default letters like in QBP. The subject lines just
    > say "Invoice" - no number, no date, nothing to indicate to the receiver
    > which invoice their emails are without opening each one to see.
    >
    > Then, there is the problem of emailing everything in Word 2007 format.
    > Most of my (and probably your) customers are still on Office 2003 (or
    > less). They cannot view Word 2007 docs as you see them without installing
    > a Word Viewer. But, that doesn't sound so bad - after all Word Viewer is
    > free, right?
    >
    > Sure it's free. But, for your clients to see your pretty new Word 2007
    > Docs as you do, they have to do the following (after downloading and
    > installing the Word Viewer from
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/925180)
    >
    > To use Word Viewer to open the file, follow these steps:
    > 1. Start Word Viewer.
    > 2. Click File, and then click Open.
    > 3. In the Files of type list, click All Files (*.*).
    > 4. Click to select the file that you want to open, and then click Open.
    >
    > Ridiculous! They can't even view your docs from Office!
    >
    > Now, there is an option in Word that will allow you to email your
    > documents in PDF format. The problem here is that when you choose to
    > email a Word 2007 doc as a PDF attachment, you get a completely blank
    > email with the Word Doc attached as a PDF.
    >
    > The TO address, email body, etc. are blank - just more work for me to do.
    > In QBP, this is all done for me. (And, the irritating thing is that the
    > first Word email editor stays open after you send the doc as a PDF
    > attachment from the second email editor window.....why?)
    >
    > I called Microsoft Office Accounting Professional 2007 support
    > (1-866-827-1619 just in case you need it) and asked about these problems
    > (anything that slows me down is a "problem" in my world). They said there
    > is no way to automatically send an invoice as a PDF attachment from
    > Microsoft Accounting Professional 2007. There is also no way to make the
    > subject line say anything but "Invoice". And, there is no default invoice
    > letter with user fields filled out like there is in QuickBooks Premier
    > 2006.
    >
    > Do they have any plans to make emailing invoices any easier? No.
    >
    > So, it's back to XP, Office 2003 and QuickBooks Premier 2006 for me. And,
    > for my customers....I recommend staying right where they are...they (and
    > I) will be more productive on XP/2003 than on Vista/2007.
    >
    > Asta la Vista baby.......
    >
    >



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  6. #6


    Jim Hubbard Guest

    Re: Rolling back to XP......

    POP,

    First, thanks for the reply.

    I guess I just thought that something so basic and simple as emailing an
    invoice should (a) take into account that not everyone will have Office 2007
    for months [some for years - Microsoft knows this even if it wishes it were
    not so], (b) that if you have a template for invoices, surely you'd have a
    template for the invoice letter [something QuickBooks uses very effectively
    and is certainly possible in MOAP 2007], and (c) the primary goal of all
    software upgrades should be to simplify the user's experience and save the
    user time and expense.

    Microsoft Office Accounting Professional 2007 has managed to do exactly the
    OPPOSITE of all of these things that I [as a programmer of 22 years] take
    for granted in my releases.

    I guess, for me, the trade offs I would have to make (more typing, longer
    time to complete my invoices, etc.) are not worth the admittedly very
    professional-looking invoices put out by MOAP.

    Thanks again for your post!

    Jim Hubbard


    "POP" <iknowyouwant@this.lol> wrote in message
    news:uFhYormaHHA.4872@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > Hi Jim,
    >
    > Sorry its been a poor experiance HOWEVER Vista and Office 2007 are
    > completely new and require investigating / new learning.
    >
    > Vista and Office 2007 has been around for some months to test. Dare I say
    > it I would never expect anyone to be able to start using new software
    > immediately to carry on running a business after install
    >
    > Adaptions have to be made, investigations need to be made and more
    > importantly comprimises.
    >
    > What are you gonna do if someone emails you 2007 format ? Your clients
    > will be in the same conumdrum. Office 2003 will prompt to download a
    > viewer for 2007 and once installed office 2003 opens 2007 with a breeze.
    > Office 2000 will not support it. Its new technology so to move forward you
    > have to upgrade.
    >
    > Different accounting packages do things differently, what works for one
    > doesn't work for another. You cant expect them to work the way you are
    > used to. (compromise or adapt). I could give you a list of things that QB
    > cant do that Office Accounting can.
    >
    > Word 2007 to PDF or even XPS works ok here... saved bundle on upgrading to
    > Adobe 8.5 for vista. Only needed the writer function
    >
    > No, I dont work for Microsoft, I use and support
    >
    > QB
    > Sage
    > ACT
    > Microsoft Dynamics
    > Office
    > Microsoft Accounting.
    >
    > all clients have different needs and what works for one doesn't work for
    > another.
    >
    > Just my $0.02
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "Jim Hubbard" <jim@privateaddress.net> wrote in message
    > news:536ED270-23F2-491D-8B66-C3EEE8B0DDBF@microsoft.com...
    >>I adopted Vista Ultimate (32 bit), Office 2007 and Microsoft Office
    >>Accounting Professional 2007 on my personal desktop at my company.
    >>
    >> While I looked for reasons to justify upgrading all of my workstations, I
    >> found just the opposite.
    >>
    >> I mostly do invoicing of clients for my company. In QuickBooks Premier
    >> 2006, emailing an invoice (ugly as they are - with no lines separating
    >> the line items) is a pretty straightforward, simple process. Emailing an
    >> invoice from my new system is a nightmare.
    >>
    >> First, there is no default letters like in QBP. The subject lines just
    >> say "Invoice" - no number, no date, nothing to indicate to the receiver
    >> which invoice their emails are without opening each one to see.
    >>
    >> Then, there is the problem of emailing everything in Word 2007 format.
    >> Most of my (and probably your) customers are still on Office 2003 (or
    >> less). They cannot view Word 2007 docs as you see them without installing
    >> a Word Viewer. But, that doesn't sound so bad - after all Word Viewer is
    >> free, right?
    >>
    >> Sure it's free. But, for your clients to see your pretty new Word 2007
    >> Docs as you do, they have to do the following (after downloading and
    >> installing the Word Viewer from
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/925180)
    >>
    >> To use Word Viewer to open the file, follow these steps:
    >> 1. Start Word Viewer.
    >> 2. Click File, and then click Open.
    >> 3. In the Files of type list, click All Files (*.*).
    >> 4. Click to select the file that you want to open, and then click Open.
    >>
    >> Ridiculous! They can't even view your docs from Office!
    >>
    >> Now, there is an option in Word that will allow you to email your
    >> documents in PDF format. The problem here is that when you choose to
    >> email a Word 2007 doc as a PDF attachment, you get a completely blank
    >> email with the Word Doc attached as a PDF.
    >>
    >> The TO address, email body, etc. are blank - just more work for me to do.
    >> In QBP, this is all done for me. (And, the irritating thing is that the
    >> first Word email editor stays open after you send the doc as a PDF
    >> attachment from the second email editor window.....why?)
    >>
    >> I called Microsoft Office Accounting Professional 2007 support
    >> (1-866-827-1619 just in case you need it) and asked about these problems
    >> (anything that slows me down is a "problem" in my world). They said
    >> there is no way to automatically send an invoice as a PDF attachment from
    >> Microsoft Accounting Professional 2007. There is also no way to make the
    >> subject line say anything but "Invoice". And, there is no default
    >> invoice letter with user fields filled out like there is in QuickBooks
    >> Premier 2006.
    >>
    >> Do they have any plans to make emailing invoices any easier? No.
    >>
    >> So, it's back to XP, Office 2003 and QuickBooks Premier 2006 for me.
    >> And, for my customers....I recommend staying right where they are...they
    >> (and I) will be more productive on XP/2003 than on Vista/2007.
    >>
    >> Asta la Vista baby.......
    >>
    >>

    >





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  7. #7


    Jim Hubbard Guest

    Re: Rolling back to XP......

    "DanS" <t.h.i.s.n.t.h.a.t@a.d.e.l.p.h.i.a.n.e.t> wrote in message
    news:Xns98F8CB188FC3Fthisnthatadelphianet@194.177.96.78...
    > "POP" <iknowyouwant@this.lol> wrote in
    > news:uFhYormaHHA.4872@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl:
    >
    >> Vista and Office 2007 has been around for some months to test. Dare I
    >> say it I would never expect anyone to be able to start using new
    >> software immediately to carry on running a business after install
    >>
    >> Adaptions have to be made, investigations need to be made and more
    >> importantly comprimises.
    >>
    >> What are you gonna do if someone emails you 2007 format ?

    >
    > Contact them back and tell them to send back a PDF.
    >
    > I do it all the time.
    >
    >



    Oddly enough, I haven't had anyone try and send me any 2007 stuff yet.




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  8. #8


    Jim Hubbard Guest

    Re: Rolling back to XP......

    Steve,

    Thanks for the link! I'll pass it on if someone I know needs it.

    Jim

    "Steve" <a@dot.com> wrote in message
    news:OvtW9xmaHHA.5080@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Hi Jim
    >
    > Not going to be a big help
    > There is a free file converter plug-in for word2003 so you can open
    > word2007 in word2003
    > http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/wo...444731033.aspx
    >
    > And you could always save down to 2003 in word
    >
    > Steve
    >
    > "Jim Hubbard" <jim@privateaddress.net> wrote in message
    > news:536ED270-23F2-491D-8B66-C3EEE8B0DDBF@microsoft.com...
    >>I adopted Vista Ultimate (32 bit), Office 2007 and Microsoft Office
    >>Accounting Professional 2007 on my personal desktop at my company.
    >>
    >> While I looked for reasons to justify upgrading all of my workstations, I
    >> found just the opposite.
    >>
    >> I mostly do invoicing of clients for my company. In QuickBooks Premier
    >> 2006, emailing an invoice (ugly as they are - with no lines separating
    >> the line items) is a pretty straightforward, simple process. Emailing an
    >> invoice from my new system is a nightmare.
    >>
    >> First, there is no default letters like in QBP. The subject lines just
    >> say "Invoice" - no number, no date, nothing to indicate to the receiver
    >> which invoice their emails are without opening each one to see.
    >>
    >> Then, there is the problem of emailing everything in Word 2007 format.
    >> Most of my (and probably your) customers are still on Office 2003 (or
    >> less). They cannot view Word 2007 docs as you see them without installing
    >> a Word Viewer. But, that doesn't sound so bad - after all Word Viewer is
    >> free, right?
    >>
    >> Sure it's free. But, for your clients to see your pretty new Word 2007
    >> Docs as you do, they have to do the following (after downloading and
    >> installing the Word Viewer from
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/925180)
    >>
    >> To use Word Viewer to open the file, follow these steps:
    >> 1. Start Word Viewer.
    >> 2. Click File, and then click Open.
    >> 3. In the Files of type list, click All Files (*.*).
    >> 4. Click to select the file that you want to open, and then click Open.
    >>
    >> Ridiculous! They can't even view your docs from Office!
    >>
    >> Now, there is an option in Word that will allow you to email your
    >> documents in PDF format. The problem here is that when you choose to
    >> email a Word 2007 doc as a PDF attachment, you get a completely blank
    >> email with the Word Doc attached as a PDF.
    >>
    >> The TO address, email body, etc. are blank - just more work for me to do.
    >> In QBP, this is all done for me. (And, the irritating thing is that the
    >> first Word email editor stays open after you send the doc as a PDF
    >> attachment from the second email editor window.....why?)
    >>
    >> I called Microsoft Office Accounting Professional 2007 support
    >> (1-866-827-1619 just in case you need it) and asked about these problems
    >> (anything that slows me down is a "problem" in my world). They said
    >> there is no way to automatically send an invoice as a PDF attachment from
    >> Microsoft Accounting Professional 2007. There is also no way to make the
    >> subject line say anything but "Invoice". And, there is no default
    >> invoice letter with user fields filled out like there is in QuickBooks
    >> Premier 2006.
    >>
    >> Do they have any plans to make emailing invoices any easier? No.
    >>
    >> So, it's back to XP, Office 2003 and QuickBooks Premier 2006 for me.
    >> And, for my customers....I recommend staying right where they are...they
    >> (and I) will be more productive on XP/2003 than on Vista/2007.
    >>
    >> Asta la Vista baby.......
    >>
    >>

    >
    >





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  9. #9


    Jim Hubbard Guest

    Re: Rolling back to XP......

    Linux looks less and less scary to me every day.

    "Wrecklass" <wrecklass1@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uHVqxNpaHHA.1220@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > You have missed an important point, that I wager a lot of people have not
    > caught on to.
    >
    > Vista is not about being more productive, in fact it is quite the
    > opposite. Vista is about making it harder to use non-Microsoft software. A
    > feature that very few customers find useful.
    >
    >
    > "Jim Hubbard" <jim@privateaddress.net> wrote in message
    > news:536ED270-23F2-491D-8B66-C3EEE8B0DDBF@microsoft.com...
    >>I adopted Vista Ultimate (32 bit), Office 2007 and Microsoft Office
    >>Accounting Professional 2007 on my personal desktop at my company.
    >>
    >> While I looked for reasons to justify upgrading all of my workstations, I
    >> found just the opposite.
    >>
    >> I mostly do invoicing of clients for my company. In QuickBooks Premier
    >> 2006, emailing an invoice (ugly as they are - with no lines separating
    >> the line items) is a pretty straightforward, simple process. Emailing an
    >> invoice from my new system is a nightmare.
    >>
    >> First, there is no default letters like in QBP. The subject lines just
    >> say "Invoice" - no number, no date, nothing to indicate to the receiver
    >> which invoice their emails are without opening each one to see.
    >>
    >> Then, there is the problem of emailing everything in Word 2007 format.
    >> Most of my (and probably your) customers are still on Office 2003 (or
    >> less). They cannot view Word 2007 docs as you see them without installing
    >> a Word Viewer. But, that doesn't sound so bad - after all Word Viewer is
    >> free, right?
    >>
    >> Sure it's free. But, for your clients to see your pretty new Word 2007
    >> Docs as you do, they have to do the following (after downloading and
    >> installing the Word Viewer from
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/925180)
    >>
    >> To use Word Viewer to open the file, follow these steps:
    >> 1. Start Word Viewer.
    >> 2. Click File, and then click Open.
    >> 3. In the Files of type list, click All Files (*.*).
    >> 4. Click to select the file that you want to open, and then click Open.
    >>
    >> Ridiculous! They can't even view your docs from Office!
    >>
    >> Now, there is an option in Word that will allow you to email your
    >> documents in PDF format. The problem here is that when you choose to
    >> email a Word 2007 doc as a PDF attachment, you get a completely blank
    >> email with the Word Doc attached as a PDF.
    >>
    >> The TO address, email body, etc. are blank - just more work for me to do.
    >> In QBP, this is all done for me. (And, the irritating thing is that the
    >> first Word email editor stays open after you send the doc as a PDF
    >> attachment from the second email editor window.....why?)
    >>
    >> I called Microsoft Office Accounting Professional 2007 support
    >> (1-866-827-1619 just in case you need it) and asked about these problems
    >> (anything that slows me down is a "problem" in my world). They said
    >> there is no way to automatically send an invoice as a PDF attachment from
    >> Microsoft Accounting Professional 2007. There is also no way to make the
    >> subject line say anything but "Invoice". And, there is no default
    >> invoice letter with user fields filled out like there is in QuickBooks
    >> Premier 2006.
    >>
    >> Do they have any plans to make emailing invoices any easier? No.
    >>
    >> So, it's back to XP, Office 2003 and QuickBooks Premier 2006 for me.
    >> And, for my customers....I recommend staying right where they are...they
    >> (and I) will be more productive on XP/2003 than on Vista/2007.
    >>
    >> Asta la Vista baby.......
    >>
    >>

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