## 2012-09-07

### “The Error Type is: None” or Word, be gone

Honestly, I use the word “never” less frequently than many expletives but I certainly hope that I can more successfully avoid working in MS-Word / LibreOffice (whatever!) in future. A pleasant and enlightening recent collaboration ended up in many rounds of revisions, under instructions from Manhattan, with myself and a colleague in Pretoria. Just as I thought the project was finally nailed this week, the bibliographic footnotes (and what else?) simply disappeared from the latest version of the document after I had adjusted some of the tables. So, I tried it again and, grasping at straws, found the website www.comparemydocs.com which promised a lot but delivered only the message “The Error Type is: None”!