Re: FAQ -- why the MSDI interface? (aka, no pagers please)

Subject: Re: FAQ -- why the MSDI interface? (aka, no pagers please)
From: JAL (
Date: Sun Aug 19 2001 - 15:15:13 CDT

On 19 Aug 2001 12:28:42 -0700, Paul Rohr wrote:
> I'm quite familiar with the UIs for versions of Word up through Word 97
> (true MDI). I'm also getting the sense that Word 2000 has a more MSDI-like
> UI, but from this description, I must still be missing some nuances here.
> Time for some screen shots, I guess.

Screenshots, as requested. (I ran in and grabbed somebody's Windows box,
so the colors are non-standard.)

As you can see, MSDI Word 2000 still has a close box for what was the
child window in previous versions, even though it normally opens docs in
separate parent windows (look at the far right of the menubar. When the
last doc is closed, Word reverts to the plain background. The program
stays open, and a new doc can be opened or dragged in from Explorer.

We had a user who was frustrated when she dragged a doc from Explorer
into Word and, instead of opening, it was embedded in the doc that was
already open. She had to be taught to click the close box for her doc
before doing this.

JAL - I live the way I type; fast, with a lot of mistacks.

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